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Jewish Journal

Laura Donney

  • Calendar: January 31st - February 6th

    2 days ago

    SAT | JAN 31

    STAN LEE

    You know those previews and billboards for comic-book franchises that keep popping up? The man we have to thank is Stan Lee, and for lots of fathers, sons, nephews and brothers (mine included), he is very important. Lee is the man behind Marvel and such...

  • Calendar January 24-30

    1 week ago

    SAT | JAN 24

    “HE SAID … SHE SAID”

    It’s the most common kind of hearsay around. The Jewish Women’s Theatre presents its newest salon, an exploration of the different versions we have of the things that happen to us, big and small. From a husband and wife recounting their first...

  • Calendar January 17-23

    2 weeks ago

    SAT | JAN 17

    “KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS WITH JEFFREY SIEGEL”

    Featuring internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel, this concert-with-commentary includes not only delightful music, but also a captivating dialogue preceding piano masterpieces. Tonight’s performance, “The...

  • Calendar January 10-16

    3 weeks ago

    SAT | JAN 10

    GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY — AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY

    Did you know Gene Kelly spoke Yiddish and was a Shabbos goy? If you think that’s surprising, there’s a lot more to learn about this legendary actor, director and choreographer. Patricia Kelly — his widow,...

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  • Calendar January 3-9

    December 29, 2014 | 9:18 pm

    SAT | JAN 3
     
    NINA SHALLMAN
     
    Attention, people who enjoy the warm, strong vocals of female artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell: Nina Shallman is here to carry on the tradition of lady crooners. A singer-songwriter and poet, Shallman started...
  • Calendar: December 20 - January 2

    December 17, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    SAT | DEC 20

    SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES

    Finally, a Chanukah-themed Shabbat. This is truly a treat for families with school-age kids and crafty attitudes. Participants will get to enjoy crafts, songs, a cooking project and more, all relating to our favorite winter holiday....

  • Calendar December 13-19

    December 10, 2014 | 11:14 am

    SAT | DEC 13

    “MIDDLE EAST COMIC RELIEF” 

    Maybe the best way to achieve peace is to laugh our way there. Comedy troupe Sultans of Satire bring the funny to benefit the Levantine Cultural Center, the only Middle Eastern and North African cultural center in the Southland. Hosted...

  • Calendar: December 6-12

    December 3, 2014 | 10:08 am

    SUN | DEC 7

    JACOB EBRIANI & JENIK COOK GALLERY OPENING

    Spice up your Sunday with a little artistic flair. American Art Award winners Jacob Ebriani and Jenik Cook are showcasing their masterpieces to the public. Ebriani chooses to make art a spiritual act — a sur-naturalist, his...

  • Calendar: November 29-December 5

    November 25, 2014 | 9:12 am

    SAT | NOV 29

    “REASONS TO LIVE”

    It was chosen by the Cape Cod Times as a Favorite Play of 2012 when it was staged at the Provincetown Theater, and now it’s having its Los Angeles premiere. In Meryl Cohn’s play, Jane Silverstein has to deal with a runaway groom, a pajama-wearing...

  • Calendar: Holiday preview 2014

    November 21, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    FRI | NOV 28

    “THE COMEDIC GENIUS OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD”

    Have some respect! Curated with the help of Rodney Dangerfield’s widow, Joan, this temporary exhibit offers an intimate look into the iconic career of a comedy favorite. Featuring the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Comedy...

  • Calendar November 22-28

    November 19, 2014 | 11:42 am

    SAT | NOV 22

    “HANNAH AND HER SISTERS”

    If you think your family’s Thanksgiving dinners are complicated, just consult this Woody Allen classic. The 1986 film tells the story of Hannah (Mia Farrow), her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and the infidelities and lives of a...

  • Calendar November 15-21

    November 12, 2014 | 10:15 am

    SAT | NOV 15

    “THREADS THAT BIND: A CULTURAL IDENTITY”

    This one is for all you close-knitters, weavers, crocheters and fiber enthusiasts! Curated by Anne Hromadka, this exhibit explores the importance of textile and fiber arts through a Jewish lens. Featuring work from artists...

