Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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South Jersey's stand-up comedian Brad Trachtman is not only a stand-up guy; he's the "Other Guy." "You know that guy," he says of the obvious, the one chosen last for the volleyball team -- as the net; the one fixed up with the sister's cousin from Moldavia, if he swears he's had all his shots; the one who buys a...
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Jeffrey Ross pledges comedy in 'Patriot Act'
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Don't flag Jeffrey Ross for his red- white-and-blue humor; the guy's a veritable weapon of mirth destruction, disarming the unaware while armed for mirthful combat. Ross regales with an arsenal of quips, quotes and clever put-downs that have made him the chicken dish of choice for many a Friars Club celebrity roast. He is a J.R. you wouldn't turn your...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
Forget the water ice. For a real summertime treat without a trace of artificial flavor, take in "Alex Katz in Maine" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibition of nearly 40 paintings by the Brooklyn-born artist takes you on a visual vacation to the Maine countryside and coastline where he has lived for part of each year...
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"I always thought everyone was like me," admitted Arina Engelmann, whose current exhibit, "Life Journey," can be seen through May 26 at Obix Gallery in Old City. Clearly, she was different. Born in Cologne, Germany, 45 years ago and growing up as a Catholic, it was not until she was a teenager - and living in Jerusalem - that she...
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