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The Healing Power of Words

By Sheila Johnson Like so many of you, I’m sure, these days I often find myself at a loss.  Sometimes I feel like I want to cry.  Other times I want to just punch something.  It’s almost as though my heart now has a constant toothache that I can neither fix nor shake. And because… Continue reading The Healing Power of Words

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The Power of Kindness

Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg Film Festival, October 19th 2019 By Sheila Johnson Of all the endeavors I’ve helped bring to life, I’m not so sure the one dearest to my heart isn’t the Middleburg Film Festival, which annually showcases some of the world’s most compelling new films.  Two entries at this year’s recent event,… Continue reading The Power of Kindness

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Porgy and Bess: An Opera for Our Times

By Sheila Johnson The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York City When I was first contacted by the Metropolitan Opera Company about serving as chairwoman of its opening night gala for the current revival of Porgy and Bess, I will admit to being both intrigued and more than a trifle ignorant.  Intrigued because, as… Continue reading Porgy and Bess: An Opera for Our Times