Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

Scion of instrumental greats keys in on his own career
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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Jonathan Biss is looking forward to returning to Philadelphia, and a reunion with friends he made during his four years of undergraduate study here. Like many visitors to the region, he will stop at some of the city's best known cultural venues. Unlike most, though, his seat will be at center stage, as featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, from...
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Well, it's not like they're casting for "Yidl Mitn Fidl." After all, "Grease" -- not gevalt -- is the word. But the producers of Broadway's upcoming revival of the 35-year-old musical -- certainly older than any greaser worth his lair of lard these days -- are unctuously devoted to making their own kind of music by staging a coup de...
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Could Israel be preparing to serve as an 'Apprentice'? - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/11817/The_Donald_of_the_Diaspora/#sthash.gz93wY0A.dpuf
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Shalom, The Donald. That may be the nicest greeting he's had in weeks. Who knew that the tycoon who's taken Manhattan and who's taken heat and given it in celebrated arguments with Rosie O'Donnell after he "pardoned" the pretty Miss USA Tara Conner for her past mistakes -- and who was just named "Most Annoying Money Personality" in an AOL...
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There are some weeks when Fred Siegel severs his arm three, four times on average. While blood oozes out across the stage, Siegel, playing a mad scientist named Dr. Zombini, hums a little "dismemberment music" -- the Frank Sinatra hit "I've Got You Under My Skin." Pretty unusual schtik for a university professor. But Siegel, 46, has plenty of tricks...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
We've partied, dined (and probably overeaten) and now it's time to unwind. What better way than to curl up with a good book, and read about food. Here are some of the volumes I found intriguing this year. · My Life in France -- This is Julia Child's life story as told to her grandnephew Paul Prud'Homme. There are the...
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