All Ears

All Ears My ear follows me wherever I go— they are my devoted pets at each end. There are times I fear they will overhear dim thoughts brewing inside my…

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Brahms: A German Requiem at Bard

From left: Alexis Seminario, Dr. Leon Botstein, Jonathan Lawlor by Kevin T McEneaney As appetizer for the great Requiem, Anna Polonsky performed Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which was written in…

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The Humor of Henry V at the Center

by Kevin T McEneaney None but William Shakespeare could take a script about patriotism and war and transform it into a wonderful comedy, as he does so marvelously in Henry…

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Music & Poetry

When numbers reach acute mega-zeros, they are surely incomprehensible, yet music can attain similar heights, with transcendent, numinous mystery beyond ordinary understanding— which is why music transmits art beyond poetic…

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The Village Cidiot at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Cidiot is the term local farmers employ to describe urban transplants to agricultural landscape. Idiot is a classical Greek word invented in Athens to describe a…

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Duke Ellington Tribute at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Leon Botstein and American Symphony Orchestra by Kevin T McEneaney Two years ago, Conductor Leon Botstein with the American Symphony Orchestra had set a March date for a Duke…

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The Extremists: They are in New Milford!

Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney Are the books that you read subversively extreme? What about TV talk shows? News anchors? Do they get your attention by being extreme? Of course,…

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Metaphor, part 2

Being frames from the Sunday Comics without images by James Sherry The Noodle with a Knife in It And the neck flies Quick, get the magic marker What’s the surprise?…

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No good deed goes unpunished

by Bill Schlesinger About 15 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency instituted the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for cars to reduce our nation’s emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere…

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Ironic Last Gasp at The Stissing Center

Catherine Howard, Anne Undeland, Zelda Kosofsky, Dean Temple, Paula McGonagle, Tristan Latino, Jim Petrie, Martine King (stage Director) by Kevin T McEneaney As part of the Local Produce series of…

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