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scene

1. 
a. a subdivision of an act of a play, in which the time is continuous and the setting fixed
b. a single event, esp a significant one, in a play
2. Films a shot or series of shots that constitutes a unit of the action
3. the backcloths, stage setting, etc., for a play or film set; scenery
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Conor's name has become synonymous with the new breed of DJs that are setting the scene with a blazing slow groove/disco/house sound - expect impeccable contemporary house music, littered throughout with seminal classics for pounds 5 on the door.
Yorgos Karamalegos and Elinor Randle were setting the scene for The Dreadful Hours, which premieres tonight at the Hope Street theatre.
In addition to setting the scene, the surrounding greenery, blue sky, and balmy light can also be regarded as signs of the somewhat paradoxical naturalness of the men fraternizing and hooking up, caught--or about to be--in the calm eye of gathering hurricane AIDS.
There are lot of kids and parents getting into the spirit of the music, running around, having fun,'' said Anthony Marsico, the trio's standup bassist, setting the scene.