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Playwright's 'Driving Miss Daisy' a GPS of the heart
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Silver flasks seem appropriate accoutrements for those sipping a taste of the southern comfort that is "Driving Miss Daisy" as it approaches its silver anniversary. The South will rise again -- but for the first time on Broadway -- with playwright Alfred Uhry once again in the driver's seat. This time -- 22 years after taking home the Pulitzer Prize...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For centuries, the jaded and the weary have flocked to health resorts with the desire for instant rejuvenation. Early written records describe the Greeks using freshwater springs to treat all manner of ailments. In Roman times, the Emperor Agrippa -- hopefully for the good health of his subjects -- built the first public bathhouse. In the 13th century, grandiose public...
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It turns out that Harry Gold was quite an efficient spy
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One of the first major pieces I wrote for the Jewish Exponent more than 25 years ago concerned a highly publicized debate held at New York's Town Hall over the guilt or innocence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple who'd been found guilty of treason and executed in the 1950s for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. The...
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Peek at Valli: Writer Marshall Brickman arrives in Philly as a big man in town
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Walk like a mensch? Marshall Brickman has the steps down pat. Brazilian-born Brickman and poker-playing buddy Rick Elice are the Jewish boys/book writers behind "Jersey Boys," the Garden State of mind musical which has minted a quartet of Tonys -- and a guy named Frankie -- in its terrific telling of the Four Seasons story (vivacious in ways Vivaldi couldn't...
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Devra Ferst, The Forward
Every reality competition with judges has a "mean one": Simon Cowell's scathing remarks made plenty of "American Idol" contestants cry. For the first couple of seasons of "Top Chef," the Emmy Award-winning Bravo TV series now in its seventh season, that judge was Gail Simmons. But behind the scenes, the vivacious and fast-talking Simmons -- who tap dances for the...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Aug 2
Annual Summer Music Festival of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
Upgraded Listing
Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
1:00 PM
Tue. Aug 4
Kehillah Early Learning Center
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
5:00 PM

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