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Dan Pine

  • No Rat King, no fairies—just one ‘MeshugaNutcracker’

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Not long ago, Scott and Shannon Guggenheim's 4-year-old daughter, Lily, looked up at them and asked when Santa would be bringing her Christmas presents.

    "To say that we, as creators of a Chanukah musical, were shocked is an understatement," recalls Shannon Guggenheim. "[Lily] is...

  • ‘Love With Noodles’ Rife With Canoodles

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Love With Noodles" by Harry I. Freund (Carroll & Graff, $25).

    Consider the curious case of Dan Gelder: 60 years old, Jewish, paunchy, bad back. Yet it seems every bejeweled Park Avenue matron is after the investment counselor for love, for money or maybe for just a quick roll in...

  • Musician Finds Salvation in Hip-Hop

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Oakland-based singer/songwriter Hyim has a Middle East peace proposal he'd like to float: Send 10,000 kids to the region, have a heart-to-heart with their Arab and Israeli counterparts and then get 'em all singing.

    "Kumbaya"-flavored pie in the sky? Hyim doesn't think so, and the...

  • Octogenarian Sets Sail With Memoir

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Keeping Ahead of Winter" written and illustrated by Ruth Silnes (Xlibris Corporation, $21.99).

    Run a Google search of "Jews" plus "boats" and you'll likely come up with something about steamships and Ellis Island.

    Then there's Ruth Silnes, one Jewish mariner who refuses to go...

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  • Laughing Through the Years and Tears

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Esther Weintraub is a stand-up comic who can't stand up.

    After all, Weintraub is 87. She has to use a walker or wheelchair to get around. She has a bad back, a busted hip and, not long ago, barely won a scary skirmish with cancer.

    Better she should sit.

    Plus, her husband died a...

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