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Justice Scalia, in the spotlight

Posted by Christopher Shea  October 27, 2009 11:44 AM

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Writes Philip Kennicott, a culture critic, on his blog:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who once lamented that overturning a law criminalizing homosexuality might lead to the invalidation of laws criminalizing masturbation, adultery and fornication, received a little lap dance on Saturday night.

I am journalistically obliged, I suppose, to include the next sentence: "Location: The Washington National Opera." Scalia and other Justices have long been known to show up at (and even in) WNO performances.

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Scalia's seductress, left

Earlier this month, Kennicott reported from the Gramophone Awards, in London, reporting that among his biggest disappointments was the judges' failure to honor the Boston Early Music Festival:

I was rooting for the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of Lully's Psyché, really a remarkable accomplishment, to win in the Baroque Vocal category. Festival by festival, the Boston players get stronger and more cohesive, and their track record of opera on disk is something that deserves wider and higher recognition.

(Photo: Karin Cooper, for the Washington National Opera)

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