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Saturday, July 30, 2005

LAVA THE NEW LOOK

Renovated Vesuvio erupts with pizzas, pastas & more

There are some restaurants that rise to the level of neighborhood institution. Bay Ridge’s Vesuvio is one of them. Comment.

HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS

On the surface, eating disorders might not sound like appetizing fare for a TV comedy. But Eric Schaeffer, the creator and star of the new FX series, "Starved," has set out to prove that it can be - if it is properly prepared. Comment.

GLORY DAYS

The inclusion of the 1969 film "Lions Love" in BAMcinematek’s retrospective, "A New World: Shirley Clarke," seems odd at first. After all, the meandering meditation on foiled Hollywood aspirations was directed by Agnes Varda, not Clarke herself. Comment.

’ODD’ SELL-OUT

The Celebrate Brooklyn concert on Aug. 4, featuring Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright (pictured) and Ben Lee, which is a benefit for the performing arts series, sold out last Saturday. This is great news for Celebrate Brooklyn, but bad news for those left without tickets. Comment.

MINNELLI MADNESS

Apologies to my readers who have no doubt been waiting with bated breath for this dispatch about one of the world’s most gossiped about performers, Liza Minnelli, who showed up in an enormous white limo to kick off the Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island on July 14. Comment.

LAST FIRST

The Brooklyn Museum’s monthly First Saturday series of free events continues on Aug. 6 with a Caribbean-themed lineup that includes the Young Dancemakers Company (pictured), performing original choreography at 5 pm. Comment.

ONLY HUMAN

Williamsburg’s new Delgado-Tomei Gallery jumps on the figurative painting bandwagon with its inaugural show, "Figuratively Speaking: A Group Preview." Comment.

GET YOUR LICKS

On July 2, Cold Stone Creamery opened on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, less than two weeks after Brooklyn’s first Cold Stone opened at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. The stores join approximately 1,050 Cold Stone Creameries in the United States, with more to follow this fall in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Comment.

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