Volume 74, Number 53 |
How about a City Liquor Authority?
Bar oversaturation in the East Village and Lower East Side is shaping up to be a defining issue in the Democratic primary race in City Council District 2. At an East Village candidates forum on Monday night, bars and whether candidates admit taking contributions from bar owners were among the discussion topics. Some candidates seemed to be using the bar issue to score points against each other.
Jodie gets a sign, but problems persist
N.Y.U. courts artist, but she wont leave her lair
By Jean-Louis Bourgeois
Ridiculous! said my mother, the sculptor Louise Bourgeois, last week. I had just mentioned that, more and more, she is referred to as one of the worlds greatest living artists. On May 12, New York University will award her an honorary doctorate. My brother Alain will accept the award on her behalf.
Villager photos by Q. Sakamaki
Workin on the (female) chain gang in Arizona
Philip Campanella, 56, composer, lyricist and actor; lived on King St.
By Albert Amateau
Philip A. Campanella, a composer, lyricist and performer who worked in dozens of Off-Broadway shows and served as musical director of Roundabout Theater for more than 20 years, died suddenly of an arterial thrombosis at the age of 56.
Elizabeth Owens, 77, stage actress and a resident of Penn South co-op
Elizabeth Owens, a Penn South resident in Chelsea with her husband, Gene Feist, and an actress long associated with Feists Roundabout Theater, died March 8 of breast cancer at the age of 77.
Manager dad melts down on Mothers Day in G.V.L.L.
By Judith Stiles
Everyone was expecting a la-de-da Little League baseball game on Mothers Day, until a team manager, a father, lost his temper and started cursing at the umpires. Mothers in the stands sat aghast, as they heard someone shout, Call the police! from within a huddle of arguing adults that had quickly formed near first base. Finger-wagging escalated into a shouting match when, suddenly, the statuesque umpire, Kevin Dorsey, held up both hands in the stop position, as he proceeded to talk everyone down in a steady voice that lowered the temperature of the fight.
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A look at Dylan Thomas
By Jerry Tallmer
There is a little nondescript structure a tool shed or something of the sort at the corner of Spring Street and Hudson, one block east and a half-block north of the offices of The Villager. For about two recent weeks this little cube was plastered on all four sides with posters that merely said FUSE FUSE FUSE FUSE FUSE over and over again an ad for something, a movie or a rock group or I dont know what. Or care.
Koch On Film
By Ed Koch
Palindromes (-) I decided to see this film after reading K. Smiths review in the
New York Post: A satiric attack on hypocrites of both the left and right that is sure to enrage both sides of the abortion debate. Todd Solondzs twisted tale of a teenage girl who just wants to have a baby suggests that this problem has no solution. Smith gave the movie 31/2 stars.
New French film delivers
By Leonard Quart
The French have always had a gift for making films that are charming, witty, literate, and utterly superficial. Films that on one level are pleasing, but are purely fluff that vanish from the viewers consciousness no more than a minute after leaving the cinema.
A pioneer keeps a record
By Jefferson Siegel
In the past quarter-century, a dramatic metamorphosis has overtaken the Lower East Side. Walk past the apartment buildings any morning near Tompkins Square Park and there are copies of The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times lying in doorways. Many newcomers find the images of the 70s and 80s as incredulous as the idea of developing the area was back then.
Accent on the British
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