Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Nan Latona does windows. Lots and lots of windows. See for yourself: "Window Wonderland" is a wondrous work of art, an exhibit of decorated windows crafted and created by Latona and a litany of area artists, many of them whom call the Kaiserman JCC home -- or at least their workplace. Including Latona: The development director at Kaiserman, she developed...
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Yes, life's a three-ring circus for the Sisters Feld — and they're bringing it to Philly
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They are women, hear them roar! Wait. No. That's the big circus cats in the background; the Sisters Feld are fielding questions amiably, gently. Which is not to imply they are pussycats. No, to get to where they are -- executive vice presidents and producers of Feld Entertainment -- they have made sure their field of dreams is paved with...
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Jay Leistner is getting in touch with his feminine side. All 300 pounds of it. An architect and interior designer who runs his own company in Jenkintown, Leistner has designs on what may be the role of his lifetime: Edna, the hefty housewife and heroine of Hairspray , the award-winning Broadway musical with a history of untraditional casting that puts...
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It's a show about "Let's put on a show!" But its production values are none that Mickey Rooney or Judy Garland would recognize, and its gamble more a multimillion buck bet than a dime-a-dozen lucky shot. Welcome to the pink-hair coiffed, too.And along the way, it smashes stereotypes that theater can only accommodate the purple-hair set. Smash , Steven Spielberg...
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Mordechai Shinefield, Jewish Exponent Feature
"There's a feeling that this is the next Brooklyn," Saul Sudin said, gesturing to the South Philadelphia neighborhood right outside Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras Israel. Faced with the depressed urban scene surrounding the shul, one might be hard-pressed to share Sudin's enthusiasm. The synagogue, founded in 1876, sits deep in the neighborhood, sandwiched between row houses and across from empty...
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