Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

… the baby being the Philadelphia Orchestra, of course
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f you don't expect too much from Philadelphia Maestros: Ormandy, Muti, Sawallisch , just out from Temple University Press, you can have a really wonderful time. The book's author, Phyllis White Rodriguez-Peralta, clearly loves the many hours she's spent over the years in the orchestra's company, basking in the glow its three dominant conductors have created. The author's affection and...
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Make it a special time for a special someone
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Welcome home! Two heartwarming words that reflect joy, pride and hospitality. At this time of year, it's likely to be the return of a student from college, a class reunion, a Father's Day get-together or a long-awaited visit from a close friend. No matter what, the homecoming meal is an opportunity to be together and catch up after long absences...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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As western settles in for new season, is it also sizing itself up for a shroud?
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Is "Deadwood" dead meat? Startlingly, HBO had told producers of its iconic western, it's not TV, it's … gone: Get out of Dodge was the handscrawl on the saloon wall. Just a dang-garn minute, podner … After emptying its ratings revolver, HBO just revealed Monday that "Deadwood" will make it back alive next season as a pair of two-hour movies...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
When done right, instrumental rock can be as majestic as any human-made sound. The right electric guitar can say things that a confessional singer-songwriter can''t. The right combination of sonic explorers will go places that a team of tunesmiths won''t. Tanakh''s not an instrumental band, per se. Jesse Poe''s voice is steady and tender, but what elevates him from decent...
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