Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

Philadelphian awakens to being a Broadway star
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What better time than the heart of winter for Broadway to mend its heart with a much-needed "Spring" break? And "Spring Awakening" is just that, a break from the past prosaic way of performing things on Broadway, where the tried-and-true traditional has become so ho-hum -- with more an emphasis on the first -- that it would even make Tevye...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
James Undercofler's new position as president/CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association is a homecoming of sorts. Born in Ardmore, he attended Philadelphia Orchestra young people's concerts and studied the French horn with Clarence Mayer, a member of the ensemble's horn section. He is the only CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra -- and probably one of very few orchestra administrators throughout...
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"Can you get more Jewish than that?" Say that with a Chandler accent and you'll get the drift of how Matthew Perry's new role, this one as Jewish producer Matt Albie on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," outstrips just about any other current TV character proclaiming his Jewishness. Gentile, not Jewish himself, Perry parades his talent channeling a...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Erev Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year's Eve -- is a time for gathering around the holiday table with as many family members and friends that can fit. After the meal, we're off to synagogue for the first holiday service. It's a wonderfully religious and emotional time. Now, the secular New Year brings about a different mood. I typically...
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New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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