Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Like just about everyone else, I'd heard of Amy Winehouse before I heard her music. By now, we all know her talking points. She just won five Grammys with her great pipes, sharp-tongued lyrics and retro sound, but run-ins with drugs and the law kept her from picking up her awards in person. Instead, she performed her big hit, "Rehab,"...
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What kind of imprints do "African Footprints" leave in the desert sands of Israel? "Ah, good, friendly ones," says Themba Ndaba. "Yes, good ones." He should know. Ndaba is part of the "African Footprints" performance group, an ensemble from South Africa that has toured internationally -- including Israel -- bringing its mix of merry and mellifluous song and dance to...
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Students and parents from the Jewish Children's Folkshul hosted a "Souper Bowl Sunday" fundraiser on Feb. 24 to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Project. The community gathered to recreate a soup kitchen, where individuals could enjoy a lunch of homemade soup and bread, prepared and donated by families. Folkshul's band, "The Mamas and the Tates," provided...
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Key bored? Not even at the age of 80! But his birthday is just another jaunty working day for Byron Janis -- although there aren't many who get to celebrate with a performance before an anticipated crowd of hundreds and have their cake candles blown out at the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But then, this Byron...
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Rabbi Saul Grife has never made any bones about the fact that he loves the music of the Grateful Dead, as well as other groups from the classic rock era, especially Santana, Cream and Jethro Tull. Grife said that he finds inspiration in their fusion of diverse musical influences, sheer energy and, yes, their countercultural ethos. The religious leader of...
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