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Author, Illustrator Keith DuQuette

I was walking past Barnes and Noble in Park Slope today and noticed a sign in their window displaying a familiar face. It was a head shot of Keith DuQuette, author and illustrator of children's books. I attended SUNY College at Purchase with Keith in the Visual Arts department (which has since been renamed Art + Design).

Keith will be reading from his latest book entitled 'Little Monkey Lost' this Saturday, August 4 at 3pm. Get out of the heat into the cool world of monkeys.

If you attend the reading, comments are always welcome.

Barnes & Noble located at 267 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215


Don't forget to scroll down for
cool summer events up
until August 26.
Stay cool & enjoy my favorite month in the year!


Citywide Youth Opera—8.2.07—Manhattan

Andrés Andrade, Artistic Director


Opera Under an August Moon
(A Benefit for Citywide Youth Opera)

Mutiyat Ade-Salu, Sergio Mauritz Ang, Arina Ayzen, Jessica Bauch,
Michelle Billingy, Mario Castro, Kathryn Cohen, Jofanny Dessources, Miriam Drapkin, Diana El, Marcus Feldman, Rachel Greenfield, Lily Kass, Isabela Mingione, Joyce Mizrahi, Stephanie Morillo, Wayne Paul, Rosina Pohlmann, Claire Raphaelson, Marina A. Serhan, Rebecca Sheppard, Diana Shomstein, Allison Silverberg, Brooke Willig

Piano accompaniments by Max Midroit

Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Advent Lutheran/Broadway
2504 Broadway at 93rd Street
New York, NY

Suggested Donation: $20
(tax deductible)

Citywide Youth Opera, Inc.
P.O. Box 3647
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163


Summer Events in and around town—July 30 to August 26

"Another Rain" CD Release Celebration
Monday, July 30 2007

Saco Yasuma - compositions, alto & bamboo sax
Roy Campbell Jr. - trumpet, flugelhorn
Andrew Bemkey - piano, bass clarinet
Ken Filiano - acoustic bass
Michael T.A. Thompson - soundrhythum percussion

Special Guest
Golda Solomon - words

Want to read reviews?

In Japanese

"Another Rain" is available at &
Downtown Music Gallery (342 Bowery, NYC)

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street (Subway: A,B,C,D,E,F,V to W.4th Street)
If you bring a friend with you, you get a free CD!


followed by open mic
7:30 PM
curated by Pam Laskin

suggested $5.00 cover or a drink

July 31-Linda Susan Jackson’s first collection of poems, What Yellow Sounds Like was a finalist in the
2006 National Poetry Competition, and was published by Tia Chucha Press in spring 2007. She has published two chapbooks, Vitelline Blues and A History of Beauty, both with Black-eyed Susan Publishing. Most recently, her work has appeared in Ringing Ear, Crab Orchard Review, Brilliant Corners, Asheville Poetry Review, Gathering Ground, Heliotrope and Rivendell, among others. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and a 2007 fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is an assistant professor and Deputy Chair of the English Department at Medgar Evers College/ CUNY.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)




As part of its ongoing series World Cinema Showcase, the Museum of the Moving Image will present a special preview screening of the new documentary about contemporary Brazil, Manda Bala (Send a Bullet), on Saturday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with director Jason Kohn and producer Jared Ian Goldman. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Manda Bala examines the corrupt and violent underbelly of Brazil through the lives of a crooked politician, a Sao Paulo plastic surgeon, a frog breeder, and a professional kidnapper. The screening is free with museum admission.

In his review of the film for Variety, film critic Scott Foundas wrote “Manda Bala emerges as that rare film about the developing world that does not rub our privileged first-world noses in poverty and famine, but rather merely abides by that sage journalistic advice: ‘Follow the money.’” In his description for the Sundance Film Festival, programmer Trevor Goth called it “inventive and haunting…. Manda Bala is an ingenious documentary in the vanguard of what will hopefully be a new wave of documentary filmmaking.”

Manda Bala opens in New York City on August 17. Screeners are available upon request. Please contact Tomoko Kawamoto at or 718.784.4520 x 303.

World Cinema Showcase is presented with support from the Independence Community Foundation.

Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
Preview screening with Jason Kohn and Jared Ian Goldman in person.
Saturday, August 4, 6:30 p.m.
2007, 85 mins. Video. Directed by Jason Kohn. Winner of the jury grand prize at Sundance, this provocative and beautifully made documentary uses a money-laundering frog farm to launch a wide-ranging study of corruption and inequality in modern Brazil. The film evokes Errol Morris with its collage of lush images, revealing interviews, and stylish music.



As part of its ongoing series World Cinema Showcase, the Museum of the Moving Image will a special program this summer celebrating the vitality of Indian cinema. On Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m., in conjunction with the release of her book King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan, author Anu Chopra will introduce Devdas, one of the most acclaimed Indian films in recent years, a popular 2002 Romeo-and-Juliet style epic starring Shah Rukh Khan. The films will be free with Museum admission. World Cinema Showcase is an ongoing film series featuring contemporary international films presented with support from the Independence Community Foundation.

with Anu Chopra in person
2002, 185 mins. 35mm. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. With Sharukh Khan. In conjunction with the release of her book King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan, author Anu Chopra will introduce this epic Romeo-and-Juliet story. Khan gives a complex, textured performance as Devdas, the iconic Indian tragic hero, a haughty, temperamental man who must rebel against his parents to marry the woman he loves. Note: Chopra will also introduce the free outdoor screening of Kal Ho Naa Ho (India, 186 mins. Directed by Nikhil Advani) at Socrates Sculpture Park, on Wednesday, August 8. More information at

Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday, school groups only by appointment.)
Film Screenings: See above for schedule.
Museum Admission: $10.00 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.00 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Paid admission includes film screenings (except for special ticketed events)
Location: 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria.
Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street. N or W trains to 36 Avenue.
Program Information: Telephone: (718) 784-0077


Saturday, August 11
Artists Studio Tour
Sponsored by the
East Hampton Chamber of Commerce

Tour of Artists Studios in and around East Hampton,
Amagansett and Bridgehampton.

12 noon to 5 p.m. Guild Hall Reception 4 to 6:00
Tickets $25.00

Event Details
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Image: J. Bailie. Battle of Buena Vista.
Yale Collection of Western Americana,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.