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Wouldn’t you agree that there is nothing like watching your child singing Christmas Carols in a school performance? I am sorry, let me re-phrase that. There is nothing like watching your Jewish kid singing Christmas Carols, in a school performance! Am I right?
All the schools...
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Three activists, including an Israeli lawmaker, heckled actors during a performance at a theater in Tel Aviv.
Monday night’s disruption was a protest of the more than 50 Israeli theater professionals who signed a petition in late August saying that they will not perform in the new...
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Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8
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Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...
January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm
Mandy Patinkin performs "Finishing the Hat" in Sunday in the Park with George
"I have acquired a taste for Patinkin verging on addiction," Clive Barnes wrote in the New York Post in 2001.
Maybe you know him as Inigo Montoya, the Spanish fencer in "The Princess Bride," who shouts,...
December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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IFC News coverage of the 2007 New York Film Festival Press Conference for the documentary "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project." John Landis discusses Rickles and his reasons for making the film.
Don Rickles has been called irreverent, acerbic, caustic, biting, scathing, and often...
May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Oojam at last year's Ren Faire
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The women of Oojahm undulate on a makeshift stage of Oriental rugs at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire's main entrance. Peasants and beggars hoot and holler while perched on nearby bales of hay as the turban-clad drummers...
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Although he doesn't exactly think of it this way, Joshua Bell is the latest in a long line of Jewish violin-playing aristocracy.
His teacher was Joseph Gingold, and as Bell fondly recalled him, "He was a Russian Jewish violinist. He had an incredible joy for the violin that rubbed...
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Throughout his career, musician Uri Caine has gambled that he could find a niche in unconventional musical settings -- and he's usually won. His body of work includes hard-swinging jazz, contemporary imaginings of Jewish musical themes and controversial reworkings of hallowed...
May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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Israeli hip-hop act "Hadag Nachash" (Snakefish) thrills the audience at "Let My People Rock," an all-day Passover festival held Sunday, April 16, on the grounds of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. More than 2,000 people attended Sunday's event, said...
March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
On a dark spotlight-lit stage, a man in a long, black suit; yarmulke; and tallit slung over one shoulder fervently sings into a microphone, while a dance troupe in similar -- but sexier -- garb twirls behind him.
He's not a cantor. He's not a rabbi. He's not even religious. He is...
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January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Sixty years after the end of World War II, Vienna has reclaimed its roots as a city of culture. Not the culture of stoic monuments to faded glory or landmarks illuminated by historical plaques, but in a living, breathing, heart-still-pumping way. Grand-yet-graceful music, art and...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Joshua Nelson is resting his voice. That's a tall order for Nelson, the 29-year-old African American Jewish singer who has blended black style and Jewish prayers and folksongs into a new, foot-stomping, synagogue-shaking praise music he has dubbed "kosher gospel."
Though he's been...
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Jewish summer camp introduces young Jews to many things -- sports, arts and crafts, drama classes; Eitan Kadosh, a 1999 National Slam Poetry champion, "learned that sex isn't always like pizza."
He also learned how to entertain people, playing one of the brothers in "Joseph and the...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Billy Crystal has something he wants to share with you.
Crystal has had a diverse and varied career, with plenty of ups and downs, as a stand-up comic, a TV performer and a movie actor. On the one hand, he starred in "When Harry Met Sally," a movie that convinced many non-Jewish...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 3
Your momma remembers this drama. The Skirball has its last show of "12 Angry Men" this afternoon. The classic courtroom tale about a teenage boy accused of killing his father has been around a while, but gets refreshed by L.A. Theatre Works, with the help of...
October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Simon Wiesenthal, whose dogged persistence led to the capture of approximately 1,100 accused Nazi war criminals, was the quintessential larger-than-life figure filmmakers crave. While there were some less-than-distinguished films made about him over the years, they were outweighed by...
September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm
There's pain and then there's the big pain.
Pain is what happens in a regular life -- the predictable illnesses, disappointments and aggravations. The big pain is something like the Holocaust and the aftermath of surviving it.
The larger pain makes the regular mode of suffering seem...
September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm
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After landing the lead in several school plays at Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles, Leora Weinstock, 13, decided she wanted to be a professional actress. Her mother, Judith Weinstock, combed the city in search of just the right acting teacher. It wasn't long before she made a...