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Arts & Culture

  • Glimmerglass Festival Slates Concert By Big Galut(e)

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2017
    The Glimmerglass Festival will present a concert by klezmer ensemble Big Galut(e), Tuesday August 8, 5:00 pm in the Pavillion, behind the mainstage. In keeping with this season’s themes of Home and Community, the five-member ensemble will present a variety of music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands, including Old World dances, traditional folk songs, jazz tunes, and Yiddish-flavored takes […]
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  • U.S. appeals court allows family to sue for Nazi-looted painting in Madrid museum

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The family of a Jewish woman who sold a valuable painting under duress while fleeing the Nazis can sue a museum in Madrid for its return, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the family of Lilly Cassirer may sue the  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid for […]
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  • Berkshire Jewish Film Festival opens

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has announced its 31st consecutive season on six Mondays from July 10 through Aug. 14. The films will be presented in the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. Twelve films will be featured. A variety of films originating in the United States, Israel, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary and Poland will […]
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  • Quentin Tarantino gets engaged to Israeli singer Daniela Pick

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Quentin Tarantino has become engaged to an Israeli singer, Daniela Pick.The famed director and the 33-year-old musician and model, the daughter of Israeli singer and songwriter Tzvika Pick, were recently engaged in Los Angeles, Ynet News reported. “It’s true, we’re very happy and very excited,” Pick told Ynet of the engagement. The couple started dating […]
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  • 9 Jewish books to read this summer

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    BY VICTOR WISHNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Sure, winter might seem like the ideal time of year for curling up with a good book, but summer is when you might actually have time to read. So before these warm months all too swiftly fade to fall, here are some Jewish-themed titles, from a wide range of genres, to fill your […]
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  • Yidstock ’17  to feature Frank London’s ‘A Night in the Old Marketplace,’ folk oratorio

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    Four-Day festival includes concerts, talks and workshops AMHERST, Mass. – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will feature a performance of  “A Night in the Old Marketplace,” a multimedia folk oratorio by Frank London, a founding member of the Klezmatics.  The four-day festival—July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst,—will also include performances by a diverse group of […]
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  • Meet Sasha Velour, the Only Jewish Finalist on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    Whether or not she takes the crown on the season finale this Friday, Sasha Velour is among the most noteworthy Jewish contestants to date. Who are the others? By Gabriela Geselowitz For those of you who don’t watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re missing out on the best show on TV. Somewhere in between guilty pleasure and subversive art lies the competition to […]
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  • Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.” Anne, who had recently arrived in the United States from Europe, raised her hand and proudly proclaimed, “I take thee, […]
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  • Oslo,’ Bette Midler and Ben Platt take Tony Awards

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Oslo,” a play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, won the Tony Award for best new play and its Jewish lead actor, Michael Aronov, was recognized as best featured actor in a play. Bette Midler, the veteran Jewish actress and singer, won for best actress in a musical for “Hello Dolly” as Broadway handed out its […]
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  • Thom Yorke calls critics of Radiohead’s Israel concert on July 19 ‘offensive’

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After dozens of high-profile artists signed a letter in February urging Radiohead to cancel their upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, some might have assumed that the band would not respond to the criticism. After all, the British band’s lead singer, Thom Yorke, rarely gives interviews, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a particularly fraught issue to […]
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