Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

'Israel's Beatles' beat a path to the TLA stage
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
It is the job of social historians to identify important developments, and even pivotal moments, that signal turning points in popular culture. There is consensus that for listeners of "a certain generation," it was the appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" that launched the "British invasion" and changed the face of American music. For Israelis -- and...
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Jonathan Brody -- Broadway baby? Well, more Baby Boomer: The Englewood, N.J., native son recalls watching as an audience member the number "I Can Do That" from "A Chorus Line" and thinking, "I can do that." Indeed, he did; and it did a number on him: Years later, Brody performed the song and dance delight in the first summer-stock production...
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Kate Feiffer's fine new film adds a hint
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Ever take a look down the long seder table at the grumpy grandpa of a patriarch and think, "Boy, that's one bitter Herb!" Maybe it's because someone slipped an Easter egg into his egg matzah or, after years of fruitlessly awaiting the arrival of Elijah -- whining over how much Manischewitz they've wasted all that time -- he's discovered the...
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What do we ask of an art book? On the most basic level, you might expect to gain a certain amount of aesthetic pleasure from perusing such a volume, the chance to leisurely dwell over works you might never actually see in your lifetime, very often lovingly reproduced on heavy stock paper that brings out all the hues and tonal...
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Ryan Teitman
Just weeks before the start of Passover, Jews from the Conservative movement got a vivid reminder of their ancestors' many trials and tribulations as they perused a number of ancient treasures -- among them royal diadems and golden statuettes -- culled from an empire that had kept the Jewish people in bondage. On Sunday at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia,...
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