Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775
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Renee Ghert-Zand, JE Feature
JERUSALEM The first thing Karen Brunwasser did when she moved to Israel in the summer of 2005 was buy a huge poster of the Philadelphia skyline and hang it in her apartment. While that poster still figures prominently in her home, it's Jerusalem's cityscape that's the focus of her attention these days. As deputy director of the Jerusalem Season of...
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Mable Lee's been in show business since the age of 8, singing and dancing with big bands, at nightclubs and on numerous New York City stages. On Saturday, at age 89, the Harlem resident added "Jewish museum" to her long list of performance venues. The crowd at the National Museum of American Jewish History roared as Lee, with the casual...
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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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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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