  • Calendar: November 8-14

    November 5, 2014 | 11:24 am

    SAT | NOV 8

    PINK’S HOT DOGS FOR SALE

    To commemorate its 75th anniversary, this favorite local eatery will be hosting “Chili Dogs for Charity” — 75 cents per dog for 75 minutes every night for one week. All proceeds go to a different charity each night. This week, you can...

  • Calendar November 1-7

    October 29, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | NOV 1/SUN | NOV 2

    “DAY OF THE DEAD”

    Oh, how quickly love becomes — something else. Years ago, in the cornfields of Mexico, a young man and woman fell into a passionate romance. Now old and living in Los Angeles on Olvera Street, the man is tricked into temptation for...

  • Calendar October 25-31

    October 22, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    SAT | OCT 25 
     
    B.J. NOVAK 
     
    While a book with the title “A Book With No Pictures” might initially sound like a turn off to children, this former “The Office” writer and actor guarantees a good time for both kids and parents. Demanding that every single word on...
  • Calendar: October 18-24

    October 14, 2014 | 10:09 am

    SAT | OCT 18/SUN | OCT 19

    STEVE ISSERLIS

    Hello, cello! He’s not The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, but this is a British import we’re just as happy to welcome. Recognized worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and author, Isserlis has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the...

  • Calendar Oct. 11-17

    October 7, 2014 | 10:44 am

    SUN | OCT 12

    “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”

    If you’re a senior or a boomer and are looking for a Roaring ’20s-themed afternoon filled with comedians, music, fun décor, video clips and Fred Astaire, you’re in luck. Celebrate the third year of “Senior Comedy Afternoons” — for seniors, by...

  • Calendar: October 4-10

    October 1, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | OCT 4

    “BETTER”

    Who says Los Angeles isn’t a theater town? When Annie returns to her Midwest childhood home to escape her less-than-blissful married life and visit her dying father, drama unfolds. With family and old friends around, secrets are revealed, wine is consumed,...

  • Calendar September 27 - October 3

    September 23, 2014 | 9:35 am

    SAT | SEP 27

    “BRONIES! THE MUSICAL”

    Ever felt isolated by a passion? Maybe embarrassed, but also complete and whole? In this original musical about three guys who connect over their love for the “My Little Pony” franchise, there’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, and...

  • Calendar: Fall preview Sept. 26 - Nov. 23

    September 18, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    FRI | SEPT 26

    “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU”

    Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel with the same title, the book tells the story of Judd Foxman, returning home to sit shivah for his late father. Citing legal clearances, the film has altered the Foxman name to a less overtly Jewish...

  • Calendar Sept. 20-26

    September 17, 2014 | 10:59 am

    SAT | SEP 20

    JASON SEGEL

    He’s the biggest kid around, and he’s got a book for you! Whether or not you’re into dreams, “Nightmares!” is for everyone. This actor, writer and musician — who you know from the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”...

  • Calendar Sept 13-19

    September 10, 2014 | 10:33 am

    SAT | SEPT 13

    “RAGING JEWS OF COMEDY”

    Are you ready to rage? With Jews? Of Comedy? Featuring some of this generation’s edgiest comics, the stage will offer two hours of insightful, side-splitting and more than your run-of-the-mill Borscht Belt humor. This evening’s lineup...

  • Calendar September 6-12

    September 3, 2014 | 10:14 am

    SAT | SEP 6

    “FOR EXPORT ONLY”

    The Shulamit Gallery is bringing you a group exhibition featuring four contemporary Iranian artists — Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif  —together (though independently) exploring their cultural identity and...

  • Calendar Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

    August 27, 2014 | 9:55 am

    SAT | AUG 30

    DAN LEVY

    Mr. Levy knows how to take any old anecdote and turn it into a polished and quirky punch line. He’s a little bit Jerry Seinfeld, a little bit Aziz Ansari (just go with it), and he got his start during his sophomore year of college when he won the Funniest...

  • Calendar August 23-29

    August 20, 2014 | 10:07 am

    SAT | AUG 23

    RACHEL DEWOSKIN

    Emma Sasha Silver is only 15 when she loses her eyesight in a terrible accident in DeWoskin’s young adult debut,“Blind.” On top of having to relearn basic functions, the teen is also confronted with untangling the apparent suicide of a fellow...

