Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

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Rachel Levy Lesser, JEFeature
As a saxophone, piano and clarinet player, Ken Silver is a world-class musician; he has played for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Al Gore and several times for President Bill Clinton, including a recent stint at a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia event. He is also a dedicated educator, serving as the...
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'Dreamgirls' surviving creator rocks on
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Girl groups -- the supreme beings of the Motown Sound, the sexy sultry soul sisters who couldn't hurry love, but knew how to stop it when it hit their hearts. "Dreamgirls" pulls out all the stops in its highly stylized vision of such a girl group from rags to riches to rock royalty and back again when nothing but heartaches...
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Roberto Bolaño's books are suddenly everywhere, which is a fortuitous development for readers who like adventurous fiction. This literary stroke of luck is thanks in good part to the persistence of the estimable and always forward-thinking New Directions publishers. Farrar Straus and Giroux somehow beat out ND for the rights to two of the late Chilean-born novelist's longest and perhaps...
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Depends on who you ask, and 'Scene' did just that with 'City' experts from the 'burbs
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It's "Sex and the City 2," and it's time to meet the "girls" again. Well, here they are: Lori Coren and Linda Rigberg. You were expecting maybe Carrie and Samantha? Trust the "Scene": you're better off with these two from Langhorne and Elkins Park. But that's not why you stood in line and boxed out the other women at the...
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From Sir, with lucidity. Such is the towering treat of the performance of Sir Antony Sher in the title role of "Primo," the film version of the one-man play of a thousand emotions lived through by Primo Levi, hero/survivor of Auschwitz, whose If This Is a Man couldn't have been played better by any other man than Sher. Any doubts,...
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