The only privately held original copy of Oskar Schindler's list of Jews is on sale for $2.2 million.
Ezra Schwartz: In the summer of 1992 I was looking for a short story to animate. Nothing seemed to click, until I read "Gimpel The Fool" by Isaac Bashevis Singer. I realized that the characters, beliefs and conflicts in this wonderful story were related to me, my family and people I knew -- Eastern European Jews who emigrated to Israel after the second world war.
Moshav Band, which was founded as a direct result of Carlebach's influence, just released its first English only album -- "Misplaced."
An adept impressionist, Solomon imitates his Old World Italian and Jewish relatives, as well as Jamaicans, Indian taxi drivers, pet dogs, even metal detectors. While many comedians draw upon the clashes between their parents, few would characterize them as Solomon does in a phone interview -- "the cup is half-full for my dad; for my mom, it's half-empty with poison in it."
Each of the artists' songs have flooded the radio waves for nearly five decades, a soundtrack, of sorts, to Israel's many wars, casualties, celebrations, assassinations, and shifting moods -- from hopeful to cynical and hopeful again.
Based on Whedon's short-lived 2002 TV series, "Firefly," whose fan base helped spur the movie, "Serenity" revolves around the outlaws' attempts to discover the telepath's true identity after she beats up everyone in a bar.
Al Carmines' lush score provides the backdrop for "The Song of Songs," now at the Fountain, in which five dancers pair off while singers chant biblical text. Its creators hope to convey the essence of the ancient poetry, which describes God's love for the Israelites as the passion between a man and a woman.