Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

When it comes to 'Rachel Corrie,' much depends on who you ask
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Sticking her head in the Israeli sand -- akin to an ostrich claiming she's ostracized even as she turns her back on truths -- can Rachel Corrie really clearly see the chaos surrounding her? "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" is really a drama in name only, dialogue -- in this case, monologue -- as diatribe, as the one-woman show of...
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The name's LaGuardia ... No ... wait. It's Cunningham. No ... it's Sheriff Tupper ... No, these days, it's Thayer, Norman Thayer, didactic dad of "On Golden Pond," where Tom Bosley plays the part to perfection Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 at the Merriam Theater. But father figures have always figured prominently in Bosley's bountiful career: He was Richie Cunningham's...
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What do you get a a hit hospital series for its Bar Mitzvah? A fountain pen? Hell, who could read a doctor's handwriting anyway? A check? Something tells me that after 12 seasons, with 13 now under way, the producers of "ER" have cashed their share of checks already. Check this out, then: How about a hot new McSexy doctor...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Here's an ingenious way to pre-empt criticism: A few intense but meandering songs into Des Ark's recent local concert, singer-guitarist Aimee Argote apologized for being unfocused. It's just that earlier in the day, she said, her aunt had been spotted on TV, being rescued from a flood of biblical proportions, and her grandmother still hadn't been located. So if Argote...
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The South Side of Chicago has provided a North Star of soundly satisfying stability in the melody line that is composer Louis Rosen's life. In a way, Rosen's collaboration with singer Capathia Jenkins, his musical muse, gives voice to two peoples, blacks and Jews, in a harmony rarely heard offstage. "Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen: South Side Stories," their first...
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