Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

'Fela!' follows a Nigerian music legend on a relatable path
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Commended commodities broker Stephen Hendel probably wouldn't trade the hot product he has now for anything. But he will talk about it: "Fela!," says the producer of the multi-award-winning musical that has broken barriers and hearts, and also snare-drummed three Tony Awards in June, has changed his life. The musical's done quite a number on Broadway as well. Based on...
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The heartfelt hurt that infuses Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's keen cry of power to the people can not be more powerfully felt than the jeremiad that jets from the mouth of Sahr Ngaujah, the Tony Award-nominated actor/artist who portrays "Fela!" on stage. If his let-my-people-go wail wallops the core of the soul, chills with the power of ice applied to the spine,...
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Call him what you will, but don't call him late for 'Dinner'
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"Dinner for Schmucks"? "Oh, a film about the family hour," reacts a Jewish captain of industry who gets stripped of his stripes and decommissioned/degraded to private parts as soon as he steps over the threshold of his home. There's nothing Jewish about "Dinner for Schmucks," opening July 30, except the title -- but it is a title that has produced...
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From its inception, the department store was a harbinger of change
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It was the opinion of Lewis Mumford, one of the foremost architectural critics of the first half of the 20th century, that department stores in their heyday accounted for some of the most striking buildings in most major cities throughout the United States. In his book The Brown Decades , he wrote that "if the vitality of an institution may...
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
This time of year, the pace of life slows down, leaving us to enjoy long evenings in the fading twilight, relaxing in the balmy temperatures and cool breezes. This, to me, is the very best part of summer. While I enjoy the hearty vegetables of autumn and warming stews of winter, there's nothing I like more than a simple meal...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Dec 21
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
2:00 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
Tue. Dec 23
The Global Phenomenon 8th Day Live in Concert
Lubavitch of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Wed. Dec 24
6:00 PM

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