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Stars of David Week of 4/26/2012

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Waist not: Marilyn and Bob Birnhak, co-founders of the Philly Weight Watchers franchise, will be feted for their area philanthropic work at the Philadelphia Theatre Company's annual gala on April 30. Need "Stars" say take it easy on the hors d'oeuvres? ...

She's so fine: Joy Cheryl Fine will have a one-person show of her art at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, with a May 25 opening reception. ...

Dr. Andrew Rosenzweig, clinical assistant prof in the department of medicine at Drexel U.'s College of Medicine, has been voted in as president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society. And all he has to do is look across the state line to say howdy to colleague Dr. Michael A. Goldfarb: Goldfarb, a professor at the college's department of surgery, is president-elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. ...

Really hitting the Heights: Philly's Quiara Alegria Hudes -- whose plays proudly reflect often on her Puerto Rican/Jewish heritage -- has won the Pulitzer Prize for her Philadelphia-focused Water by the Spoonful. Her Tony Award-winning In the Heights played here last year. ...

 

And all that JAVCO: Kriss Gross and Michelle Simon are being saluted for their volunteer work with Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options on April 26 at the Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill. ...

Yes, he Kahn: Area music man Andy Kahn has every intention to please his many area fans with "Music by Intention," the pianist's salute to the American Classic Songbook, on April 29 at the World Cafe Live. ...

Meanwhile his bud, Bruce Klauber, longtime drum giant, must get a tear -- or is that a poke? -- in the eye seeing The Three Stooges on screen these days. After all, Klauber, whose biog of jazz guru Gene Krupa still snares attention, got his start as a writer many decades back, landing a major 1973 interview with Moe Howard, the better-looking of the Stooges. (Everything's relative.) A Stooge fan for years, Klauber now recalls telling Moe during the interview held at TLA how he had been watching the guys' exploits broadcast on TV since he was an 8--year-old. Moe's response? "You've got a lot of courage, kid." ...

 

Item with a Cherry Hill, N.J., on top -- that would be news that Jersey native Evan Shapiro, born in Vineland before moving over to C.H., has departed executive-hood at AMC Network for Participant Media, where his focus will be on getting them into the TV biz. ...

Get those flip-flops on; time for a board walk: Joel Bolstein has been added to the board of the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Delaware Valley. ...

We are in Kansas after all: Kathy Green, who once made book instructing at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, has authored Sailing in Kansas: An American Jewish Memoir.

 

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