  • Calendar August 16-22

    August 13, 2014 | 10:05 am

    SAT | AUG 16

    “BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS”

    It’s a big night for Broadway’s home away from home — Hollywood! Under the direction of David Galligan and the musical direction of Gerald Sternbach, some of the stage’s best will perform some stage favorites. Showstoppers include Tony...

  • Calendar August 9-15

    August 6, 2014 | 10:32 am

    SAT | AUG 9

    “THE GOOD DOCTOR”

    Neil Simon’s play is a treat for anyone who likes comedy, music and Anton Chekhov. As a writer suffering from creative blockage, our nameless protagonist narrates several of his stories to his audience. With titles that include “The Sneeze,”...

  • Calendar August 2-8

    July 30, 2014 | 9:59 am

    SAT | AUG 2

    “THE MUSIC OF JEWISH COMPOSERS”

    Say “Bravo” to the 11th annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival! Temple Emanuel and Greystone Mansion host a week and a half of concerts and programs that celebrate sounds from all over. Tonight’s festivities focus on a...

  • Calendar July 26 - August 1

    July 23, 2014 | 9:40 am

    SAT | JUL 26

    NATIONAL DANCE DAY

    Put on your horah shoes and grab a partner! The Music Center and Grand Park join forces with the Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and artist and dancer Adam Shankman, for the West Coast’s flagship celebration of...

  • Calendar July 19-25

    July 16, 2014 | 9:09 am

    SAT | JUL 19

    STORY PIRATES

    If your family’s collective imagination is in need of some nourishment, the Skirball has a group of guests you won’t want to miss. This bunch of actors and teaching artists offer an interactive kid- (and parent-) friendly storytelling experience —...

  • Calendar July 12-18

    July 9, 2014 | 9:29 am

    SAT | JUL 12

    “FAMILY PLANNING” WORLD PREMIERE

    Nevermind 20-somethings moving back in with their parents — let’s talk about parents moving in with their married daughter. When New Age-Jewish-Buddhist Larry and his narcissistic ex-wife Diane lose their second spouses and most of...

  • Calendar: July 5–July 11

    July 3, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    SAT JUL 5

    ZETZ KLEZMER ENSEMBLE

    It’s been a while since we’ve had klezmer on the calendar, hasn’t it? Well you’re in luck — these musicians are doing their part to set Jewish music back 100 years. While embracing the Eastern European tradition, the group engages all genre...

  • Calendar June 28 - July 4

    June 25, 2014 | 10:34 am

    SAT | JUN 28

    JOANNA RAKOFF

    So many writers, so little time. In her new book, “My Salinger Year,” Rakoff tells of her own literary journey, beginning with the prized position of assistant to J.D. Salinger’s agent. A transplant to New York City, Rakoff is tasked with responding...

  • Calendar June 21-27

    June 18, 2014 | 9:14 am

    SUN | JUN 22

    DANIEL SCHLOSBERG

    A little summer piano is never a bad idea, and with favorable reviews from both the Boston Globe and the Washington Post, the former featured soloist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is unlikely to disappoint as he plays a bit of Bach, Debussy...

  • Calendar June 14-20

    June 11, 2014 | 9:08 am

    SAT | JUN 14

    “CENTRIFUGE”

    There’s really no one way to capture what life in Israel is like. This exhibit, which debuted in New York, features artists who use photography, video, sculpture and work on paper as a way to tap into the complexities and multiplicities of Israeli...

  • Calendar June 1 - August 30

    May 28, 2014 | 11:41 am

    TUE | JUN 3

    “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”

    You’ve seen the banners around the city and we’re here to confirm it: Israel’s favorite son is coming to Los Angeles. Following the triumphs and tribulations of Joseph (son of Jacob and Rachel), the musical is the...

  • Calendar May 24-30

    May 21, 2014 | 10:16 am

    SAT | MAY 24

    “UNKNOWN STORIES OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS”

    The Jewish Women’s Theatre invites you to the world premiere of a show that takes ancient Bible stories and weaves them into music, poetry and plays — modernizing the text. From comparing Eve’s fig leaf to a tattoo, to...

