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

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm

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

    DECEMBER

    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...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 25-31: Jerusalem Symphony, Der Golem, Das Jazz, El Vote

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 24, 2008 | 4:28 pm

    SAT | OCTOBER 25


    (THEATER)
    A German expressionist film miraculously melds a Halloween mood with a talmudic rabbi and the Prague ghetto. "Der Golem: Wie Er in die Welt Kam" ("The Golem: How He Came Into the World") tells the legend of a clay figurine created by a rabbi to save the...

  • ‘Mission’ accomplished for hybrid composer Lalo Schifrin—with new book and CD

    September 17, 2008 | 10:49 pm

    As a recent Sunday afternoon interview wound down, composer Lalo Schifrin got up from the couch in his Beverly Hills studio and went over to a baby grand. Launching into Ravel's "Valses Nobles et Sentimentales," then into two jazz standards, "Cherokee" and "Israel," he effortlessly...
  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through November 2008

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am

    SEPTEMBER

    Fri., Sept. 12
    "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People." Angelenos can explore the legacy of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved popes in a new Skirball Cultural Center exhibition. Through artifacts, photographs and audiovisual recordings...
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  • The ‘Chronicles’ of the musical rabbi

    June 12, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    In his mid-50s, after nearly three decades teaching in his native Baltimore at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University -- part of that time as head of the music composition department -- composer-pianist Moshe Cotel decided to become a rabbi.

    He thought he was giving up...

  • Classical Musicians’ Volume Decreases

    By Beverly Gray

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The conductor raises his baton. On cue, 73 young musicians launch into a heartfelt rendition of "Sabbath Fantasies," a piece that weaves together snatches of Jewish liturgy and folk tunes.

    This is the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO), a 6-year-old ensemble sponsored by Stephen S....

  • Spectator - Musical Mystery of Letters

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While Madonna and other celebrities have made it fashionable in recent years to pursue Kabbalah, guitarist and composer Adam Del Monte has the musical sophistication and spiritual depth to explore Jewish mysticism beyond the trendy or superficial. In his new piece, "Kabbalistic...

  • Evolution of Reform Judaism Progressing

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    At Temple Congregation Ohabei Shalom in Nashville, Tenn., congregants newly trained in the ancient skill of shofar blowing sounded the ceremonial ram's horn for the first time this past Rosh Hashanah. It was the first time a lay member of the 150-year-old synagogue had blown the...