Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

A tribute to 40 years of artistry at the Met
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The Hal Leonard Corporation, which is known for making lovely books about musical matters and releasing them under its various imprints, has outdone itself with its salute to James Levine's 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera. (In this case, the imprint is Amadeus Press and the book is, not surprisingly, titled James Levine: 40 Years at the Metropolitan...
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O my Gad! Josh Gad is the lyin' king of Uganda -- or at least his character, the mendacious missionary Cunningham, is, in a musical that musses up the silver-hair of Broadway for fun and prophet. As the prevaricating preacher of Mormon missionary positions in Africa, the cunning yet incapable Mormon elder has rewritten the religion's text to sex so...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP There used to be a joke that went: "If there was an Israeli guide to fine dining, it would begin and end on page one." Happily, today, there is a wealth of excellent Israeli restaurants to choose from and they could fill many books and many pages. Israel is indeed a feast for foodies, a melting pot...
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Early paintings by Eva Hesse chart a difficult period in her brief life
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SPEAKING VOLUMES It seems that every season or so, a new book appears about the great artist Eva Hesse, and with each volume, we learn something new about her and her artistic output. Many of these books have been produced by the inestimable Yale University Press, which would have pleased the late artist since the publishing company's standards, especially when...
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The 'Times,' it's a-changin'
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Is "Page One" the new Page Six? With its mix of insider innuendo and rocking revelations, there is a link -- albeit tenuous -- between "Page One," an intriguing investigative independent-movie examination of what makes The New York Times tick, and the gossip page that is the rival New York Post 's celebrity sales pitch. But "Page One: Inside The...
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