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March 2011

Scene4 Magaine - "Nixon in China-the Opera"  March 2011

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Imagination and Identity
The assumption is that only women can really write about women, African Americans about African Americans, and so on, discounting (in fact, demonizing) any attempt by anyone "outside" to employ imagination as a tool for crossing boundaries because someone from the "outside," by definition, cannot be authentic and, therefore, cannot get it "right."
Michael Bettencourt

The Academy Awards
To many people, worldwide, the American Academy Awards is the most important and prestigious event of its kind. Important? No question… an Academy Award is worth a small fortune, before and after taxes. Prestigious? Define prestigious
Arthur Meiselman

The Isle Is Full of Noises
The Tempest provides many opportunities for music and movement.  This month, a selection from a suite of incidental music for The Tempest. 
Nathan Thomas

It's All Anna Nicole!
There has been a court trial involving a domestic partner and a physician.  There have been magazine and newspaper articles written about her.  An opera has debuted in London inspired by her life.  And all of this has transpired just in the last several weeks.  We must remember, Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007 but her hold on the public imagination has not diminished.  It's all Anna Nicole all the time.  And that's just as she would have wanted
Les Marcott

Rainy Day
It seems that in order to get past this, I'm going to have to face another demon. Why did I suddenly stop desiring to sing? I used to just open my mouth & out it came. The technique could use some work, but the desire was always simple. No longer. If that is a question with no answer, so be it.
Claudine Jones

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Scene4 Magazine — inPrint - downloads of plays and poetry

The Sticker Tree

Originally titled "Best of Friends", the play received four productions on two coasts in the 1970's, 80's and a national theater award from La Pensee Theater, Seattle.

Grace Cavalieri

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Scene4 Magazine — reView - review film, theatre, dance, music and other arts
Scene4 Magazine: "The Fighter", "Blue Valentine", "True Grit" reviewed by Miles David Moore March 2011

FILM (Reviews)
The Fighter
Blue Valentine
True Grit

...based on a true story, The Fighter represents an extreme version of the working-class experience, and it has some interesting things to say about the hearts that beat under rough, even threatening exteriors.
Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magaine - "Nixon in China-the Opera"  reviewed by Karren Alenier March 2011

Nixon in China

John Adams' first opera Nixon in China, an engaging four-hour work at the Metropolitan Opera where the composer led the orchestra and baritone James Maddalena sang Nixon, a role he developed in the opera's 1987 Houston Grand Opera premiere.
Karren Alenier

Scene4 Magazine: "Feast for the Senses" reviewed by Renate Stendhal March 2011

MUSIC (Book Review)
Feast for the Senses

Brings to mind the Renaissance: A Medici prince, let's say, with a vision and a train of musicians moves from castle to castle, feast to feast, meeting and inviting along artists and artisans..
Renate Stendhal


Somdej Ya
A Woman of History

It was not easy for a common Thai woman to marry a Thai prince. The man who fell in love with her was a first year student at Harvard medical school. That man was the son of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).
Janine Yasovant

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Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom -

Steiny Road to Operadom
A Trinity of Influence

Gertrude Stein
Paul Bowles and
Allen Ginsburg,
how connected and antithetical these
writers are.

Karren Alenier

Scene4 Magazine: Lia Beachy - La Femme La Mujer La Donna

La Femme
La Mujer La Donna

A Work of Fiction

She will have some be a force that will keep national security our number one priority. She will show the average man and woman that we have not abandoned them and that success is possible if they continue to sacrifice and work hard. She will tell them how they will be saved.
Lia Beachy

Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps

Life Among
the Heffalumps

The Eew Of You:
Bio - Why-O?
I'm happy to reveal that I'm a slob; I love being campy; but hate camping in tents in the woods; vegetables and I struggle to be friends; I procrastinate doing things I don't like; I talk too much; I repeat myself; I'm never as empathetic as I should be; and just last week I ate two babies for lunch (kidding).
Kathi Wolfe

Scene4 Magazine: Comics - "My Old Man-On the Loose" Elliot Feldman March 2011

My Old Man!
On the Loose

A new series by Scene4's resident mad cartoonist
Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: Theatre of Russia - Anna Yablonskaya - Terra Incognito | Grigor Atanesyan March 2011

Anna Yablonskaya
Terra Incognita

On 24 January 2011 Anna Yablonskaya was killed by a bomb blast in the "Domodedovo" Moscow airport.
Grigor Atanesyan

Scene4 Magazine: "White Wolf" | Griselda Steiner March 2011

White Wolf

Deep in the arctic snows 
She waits for me
Great White                 

Griselda Steiner


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