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Mother- daughter story plumbs sensitive topics

Have Mother, Will Travel by Claire and Mia Fontaine, William Morrow 2013, 978-0-06-168842-3, 309 pgs., paperback $14.99. By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Trolling through the stacks of my local branch of the San Diego County library, I was hungry for a good read over a break.  I needed something to take me away from […]

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A new theater trio has come to S.D.

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — What do you get when you combine a fabulous writer, a few brilliant directors and amazing actors?  A theater company called The Roustabouts that promises to deliver the best our town has to offer. The theme of this new troupe is “an explosion of ideas.  We want to inspire […]

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SD Jewish Film Festival chair kvells over this year’s selections; 74 films to be screened Feb. 8-19

By Eva Trieger      LA JOLLA, California –“Like a proud mama, showing off her new baby,” crowed Chris Fink, in response to my query about how she felt as this year’s Chairperson for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.  The 27th annual festival runs from February 8-19, and boasts films from twenty one different countries, […]

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Bishop presides over classy MiraCosta theater program

By Eva Trieger OCEANSIDE, California — College students and their parents, often look forward to the start of the new school year, the moving of grown children out of the house and into their dorms, the structure of a day with classes and homework, no logy teenager sleeping until noon, nor having that interminably empty stomach […]

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Genetic mutations, Shoah affect coming generations

Aftermath by Allison Nazarian, Allie Girl Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-0-9828922-2-0, pgs. $9.99 Kindle, $14.99 paperback. By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — In general most of us shy away from ultimatums or at least prefer not to be tested by a “now or never” choice. This was how Allison Nazarian explained her decision to write […]

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Mother- daughter bonding in cross country road trip?

By Eva M. Trieger LA JOLLA, California — What more perfect bonding experience could there be than a week-long mother-daughter cross country road trip?  That phrase evokes images of laughter, singing, and discovery, but it neglects the truth of a nitty gritty relationship that is punctuated by anger, pain and many revelations for both mother […]

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Titanic sails again in Moonlight musical

By Eva Trieger VISTA, California -It almost doesn’t matter what’s on stage at the Moonlight Amphitheater because the venue is itself, so enchanting.  I said “almost” because of course, to paraphrase some British fellow, the show’s the thing!  Moonlight’s production of Titanic:The Musical was aligned with the Broadway production that first opened in 1997, the same year […]

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Story of rescuer Irena Sendler coming to opera

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. We’re all familiar with the larger than life variety: Superman, The Hulk and that ilk. However, one heroine stands out as a giant, despite her unassuming, diminutive stature. Irena Sendler, at only 4’11” was undoubtedly a hero. Sendlerowa, a Polish nurse […]

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Israeli cuisine? It includes foods of many immigrants

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Isn’t Israeli food characterized by falafel, hummus and tehina?  If you are drooling, licking your lips and nodding in eager anticipation of spicy, fried chickpeas with heady spices, think again!  Film Director Roger Sherman has created a mind-blowing, gut busting culinary travelogue for the 27th San Diego Jewish Film […]

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Ensemble of pirates steal ‘Peter Pan’ revival

By Eva Trieger VISTA, California- If you believe in fairies, clap your hands, and if you believe in enchanted summer evenings, give it up for Moonlight Amphitheater.  A hearty round of applause was precisely what greeted the live orchestra and large cast who performed Peter Pan last week. This show first came to Broadway in 1954, […]

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A British- raised Christian portrays Golda Meir

By Eva Trieger CARLSBAD, California — In conjunction with the 23rd Lipinsky Family Annual  San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, Rosina Reynolds becomes Golda Meir under the direction of Todd Salovey.   William Gibson has been celebrated for writing the longest running one-woman Broadway show in history.  The magnitude of this story of the Russian immigrant who […]

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Heartbreak, loss subject of artists’ installation

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story, now deleted, inadvertently carried the wrong photograph.   By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO- Two local artists combined their respective inspiration to create a mini-exhibit as part of a Curation class at University of San Diego. Joshua Levi, photographer, musician, and poet, and Mara Friedlaender, painter, both graduates […]

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Morgan, playwright and historian, adapts Faulkner story

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California – Now, I may have been mistaken, but I’m fairly certain I saw the ghost of William Faulkner give a standing ovation at the final curtain of Way Downriver, currently extended at North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach.  Well, maybe it was another erudite Southern gentleman with sad eyes […]

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Play offers a debate between a feminist and a homemaker

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO -If you’re old enough to remember Virginia Slims cigarettes, then “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will be a great blast from the past. Clearly, playwright, Gina Gionfriddo, did her homework, and delivers a well-researched, detailed time line of the Feminist Movement.  It is no surprise that she was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn […]

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