  • Calendar May 17-23

    May 14, 2014 | 9:51 am

    SAT/SUN | MAY 17/18

    BIG SUNDAY WEEKEND

    Big Sunday Weekend continues with every possible volunteer opportunity, from hosting kids-in-need on a harbor ride to repainting and planting gardens at Bethune Middle School to making new friends at a Beverly Hills retirement home....

  • Calendar May 10-16

    May 7, 2014 | 9:58 am

    SAT | MAY 10

    MARK LEIBOVICH

    You’ve seen “Scandal,” “The West Wing” and “House of Cards,” but what is Washington, D.C., politics actually about? In his new book, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral,” the chief national correspondent for The New York Times gives us the skinny,...

  • Calendar May 3-9

    April 30, 2014 | 9:49 am

    SAT | MAY 3

    PHILIP GLASS/ENSEMBLE: “MUSIC IN TWELVE PARTS,” “ THE ETUDES”

    Maybe you weren’t able to catch the Los Angeles Opera production of “Einstein on the Beach,” and maybe that’s bothering you. Thank goodness Glass has achieved many more musical feats. “Music in Twelve...

  • Calendar: April 26 to May 2

    April 23, 2014 | 10:31 am

    SAT | APR 26

    RUSSELL STEINBERG

    It’s the world premiere of the composer’s new piece, “Cosmic Dust.” Steinberg, who received a doctorate in music from Harvard, currently serves as artistic director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra and is winner of an ASCAPLUS Award and Gold...

  • Calendar April 19-25

    April 17, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    SAT | APR 19

    WENDY WALDMAN

    Maybe it’s Coachella, or maybe it’s spring air — but we’ve got a musical week in store for you. Remember Bryndle? One of the 1960s folk-rock bands’ original members is performing tonight. With a long and diverse career, Waldman has written and...

  • Calendar April 12-18

    April 9, 2014 | 9:53 am

    SAT | APR 12

    “CLUELESS”

    As if! For all you ’90s cult-classic types who also have an affection for the 1950s drive-in, this evening will offer you perfect harmony, so fill up the tank and clean the windshield: Amy Heckerling’s tale of the teen is back on the big screen. Take a...

  • Calendar April 5-11

    April 2, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    SAT | APR 5

    “SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOS ANGELES”

    University of Southern California professor Josh Kun has done some digging to bring you little-known songs about, and from, our City of Angels. Using sheet music archives, Kun shares the evolution of song in our city and how those...

  • Calendar: March 29-April 4

    March 26, 2014 | 10:07 am

    SAT | MAR 29

    ARI HERSTAND

    How many album-release shows can you say you’ve attended? If the number is anywhere close to mine, it’s time to get yourself to one. The soft, thoughtful, catchy tunes of Ari Herstand will do the trick. A regular performer with Craig Taubman at Friday...

  • PSA: Cry Out (For Lactose)

    March 24, 2014 | 10:29 am

  • Calendar March 22-28

    March 19, 2014 | 10:40 am

    SAT MAR | 22

    “L.A. DELI”

    Sometimes, you can’t get yourself to a New York deli — or a New York Broadway show, for that matter. Sam Bobrick’s new comedy solves both of these problems. Set in a Hollywood delicatessan, the show is a collage of comedic sketches that outline both the...

  • Calendar March 15-21

    March 12, 2014 | 11:53 am

    SAT | MAR 15

    LEWIS BLACK

    He’s probably yelling, but it’s definitely not at you; it’s with you! The irritated comic is known for his smart, funny, passionate commentary. Maybe you know his “Back in Black” segment on “The Daily Show,” maybe you have his two Grammy-winning comedy...

  • Calendar March 8-14

    March 5, 2014 | 10:21 am

    SAT | MAR 8

    NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

    The award-winning poet is in conversation with reporter Lisa Napoli, and with such a rich career and history, eavesdropping just won’t cut it. An Arab-American who pens peace, heritage and humanitarian spirit, Nye is the author of several books of...

  • Calendar March 1-7

    March 2, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    SUN | MAR 2

    “GIRLS KEEP HAVING FUN”

    Like Cyndi said, it’s all we really want. But throwing in a brunch and four impressive authors wouldn’t hurt either. Start your mid-morning right with Daniel Bergner (“What Do Women Want?”), Yael Kohn (“We Killed : The Rise of Women in...

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