Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

As western settles in for new season, is it also sizing itself up for a shroud?
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Is "Deadwood" dead meat? Startlingly, HBO had told producers of its iconic western, it's not TV, it's … gone: Get out of Dodge was the handscrawl on the saloon wall. Just a dang-garn minute, podner … After emptying its ratings revolver, HBO just revealed Monday that "Deadwood" will make it back alive next season as a pair of two-hour movies...
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Irving Berlin, whose long and active musical career began in the early years of the 20th century and lasted well in the 1970s, was one of the most successful songwriters in American history, noted for both the sheer number of pieces he wrote, as well as the amount of money he accumulated because of that abundance. He was a workaholic...
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Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot!
Shavuot — or “weeks” — is known by several names. It is called Pentecost and the “Feast of Weeks” because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. This located Shavuot in the midst of spring, when the earth is beginning to yield to the season’s warm proddings. Shavuot is thus called Chag Habikurim, the “Feast...
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Broadway smash brings actor Ben Lipitz back to where it all started - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/3490/On_the_Scene/#sthash.HZHyRVDU.dpuf
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"In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight … " Wait a minute! Forget the lion. Where's the warthog? Doesn't anyone respect the warthog? Sure, Ben Lipitz knows it's a jungle out there. But he's managed to pull off the improbable - impressing as Pumbaa, the first Jewish warthog to come out of Cherry Hill, N.J. "Well, I'm...
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Would you trust George Costanza with a full house? After all, he had a hard enough time handling an empty house when his parents were away and he brought back a date - only to ruin the coffee-table. And let's not even talk about that empty condom wrapper in his parents' bed! Or could you bluff a guy who keeps...
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