That time ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Sang in Hebrew

“Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “To Life! (L’Chaim!)” from “Fiddler on the Roof” at his wedding in 2010. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Raise a glass! The 2016 Tony Award nominations were announced May 3, and the revolutionary Broadway megahit “Hamilton” collected the lion’s share, with a record-breaking total of 16. Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda himself received three nods, for best original score, best book and best lead actor. This makes it official: Whether we’re talking about the 18th… Read More

Feel the Rhythm of the Flow of Flamenco

Yolit Yospe-Kachlon (Yolit Flamenco)

Yolit Yospe-Kachlon doesn’t just feel the emotions when flamenco musicians sing and play guitar. She dances them. “When you hear a flamenco song, you don’t have to understand the words to feel the emotions,” Yospe-Kachlon said, following a four-hour teaching and rehearsal stint at a Rockville, Md., dance studio last week. Israeli-born, Yospe-Kachlon grew up… Read More

Saying Yes to the Dress and more

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Marketing Promotion Before the “to have and to hold,” there is usually the “to plan and to chart.” Planning a wedding is no easy task, and what’s popular can change as quickly as your Pinterest board. Thankfully, there are a few current trends to provide some wedding guidance. The one overarching theme: vintage. Traditional, classic… Read More

‘Seinfeld’ Star Jason Alexander Talks Judaism, Show Biz

Jason Alexander (Provided)

It was the afternoon before the first seder and Jason Alexander had his plans figured out. The “Seinfeld” star, born Jay Scott Greenspan and best known for his role as George Costanza, isn’t particularly observant; neither is his friend who he was spending the first night of Pesach with. “We have the strangest evening coming… Read More

Music to His Ears Baltimorean Debuts at Carnegie Hall

Solomon Eichner (photo provided)

Solomon Eichner is about to do something on Saturday that very few 27-year-olds — very few people of any age — can claim: play his debut concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Though he now lives in South Carolina, Eichner’s local roots run deep. He’s a Pikesville native who attended Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community… Read More

Not a Gnome or a Wizard, Just a Guy Who Likes to Wave

David Alt stands with his signs on the spot where he waves to cars passing by on Park Heights Avenue. (Marc Shapiro)

You can’t miss him. From the PVC pipe and cinderblock contraption that displays bold-print messages such as “Shabbat Shalom,” “Happy Spring” or the occasional advertisement for Fox TV show “MasterChef Junior,” to the tangle of green mesh surrounding the area, to the array of string dolls and other homemade crafts that populate the lawn, and… Read More