Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776

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The Oyster is his world, concedes Avshalom Pollak. "It is; dance is the real world to me, always has been," adds half the namesake of Israel's Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, giving the local premiere of Oyster on Feb. 9, 10 and 11 at Annenberg Center. It's all part of the arts venue's Dance Celebration series. Pollak and...
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If a doughnut-eating contest came to Philly, Zach Engel would surely have an edge. Engel taste-tests up to 40 of the fried sweets every week -- a perk or health hazard of his job as the managing chef at the newly opened Federal Donuts, depending on how you look at it. "I don't really eat anything" else, he says. No...
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Sample some British fare masquerading as American comfort food
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Ethel G. Hofman
Some of my most memorable, tasty meals have been in the country pubs of England and Scotland. Inside, the atmosphere is jovial, the room dim and smoke-filled (although now in some pubs, no smoking is the rule). It's a gathering place for young and old, male and female, where everyone is welcome. Every village has at least one such pub...
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It's a show about "Let's put on a show!" But its production values are none that Mickey Rooney or Judy Garland would recognize, and its gamble more a multimillion buck bet than a dime-a-dozen lucky shot. Welcome to the pink-hair coiffed, too.And along the way, it smashes stereotypes that theater can only accommodate the purple-hair set. Smash , Steven Spielberg...
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Jay Leistner is getting in touch with his feminine side. All 300 pounds of it. An architect and interior designer who runs his own company in Jenkintown, Leistner has designs on what may be the role of his lifetime: Edna, the hefty housewife and heroine of Hairspray , the award-winning Broadway musical with a history of untraditional casting that puts...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Feb 7
Venetian Ghetto
Jewish Studies Program at University of Pennsylvania
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Tue. Feb 9
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
12:30 PM

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