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

Monday, March 11, 2002

WHEN YOU’RE A JET

There’s no better way to kick off spring than by watching that modernized, musical version of Romeo and Juliet’s romance, "West Side Story." Comments (1).

FANTASTIC GOTHAM

On view now through March 18, architect James Rossant’s whimsical installation "New York Live" has taken over the five myles gallery (558 St. Johns Place at Franklin Avenue). Rossant’s walk-in installation embodies the breathless and ongoing evolution of New York City, said gallery owner Hanne Tierney. "It’s a strange funhouse where the sedate older city is crawling with flexible new creature-buildings - there’s no city planning here." Comment.

AGONY AND ECSTASY

It is a measure of his artistic integrity that, even when Brooklyn Philharmonic music director Robert Spano is compelled to change his programs due to financial constraints, it does not faze him: he still presents audiences with compelling, enthralling music. Comments (1).

TIES THAT BIND

First let me confess. I love "Over the River and Through the Woods." I loved the play when I saw it off-Broadway several years ago. I think Joe Di Pietro’s script is brilliant, and so I was looking forward to the Gallery Players’ production that opened Feb. 23. Comment.

BLACK WOMEN IN FILM

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series will honor actress and jazz singer Lonette McKee (pictured) at a gala reception on March 15 at 6:30 pm at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (200 Eastern Parkway). Comment.

SOUP-ER SAVER

Campbell’s was right, soup is good food. Comment.

TRADITION AND INNOVATION

If you take a walk down Fulton Street until you reach Lafayette Avenue, you’ll see on that corner a window filled with elegant, beautifully designed furniture and decorative objects. The store is Ashanti Origins, the U.S. arm of Image Afrika Ltd., based in Accra, Ghana. Comment.

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