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Powerful musical recounts Atlanta lynching of falsely accused Jewish man

A century after the murder of Leo Frank, ‘Parade’ — now staged in Chicago — is still a devastatingly relevant piece of drama By Ronit Bezalel Patrick Andrews and Brianna Borger in ‘Parade.’ (Michael Brosilow) CHICAGO — Chicagoland theater goers have a must-see play in their midst. Even a century after the events that inspired […]

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Big Fish: An odyssey through a storybook

“You are never too old for a good story.” By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO–The storyteller’s art is alive and well in the deep South, made all the more charming by its musical drawl and colorful colloquialisms. Big Fish is a magical, musical odyssey through a world of giants, witches, mermaids and werewolves. This is […]

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Hershey Felder can pack a house on a Monday

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Rarely have I seen a house so packed on a Monday night as I did at the Lyceum Theatre on  June 19, 2017. But Hershey Felder is a name that gets butts in the seats. This was Hershey Felder & Friends: “The Stories of Sholem Aleichem and more” one […]

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This unexpected indie Israeli film inspired the first Palestinian fatwa in decades

A drama about three young women trying to figure it all out in Tel Aviv, director Maysaloun Hamoud’s ‘In Between’ is a charming jab at the patriarchy By Jordan Hoffman NEW YORK — The cinema cognoscenti got a peek at something special at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. While Maysaloun Hamoud’s “In Between” […]

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Israeli-Americans bask in the Gal Gadot effect

The Wonder Woman star’s breakthrough is already making a small but real impact on the lives of Israeli-Americans, particularly those in show biz. By Orli Santo Yonatan Gutfeld has an Israeli accent. Now that he’s singing for American audiences, Gutfeld — a Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist — has been working hard to tone down […]

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Actress Marlee Matlin teaches tolerance — and how to sign ‘Tel Aviv’ — during Israel tour

The Oscar winner, the recipient of a prestigious award from the Ruderman Foundation, explains how Judaism stresses inclusion By Yaakov Schwartz TEL AVIV – Actress Marlee Matlin lifted her hand beside her face in the shape of an “L” and tapped her fingers together a couple of times. “That’s it?” a shocked reporter asked. “That’s […]

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Bill Cosby to Lecture on Avoiding Sex Assault Charges

Following the declaration of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault, spokespeople for the comedian have said he plans to embark on a town hall speaking tour to teach people how to avoid sexual assault accusations. “Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby, told a local Fox […]

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Lessons for our time in Richard II

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — In the Book of Samuel, the prophet pours olive oil onto the head of the shepherd boy David, declaring him the next King of Israel. (I Sam 16) This anointing ceremony inspired the concept of monarchs ruling by “divine right.” King James loved the idea and commissioned frescos […]

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Robert De Niro is in the title, but not in the play

  By Cynthia Citron HOLLYWOOD, California — Even as you giggle continuously through Sy Rosen’s delightful chronicle of his journey into “old age” you are also continually aware of how skillfully he has mounted his gentle stories.  Rosen’s play Robert De Niro Is Older Than Me is a one-man show for three people and a slide […]

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A double premiere for Michael Roth

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Michael Roth is an accomplished composer, with over 250 scores for theater productions throughout North America to his credit. This outstanding local Jewish artist had two of his compositions featured as part of the 24th Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival at the Lyceum Theatre. The works not only utilized Roth’s […]

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Wonder Woman kindles controversy in the Arab world

She may be 76 years old, but Wonder Woman is stirring passions like never before. The controversy surrounding the Amazonian superhero began last October, when more than 1,000 UN staffers signed a petition protesting at her being named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls because they thought her image was “overtly […]

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Hung jury ends Cosby’s sexual-assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa.—The sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby ended in a mistrial Saturday morning after a jury said it could not reach a verdict on the only set of criminal charges to emerge from the allegations of dozens of women who say they were drugged and assaulted by the entertainer. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. […]

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Cosby jurors tell judge they’re deadlocked

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial reported Thursday that they were at an impasse after more than 30 hours of deliberations over four days. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill instructed the panel of seven men and five women to keep pressing for a unanimous decision. “While you should not hesitate […]

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‘James and the Giant Peach’ healthy children’s fare

By Eva Trieger CORONADO, California –Little ushers in a summer theater season quite so well as a fantasy featuring triumph over evil, new and lasting friendships, and sinister suspense, all bathed in sticky sweet ripe peach juice.  That is precisely what the partnership of Pickwick Players and Coronado Playhouse is serving up for the next […]

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