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Stars of David Week of Sep. 1, 2005
They love you? Yeah, yeah, yeah! Best-selling author and broadcaster extraordinaire - as well as Beatles memory bank - Larry Kane will get the love from Abington's Old York Road Temple-Beth Am - where he and wife Donna are longtime members - when the temple rocks with the release party for Kane's Lennon Revealed on Oct. 1. And get out the red carpet and the Nehru jackets, too: The evening will feature the premiere of Kane's final filmed interview with Lennon and McCartney - "Stars" hopes you don't have to ask first names, but if you do, just play this item backwards - as well as a Q&A with the man who accompanied the Fab Four on their first American tour. (He was the one with the short hair.) Wait - there's more! There'll be books available as well as DVDs and a dance party headed by Andre Gardner, host of WMGK's "Breakfast with the Beatles." Can't wait to see Larry do the Frug; can't even … imagine. … Larry Magid is back to "Sundays" school - after the SRO run of "Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays," which he co-produced to Tony Award-winning effect on Broadway, Magid's now taking it on the road in the same co-producer capacity. It'll stop off in San Fran, Chicago, Boston, Toronto … but, sadly, never on "Sundays" in Philly. … All that jazz: James McBride, whose best-selling The Color of Water was awash with his interesting observations of growing up black with a white Jewish mother, knows about good vibes. The writer/composer will perform some of his work at a jazz concert benefiting the AIDS Law Project of Pa., the eve of Sept. 10 at the Philadelphia Clef Club in South Philly. … What better public relations for fine filial feelings than this item? Sharla Feldscher, who runs her own p.r. shop in Center City, is already a Hall of Fame member in the biz. But this honor calls for a release all its own. She and daughter Hope - who once worked for her mom - will be featured as one of only four couples nationwide for a Marie Claire spread on mothers and daughters working together. Just one catch - "We are the only mother/daughter pair who could not work together," laughs Sharla. "Hope's pitch has been - 'I'd rather she be my mom than my boss!' " Certainly hasn't hurt her career; Hope, on her way to New York with Sharla for the photo shoot, is now senior special events director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. … Brava, Shira! That's what you'll probably hear from the Chazin-Lissek families as Shira Lissek, soprano, makes her debut as Mimi this fall when the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia brings "La Boheme" to the Kimmel Center. Beaming from the bimah are Shira's parents, former Philadelphians Cantor Leon S. and Judge Michal Lissek, now of Teaneck, N.J., and grandparents Rabbi Pinchos and Beatrice Chazin of Jenkintown. Sing out, Lissek! … Attorney and Wynnewood resident Stephen L. Cohen of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., is the new prexy of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. … The real world: Ron Ehman is co-founder of the new Global Real Estate Acquisition Training seminars, starting this month in King of Prussia. And what does he thinks chances of the seminars' success will be? Well, just check out the acronym his company goes by. … In a word, how best to describe Peter Meltzer's new project? Interesting. Intriguing. Fascinating - okay, make that three words - all appropriate for the Wynnewood resident's The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words, hitting - as in landing, arriving, coming to - bookstores this month.