Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
The room was filled with the smiling faces of children. Laughing and dancing, the youngsters sang along to the music, surprising even the song leader with their responses.
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Sami the Great isn't about to go nuclear on anyone asking for an explanation of her Iranian/Jewish roots. Although she does understand their concern. "While I was growing up, I really didn't get it," says the Upper Dublin anti-diva of a singer. "It wasn't until I got older and more political that I understood the interest." Indeed, born to a...
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Arts & Entertainment Editor
Israel's Idan Raichel Project has Philly in its musical plans.
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On Stage
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Listen, do you want to know a secret? Mark Lewis, founder/manager/original keyboard player of Rain, the rock group that beats the Beatles tunes as their own, was "just trying to make a buck" when he came up with the ultimate cover band concept. Trying to cover his backside financially, he figured on getting a group together on an off night...
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Composer John Kander plays on social injustice, comfortable at making an audience squirm a bit
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Razzle-dazzle 'em? Who better than John Kander. The Chicago composer has always thought of Broadway as his kind of town. Now, it may be Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Theatre Company www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org has bagged some major bragging rights in bringing The Scottsboro Boys -- a critically acclaimed theater piece that nevertheless got the audience's heave on Broadway in December 2010 -- to...
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