Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
One of the great cultural ambassadors of the State of Israel, the Batsheva Dance Company presented its first-ever Philadelphia performance at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during the area's most recent winter storm. But the weather did not deter a full house of multigenerational modern-dance aficionados from enjoying this engrossing program. Founded in 1964 by international choreographer Martha...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
During the last 75 years, the Tyler School of Art has occupied a bucolic campus in a sleepy part of Elkins Park. This remote haven offered student artists the opportunity to craft their art in a quirky studio setting surrounded by trees, streams and wildlife. At the same time, Philadelphian Jack Wolgin was building a business empire, largely based on...
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A mother's kibitz -- kisses on the chic that smack of good intentions and, invariably, of good humor. Judy Gold's mother is the mother of all smotherers, and she tells you why in "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother," an off-Broadway hit off to Philadelphia, where it opens a limited run Dec. 11 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre...
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Jews utilize comics to find a way to soar
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
If your idea of comic books is capes and tights and nefarious villains, then it's time to look again. As comic books and graphic novels have become an increasingly respected literary format in the past few decades, there's been a complementary trend in examining the Jewish connection to comics -- a medium that, like the film industry, began with no...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Necklaces with beads made of angora wool, jewelry boxes utilizing some of Frank Lloyd Wright's well-known architectural designs, 14-karat-gold-rimmed plates and bowls: These were just some of the objects on display at the annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, which just celebrated its 32nd year as a showcase for some of the best artists in the United States. But,...
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