Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Macbeth DVD
Macbeth DVD

Here’s a review of the Blu-ray recording of the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi”

Peter Bates

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Famous Skeptic Annotates Bible

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible
The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible

The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, by Steve Wells (ISBN-13: 978-0988245105; 2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches” 1648
pp. $29.95)

For years I had wondered why nobody had ever done this before. It seems so obvious. Go through the Bible, find all the inconsistencies and contradictions and cross-reference them. As an extra, do it with a bit of wit. Well, it looks like Steve Wells has done it with The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. Have you ever wondered:
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Peter Bates

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Opera Tampa Produces Spot-on Performance of Così fan tutti

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Così fan tutti at Opera Tampa

COSÌ FAN TUTTI. Opera buffa by Wolfgang Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Cast: Cecilia Violetta López (Fiordiligi), soprano; Sarah Nordin (Dorabella), mezzo soprano; Cody Austin (Ferrando), tenor; Gabriel Preisser (Guglielmo), baritone; Eileen Vanessa Rodriguez (Despina), soprano; Won Cho (Don Alphonso), bass Baritone. Artistic director and conductor: Daniel Lipton. Produced by Opera Tampa. Venu: The Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
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Peter Bates

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Found Interview with Ron McNair, Doomed Shuttle Astronaut

Ron-McNair-Portrait-1I wrote the following article for Minority Engineer about Ron McNair, one of the astronauts who died in the Challenger Disaster thirty years ago. The interview was conducted shortly before the fateful flight. Continue reading “Found Interview with Ron McNair, Doomed Shuttle Astronaut”

Peter Bates

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Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy. Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery. Distributor: Open Road Films. Film length: 2:08. Release date: November 6, 2015.

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Rachel McAdams in Spotlight

I believe I’ve seen the best movie of the year yesterday afternoon. It was “Spotlight” and the script for this film was just about perfect! Continue reading “Spotlight”

Carolyn Gregory

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Blowing Up Your Picture

Blown Up Bread
Blown Up Bread

Should you invest in an image resizing program? Before you pipe up, “Sure, I have some pictures I’d like to blow up to poster size,” you should realize that they’re not cheap. Continue reading “Blowing Up Your Picture”

Peter Bates

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Book Article about Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today.

Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo

About twenty years ago I wrote an entry for The Political Companion to American Film. It was about Dalton Trumbo. Now that the new film Trumbo is out, I thought it might still be relevant today. Enjoy! Continue reading “Book Article about Dalton Trumbo”

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Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston

Dawn Upshaw

Winner of five previous Grammy awards and a rare MacArthur genius award, Dawn Upshaw is one of the great contemporary sopranos of the world. I was so excited to hear her sing for the first time at Jordan Hall, an exquisite concert space. Continue reading “Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston”

Carolyn Gregory

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Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings

Monk: The Riverside Recordings
Monk: The Riverside Recordings

MONK = The Complete Riverside Recordings – Thelonious Monk, piano/ Charlie Rouse, saxophone/ Art Blakey, drums/ John Coltrane, saxophone/ Sonny Rollins, saxophone/ Coleman Hawkins, saxophone/ Gerry Mulligan, saxophone & clarinet/ Max Roach, drums/ Clark Terry, trumpet/ Thad Jones, trumpet/ Johnny Griffin, saxophone/ Wilbur Ware, bass – Riverside 888072360020, About 16 hours – (Re-release from 1986; Distr. by Concord Music) (15-CD set) [5/18/15] ***** Continue reading “Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings”

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