Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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David Tilman, JE Feature
Nearly 100 musicians filled the stage of Verizon Hall for the opening concert of the Philly Pops' 27th season on a Sunday afternoon at the end of October, and the seats in the auditorium, including the section behind the stage, were almost totally occupied. Peter Nero - founding artistic director, conductor and jazz-pianist extraordinaire - led his virtuoso forces in...
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Talk about noteworthy family genes. When you're the grandson of the revered Richard Rodgers and cousin to hot-shot contemporary Broadway composer Adam Guettel, getting your voice heard in the chorus of huzzahs for the others may prove difficult. But Peter Melnick has his own song to sing, and sing it well - and write it well - he does on...
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Not this guy, especially while living on Wisteria Lane
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Just who are those "Desperate Housewives" pushing down the basement steps now? Could it be … Emmy? No, that's Caleb. Emmy is Michael Berenbaum's thing. And what a thing it is for the Philadelphia native son, who still has family here. For when push comes to shove, it was Berenbaum who was pushed into the spotlight the other night, earning...
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Now that we're well into this year's JCC Jewish Book Festival, it seems the perfect time to discuss some works that have appeared in recent months dealing specifically with the pleasures of books and reading, and the craft of writing. One of the most entertaining of the lot is Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love , published by Farrar...
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Food and wine, all for the taking
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
On a gorgeous autumn day in Napa Valley - the kind that travel magazines feature on their covers - I was part of a group of eight who were privileged to spend an afternoon with Ernie and Irit Weir, owners and vintners of Hagafen Cellars. As we walked with Ernie through the vineyards, we sampled purple-black Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that...
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