to Mae Banner, who is a wonderful ballet critic, especially
compared to The New York Times and New York Post,
which I read every day. Ms. Banner’s knowledge of the ballet
is as good as any New York City (or worldwide critic thanks
to the wonders of cyberspace) writer, and her enthusiasm and
love of the art of dance makes her a truly caring critic who
knows what she’s talking about when puts pen to paper. She’s
Saratoga Springs/New York City
editors made two factual mistakes in the course of editing
the story “Nature and Nurture,” about the farm in Saratoga
where Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide was born
and raised [Aug. 14]. The sub-headline on page 21 incorrectly
states that the horse was born in Kentucky; Funny Cide was,
in fact, born at McMahon of Saratoga Thouroghbreds. Also,
the photo caption on the same page incorrectly identifies
the two horses pictured; the horses in the photo are Baltic
Connection and her foal. Metroland regrets the errors.
Also, the photograph and caption accompanying Ralph Hamman’s
review of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s production of Talley’s
Folly [Theater, Aug. 7] are incorrect. It is not a photo
of the BTF production, but rather of Howard Schaffer and Anna
Remet in a Theatre Voices staging of the same play
earlier this year. We apologize for any confusion.
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