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SDJW thanks its July 2015 contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – During the month of July, San Diego Jewish World was privileged to publish works by the following writers and photographers.   We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and publicly express our appreciation. To access works by these contributors on San Diego Jewish World, type or copy their name […]

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‘Blamed’ explores how strong women are vilified

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By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — While she might have said, “Not tonight, Adam.  I have a headache,” instead Lilith said, “No!” and ever since then women have had hell to pay.  This Jewish myth of Adam’s first wife captivated Callie Prendiville, author of Blamed, as it illustrated that a strong woman, seeing herself as […]

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The Bard to Grayson to Liz Taylor to Lilli Vanessi

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  By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO —  The “play within a play” concept always intrigues me, and this story is a delight, based on the treatment of the 1949 Broadway play which ran for more than 1,000 performances.  The play was further informed by the 1953 film starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel, which led […]

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‘Music Man’ will be summer fare for Moonlight

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By Eva Trieger VISTA, California–If you’re a San Diego Jewish World devotee the sobriquet “The Music Man” may conjure images of Yale Strom or evoke strains of klezmer, but be warned, this Music Man can only be found at Moonlight Amphitheater and only from July 15th through August 1st.  What’s that? You’re unfamiliar with this […]

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The story behind ‘Woman in Gold’

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Woman in Gold made its debut in theaters in April of this year, unfurling the true story of an Austrian-American woman seeking to reclaim artwork that had been seized by the Nazis during World War II.  Director Simon Curtis granted me a phone interview prior to the DVD […]

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Strober, Jaqueline of all trades, coming to N.C. Rep

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — After reading through the biography of this Jaqueline of All Trades, I asked Rena Strober to label herself.  Her CV reads:  actress, singer, writer, film and television star, video gamer and voice overs queen, and teacher for the blind.  This multifaceted, mega -talented young woman responded, “Hmmmm.  Artist sounds […]

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SDJW thanks June, early July contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose bylines and photo credit lines appeared during the month of June and the first few days of July on its website.  They included: David Amos Stephen Hazan Arnoff Laurie Baron David Bedein Edwin Black Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Donald […]

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Filmmaker says Marilyn Monroe was murdered

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Every good conspiracy requires specific elements to make it compelling and spellbinding:  A beautiful woman, men of power, and a secret so valuable, if leaked, heads would roll.  Marilyn Monroe Declassified meets each of the aforementioned requirements and goes beyond the intrigue by measuring up to the burden […]

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SDJW thanks its May contributors

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers and photographers whose bylines appeared during the month of May on its website. They were: David Amos Laurie Baron Caren Besner Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Garry Fabian Abraham Foxman Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Tony Klug Steve Kramer Lloyd […]

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Theater school goes way beyond daycare

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California —  Siobhan Sullivan, director of the Theater School at North Coast Rep Theater, kept a keen eye on two clusters of teens, as they ran lines, rehearsing for Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. The set for our interview was an outdoor courtyard across the parking lot from the theater.  Though […]

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How JCompany actors prepare for West Side Story roles

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By Eva Trieger LA JOLLA, California — You don’t need to be a theater buff or even a minor stage devotee to know that the “Green Room,” replete with lighted vanity behind the starred door, is where actors await their cues.  While that way station may be adequate for Hollywood or Broadway, it cannot begin to […]

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Quickie plays absorb or bore viewers in a hurry

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By Eva Trieger ENCINITAS, California —   Nicknamed the ADHD Festival by Director D.Candis Paule, the audience was warned, “If you don’t like what you’re watching, wait about three minutes and it’ll be over.”  She was of course referring to the 2nd Annual 5 Minute Short Play Festival.  About 125 people gathered at the Encinitas library […]

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‘Superman’ vs. the Nazis in Holocaust play

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — The 1930s clearly marked one of the bleakest periods in European history and more pointedly in Jewish history.  As Nazis gained momentum and attempted a mass extermination of this small segment of Europe’s population, two young men in Cleveland, dreamed up an antidote to the sense of impotence […]

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‘Sunset Park’ dramedy director is also an actor

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By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Sharing a cup of tea with an old friend is one of those rare gifts that requires such a small investment, but reaps such huge rewards.  There’s a Yiddish phrase that translates loosely to “rattle a tea cup” and this is how we meet Evelyn and Rose, as they […]

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