Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

They are related on stage, but unrelated off, playing a Tzeitel and Chava who share different 'shtetls'
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Tzeitel and shtetl -- perfect together? On the one hand, the role of eldest daughter has done pretty well by a number of actresses -- Bette Midler, Sharon Lawrence -- in the 46 years since the original of "Fiddler on the Roof" first scratched out its timeless tune. On the other hand ... there is no other hand. And Rita...
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License to ... kibitz? OSS 117 is an odd job of a super spy, a male piggish espionage "expert" from France looking for ex-Nazis whose own self-resistance is nil; that's OK because 117 is a zed. But writer Jean Bruce has his number, and the author of a series of books about this French foreign legume of an incompetent has...
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Idan Raichel Project to bring fusion to Sunday's 62nd birthday party
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The Ashkenazi Lawrence Welk? Don't mean to burst your bubble, Idan Raichel, but how could such a cool kid commit to an accordion to start his iconoclastic climb up rock's rocky highway? "It helped keep my eyes and ears open to sounds all over the world," says the now 32-year-old sabra from Kfar Saba, so far away from those early...
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A volume of poems that examines this question, and a host of related ones
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Turtle Point Press, which I discussed at considerable length in this space several years ago, continues to be a plucky independent publishing venture, one that proceeds at its own pace, follows its own quirky vision and always manages to surprise alert readers with the titles it puts out. Turtle Point is a remarkably small operation run out of a one-room...
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Rebecca Naomi Jones jolts Green Day's rock opera
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"Whatsername" is making a name for herself. Even as her character is relegated to the nameless, faceless fast crowd strung out on struggles, Rebecca Naomi Jones has the jones for what she is doing -- and what she does is spark "American Idiot" into the stellar stage of brilliant rock opera for which even "Tommy" would have left his pinball...
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