Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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Idina Menzel was green before green was the new black. Eco-excellent: Well, she was also black-hatted. But then, when you're portraying the green-glittered "Wicked" Witch of the West, which end is up is sometimes a cauldron of bewitching contradictions. Which, in a way, is how she ends up on the Keswick Theatre ( www.keswicktheatre.com ) stage, where the woman who...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Cézanne and Beyond," the special exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through May 17, is a tour de force on many counts. From an art lover's standpoint, it is a delight. Logistically, it is an almost heroic achievement, bringing together 150 works by 19 artists from roughly 68 acknowledged lenders (in addition to those who chose to remain anonymous)...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein posited that, "Our response to violence is to make music more beautifully and more intensely than ever." Composer Oliver Messiaen, who was interned in a German prison camp during World War II, believed that the work of artists and musicians, even -- or perhaps especially in the...
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A writer turns to photography, and grapples with themes common to novels and nature
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There are some books that have a mystery and beauty all their own, works that move from certain specific areas of inquiry, and then attach themselves to any number of related themes and ideas, akin to the repeated ripples in a pond after a stone strikes the surface. Such is the case with Burdock , which has been published by...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
"One can never be too rich, too thin -- or have too many chicken-salad recipes." I don't know who said that, but I know it to be true, especially when leftover chicken is taking up too much space in my frig. Chicken salads are a scrumptious way to simplify the demands of Shabbat lunchtime entertaining. If I'm preparing chicken for...
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