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Never Forgetting Sarah

By Linda Feldman

May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

I was thinking about my friend Lillian Ross last week as I was driving over the Golden Gate Bridge on my way north to an enzyme bath and massage in an outdoor Japanese tea house in... read full article
  • Taking on the Bible

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Remember that great scene in "Inherit the Wind," when Clarence Darrow asks William Jennings Bryan if a book that details rape, incest, slaughter, nudity and sodomy should be banned? The fundamentalist Bryan answers, "Of course!" and Darrow, with a flourish, whips out a copy of the...
  • Strumming, Fiddling at the Skirball

    By Beverly Gray

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    What is there about klezmer music that sends feet flying and excitement levels of certain Jewish audiences soaring? Nostalgia for the past or a just-found fondness for a "new" music"? Whatever it is, when the klezmer band struck up a "Freylach," almost instantly, a woman in a red...
  • Music Men

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after the Oslo peace process got underway, composer Nabil Azzam met with Yasser Arafat and offered the Palestinian leader a new national anthem for his nascent Palestinian Authority.

    The anthem, Azzam proposed, would include strains from "Hatikvah," the Israeli national...

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  • ‘The Threepenny Opera’ Exceeds Its Grasp

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In its five years of existence, A Noise Within, the classical-theater company, has given audiences many of the most enjoyable performances to be offered anywhere in Los Angeles.

    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle recently recognized this sustained level of excellence by handing out...

  • Innocence Lost

    By Diane Arieff

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    -- Richard Rodriguez, in the afterword to "Fast Forward"

    From top: book cover, Photojournalist Lauren Greenfield; photo from exhibit "Ashleigh, 13, with her friend and parents, Santa Monica." Signs of the times: At an upscale bar mitzvah party in Santa Monica, 13-year-old boys in...

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