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Monday, Feb. 17, 2003

ART OF WAR

Annual Sword Dance Fest displays a better way to take up arms throughout Brooklyn

You may have danced disco and attended the ballet. But how many times have you seen centuries-old English sword dancing performed in traditional style? Comment.

CRITICS’ CHOICES

In the third of a series of annual Brooklyn-themed events, members of the illustrious James Beard Foundation invited six Park Slope chefs to prepare dinner for its members and other food professionals. Members of the foundation’s programming committee select chefs whose restaurants, they feel, epitomize the finest cuisine of our borough. Comment.

CLASSIC ROCK

It’s almost like a terrible mistake was made," says composer John Mackey, laughing, about the world premiere of his latest work, which will be performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Feb. 21-22. "I’m with some amazing company on this program." Comment.

BADA-BING!

Although I came from a family of reticent, Swedish-Americans from Massachusetts, I had the good fortune of falling head over heels in love with an Italian-American from Brooklyn. His family sprouted in Bensonhurst and moved to Staten Island, and although there is much to be celebrated about his culture’s generous hospitality and general joie de vivre, let’s just say that, at times, there are culture clashes. Comments (1).

SIMPLE SIMON

While the material in Neil Simon’s "Come Blow Your Horn" may seem a bit frivolous and dated, the team of actors in the Heights Players’ new production of the play are a pleasant discovery. Comment.

DEEP ’SIGHS’

"I was attending a concert and I spoke to someone who recognized me from our concerts," recalls Kristina Boerger, artistic director of the vocal ensemble Cerdorrion (pictured). Comment.

LUIS LUIS

Although his career spanned five decades, it was only in his twilight years that master Spanish director Luis Bunuel became a superstar of the art house. Comment.

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