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  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday 7

    Bruins and Trojans unite in the name of Jewish art. For the first time ever, the Hillels of UCLA and USC collaborate to present coinciding art exhibitions. Titled "Makor/Source," the two shows feature works by 23 contemporary Jewish artists reflecting their study of Jewish...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, December 3

    Your momma remembers this drama. The Skirball has its last show of "12 Angry Men" this afternoon. The classic courtroom tale about a teenage boy accused of killing his father has been around a while, but gets refreshed by L.A. Theatre Works, with the help of...

  • Spectator - Lessing’s Shots of Liberty

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Erich Lessing received his first camera when he exited the synagogue from his bar mitzvah in Vienna in 1936.

    "There was no idea of taking up photography as a profession," said Lessing, 82, from his house in Austria. "In a good Jewish family in Vienna you would only be a lawyer or a...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 17

    Jews of the LBC rejoice as they finally get a film fest all their own. The first Long Beach Jewish Film Festival will be held today and tomorrow, thanks to the support of the Alpert JCC and the Cal State Long Beach Jewish studies program. The lineup...

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  • ‘Apostle of the Ugly’ Outlasts Nazis, Gets His Due

    By Tom Tugend

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For 40 years, painter Max Liebermann was the premier artist of Berlin, a cultural icon and pioneer in his native land, and the pride of the Jewish community in Germany.

    When Hitler came to power in 1933, Liebermann became officially a nonperson -- and when he died two years later at...

  • Tommywood - Hungary Minds

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    By this point in the summer, I know that my devoted Tommywood readers are all wondering the same thing -- be they sitting by the pool at the Sociét? des Bains de Mer in Monte Carlo, on their yachts sailing off the coast of Turkey or schvitzing in their New York apartments or Los...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, August 13

    Spend some quality time with the kiddies before the back-to-school commotion ensues. Saturdays at the Whitefire Theatre, "Precious Piglet and Her Friends" is a musical that teaches kids about self-esteem and friendship. Writer Carrol Mendelson and musician...

  • Unspeakable Acts, Incredible Pictures

    By David Finnigan

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A large, striped blue-and-white flag bearing the phrase, "Liberation!" greets visitors at the Museum of Tolerance exhibit, "Liberation! Revealing the Unspeakable," about the Allied soldiers and the starved, dying and dead Jews they discovered while liberating concentration camps.

    In...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 16

    Who says chicks can't be funny? Tonight, comedians Marie Cain, Annie Korzen, Ann Randolph and Betsy Salkind each take a turn onstage as part of "Tickling Adam's Rib: An Evening of Four Ferociously Funny Females"...and dare you to not laugh.

    8 p.m. $20. Steinway...

  • Israeli Artist Paints a Path to Healing

    By Emily Pauker

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There is something raw about the rough brush strokes in the work of native Israeli artist Rhea Carmi, and about her textured materials, such as sand and stone. But then, there also was a rawness to the tragedy that originally informed and inspired her work.

    Carmi lost her brother in...

  • What It Takes to Create a Museum

    By Michael Berenbaum

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The opening of a new museum by Yad Vashem is an event to be honored by the entire Jewish world whether in Israel or throughout the Diaspora.

    For Jerusalem to maintain its primacy, its centrality, the brilliant creation of the 1950s, which was then far ahead of its time, had to be...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 12

    Three female artists who see no trace of irony in the notion of drawing sculptures display their takes on the theme in Bank's new exhibition, aptly titled, "Sculpture." Bari Ziperstein paints images of stacked crates and cardboard boxes, Sherin Guiguis creates...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    SATURDAY

    Chinese restaurants and movie theaters notwithstanding, lonely Jews on Christmas have a new place at which to convene. The Skirball Cultural Center is open and mostly free to the public today. See the "Time/Space, Gravity and Light," "Celestial Nights," and "Visions and...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, December 18

    Tis the season for cocktail parties, so why not one more. The Anti-Defamation League hosts its 2004 Los Angeles Celebration this evening, complete with dinner, dancing, martini bar and keynote speech by Harvard professor/defense attorney/Israel defender...

