Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Michael Taylor can see Paris through his window -- and maybe even from his doorstep. After all, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, that iconic columned building he serves as modern-art curator, looks out on a parkway specifically designed in the style of Paris' Champs-Elysées. But now Taylor need look no farther than the galleries he oversees for a visual nosh...
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Curtis grad,Soviet emigre give music their duo
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From Russia, with recriminations; to Russia, with reverence. Somewhere in between the pulsing polarities, pianist Irina Nuzova knows her emotional and musical ruminations on Russia will always reek of regrets and respect in the very different arenas of the public and private. One way or the other, Russia remains critical and instrumental to her success, of which there has been...
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Who else but novelist/comic-book writer Brad Meltzer on the case of history for TV?
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Decoding Brad Meltzer -- whose "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" invokes history mysteries and cipher-meisters, beginning a 10-part series on Dec. 2 on the History Channel -- requires no central intelligence agenda. Channeling history? Sure, the Brooklyn-born, Florida-raised writer who hails from Columbia University Law School, has added brilliant sparkles of wit and wisdom to the best-seller list by paging history through...
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In the four months since Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky moved to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the young father said he's met more than 100 aspiring Jewish artists. By his estimates, there could be up to 1,000 Jews enrolled at the six art and music schools downtown -- and he wants to draw as many of them as he can into the...
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Atlantic City's Barry Lubin the Apple of circus fans' eyes
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The Bubba of the Big Top? What do you think they have in that seltzer bottle but 2 cents plain! But Barry Lubin is no plain Jane -- or Sadie -- of a Bubba: When the Atlantic City native dresses up to go to work, he wigs out: For without that schmear of lipstick, the rogue-rouge and that ragged mop-top...
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