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  • Charlie Chaplin’s funniest film to be accompanied by orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    June 4, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Imagine being 23 years old and summoned to Hollywood by Charlie Chaplin to work on his 1936 comedy classic, “Modern Times” — then being fired by the legendary star/director/writer after a week and a half. And then rehired. 

    That’s what happened to the great American film composer...

  • Battleground California

    By Jared Sichel

    May 28, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    If only Lauren Rogers had known what she was getting herself into when she signed up to go to Israel.

    During UCLA’s winter break in December 2013, the rising senior and outgoing financial supports commissioner for UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association (USAC) took an...

  • Rita, on music and her roots [Q & A]

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 24, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    On Nov. 1, Israel’s most popular and enduring pop icon, Rita Yahan-Farouz, known the world over simply as Rita, will appear at UCLA’s Royce Hall, along with a special band assembled for this tour. She will perform songs from throughout her career, in Hebrew, as well as songs from...

  • Star Choreographer Hofesh Shechter Discusses His “Political Mother”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 18, 2011 | 2:31 am

    Hofesh Shechter has become one of the top new names in the world of dance since relocating from Israel to England a decade ago.  But while the star choreographer insists his work is apolitical, his experience of the realities of life in Israel can’t help but emerge in the mix.

    His...

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  • Concerts celebrate Ash Grove’s golden legacy

    By Kirk Silsbee

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Ed Pearl, 70, silver-haired and feisty, will forever be associated with the Ash Grove, the folk club he opened 50 years ago with a $5,000 investment, despite the fact that the venue's been closed for a quarter century.

    "My life," Pearl said, "has been a series of fortuitous...

  • The Idan Raichel Project in Los Angeles

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 27, 2007 | 9:45 pm

    Israeli music sensation Idan Raichel, creator of The Idan Raichel Project shares his thoughts with Danielle Berrin of JewishJournal.com before his Nov. 2007 performance at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

  • Botox-aided pianist: Oscar documentary nod a ‘gas’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Leon Fleischer was 37 and considered among the world's top pianists when he noticed the sluggishness in his right hand in 1963. Over several months, his fourth and fifth fingers progressively curled under, requiring an enormous effort to extend them.

    At the time, the pianist was...

  • Lecture Stirs Anger

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A public lecture by a visiting scholar on the UCLA campus usually doesn't make much of a ripple, but nearly all of the 1,800 seats in Royce Hall were taken and the atmosphere was electric when professor Edward W. Said stepped up to the lectern.

    The sponsoring Burkle Center for...

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