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Barbara Bonney “Deh vieni, non tardar”

A good friend of mine is on an opera kick right now.  No complaints.  She suggested we see the Cleveland Opera Circle’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the end of April.  It was a lovely time. Here is … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Taming of the Shrew: Summer of the Shrew Part Deux

It wouldn’t be summer without the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor free theater.   This year they begin with Taming of the Shrew.  I wish they had done this last year, because I did a bit of The Summer of the … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Wonder Woman) Thoughts

*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*   1 I knew almost nothing about Wonder Woman before I saw this movie.  I remembered her briefly from a Boys and Girls Club commercial as a child, but that is it. 2 I did feel a bit of … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (West Side Story) Thoughts: It’s All Maria’s Fault

1 If you have never seen West Side Story at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra performing the score live, you have never seen West Side Story. 2 I haven’t seen West Side Story in almost 10 years, so I … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Reylo) Thoughts Part 7: Sex and Danger

Well, the trend of people reading my Reylo posts continues, so, here follows another shameless attempt to get more views.  🙂 Many people find the idea of a sexual dynamic between Rey and Kylo Ren troubling because Kylo Ren is … Continue reading

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Cupid and Pysche by Jacques Louis David

The Cleveland Museum of Art has this painting, and I’ve learned that no one knows who the model for Psyche was. The model for Cupid was a teenage boy, and since the two of them modeled separately, he never saw … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Reylo) Thoughts Part 6: Balancing Off Balance

  I really didn’t think I was going to write about this topic again, but a few things happened. 1 The teaser trailer came out about a month ago.   2 The Last Jedi poster was also released to the … Continue reading

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