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  • Israel’s dance superstar, cultural ambassador

    By Avishay Artsy

    September 24, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Ido Tadmor is probably the closest any Israeli dancer and choreographer has come to achieving rock-star status in his home country. 

    He’s a former dancer with Israel’s Bat-Dor and Batsheva dance companies who earned the 2011 Landau Prize in Israel for lifetime achievement. He was...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: May 4-10, 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 11:37 am



    America’s largest community service festival, which started in 1999 as Temple Israel of Hollywood Mitzvah Day, attracts nearly 50,000 people from every neighborhood, race, religion, ethnicity and socioeconomic group to hundreds of projects in...

  • Culture with a side of popcorn

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 11, 2012 | 11:45 am

    When the hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” comes to Broadway this spring, I’ll be able to say I saw the London production. I also saw the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Don Giovanni” with the Polish tenor Mariusz Kwiecien. As for bragging rights, it’s hard to...

  • Dancing Queen

    April 25, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    At an airy dance studio in the San Fernando Valley, couples dressed in black moodily tango across the floor, stopping in frustration now and then. Hadas Fisher stands out: She’s wearing a bright coral dress, dangly gold earrings and a brilliant smile. Her dance partner, an elderly...

  • Natalie Portman and the psychology behind ‘Black Swan’

    November 29, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    When Natalie Portman cracked open the script for “Black Swan,” the saga of an ambitious ballerina’s mind-blowing nervous breakdown, she instantly understood where her character was coming from.

    It’s not that Portman has any personal experience with mental illness. In fact, the...

  • Natalie Portman and the psychology behind ‘Black Swan’

    November 29, 2010 | 3:54 pm


  • Sculpture? It’s a Klapper! Ballet in Bel Air

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On the Town

    Dr. Robert Klapper is one amazing guy. He's a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon whose patients include Dustin Hoffman, Sasha Baron Cohen and Brett Ratner. He holds numerous patents for surgical tools. He is an avid surfer. He sculpts pietas out of imported Italian marble...

  • Quarterly calendar

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Fri., March 16

    "Irish Writers Entertain: An Evening in the Company of Irish Writers." One-man show starring Neil O'Shea. Part of the annual Irish Cultural Festival. Loyola Marymount University (LMU). 7:30 p.m. Free. LMU, Barnelle Black Box, Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive, Los...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm


    Hip hop hooray. All the young Jews find cause for celebration today as Latino-Jewish rappers, the Hip Hop Hoodios, grant a free concert at downtown's California Plaza. Blazers and East L.A. Sabor round out the eclectic Latin music show titled "Tres Sabores Latinos." 7...

  • Flamboyant Ballet

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Boris Eifman's ballet, "Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death," premiered in Moscow in 1993, angry picketers surrounded the concert hall.

    "They stood with a banner that read, 'Stay away from our Tchaikovsky,'" said Eifman, whose ballet debuts at the Orange County...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm


    Monique Schwartz has people talkin' about our mommas. No need to organize a posse though. This is actually kind of Schwartz's way of doing that herself -- to analyze and combat stereotypical depictions of Jewish mothers in film. Her documentary "Mamadrama: The Jewish...