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Book Review | ‘Citizen 865’ Chronicles the Search for Hiding Nazis

Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America Debbie Cenziper Hachette Books By the mid-1970s, World War II had been over for three decades. Nazi trials...
David Broza and his band

Israeli Musician David Broza Heads to Philly

It’s safe to say that David Broza has a passion for Spanish culture. But while he has the music down, when it comes to...
A still from “Picture of His Life”

Gershman Film Fest Marks First Independent Year

For the first time in its 39-year history, the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival — also known as Fall Fest — will take place...
Sam Ruttenberg with Justin Faulkner

Drummer Travels to China to Export Technique

“The grass is always greener on the other side,” said drummer and music educator Sam Ruttenberg about classical musicians who yearn to play jazz...
Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘The Spy'

Review | Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show Is a By-the-Book Tale

In one of the rare moments in “The Spy” that aspires to a little bit more than a straightforward spy drama — a perfectly...

HashtagTMI Series Bridges Divides With Diaries

When a young Asya Zlatina read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, she wondered what the famed diarist would think if she...
David DeRyckere taking a solo during Freedom Song

Jewish Rehab Center Brings Musical to the Main Line

Los Angeles’ Beit T’Shuvah fights addiction the Jewish way: with song, dance and a musical about Passover. It’s all part of the recovery curriculum at...
golden bowl by Tali Abraham

Museum Craft Show to Feature 22 Israeli Guest Artists

Nearly 200 artists from across the U.S. will converge next week for the 43rd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show from Nov. 8...
Ken Silver, Eddie Bruce, Susan Moses and Joey Roberts

My Father, the Bandleader

When I was young, really young, I only wanted to be a bandleader. As a preschooler at Temple Sinai in Dresher, I used to...
Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin Brings Music and Song to Kimmel Center

Mandy Patinkin’s career stretches back decades, with parts in shows as diverse as “The Princess Bride,” “Yentl” and “Homeland.” He’s won Emmys and Tonys, performed...