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  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor’s son

    December 18, 2015 | 11:48 am

    Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.  The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major...

  • 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...

  • Death to Fanatistan!

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    By the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Janet Klein—‘Cohen owes me 97 dollars’

    By The Web Guy

    May 22, 2008 | 10:56 pm

    Hollywood ragtime sweetie Janet Klein sings Irving Berlin’s “Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars” at the Tin Pan Alley show during the Annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento last November (2007)

     

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  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 29

    Sure, they’re renown writers, but it seems what everyone really wants to be is a rockstar. Columnist Dave Barry, novelists Stephen King, Mitch Albom and Amy Tan and cartoonist Matt Groening, among other artists known for their literary talents, went so far as...

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