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  • 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,...

  • Mikveh Plunges Into Uncharted Waters

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since the klezmer revival exploded a quarter century ago, the Ashkenazi musical tradition has experienced more variations than deli sandwiches. There has been klezmer-infused jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass and most any other permutation one can imagine. But as klezmer has morphed from...

  • Shoah-Era Opera an Allegory of Victory

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 11 years old, Ella Weisberger got her first starring role, playing the cat in a children's opera called, "Brundibar."

    But Weisberger didn't perform in a grand concert hall; instead she sang in the barracks of Terezin, the "model" concentration camp that the Nazis set up...

  • The Little Flower That Could

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hippies, bellbottoms and Volkswagen Beetles aren't the only '60s icons to resurface. The Vietnam-era image of a sunflower accompanied by the words, "War is not healthy for children and other living things," is also experiencing a revival. The graphic was created in 1965 by Los...

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  • Meet Me at Third and Fairfax

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    These days, Third and Fairfax is pure traffic mayhem. Bulldozers, big rigs and construction workers jam the city streets and block available driveways. Trying to park at Farmers Market, the historical market and eatery that has drawn locals and tourists for 68 years, is like entering...

  • Alive and Kicking

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Aaron Paley, 41, grew up living and breathing Yiddish.

    His world was a community of leftist Jews who considered the radical Workmen's Circle the reichte, the right wing. Paley attended the collectively-run Yiddish Kindershule and Mittelshule in Van Nuys, where he studied labor history...

  • Reviving a Shul, One Goat at a Time

    By Rob Eshman

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Note to future rabbis: If you want to make a lasting firstimpression with your congregants, nothing beats farm animals on thebimah. Just ask anyone at Temple Adat Shalom in West LosAngeles. It's been almost four months since Michael Resnick took overthere, and they're still talking...

  • Honor Thy Father

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Top, a scene from "Countess Maritza;" Above, YvonneSylva Maritza Josephine Kálmán as a child, with herfather Emmerich Kálmán.


    Yvonne Sylva Maritza Josephine Kálmán, sixtyish,blond and glamorous, is named for all her father's favorite operettaheroines. So perhaps not surprisingly, she...