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  • 7 Days In Arts

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    For some soul music (of the Jewish variety) the answer is clear this week: Tonight, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center hosts "Classical Klezmer: Chamber Music That Reflects the Jewish Soul." The concert features works by Sergei Prokofiev, Ernest Bloch, Paul Schoenfield, Max...

  • ‘Strange Fruit’ Takes Strange Twist

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Joel Katz's intriguing new documentary about the anti-lynching ballad, "Strange Fruit," an African American poet says she always assumed the songwriter was black.

    Katz shared the same misconception before making his film, also titled "Strange Fruit," in the late 1990s. After all,...

  • ‘Strange Fruit’ and Stalinism

    By David Evanier

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
    Black body swinging in the Southern breeze,
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

    David Margolick, writer of books and articles on legal issues for The New York Times and Vanity Fair, has hit a raw...