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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

    April 21  Went to the Manhattan School of Music’s production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”. It was presented in the very intimate John Jay college theatre since the MSM’s own theatres are being renovated. For us, this is the way we are going to the opera in the future! for $15 Senior seats we can sit in the first few rows and hear every word! The staging is as good as the Met’s or even better if the current minimalism is taken into account, the costumes are gorgeous pre-modernization creations and the singing, while maybe not as exalting as that of the Met roster, is young and enthusiastic and mainly satisfying to our old ears.

     

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Caribbean Interlude – Part 2 – Martinique

We spent a lot of time in Fort-de-France, on Martinique. Something I had never before thought of interest. I was mistaken–the town is vibrant and cultural and it’s heritage is being carefully preserved. In addition, Christine needed to shop for flip-flops! Click on the pictures for detail.

All ashore! 6000 passengers from all around the world walked this way . . . .

All ashore! 6000 passengers from all around the world walked this way . . . .

 

Dock greeting . . .

Dock greeting . . .

 

 . . . no inch of space is wasted in Fort-deFrance .. . .

. . . no inch of land is wasted in Fort-de-France . . .

 

 . . . colours are saturated, not pastel as the custom on some ofthe other Caribbean islands . . .

. . . colours are saturated, not pastel, as the custom on some of the other Caribbean islands . . .

 

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Visitors are greeted by a bevy of beautiful young dancers

 

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Schoelcher Library. A landmark building . . .

Schoelcher Library. A landmark building and institution. . .

 

Modern tourists

Modern tourists

 

Look Dad - there's a pidgeon on my head!

“Look Dad – there’s a pigeon on my head!”  ” I see–if only I had a  left hand, I would brush the insolent creature off!”

 

Exhibition of masks in the Camille Darsieres Cultural Center . . . .

Exhibition of masks in the Camille Darsieres Cultural Center . . . .

 

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The Center's courtyard

The Center’s courtyard

 

Around the town . . . .

Around the town . . . .

 

Christine bought her flip-flops here . . . .

Christine bought her flip-flops here . . . .

 

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Saint-Louis Cathedral. . . .

 

Curb art . . . .

Curb art . . . .

 

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Farewell Martinique . . . .

Farewell Martinique . . . .

 

 . . . and so back to snowy New York-- Christine sqeezing out the last of the deteriorating temperature from the balcony.

. . . and so, back to snowy New York– Christine squeezing out the last of the deteriorating temperature from the balcony.

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