Saturday, August 27, 2016 Av 23, 5776

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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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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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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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Jason Segel's finding out that it's audiences and producers who do
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Chick flick? Boychick flick! How better to describe "I Love You, Man," than a movie of more male bonding than a gross of Elmer's Crazy Glue could schtick to. And Elmer's not the fuddy-duddy with no one to call his buddy. No, that would be Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), whose upcoming nuptials are bereft of a best man because friendship...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
With winter now winding down, and daylight hours increasing, it's that time of year my mother used to call the "in-between season." It's a time when no one knows what to serve for dinner. Though the thermometer remains stubbornly low, the hearty dinner fare, which everyone craved just two weeks ago, is no longer appealing. Suddenly, brisket and beef stew...
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