Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

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Just before taking up his saxophone to play, 16-year-old Jordy Freed looked out at the small cafe packed with people. The audience was a sea of faces, so much so that he couldn't even find his mom. He smiled to himself. All his hard work had definitely paid off. Now he felt free to jam. His band of high school...
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More than 20 years after "Talk Radio" proved the talk of the town -- plugging into national paranoia as a powerful performance piece -- playwright Eric Bogosian's voice of America is broadcasting from Broadway. Yet still, the hurt and healing that first attended the 1985 production in Portland, Ore. -- and later, when it went off and running off-Broadway --...
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Strawberries meet their match!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Ralph and Stacey Sevinor of Massachusetts love to entertain. But you won't find a team of outside caterers descending on their kitchen. The CEO of the successful alarm-system company Wayne Securities in Lynn, Mass., Ralph and his wife, a former restaurateur, cook together -- and they do it with enviable panache. A menu for 40 might include everything from grilled...
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"Raines" drops into the midseason TV schedule like a warm welcome spring storm -- with a wallop. An offbeat, possibly off-his-rocker rollicking detective with a built-in audience of one, Michael Raines speaks to actor Jeff Goldblum in a meaningful way. That is, when he's not talking to himself. Because, you see, Raines is his own sounding board, even if it...
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Or when is it enough: A biographer's dilemma
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When Florence Noiville's Isaac B. Singer: A Life arrived in my office, just the look of the book -- it's sheer lack of heft -- made me sit up and take notice. Here was the biography of a major 20th-century writer -- a Nobel Prize winner, at that -- and the volume topped off, with index, at under 200 pages...
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