An intellectual pianist in the best sense, Jonathan Biss has a probing and poetic musical mind wedded to a playful, spontaneous temperament. Biss, 34, is also a musician who craves performing in public. So much so that even though he wisely canceled a concert in April with the New...
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Young Jewish singer and pianist Edan Pinchot gives a stellar performance on America’s Got Talent.
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When I first heard about Amy Chua, the self-professed Chinese Tiger Mother, I didn’t understand what all the hype, the drama and the hatred was about. After reading more about her and her parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, I couldn’t help but like her even more!...
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Saturday, April 29
Sure, they’re renown writers, but it seems what everyone really wants to be is a rockstar. Columnist Dave Barry, novelists Stephen King, Mitch Albom and Amy Tan and cartoonist Matt Groening, among other artists known for their literary talents, went so far as...
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Those who have followed the documentaries produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center know what to expect: Films like "Genocide," "Liberation" and "In Search of Peace" that hit you right between the eyes and in the solar plexus.
Thus, it is more the surprise that its Moriah Films...
November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
One hot summer night in 1997, under the starry desert sky at Masada mountaintop in Israel, I fell in love with Rami Kleinstein.
"Get yourself some apples and dates/sweeten up your days/He's not worth the pain/that rattles your heart."
I felt as if Rami was singing directly to me,...
May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) needs a concert hall. It has an outstanding conductor in Dr. Noreen Green, talented and accomplished musicians, and a loyal following. I've heard LAJS perform with increasing brilliance at venues, including the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza,...