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  • ‘Einstein on the Beach’ finally hits L.A.’s shore

    By Rick Schultz

    September 6, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    The 1976 premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” shook audiences up, recalling the shock at Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” in 1913. There was something incomprehensible, even infuriating, about Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein,” but in spite of that — or perhaps, in part,...

  • Saying ‘Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish’ at UCLA

    April 10, 2013 | 7:21 am

    For most Jews, the word Kaddish evokes images of loss, mourning, death. But for Hal Willner, “Kaddish” is a spoken-word piece — some would call it poetry — by Allen Ginsberg that evokes a very different image: family.

    Willner, a record and concert producer, and the music...

  • Adelson, Raisman in top 5 on Forward 50 list of influential Jewish Americans

    November 13, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The Jewish Daily Forward's annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans featured Republican Party mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in the top 5.

    Joining Adelson and the gold-medal winning Raisman in the top 5 of the Forward 50 were composer...

  • Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten’ at Long Beach Opera

    By Rick Schultz

    March 22, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    Who was Akhnaten? For composer Philip Glass, this mysterious Egyptian pharaoh, said to be Queen Nefertiti’s husband and the father of King Tutankhamen, was a rebel-hero. In the 14th century B.C.E., Akhnaten defied tradition by attempting to forge a monotheistic religion, and even...

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