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Canadian music maker Socalled has drawn from so many different influences to create his new album, "Ghettoblaster," that it's impossible to fit it into any genre. And why would you want to? The ever-inventive artist combines rock, hip-hop, funk, Bulgarian, klezmer...
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Click the BIG ARROW for Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas, having survived 87 movies, countless one-night stands with Hollywood's most beautiful women, a helicopter crash, a stroke and two bar mitzvahs is beginning to hit his stride at age 90.
His latest endeavor, coinciding with the...
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm
December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pmThe 200-seat chapel at Sinai Temple was crammed with Hollywood luminaries of yesterday and today, when Rabbi David Wolpe called Issur ben Heshel to the Torah for his bar mitzvah reading and speech.
"Today, I am a man," intoned 83-year-old actor Kirk Douglas in the prescribed fashion,...
September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Douglas in "Cast a Giant Shadow."
After surviving a 1991 helicopter crash, Douglas,80, has taken a greater interest in Judaism.
Kirk Douglas' Greatest Role
The legendary actor rediscovers and redefines his Jewish side
By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor
When Kirk Douglas was in his...