Edon Pinchot, a kipah-wearing Jewish day school student, won cheers from the live audience and the judges in the semifinals of "America's Got Talent."
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored NBC Universal Chair Jeff Gaspin with its Humanitarian Award during the Entertainment Industry Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Oct. 7.
"It's a groundbreaking week," Howie Mandel said to some 1,000 guests at Jewish Television Network's annual benefit at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Nov. 5. "Just yesterday we elected a black man president, and tonight we're honoring a Jew in show business."
This week: Syzygy Theatre Group stages Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-winning "Talley's Folly"; celebrated composer Felix Mendelsohn receives the ultimate compliment in the new play, "Better Than Beethoven," as well as center stage; a special screening of the new documentary, "Out of Faith," takes place today only at Laemmle Sunset 5; big name comedians donate stage time to raise money for The Federation's children's literacy program, KOREH L.A.; fine art and contemporary crafts can be found all weekend long at the inaugural Santa Monica Arts Festival.