Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

… 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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"Lonesome Jim" is making some friends. The likeable oddball bittersweet comedy about a working-class man/kid working his way through adulthood attracted a crowd of well-wishers, and was well-liked at its screening earlier this year at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Now, away from the film-fest frame of reference, "Lonesome Jim" is on his own on DVD, with a release set this...
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If he builds it, they will come … and eat popcorn? A genuine gem, "Sketches of Frank Gehry," the architect extraordinaire, is a full-blown documentary that frames the personal and the public of the artist born Frank Goldberg in a causal style with Sydney Pollack - who has built his own rep as a tootsie of a director - helming...
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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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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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