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Adira in title role prompts plenty of kvelling

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The J Company’s production of Peter Pan is playing for two more weekends at the David and Dorthea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family JCC. As grandmother of Adira Rosen, in the title role, I, of course am interested in encouraging all to see this musical. But, rather […]

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IDF Chief Cantor to perform in San Diego Oct. 28

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the Israel Defense Force, will once again be in San Diego to share his remarkable talent with our community. The concert will be presented by Friends of the Israel Defense Force on Tuesday evening, October 28, at 7 p.m., at the Balboa Theatre. […]

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Gabriella Labson celebrates dawn of her 2nd century

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  By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The invitation from Gabriela Hartstein Auspitz Labson to a select circle of family and friends read: “You are invited to celebrate the sunrise of my second century.”   The celebration, a Seudah Shlishit (third meal of Shabbat), took place Saturday, October 11, 2014,  in a lovely room on the second […]

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Concert in memory of Daniel Pearl Oct. 23

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Twelve years after Wall Street Journal’s correspondent, Daniel Pearl, was brutally beheaded in Karachi, Pakistan by the Al-Qaeda-connected militant group, National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty, he continues to be memorialized world-wide. The Daniel Pearl Foundation, formed by Pearl’s family and friends, have promoted “Daniel Pearl World […]

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Jewish Men’s Choir, Kol Hakavod, performs Oct. 12

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — “Jewish Music Then and Now,” a program by the The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, Kol Hakavod, will feature favorite Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs. The concert , sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth El, will take place this Sunday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the […]

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Accolades extend ‘Pianist’ at Lyceum

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — I was pleased to learn of the extension until October 12 of The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Lyceum Theatre.  Pianist Mona Golabek, star of the one-woman show, has been a family friend since childhood.  Both she and my sister, violinist Zina Schiff, were prodigies of Los Angeles’ Young […]

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How music survived the Israel- Gaza war

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–During the recent war with Gaza, many facets of the Israeli economy suffered. I had conflicting reports about whether concerts and theatre performances continued as scheduled and what effect the war had on the lives of some of my friends in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. I recently emailed the person I […]

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Some Jewish music may not be as old as you think

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — I was thrilled to read the Yom Limmud roster of speakers and see that the distinguished music professor of the Hebrew University, Edwin Seroussi, was going to give two lectures during the day of learning, Sunday, August 24 at the Lawrence Family JCC. Since hearing about his series […]

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TICO delights with jazz, Americana concerts

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO –“All That Jazz,” was the title of Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s (TICO’s) concert performed Sunday afternoon, June 15, and repeated Tuesday evening, June 17 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Although a classical concert, it was, indeed, filled with jazz. The program was dominated by the award-winning jazz pianist, and composer, David […]

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Set to music, Neruda’s ‘common things’ ode inspires

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ concluding concert of the season brought to a close the celebration of choral conductor, David Chase’s 40th year with the organization. As the final work on the program, he selected one of his favorites, composer Cary Ratcliff’s setting of five poems by the […]

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Bravos for Matathias and Stanislovsky

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By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — With rhythmic incisiveness, virtuosic flair and technique to burn, Asi Matathias, violin and Victor Stanislovsky, piano, performed a riveting violin-piano recital last Thursday evening at the Lyceum Theatre. The America-Israel Cultural Foundation co-sponsored the evening, part of the Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival. All proceeds went to the America-Israel Cultural […]

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Three Yiddish divas enchant Lipinsky Festival

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By Eileen Wingard ENCINITAS, California — I arrived at the Encinitas Library just on time, but, from the difficulty I was having finding a parking space, I knew there would be a large crowd. Not only was the hall filled to capacity, with a number of people standing on the sides, but I found myself […]

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San Diego poets provide a variety of sentiment

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California –This season’s final evening of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices, May 6th, in the Astor Judaica Library, JCC,  featured three outstanding poets from the San Diego County Jewish Community. Lee Ben-Yehuda read from her book, The Dreaming (2013). A former elementary teacher, she is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor and […]

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Jewish poetry: the legacy continues

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By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The season’s final Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices program will take place Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m. , May 6, in the Astor Judaica Library, Lawrence Family JCC. The featured poets are all published writers. Lee Ben Yehuda has several books of poetry to her credit. Myla Lichtman Fields sings some […]

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