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Monday, April 15, 2002

THE ’STAR’ IS LUCAS

But ’Star Wars’ exhibit should be so much more

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth," the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, may make most museum-goers feel ill at ease. The objects on display - models, costumes and storyboards from the four "Star Wars" films that have been released to date - are, for the most part, not the conventional stuff of art exhibits. Comments (1).

HISTORIC EVENT

A contemporary of Shakespeare, Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) may not have been the sole inventor of opera, but the three complete operas that remain of his 21 musical stage works are considered the first truly mature attempts at what has now been a viable art form for the past four centuries. Comment.

OH BABY!

Sit outside of Dizzy’s in Park Slope and watch the fashion parade stroll by. Yes, in Park Slope. Bald heads? Yes. Pigtails? Of course. Nose rings and tattoos? Well, maybe on the parents. Comments (1).

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Encouraged by the success of last spring’s first annual Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival at BAM Rose Cinemas, Park Slopers Paul Rothman and Jackie Lew have expanded this year’s festival from four days of 15 films to six days of 19 films. Comment.

JAZZ ART

As part of the third annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, designer Bonnie Sterling and Fashion Flyte, a coalition of Brooklyn designers and models, have organized "Jazz of Fashion," a fashion show featuring eight designers. Comment.

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Henna Kenigsberg, owner of the new boutique Henna K. Jewelry, has had several professions in her life, including interior decorator. But it is in jewelry design that she found her forte. Now she’s extending her talents from making jewelry to representing other local jewelers in her Cobble Hill store. Comment.

HAIR STYLE

With the daffodils blooming and the crisp winter air subsiding, there’s no doubt that spring is finally upon us. As you pack your winter clothes deep within the closet, exchange your blacks for whites, and promise to exercise so you can fit into that bathing suit by June, remember that your hair may need some shaping up as well. Comment.

FASHION BIZ BASICS

Starting any business is tough these days, and fashion is no exception. While designers may have the creative ability to design an entire collection, they often need a guiding light to bring their vision to the public and turn their business into a successful venture. Brooklyn Style, a program of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, is just that. Comment.

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