Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Score one for 'Hairspray's hotcomb
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"Hairspray" adds a schpritz of Marc Shaiman sheen to a shandah-shellacked time in history - all with a little rock and roiling of the John Waters. The Tony Award-winning musical, now on stage at the Merriam Theater in Center City, uses Waters' divine rod of a raunchy rabble-rouser film made in 1988 (but set in the uncivil rites of the...
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Jewish cuisine of Italy
Courtesy of Chronicle Books For more than 2,000 years, Jewish families have lived in Italy. Their cuisine — a mix of Middle Eastern, Spanish and Sephardic influences — were not the stuff of household American cookbooks; that is, until 1998, when a rather eclectic work called Cucina Ebraica: Flavors of the Italian Jewish Kitchen was put together by Joyce Goldstein,...
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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
An important archaeological discovery made in Israel could shed more light on the ancient culture of the Philistines, a seafaring people that left the area of Greece in about 1200 BCE and landed on Israel's shores. At a dig in late July at Tell es-Safi, a site approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon, a young woman found a pottery shard...
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For the second time in its 58-year history, Post 575 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has honored a former soldier by latching his name to the group. When it formed back in 1947, the post was named after Lt. Milton Kelkey, a Philadelphian who was killed in battle during World War II. In April,...
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