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  • Young Jews Can Act Out—on Sundays

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • History Happens

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After the intermission, the lights start to dim. A lone woman is on stage. She waits for the audience to settle in. She is well dressed, well groomed. She begins: "For the Palestinians, there is no other context. We see everything in the context of Palestine."

    In the June 26 Los...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 21

    Ah, love. We get a heaping helping of it at the Getty's "Love Story Weekend," which continues today. Hear noted actors read short stories by noted writers -- Regina King reads Charles Johnson, Alec Baldwin reads John Updike and William H. Macy reads Etgar...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

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    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

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  • Was Is Back

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    A few weeks ago, Sweet Pea Atkinson stood on the stage of the Los Angeles House of Blues, dapper in a red double-breasted, collarless suit, wearing a red fedora and red leather shoes. The occasion was the historic reunion of seminal groove band Was (Not Was) after a 14-year...

  • Feldshuh Enjoys View From ‘Balcony’

    By Kelly Hartog

    January 27, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "There are three female historical figures that I have wanted to play: Golda Meir, Indira Ghandi and Margaret Thatcher. And the last two haven't been offered to me."

    Thus speaks Tovah Feldshuh, currently performing her award-winning, one-woman show "Golda's Balcony" -- about...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com.

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  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, December 18

    Tis the season for cocktail parties, so why not one more. The Anti-Defamation League hosts its 2004 Los Angeles Celebration this evening, complete with dinner, dancing, martini bar and keynote speech by Harvard professor/defense attorney/Israel defender...

  • Symphony to Debut Fiery ‘Soul’ Music

    By David Finnigan

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Wayne Hinton is a Methodist, and he understands what Jewish audiences will feel when they hear a performance by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

    "It's like when you hear a Frenchman conducting French music," said Hinton, the symphony's executive director. "It's akin to their...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 2

    A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Center for the Arts is occasion enough to bring out Jason Alexander, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Jessica Capshaw, Sally Kellerman and others for a benefit staged...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 2

    A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Center for the Arts is occasion enough to bring out Jason Alexander, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Jessica Capshaw, Sally Kellerman and others for a benefit staged...

  • A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Cente

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 2

    A- and B-listers do Brecht for a pricey cause tonight. The one-year anniversary of The Edgemar Center for the Arts is occasion enough to bring out Jason Alexander, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Jessica Capshaw, Sally Kellerman and others for a benefit staged...

  • Partying With the Many Faces of ‘Alma’

    By Tom Tugend

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Alma Mahler-Gropius-Werfel, who married and bedded a string of the 20th century's most creative geniuses, is celebrating her 125th birthday -- and what a party it's going to be.

    For the occasion, guests, after running a paparazzi gantlet and imbibing a welcoming drink, will meet not...

  • Twin Triathletes Go for the Gold

    By Carin Davis

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. may have the Hamm brothers, but Israel has the Alterman brothers. Like their American counterparts, these 24-year-old twins have their eyes on Olympic gold.

    Ran and Dan Alterman are Israel's reigning triathlon champions. For the past four years, they have dominated the sport...

  • California’s Budget, Compromised

    By Idan Ivri

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Just as it seemed his honeymoon governorship was degenerating into insults and whining, Arnold Schwarzenegger finally signed a $105 billion state budget on July 31, about a month late.

    The governor kept his promise not to raise taxes, the Democrats flexed their own muscles and won a...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Chug on down to the Getty today or tomorrow, as they present Sharon Katz and the Peace Train as part of their Garden Concerts for Kids series. The Grammy-nominated South African ensemble gives a family-oriented performance of jazz-/folk-/rock-infused African music and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Free tunes at the Skirball this afternoon, as part of their continuing "Café Z" series. This time it's the Latin jazz stylings of Angelo Metz's Brazilian Ensemble, performing for you al fresco, as you imbibe frothy coffee drinks in the shade. Noon-2 p.m. Free. 2701 N....

  • The Kid Still Stays in the Picture

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Tommywood was expecting a Hollywood moment. Publicity guru extraordinaire Michael Levine had arranged for me to meet legendary Producer Robert Evans at his longtime lair, Woodland, the former home of Greta Garbo. I turned north of Sunset Boulevard and, like William Holden, wondered...

  • Odets Revival Hits Venice, Long Beach

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Clifford Odets burst onto Broadway in 1935, when three plays by the 29-year-old actor-writer -- "Waiting for Lefty," "Awake and Sing" and "Paradise Lost" -- opened in the same year.

    Odets, the son of Jewish immigrants, was an early member of the fabled Group Theatre in New York,...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bite off a rose, scoop up your honey and dance on down to the New JCC at Milken. This evening they present "A Magical Argentinian Night," complete with tango dancers and singers, folk songs and ballet, as well as Argentine snacks, drinks and desserts. Best of all, proceeds...

  • And There Was Music

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At Sinai Akiba Academy recently, Bryna Vener vigorously conducted close to 100 first- through-eighth-graders in a passionate rendition of "Hava Nagila" as students danced in their seats. If the atmosphere was celebratory, it was because the assembly was a dress rehearsal for the...

  • 3 Minutes With Brad

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Brad Pitt may have sustained an injury during the filming of his new movie, "Troy," but I sustained an injury during the viewing of the film.

    With 15 minutes left of the special preview screening, I had to go to the bathroom. I had been able to hold on through at least three...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Harken back to the beginning, when it was Adam, Eve and some girl named Little Suzy. Playwright-producer Ron Petronicolos takes some liberties with the Genesis tale in "The Adam and Eve Show." On Sunday, Petronicolos presents "The God Monologues," "an ode to the Big Guy...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Make a play date today or tomorrow. The Celebrity Staged Play Reading Series performance of "Talley's Folley" presents husband-and-wife team Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James reprising their roles in last month's Pasadena Playhouse production. Once again, they take on...

  • Batsheva Blurs Artistic Borders

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    During "Naharin's Virus" a provocatative dance/performance piece that the Batsheva Dance company will excerpt this week at UCLA, a dancer holds chalk in her hand, dragging it through her body movements: Arching her back, outstretching her arm, she trails Hebrew words on a blackboard....

  • Just Do It

    By Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Back in 1981, when I was attending rabbinical college in Boston, there was a young rabbi -- fresh out of seminary -- who founded a small congregation in the Boston suburb South Brookline. He would often hang out with us as "one of the guys." From the day he started up his shul, he...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Shul of Rock

    Actor Jack Black wowed the crowd during Beth Chayim Chadashim's (BCC) Humanitarian Awards Brunch at the Omni Hotel on Feb. 22 when he played his "saxaboom" -- a toy saxophone that belts out prerecorded tunes. Black emceed the brunch for the first gay and lesbian...

  • Curtain to Rise on Women’s Conflicts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In a rehearsal room at the Odyssey Theatre, Colette Freedman propped her electric-blue high tops on a chair and good naturedly laughed at herself. "I'm truly flawed," the 30-ish actress-playwright said. "I am totally a hypocrite."

    Well, not totally. While her "Deconstructing the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Southwest Chamber Music performs works by musicians on the fringes of society in their latest series, "Exiles and Outcasts: Vienna and Hollywood." Six concerts at three different venues feature music by Third Reich exiles Eric Zeisl and Hanns Eisler along with pieces by...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    With Valentine's Day comes melodrama, though if you're lucky it's just in the form of Neurotic Young Urbanites' new show, "Golden Prospects: A Los Angeles Melodrama," which promises opium, pornography, prostitution, disfigurement, blindness, and a live on-stage pianist....

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