  • The Paintbrush as Sword

    By David Finnigan

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Samuel Bak's first art exhibit was in the Vilna ghetto when he was 9 years old. While the Nazis killed 75,000 Vilna residents, he and his mother emerged as just two of 200 survivors.

    Some of that young boy's artwork, which depicted a culture that once was called "the Jerusalem of...

  • Whose ‘Land’ Is It?

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Barbara Grover had traveled the world photographing such heart-wrenching subjects as children living in trash dumps, but it was a garlic braid and a pair of kids' shoes in a bombed-out house that moved her most of all.

    That house belonged to Salah Shehada, commander of Hamas'...

  • How Jewish is ‘Too Jewish’?

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

     

    Eugene Yelchin painted his "Section Five" series using his fingers instead of brushes. In the earthy, orangy-brown tones and thick, rounded strokes of paint, the faces he painted emerge blurred somewhat with the background, as if the artist didn't want them to be seen clearly.

    ...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Disabled artists make headway today thanks to the Irene Vaksberg Salon. The hair salon-by-day becomes an art space this evening, offering a forum for work by emerging artists with disabilities. "Readings From Explore and Express" features works by blind photographer...

  • Gerda Straus Mathan

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gerda Straus Mathan, a well-respected, Berkeley-based photographer of Jewish and other subjects who studied with Ansel Adams and lived for a time in Southern California, died Aug. 10 following a long illness. She was 83.

    A photojournalist with degrees in biology, zoology and art,...

  • Cossacks Look to Make Over Image

    By Sue Fishkoff

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Nikolai Kozitsyn, chief of the Great Host of Don Cossacks, comes rushing into his second-story office in downtown Novocherkassk, apologizing for the informality of his navy blue sweat pants and flip-flops.

    "I've been taking care of my horses," he explains.

    Of course. What else...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Aaron Samson wrote and stars in "Not Dead Yet," a piece inspired by his grandfather's memoirs of his Russian past: working for Leon Trotsky, the consequent threat of execution by Russia's communist regime and his quick escape to the United States where he began a new...

  • Not Just for Kids Anymore

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Storyopolis, the children's art gallery and bookstore, is kicking out children next week for a grownups-only project, an Artists' Studio Series featuring the not-so-kid-friendly art created by children's book illustrators they work with regularly.

    While appealing to the 21-and-over...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 5, 2004 | 7:59 pm



    Head to Topanga Canyon tonight for an evening of theater under the stars. Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" opens tonight at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum outdoor amphitheater. When Hellman wrote it in the late 1930s, she intended it to serve as a warning against American...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bite off a rose, scoop up your honey and dance on down to the New JCC at Milken. This evening they present "A Magical Argentinian Night," complete with tango dancers and singers, folk songs and ballet, as well as Argentine snacks, drinks and desserts. Best of all, proceeds...

  • ‘Show & Tel’ Dials the Right Artwork

    By Marc Ballon

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Show & Tel: Art of Connection," the Zimmer Children's Museum's exhibition of 179 telephones decorated and deconstructed by painters, sculptors, politicians, athletes and others, features an array of artworks ranging from the whimsical to the confrontational.

    Grouped by such themes...

  • Philatelists Give Israel Stamp of Approval

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Alan Beals started collecting stamps as a boy. In the '80s, when a flood of new issues from the U.S. Postal Service swamped his enthusiasm, Beals stumbled into the obscure niche of Judaic philatelists. Along the way, his hobby yielded a self-education in American Jewish history and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Revolutionaries in the field of photography are celebrated in the Getty Museum's exhibition, "Photographers of Genius," now on display, in honor of its 20 years of collecting photographic images. Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray and Alfred Steiglitz are four of 38...

  • New Tales From a Post-Exodus Egypt

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Now that we've just finished two seders celebrating our escape from Egypt, a new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center demonstrates that not every Jew got out of Egypt -- or wanted to.

    "Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt: A Family Archive From the Nile Valley," revolves around...

  • The Haunting of the Weird

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Diane Arbus, acknowledged as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, thought photographs were the ultimate enigma.

    "A photograph is a secret about a secret," she said. "The more it tells you, the less you know."

    Arbus was a pampered Jewish princess turned chronicler...

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