Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Talk about feast or famine: After a few months with only one or two notable shows, two fiercely inventive singer-songwriters played Philadelphia on the very same night. The enigmatic and nomadic Kristin Hersh brought her mighty Throwing Muses to World Café Live on March 10. It's been six years since the band's last release and nearly as long since their...
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Sherri Mandell
It is not a consolation prize, but the consolance price that readers and theater-goers can take with them when viewing the searing stage adaptation of Sherri Mandell's The Blessing of a Broken Heart: While Mandell suffered the ultimate mother's tragedy -- the loss of her son -- she did not, fortunately, suffer a loss of words. And it is those...
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Miscreants in men's rooms? Conned by Congress? Dow going down, down, down? Elaina Newport steps right into it. As a founding member and saucy strutter in the Capitol Steps -- which takes skittish Washington apart in skits that skewer the skunks -- Newport and her merry marauders see politics as unusual, and usually turn Washington on its pointed head. It's...
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David meets Goliath in a post-modern slingshot of a series
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Caesar might have taken a stab at canceling his appearance on the date, but "Kings" goes forth on the Ides of March. But then, "Kings" is made of sterner stuff. And what sterner a countenance to encounter than that of Ian McShane, the Dead-End kid of "Deadwood," who's now the lively epicenter of an epoch-echoing drama that reminds one not...
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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nine out of 10 women and seven out of 10 men are not getting the calcium they need every day. Children, beginning as young as the toddler years, are also not getting enough calcium in their diets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dairy foods provide the most...
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