Monthly Archives: October 2018

La Fanciulla Delights Audiences at the Met

Dear Readers: This past Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing the Met Opera Live in HD transmission of Giacomo Puccini’s great opera La Fanciulla del West (“The Girl From the West”).  I almost didn’t decide to write a review … Continue reading

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Russians React To Megyn Kelly Firing – Part II

Dear Readers: The main question here, obviously, is:  “Will Megyn bounce back out of this disaster?  Will she get a new show?  Somehow, somewhere?”  Obviously, she could join the RT-America gang and probably write her own ticket; but she is … Continue reading

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Russians React To Megyn Kelly Firing – Part I

“He was a large, broadchested, powerfully-made man, of a full glossy black, and a face whose truly African features were characterized by an expression of grave and steady good sense, united with much kindliness and benevolence. There was something about … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part V

Brothers and Sisters of the Congregation! It is time to end our (rather lengthy) sermon on the personalities of Samson and Delilah.  In conclusion:  God is good, and Women are evil!  Especially those polytheistic temptresses who worship scaly fish gods … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part IV

Dear Readers: Almost done with our opera review, just have a little more Philistinism, a couple of Acts, and some more Bible sermons to get through! First I have to say, though, it is a sad state of affairs, when … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this very fine production of the French opera “Samson et Dalila“… Where we last left off in our Bible sermon, Samson has incited a full-on communal war between Hebrews and Philistines.  He destroyed the wheat … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Classical music experts regard “Samson et Dalila” as one of the true masterpieces of the French opera.  Composer Camille Saint-Saëns initially thought to stage this work as an oratorio, like Handel’s “Messiah”, which he greatly admired.  The oratorio … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part I

Dear Opera Lovers: I have a real treat for you:  Namely, my review of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD transmission of “Samson et Dalila“, the masterpiece by composer Camille Saint-Saëns.  The Met show, which I saw this past Saturday … Continue reading

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Anniversary Of Sobibor Escape – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today finishing up this piece by reporter Vladimir Veretennikov.  Veretennikov’s thesis is that the hero of the Sobibor uprising, Alexander Pechersky, was the product of a Soviet education and a Soviet mentality.  Such education imbued all-human secular values … Continue reading

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Anniversary Of Sobibor Escape – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this piece by reporter Vladimir Veretennikov.  We learned that the hero of the Sobibor saga, Alexander Pechersky, was an ordinary man who grew up in the Soviet Union, imbibed Soviet culture and values, and reached … Continue reading

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