Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Shmuel Feiner begins his new biography, Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity , published by Yale University Press, with two anecdotes, which he's linked in an effort to define the essence of his subject and the contour of the man's life. He begins with a summer night in 1780. Mendelssohn is out walking in Berlin with his wife and several of...
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... taking dreams, lives, everything with them
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SPEAKING VOLUMES You can know a person for many years, speak to him, see him walking through the neighborhood, even know a crucial fact about him -- that he is a Holocaust survivor -- and yet you can discover, in a matter of moments, that you know nothing about him at all. Such has been the case with my relationship...
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Marvin Hamlisch -- composer, pianist extraordinaire? He can do that!
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Chestnuts roasting on an open-fire? Anything but: Nothing dated at this Dec. 26 concert, a save-the-date, circle-the-calendar event for classic standards from the "The Great American Songbook," fired-up by a pair of personable and protean performing pianists. Singular sensation? Double-up on the chorus line of hosannas as composer Marvin Hamlisch and crooner Michael Feinstein do a duo-piano engagement at Verizon...
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"A Jew Grows in Brooklyn," sure, but who knew his roots extended to Philly? "Philly has special meaning for me," acknowledges Jake Ehrenreich, whose one-man show of a thousand memories takes up residence at the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center from Dec. 23 to Dec. 28. "It's the first show I did, here in Philadelphia, in 2008, after my...
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A 3-foot tall menorah burned, a gigantic mirrored dreidel spun overhead, and on stage, Matisyahu launched into a lilting reggae melody as a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people roared with approval. The Chasidic singer's "Festival of Light" tour, held at the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street, seemed the perfect excuse to usher in the last night...
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