Jewish Journal

  • David Arquette: The Females of My Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 16, 2010 | 6:04 pm

    At the Geffen Playhouse recently, David Arquette twisted off his gold wedding ring to reveal the inscription he shares with his wife, Courtney Cox: “A deal’s a deal. 6-12-1999.” The ornate script recalls the couple’s marriage in a multifaith ceremony in which Arquette broke a...

  • Cohen, Previn receive lifetime Grammys


    February 1, 2010 | 7:24 pm

    Musician and poet Leonard Cohen was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards.

    Cohen, 75, received his award Saturday during a separate ceremony at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. The 52nd annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    The Canadian has never won a Grammy for his recordings.

    Andre Previn also received a lifetime achievement award at Saturday’s ceremony. The classical pianist, conductor and composer has won 10 Grammys.

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through Feb. 2009

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm


    Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing


    Fri., Dec. 12
    "Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...

  • LACMA plans pioneering post-war German art show

    By Tom Freudenheim

    December 10, 2008 | 1:59 pm

    Discomfort with German art might seem like a problem that's particular to the Jewish community. It's another part of the "I would never set foot in Germany" statement that I often heard in response to my frequent German trips and my subsequent working in Berlin.

    Since we're...

  • Premier theater complex blossoms on West Side

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 11, 2008 | 3:52 am

    Located at the intersection of 11th St. and Santa Monica Blvd., a striking modern building designed by Santa Monica architect Renzo Zecchetto sits on the site of a former elementary school playground and looks to have risen out of the ground sui generis, almost as if the Starship...
  • Producer David Heyman and the lives of outsiders, from ‘Potter’ to ‘Pajamas’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 11, 2008 | 3:43 am

    "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" isn't the sort of film one might initially expect from David Heyman -- the British producer who bought the rights to the "Harry Potter" books in 1997 and steered the film franchise to become the highest grossing in cinematic history.

    Harry Potter,...

  • Women plot revenge against a sexist ‘70s boss in ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ (what a way to make a livin’)

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    September 11, 2008 | 3:35 am

    It's 8:59 a.m. You are half asleep. Traffic couldn't have been worse. You spilled coffee on your shirt racing for the elevator. You get to your desk only to hear your "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss shouting at you that the stapler is broken, you need to...

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