Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Itzhak Perlman -- superstar violinist, teacher, conductor and Jewish mega-personality -- invariably awakens in followers a multitude of emotions: pride, admiration of his artistic gifts, and profound gratitude for bringing to life masterpieces of the solo violin repertoire. Born in 1945, Perlman is known throughout the world for his consummate artistry and ability to touch the deepest parts of our...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
I'm not one to complain about the weather. For one thing, complaining doesn't do any good. Whining about the blazing sun doesn't make it any less hot. For another, I like the heat. Ninety degrees: Great, I'll sit under a tree. A hundred degrees: Terrific, I'll be in my friend's pool. I've even been known to wear jeans on visits...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Summer 2006 marks the 30th anniversary of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the ninth year of Peter Lane's stewardship as president and CEO. Formerly administrator of the New York Pops and a professional double bass player, Lane has revitalized the Mann Center's artistic offerings, administrative and financial structure, and is now tackling a major renovation of the...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Pepi Ginsberg's on a remarkable journey. She's come a long way in a short time, and she's nearly bursting with excitement about the future. A few weeks before the release of her breezy, folky debut, "Orange Juice: Stephanie/ Stephanie," the 23-year-old singer-songwriter sat in Rittenhouse Square and retraced her steps. Her affair with music began soon after she moved to...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
"What is the blessing for taking our lives," pianist Rachael Sage sings, "so that we won't become our enemies' wives?" Martyrdom isn't a novel topic for a pop song. Tori Amos, to whom Sage is often compared, broached the issue on her 1992 single "Crucify." Amos bravely expresses her guilt and repression in the language of her father, a Methodist...
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