Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
Jeffrey Ross pledges comedy in 'Patriot Act'
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Don't flag Jeffrey Ross for his red- white-and-blue humor; the guy's a veritable weapon of mirth destruction, disarming the unaware while armed for mirthful combat. Ross regales with an arsenal of quips, quotes and clever put-downs that have made him the chicken dish of choice for many a Friars Club celebrity roast. He is a J.R. you wouldn't turn your...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
Forget the water ice. For a real summertime treat without a trace of artificial flavor, take in "Alex Katz in Maine" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibition of nearly 40 paintings by the Brooklyn-born artist takes you on a visual vacation to the Maine countryside and coastline where he has lived for part of each year...
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"I always thought everyone was like me," admitted Arina Engelmann, whose current exhibit, "Life Journey," can be seen through May 26 at Obix Gallery in Old City. Clearly, she was different. Born in Cologne, Germany, 45 years ago and growing up as a Catholic, it was not until she was a teenager - and living in Jerusalem - that she...
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Administrators at Pennsylvania State University have apologized for canceling a student art exhibit that explores hatred and anti-Semitism in Palestinian society, though neither the artist nor the director of the campus's Hillel chapter believe the school has gone far enough to make amends. Joshua Stulman, the 23-year-old artist, also claimed that, before the exhibit was called off, his painting adviser...
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