January 20, 2009

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‘Singing archaeology’ behind opera
At the Southeastern premiere of “Akhnaten” performed by The Atlanta Opera Jan. 23 and 25, Shalom Goldman will have the best seats in the house, and by his own admission, tears in his eyes. The professor of Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies helped write the vocal text of Philip Glass’ visionary opera, which imagines the story of the Egyptian pharaoh believed by many scholars to be the father of King Tutankhamun.
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Encouraging dialogue on difficult issues

The current crisis in the Middle East has sparked controversy around the world on how to resolve issues in the region.
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