January 22, 2004
7 Days In Arts
This evening, the American Cinematheque screens "Hello, Dolly!" in all its grand, flashy musical glory. Introducing the film will be the musical's celebrated composer, Jerry Herman, also responsible for shows like "Mame" and "La Cage aux Folles." First, say "Hello, Jerry!" as Herman signs copies of his new book, "Jerry Herman: The Lyrics," then prepare for a spectacle of a film starring (appropriately) Barbra Streisand. Herman will also participate in a discussion after the movie. 4 p.m. (signing), 5 p.m. (screening). $9. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-3456.
Sweet, young Antithesis. The self-described Zionist rapper is smart enough to attend Cambridge, and to understand the irony of his chosen musical outlet (hence the name). His first EP, "The Israel Question," contains four songs about Israel, ranging from a personal Zionist anthem, to a story song about victims of terror, to pleas for peace and for the return of the country's kidnapped soldiers. Four instrumental versions are also included, with all the profits received from the disc going to the campaign to secure information regarding the return of Israel's Missing in Action Soldiers and the UJIA Terror Victims Support Fund. $14.99. www.antithesistherapper.com .
Tragedy befell RoseMary Cohen's family in 1992, when a drunk driver hit their car, killing her daughter, Liana. This February will mark the eighth annual Liana Cohen Music Festival competition, established by Cohen to encourage young people's involvement in music, in memory of her daughter. Young Jewish musicians who wish to compete to participate in a March concert with students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance should contact the Bureau of Education at the number below. Feb. 1 competition will be held at Temple Beth Am, 1039 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. To register, call (323) 761-8637.