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  • Funny music, sad life

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 15, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    On an otherwise unremarkable day in 1938, a chubby but charming student at John Burroughs Junior High in Los Angeles “cracked the code of his comic gift and discovered his life’s work,” as we learn in “Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman” by Mark Cohen...

  • Handy Hazzan Almost Humpty Dumpty Hazzan – From A Ladder, Not a Wall

    By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan

    June 23, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    It was last Tuesday and I was in a hurry.  First mistake.  I had promised to replace an exterior light bulb above the entrance to my friend, Vivian’s house.  It gets pretty dark at night in that general area, not only because of that bulb, but also because the one on the porch...