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  • Musician Hershey Felder plays Irving Berlin

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 18, 2014 | 3:17 pm

    Onstage, he has been George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, and now, Hershey Felder is ready to tackle the most prolific American songwriter of them all — Irving Berlin.

    The multitalented Felder — pianist, actor, playwright, composer and producer — will introduce the world...

  • After 20 years, L.A. Jewish Symphony still reflects the Jewish experience

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 3, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    When Noreen Green founded the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) in 1994, she had to wrestle with a couple of questions.

    First, what defines a Jewish orchestra and differentiates it from other orchestras? And will a woman conductor, that rarest of species, succeed in molding a...

  • Calendar September 6-12

    By Laura Donney

    September 3, 2014 | 10:14 am

    SAT | SEP 6


    The Shulamit Gallery is bringing you a group exhibition featuring four contemporary Iranian artists — Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif  —together (though independently) exploring their cultural identity and...

  • Felder rocks Liszt, Lincoln

    By Tom Tugend

    September 11, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Even for the energetic and versatile Hershey Felder — pianist, actor, playwright, composer and producer — the time warp of his next two world premieres may be considered a bit of a stretch.

    Coming up first is “Rockstar,” opening this month at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach....

  • Hershey Felder’s two Los Angeles theater turns

    By Tom Tugend

    March 27, 2012 | 7:32 pm

    Hershey Felder is a prolific performer, writer and composer, but he is setting a new personal record with world premieres of two plays at different Los Angeles venues.

    Best known as the piano-playing alter ego of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Frederic Chopin, Felder is...

  • 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...
  • 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...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Actor-composer Hershey Felder, 29, has a way with politicians.

    Mayor Richard Riordan has asked him to collaborate on a musical. And Felder is writing another musical with Kim Campbell, Canada's former prime minister and the country's current consul general in Los Angeles. Last week,...