Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

A young playwright pens a Jewish 'Field of Dreams' for brothers
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The Jonas Brothers rock 'n' roll; Josh Jonas' bros are all about rock 'n' soul. Jonas' "Capture Now," more Dylan than Devo, is a lyrical passage on loan from the mumbling bard's body of work, but is as clear and heartfelt as poetry between bonded brothers can be. The one-man show of many hearts -- in which the writer also...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
Though I don't like to admit it, lately I've been eating the foods of my youth: chicken fricassee and stuffed peppers, sweet-and-sour meatballs, braised short ribs. I liked them as a child, but that was before I was exposed to moussaka, polenta and Pad Thai noodles. By the 1970s, I became so enamored with other people's cuisine that I rejected...
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Right on? The left gets smacked about a bit in "An American Carol" -- Shirley, you remember its director/producer/co-writer David Zucker from "Airplane!" and the bump of brash, broad comedies that followed -- with none other than Bill O'Reilly providing the spin factor: He slaps a Michael Moore stand-in (a character named Michael Malone, portrayed by Kevin Farley) so hard,...
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Archie's a bit of a jughead. Disabled and devilish, he's the one character in "13" who sums up everything about what it means to be mean and green -- and sweet -- at that age, using his disability as a crutch while clutching on to whatever hope is allowed him in Indiana, where the Indie 500 could be the name...
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Teens teem on stage with a Bar Mitzvah in the balance
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Becoming "13": Today you are a ... musical? Bimah him up: Evan Goldman is having a meltdown that would drown a dripping ice-swan sculpture and curdle the cream cheese -- and just about make chopped liver out of his chipper life. The Bar Mitzvah boy to be is about to celebrate turning 13 -- which turns out to be the...
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