Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Maybe you've had this experience: You're driving around, with one hand on the wheel and the other on the radio, looking for something that rocks. At first, you can't find any classic tunes -- it's all talk shows, news, commercials or smooth jazz -- so you keep skipping around mindlessly. Finally, you settle on something. It rocks, kind of. Yet...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
The press conference led by Peter B. Lane, president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for the past decade, has become an annual "Rite of Spring" for a large group of print and electronic journalists who come together to hear about the new summer schedule. This year's gathering was filled with show-business elements -- the full...
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By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Not every day is a winner, but there's no reason to believe things won't get better. "Let's Go Sailing" takes a healthy approach to those imperfect days; the Los Angeles quintet recalls the past with fondness, looks toward the future with hope, and plays soothing music in the meantime. Shana Levy leads the way with sweet, girlish melodies, gentle guitars...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
There may be some great albums on the way, but the first third of 2007 has been sadly lacking in memorable releases. I've heard some pretty confections that dissolve almost before the last note and plenty of midnight confessionals that are good for wallowing. I've even heard some frighteningly original noise; you must listen to Marnie Stern's "In Advance of...
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By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
The theme of this year's annual Holocaust ceremony -- "The Urgency of Holocaust Remembrance in the Madness of Our Age" -- is reflected in speeches, historical reminiscences, photographic and film exhibitions, artifact displays and musical events, all gripping reminders of the greatest horror to befall the Jewish people in our history. Two important concerts of Holocaust music express such intense...
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