Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

Speaking Volumes
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In the history of photography, Alfred Stieglitz is a storied name -- as it is in the history of all modern art. He was a great pioneer, both as practitioner and theorist. Beginning in the 1890s, he began taking his bold, distinctive photos, images that, in time, began convincing skeptics that photography could indeed be an art form. He continued...
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Is it really surprising that Cantor David F. Tilman of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, long known for his lilt of a lyric baritone, once had a tryout at the New York Met? Yet he wasn't performing alongside Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and that other tenor; more like Ron Swoboda, Ed Kranepool and "Marvelous" Marv Throneberry. "I played right...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
On Mother's Day, traditionally the family will get up early to prepare Mom's breakfast, which she will eat in bed. Crayoned "I Love You" cards from the kids will be proudly displayed on the refrigerator and, later in the day, Dad may show off his barbecuing skills. But kids love to cook, and here's a perfect opportunity, with a little...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I knew very few details about the life of legendary modern dancer Isadora Duncan when some friends and I -- seniors in college at the time -- went to see the 1969 film The Loves of Isadora . The movie was pretty much a mess. Karel Reisz, who began his career as an accomplished editor before he turned...
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' producer finds out the hard -- albeit very funny -- way
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After a nine-year run on CBS, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was beloved, adored, admired -- but adapted? Only after creator/exec producer Phil Rosenthal decided to bring "Raymond" -- which dominated the network's comedy bloc -- to the former Eastern Bloc did he realize that being bullet-proof was not enough when engaged in a game of Russian roulette. To Russia, with love...
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