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  • Sportin’ Life was right, but what about that Torah tune?

    By Roger Price

    June 13, 2013 | 6:50 pm

       Sportin’ Life, the dope peddling conman who lived on Catfish Row in 1930s Charleston, South Carolina -- at least in the musings of George and Ira Gershwin and writers DuBose and Dorothy Heyward -- never did delve deeply into higher Biblical criticism.  He probably never even...

  • July 28 - August 2, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 25, 2012 | 10:49 am

    SAT | JULY 28

    “SACRED/SAUCY”
    Tonight’s tasty and spiritual shindig features a taco truck, beer, stories and Havdalah. Afterward, a talented local lineup of queer and ally poets, musicians and storytellers perform. Organized by East Side Jews, the Jewish Federation’s Young...

  • June 30 - July 6

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    SAT | JUNE 30

    “OY”

    When Jewish sisters Selma and Jenny agree to discuss their Holocaust experiences with the younger generation of Osnabrück, the German city of their youth, they’re flooded by emotions and memories. Back home in Paris, the 80-something sisters open up about...

  • Multimedia show explores Gershwin’s genius

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Rather than compose “Porgy and Bess,” what if George Gershwin had instead scored the opera “Dybbuk and Leah”?

    Though the latter title is imaginary, Gershwin did start in on a Dybbuk-themed work, only to learn that the opera rights to the Yiddish play by S. Ansky had been...

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  • Two musical ‘inventors’ get Felder fanfare

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hershey Felder sits at a baby grand piano in the ornately furnished home he has rented near the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. The 38-year-old Paris-based actor-pianist has temporarily moved here to perform his musical solo shows, "George Gershwin Alone" and "Monsieur Chopin," at the...
  • Heart to Hart

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, the Getty Playhouse showcased a memorable special event: "Here's to Life," Kitty Carlisle Hart's cabaret-style one-woman show, accompanied by her musical director, David Lewis.

    Hart, 94, performed for a little over an hour, reminiscing and singing songs from some of...

  • Jazz With Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "George Gershwin Alone," the only one-man show ever permitted by the heirs of the composer for the commercial stage, began in the shadow of the Holocaust.

    The year was 1995. Actor-pianist-composer Hershey Felder, fluent in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, had been invited to...