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Homage for the Holidays

December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

Don't call her the "Jewel" of Jewish preschool.

Sure, Pearl B. sings to the accompaniment of her acoustic six-string. And she does lean professionally on her gem-like first name. But that is... read full article

  • Stars Searching for the Perfect Home Sing ‘My Sharona’

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "If you were my client, you'd have six hours of my time. If it's about me, forget it. In a service-oriented career, you've got a lot of clients' needs to meet first."

    She's not kidding. Pinning down interview time with real estate agent Sharona Alperin is like trying to re-bottle a...

  • Soulful Sounds

    By Orit Arfa

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The sounds of heaven and earth merge when David De'or and Shlomo Bar, two internationally acclaimed Israeli artists, combine their musical talents.

    De'or captivates his listeners with an astounding vocal range that covers 3 1/2 octaves. His voice, which plunges to the depths of a rich...

  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Richard Strauss's opera "Salome" had its Israeli premiere grave;re in Tel Aviv this month. Strauss, who died in 1949,served, however briefly, as a cultural official in Adolf Hitler'sNazi administration. The season, by the visiting Kirov Opera from St.Petersburg, was an unchallenged...

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  • Broadside Ballads

    June 25, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Klein says that he's surprised and hurt by the backlash. "McCarthyism is the use of state power against people without evidence," he says. "All I've done is to hold people accountable for their words and ideas. That's the role of a watchdog. ADL does...

  • The Soundtrack for Life and Love

    By Orit Arfa

    May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    That fact alone could explain David Broza's swiftrise to the top of Israeli pop charts in the 1970s and '80s, whenBroza could not walk in the street without being mobbed by swooningfans.

    But Broza is also a richly talented singer/songwriter. If his looks are Baldwin-esque, his music...

  • Musical and Comic Legends

    By William Yelles

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Rhapsody in Blue: The George Gershwin Story," withRobert Alda as Gershwin and Joan Leslie as a fictional loveinterest.

    If all you knew about composer George Gershwin washis body of work -- "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue,""Porgy and Bess," plus countless enduring melodies...

  • The Movies’ Music Man

    By Carvin Knowles

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Composer Elmer Bernstein . Photo by Peter Halmagyi

     

    The list of films for which Elmer Bernstein haswritten orchestral scores reads like a roll call of cinema's all-timeclassics: "The Ten Commandments," "The Age of Innocence," "TheMagnificent Seven," "Ghostbusters," "To Kill A...

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