Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

Greg Salisbury

Arts/Culture Editor
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Jay Kholos doesn’t hesitate when asked where he got the idea for A Stoop on Orchard Street , his musical re­telling of the turn-of-the-20th-century Jewish immigrant experience in New York: “The Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day,” he says with a laugh. Of course, that’s not the whole story behind the show that is now playing at the Dell Theater of the National...
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When the Idan Raichel Project played to a sold-out crowd of 800 in March at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, they did more than just rock those in attendance with their take on world music. They also set the stage for another big local Israeli musical event. So says Sharona Durry, the founder and executive director of PhillyIsrael, which organized the Raichel...
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From the tough sell de­part­ment, theatrical division: Trying to convince potential investors and audiences alike that watching an imagined 80-minute conversation (no intermission here, folks!), primarily about God and belief, between Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. One set, no other actors, just two white guys sitting around talking. “I was told by two different producers that there was no...
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Family Pictures Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. marks the opening reception for “Generation to Generation,” the new exhibition at University of the Arts. The show celebrates the work of the father-son duo of the late Isa and Ivan Barnett. Barnett père was a renowned artist during the last century whose work appeared in numerous media, including The Saturday...
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While no statistics are available for this sort of thing, in all likelihood, the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s first production of its 2012-2013 season, the world premiere of a musical called Stars of David, will set the re­cord for most Jewish-American luminaries to be featured onstage in the same play. Based on the book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About...
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Profile

Greg Salisbury first came to the Exponent as an intern at Inside magazine. He has been the editor of Special Sections since 2000, the editor of Inside magazine since 2008 and the Arts and Culture editor since 2012.

He was born in Philadelphia, and has lived up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

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