Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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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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… 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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Make it a special time for a special someone
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Welcome home! Two heartwarming words that reflect joy, pride and hospitality. At this time of year, it's likely to be the return of a student from college, a class reunion, a Father's Day get-together or a long-awaited visit from a close friend. No matter what, the homecoming meal is an opportunity to be together and catch up after long absences...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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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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