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  • Fall preview arts and entertainment calendar 2013

    By Laura Donney

    September 6, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    FRI | SEP 6

    “MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK”

    How well can you ever really know your family? If you are Jonathan Holiff, there is only one option — perpetual discovery. Following his father Saul’s suicide, Holiff finds hundreds of letters, audio diaries and recorded phone calls...

  • Klezmer, classical royalty at the Bowl

    By Rick Schultz

    August 14, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    “Energy is eternal delight,” the poet William Blake said, and klezmer music proves his point. For centuries throughout Jewish Eastern Europe, rhythmically high-strung klezmer bands, which often featured a virtuoso violinist and clarinetist trading licks, were a provocation to...

  • Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgot to play Saban Theatre

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    Arranging a concert program is like planning a dinner, says Itzhak Perlman, calling from New York. First comes an appetizer, then the main course, and finally something to clear the palate.

    By that yardstick, the violin virtuoso is preparing a menu for his March 30 appearance in Los...

  • Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot: The Soul of Jewish Music [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]

    March 17, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    A just-released video captures a bit of music history.  It’s a rehearsal, but no ordinary rehearsal.   

    Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot are practicing for an upcoming concert in which the virtuoso violinist and the world-famous cantor will join forces with acclaimed...

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  • Under the Circumstances

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The great violinist, Itzhak Perlman, suffered from polio as a child and ever since has been in a wheelchair. On one occasion, while performing a violin concerto, one of the strings broke. It occurred in the very first movement with an audible ping. Everyone waited to see what he...