Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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David Tilman, JE Feature
After four years in operation, is the Kimmel Center Inc. - which manages Verizon Hall and the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the refurbished Academy of Music - satisfied? Sure, these facilities serve as the home venues for our most prominent performing arts organizations, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the...
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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
On a bright, beautiful Sunday evening in September, the plane bringing Israeli superstar Sarit Hadad to Philadelphia from her most recent appearance in Canada was inexplicably delayed. Sharona Durry, a key organizer of PhillyIsraelim, which sponsored the event, was nervous. "This is our biggest program ever," she fretted, concerned that the capacity crowd waiting impatiently at Center City's Trocadero Theater...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Here's an ingenious way to pre-empt criticism: A few intense but meandering songs into Des Ark's recent local concert, singer-guitarist Aimee Argote apologized for being unfocused. It's just that earlier in the day, she said, her aunt had been spotted on TV, being rescued from a flood of biblical proportions, and her grandmother still hadn't been located. So if Argote...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Some notes from the road and summer vacation … During my time in the Poconos, I got a chance to return to the Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts in Bushkill, the concert center where I had previously heard the New Jersey Symphony and pianist Vladimir Feltsman in an all-Tchaikovsky program. It was a different kind of music this...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Like other musicians, Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner played conventional rock 'n' roll guitar for years: one band in high school, another one in college. He played the same music while touring with group after group once he graduated from Boston University, but felt something was missing. "It wasn't really sounding like what I was hearing," offered Brenner, a 39-year-old with dark...
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