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  • Technique, sensitivity the keys to pianist Bronfman’s success

    By Rick Schultz

    July 25, 2012 | 11:45 am

    When Yefim Bronfman performs Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto with conductor Lionel Bringuier and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on July 31, he will be tackling what is known as a real “finger buster,” a term used for a work that is awkwardly conceived for a...

  • Edan Pinchot on America’s Got Talent [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 6, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Young Jewish singer and pianist Edan Pinchot gives a stellar performance on America’s Got Talent.

  • Filmmaker gets up close and personal with Fleischer

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Nathaniel Kahn achieved critical success and a 2004 Oscar nomination for his documentary, "My Architect" -- a personal story about his relationship with his father, Louis Kahn, the much acclaimed modernist architect who braved travails such as a facial deformity and artistic angst...
  • Good to be the Chief; Get Your Challah On

    By Norma Zager

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Good to be the Chief

    Health care veteran Tim McGlew has been named chief operating officer and vice president of operations for the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. The Jewish Home is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles.

    "With the recent...

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  • Tragedy and Triumph Comes Alive for Teens

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As 14-year-old Lisa Jura said goodbye to her mother at a Vienna train station in 1938, Jura’s mother spoke words that would inspire her for a lifetime: “Hold on to your music. It will be your best friend.”
    Jura didn’t imagine that these words — and how her life came to embody...

  • 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....

  • Behind the Music: The Wedding Singer

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the 1998 hit comedy "The Wedding Singer," the eponymous character was a nice Jewish boy named Robbie. At the Sept. 2 Century City Park Hyatt reception of 30-something newlyweds Daphna Ghozland and David Hollander, the wedding singer is a nice Jewish boy named Robbie. True, the...

  • A Song in His Heart

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Singer-pianist-archivist Michael Feinstein's new album, his first with a symphony orchestra, is all standards and all Jewish.

    "Using all Jewish composers didn't take effort," Feinstein said, describing his latest CD, "Michael Feinstein With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"...

  • The Power of Music

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival" by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (Warner Books $23.95).

    Vienna, 1938. In the city of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Strauss, 14-year-old musical prodigy Lisa Jura looks forward to a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Mike Levy

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    30Saturday

    The 50th anniversary revival of Arthur Miller's classic "Death of a Salesman" won four Tony awards on Broadway last year, including Best Revival, and Best Actor for Brian Dennehy's portrayal of Willy Loman. Now that Broadway production has come to the Ahmanson Theatre for...

  • Jazz With Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "George Gershwin Alone," the only one-man show ever permitted by the heirs of the composer for the commercial stage, began in the shadow of the Holocaust.

    The year was 1995. Actor-pianist-composer Hershey Felder, fluent in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, had been invited to...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Attorney GerrySchubert may be a relatively familiar face in Orange County; alongtime resident of Yorba Linda and a member at Mission Viejo'sCongregation Eilat, Schubert is actively involved in JewishFederation projects. But, soon, he may become better known for therelease of his...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Actor-composer Hershey Felder, 29, has a way with politicians.

    Mayor Richard Riordan has asked him to collaborate on a musical. And Felder is writing another musical with Kim Campbell, Canada's former prime minister and the country's current consul general in Los Angeles. Last week,...

  • ‘I am Tateh’

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    After months of rehearsal as a poor immigrant struggling to protect his daughter, Rubinstein has forged a close bond with Danielle Weiner, the young actress who plays Little Girl
    In "Ragtime," the part of Tateh, a widowed, immigrant Jew who comes to New York with a young daughter in...
  • America, Set to Music

    By Diane Arieff

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Coalhouse Walker Jr.
    (Brian Stokes Mitchell),
    a ragtime pianist brimming
    with confidence and plans
    for the future

    America, Set to Music

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Broadway-

    bound

    'Ragtime'

    reaches

    deep

    into the

    heart of

    Doctorow's

    novel and

    pulls out

    a rousing,

    epic musical

    After the...