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Scene4 Magazine - November 2013 - inFocus: Opera- Eugene Onegin

November 2013


Float Tank
Michael Bettencourt
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Old American superstition: the way
 to social reform is best done
through the reform of the self
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War Films and November 22
 Arthur Meiselman
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What will we see through the
 distant window when America's
 most arrogantly insane war fades.

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. . .and the greatest of these . . .
Nathan Thomas
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The trouble with a zombie director
 is that he chases after you. And
 then he tries to eat your brains

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Long Live Abe Vigoda!
Les Marcott
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In the parlor game of alive or dead,
 you might have missed the death of
 some great American institutions

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Hips & Tints
Claudine Jones
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There it was—a tiny ad for a
 production with a phone # &
 request to call for an audition

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Why George Orwell Is
One of My Heroes

Patrick Walsh
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After feeling sure that I wanted to
 pursue a career as a soldier, I was
 suddenly sure that I wanted to quit

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"The Butler" reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine November 2013

FILM (reviews)
Fruitvale Station, The Butler

African-Americans will never forget the history that Fruitvale Station and The Butler portray.  Middle-aged white men from the rural Midwest must never forget it. Continue reading....
Miles David Moore

Eugene Onegin - The Met's Seasonason Opener reviewed by Renate Stendhal  Scene4 Magazine-November 2013

Eugene Onegin

The Met's Season Opening Live in HD
 Another Star Turn for Anna Netrebko.

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Renate Stendhal

REMEMBERING THE GREAT HELDENTENORS  A Profile by Carla Maria Süllwold  Scene4 Magazine-October 2013

Remembering the Great Heldentenors
100 years of incredible voices
 performing grand music. PART TWO.

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Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

MIKA OKLOP from "Sketches in "Faxvel: A Novel by Fax"  Lissa Tyler Renaud Scene4 Magazine November 2013

Mika Oklop

From Faxvel: A Novel By Fax
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Lissa Tyler Renaud

The More You Know
Why would anyone, especially a poet actively working in the field of poetry, sign up for the Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Modern Poetry again?
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Karren LaLonde Alenier

My Old Man!
Visiting Moisha Pipick
An ongoing series by
Scene4's resident and conch
worshipping mad cartoonist.

Guffaws begin here...
Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine - Karren LaLonde Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom | Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |
SONGKLA -  A Path for Change  Janine Yasovant November 2013
VISITING MOISHA PIPICK Comics by Elliot Feldman  Scene4 Magazine November 2013

Slouching Towards the Apocalypse
I fervently hope that my apocalyptic visions will prove to be merely nightmares from which we shall soon awake.
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Kathi Wolfe

Arts of Thailand
A Path for Change
Interview with photographer
Grit Wattanapruek.

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Janine Yasovant
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Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
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Happy Angler
The Photography of Jon Rendell

Perspectives-Images COSMIC NEIGHBORHOOD  The Art of David Wiley  Scene4 Magazine November 2013

Cosmic Neighborhood/
Big Bang

The Art of David Wiley

OSHUN Griselda Steiner Scene4 Magazine November 2013

Oshun  Griselda Steiner
African Goddess of Love and the River

That's All, Folks!  Kathi Wolfe
Dreaming of angels flying,
bats on a wing
and a prayer at dawn

The Ballad of Sandy Hook  Patrick Walsh
Who killed those twenty kids?
Who and tell me why they did?.


A Small Medium At Large  Les Marcott 
Ah…the dog days of summer.  Where did that term even come from?  Its origins are murky, but one explanation deals with the ancient Roman practice of sacrificing a red dog to appease Sirius.


Snake Eyes  Arthur Meiselman 
Mr. Joe Caswell is a not too old, not too young man, easy to smile, easy to laugh, quick to anger. Mr. Joe Caswell is a consumer and dismisser of most things, especially people.


Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 | www.scene4.comUndress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 | www.scene4.comThe Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do to stop the expression of the gene. What are they going to do?

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt | October 2013 |



Gallery Going **
Art galleries are very much like theatres, with the same blessings and drawbacks.

Macho Zone **
It is such a gift to have the chance to be at the center of a universe.

Benedictine Theatre
I am trying to find a place where Jeremiah and Buddha can converse.

"Human nature" is an ideological argument, not a biological one.

The Fallen Ice Cream Cone
This is a definition of real theatre.

Old Lady on the Ten-Speed
This is another definition of real theatre.




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