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‘Speak Out’ Draws Jewish Women Artists

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In the era of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and the grass-roots power of social media, many who have historically felt voiceless are finally speaking...

Book of J Steps Into the Musical Past

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A new duo, Book of J, brings together gospel and bluegrass, klezmer and cantorial music for a unique twist on contemporary Jewish music. Guitarist...

Man Ray Shows His Hollywood Side

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The artist Man Ray led a productive and celebrated life in Paris, where he was a leading figure in the Dadaist and Surrealist movements...

Joe Frank, Radio Host and Producer, 79

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Joe Frank, the acclaimed radio host and producer who created darkly comedic and philosophical narratives, died on Jan. 15 in Beverly Hills. He was...

Klezmatics Bringing Message of Social Justice to Hanukkah Concert

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The Klezmatics are rolling into Southern California once again to celebrate Yiddish culture as well as to perform festive Hanukkah songs penned by American...

Exhibition Brings Israel’s Intergalactic Sculptor Down to Earth

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Enter the “Launch Sites LA: Ezra Orion Revisited” exhibition at American Jewish University (AJU) and you’ll see a virtual reality headset next to a...

Hadag Nahash to Bring Its Political Pop to L.A.

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The latest single from the Israeli funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nahash, “Vote With Your Feet,” is a catchy pop song about the region’s thwarted peace...

David Broza Brings Musical Message of Peace to the Holidays

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For the past 40 years, Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter David Broza has been an advocate for peace, even when it proved unpopular. His hit song...

Four Decades of Footage Capture a Changing Cuba

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Cuba has always intrigued curious tourists — a heady mix of cigar smoke, percussive jazz, Spanish colonial architecture and artfully preserved vintage automobiles —...

Bringing a Gay Love Story to the Screen

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Veteran movie producer Howard Rosenman has long championed gay characters and gay themes in movies. His latest film, “Call Me by Your Name,” which...

Armenian Genocide Not Up for Debate in ‘Intent to Destroy’

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There’s no question among reputable scholars and historians that the slaughter of 6 million Jews during World War II constitutes genocide. So why, after...

Museum of Cold War Artifacts Gets New, Bigger Home in Culver City

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The Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City is tucked away in an anonymous office park. But crammed inside the nondescript warehouse...

Finding The Funny Side of Face-Lifts

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As a style writer and fashion magazine editor, Joan Kron knows all about cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She wrote about them for 25...

Halprin’s Reimagining of Urban Parks on Display Throughout L.A.

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Amid the glittering glass-and-steel towers and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, office workers could be forgiven for seeking a quiet garden with a fountain to...

‘Drowning Sea’ focuses on Jews’ safe harbor in Shanghai

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He’s best known for crafting courtroom dramas. But longtime “Law & Order” showrunner and head writer René Balcer’s latest project takes on a different...

The untold story of DACA’s Israeli recipients

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Picture in your mind a “Dreamer,” an immigrant brought to the United States as a child and now living without documentation in this country....

Bold paintings for a ‘Brazen’ age

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Artist Kimberly Brooks named her new show of recent oil paintings “Brazen” because of the political climate after last year’s presidential election. You won’t...

Violence, distrust erupt in Israeli film ‘Death in the Terminal’

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On Oct. 18, 2015, a terrorist began shooting inside the bus terminal in the Israeli town of Beersheba. Muhand Al-Aqabi, a Bedouin from a...

Violence, distrust erupt in Israeli film ‘Death in the Terminal’

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On Oct. 18, 2015, a terrorist began shooting inside the bus terminal in the Israeli town of Beersheba. Muhand Al-Aqabi, a Bedouin from a...

Documentary filmmaker takes a look at the Pulitzer Prize at 100

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Does the Pulitzer Prize truly represent the best in writing, photography and music composition? Or is it an arbitrary reward based on politics and...

‘What She Ate’ offers food for thought on lives of six notable women

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In the closing days of the Third Reich, Eva Braun kept drinking Champagne and eating German apple cake, desperate to maintain a semblance of...

Director takes remembrance of Rabin to the stage

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Israeli director Amos Gitai’s 2015 film, “Rabin, the Last Day,” traces the events before and after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995,...

LACMA exhibit turns spotlight on theatrical side of Marc Chagall

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Marc Chagall is best known for his fantastical paintings of folkloric shtetl scenes, circus performers, flying goats and, yes, a fiddler on a roof....

‘What She Ate’ offers food for thought on lives of six notable women

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In the closing days of the Third Reich, Eva Braun kept drinking Champagne and eating German apple cake. ‘What She was desperate to maintain...

Sen. Al Franken is back to telling jokes

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U.S. Senator Al Franken’s high-profile grilling of several of President Trump’s nominees earlier this year thrust him into the spotlight. His tough questioning of...
culture-lab

Culture Lab project sends artists in search of truth

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For the past several years, the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) has been bringing together artists across disciplines for what might be called...

Jewish Women’s Theatre brings millennial stories to the stage

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The nonprofit Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT) was founded in 2008 to bring attention to voices within the Jewish community that don’t always get heard....

Steven Lavine leaves CalArts after 29 years as president

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When Steven Lavine was offered the job as president of the California Institute of the Arts in 1988, he wasn’t sure he could rescue...
Peter-Shire

Peter Shire’s whimsical designs find fun in everyday objects

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In a back room of his Echo Park studio, ceramicist and sculptor Peter Shire retrieves a box of mezuzot that he designed. He pulls...

Film festival to honor documentarian Marcel Ophuls

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German-born director Marcel Ophuls has dedicated his career to shattering cultural myths about the darkest moments of the 20th century. His documentaries, some more...
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