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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005

TAKING CHANCES

Where else but Brooklyn would audiences get to hear a 30-minute composition for speaking pianist or a short piece for string quintet by a 9-year-old prodigy? Comment

CIAO BELLA

Imagine you’re in a farmhouse dining in the hills of Tuscany. You’re sitting among friends at a big wooden table with couples kissing to your right and big families toasting one another to the left. A rustic iron chandelier hangs overhead; candles glow at the tables; the walls are weathered brick or fading tones of rusty red. Yeasty bread and piney notes of rosemary scent the air. Comment

RWANDA PHOTOS

MUSEUM QUALITY

In addition to its orchestral concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Philharmonic schedules more intimate programs at various venues in the borough, including its collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum in the chamber-music series "Music Off the Walls." Comment

MARMEE DEAREST

She’s an accomplished singer and actress. She’s recorded gold records and received numerous accolades. She’s performed in prestigious venues all over the world, so it’s only fitting that coloratura diva Maureen McGovern will make her next concert appearance at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, as part of its 50th anniversary season, on Jan. 29. Comment

BROOKLYN BOUND

MAYHEM ON MIDDAGH

History has a fickle memory. Why else would the Algonquin Hotel be remembered as New York City’s quintessential literary salon while the equally fascinating arts commune at 7 Middagh St. in Brooklyn Heights is all but forgotten? Is it simply the age-old prejudice that places Manhattan ahead of Brooklyn, no matter the quality? Compare a list of the core members from both groups then judge for yourself. Comment

SAME OLD BUMS

More a history of the Dodgers’ stay in Brooklyn than the story of the team’s famous ballpark, "Ebbets Field: Brooklyn’s Baseball Shrine" offers readers the chance - yet again - for a schmaltzy walk down memory lane. Comment

SUMMER ON SMITH

Winter has me ready to sip a mojito on a warm beach somewhere. But until I can get away, the blue tiles and sunset-colored walls of the new Cubana Cafe on Smith Street should satisfy the urge. Comment

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