Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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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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By:
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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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
When done right, instrumental rock can be as majestic as any human-made sound. The right electric guitar can say things that a confessional singer-songwriter can''t. The right combination of sonic explorers will go places that a team of tunesmiths won''t. Tanakh''s not an instrumental band, per se. Jesse Poe''s voice is steady and tender, but what elevates him from decent...
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