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Arts & Entertainment - October 21, 2011

Quite a quartet

Four outstanding voices anchor West Bay Opera's production of 'Samson et Dalila'

by Mort Levine

If the Israelis think they have a problem today with Hamas over in Gaza, they ought to reflect on the situation in about 500 B.C., when the Philistines were running the place. In those days, Gaza was a place of pagan orgies and treacherously seductive mezzo-sopranos. The enslaved Israelis did have a strongman, the Hebrew Hercules named Samson. It's all in a couple of books in the Bible.

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