Arts & Life Features

Local Jewish comics plunge into the standup scene
BY David Snyder
May 31, 2013

Joe Kashnow dreams of performing in front a packed house at Madison Square Garden. However, on a recent Monday night, Kashnow is at Fish Head Cantina, a nondescript bar in Arbutus, sitting at a table eating a burger, reviewing his notes and planning his set. He then steps outside for a few drags on a CONTINUE »

Howard County’s Federation Live! will feature a sneak peak at ‘Modern Family’
BY Amy Landsman
May 31, 2013

“Modern Family” executive producer Jeffrey Richman will give an insider’s view of the hit TV show at Howard County’s Federation Live! on June 9. Federation Live! at the Ten Oaks Ballroom is the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s biggest event of the year. This year’s honorees are former federation president Jean Friedberg and Volunteer of CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg understands the tendencies of today’s young Jewish population as well as any spiritual leader. Rabbi Wohlberg, the longtime leader at Beth Tfiloh, has a blog and is even active on Twitter. Through this, he understands that people’s attention spans are short and that they only want as much information as possible in CONTINUE »

Documentary tells story of how Jews and African-Americans worked to end segregation at Gwynn Oak Park
BY Ron Snyder
April 19, 2013

  A longtime multimedia journalist for WMAR-TV, O’Neal said it can be hard to find a new spin on an annual event. That was until he came across the story of Gwynn Oak Park. The one-time amusement park represented a key struggle in the battle over civil rights. On July 4, 1963, 283 people were CONTINUE »

JCC expands its arts program with new, innovative director
BY Simone Ellin
January 4, 2013

Randi Benesch’s enthusiasm is contagious. The JCC’s new managing director of arts and culture has big plans for strengthening and expanding the institution’s presence as a leading venue for the area. With a resume that includes experience as a performer, arts administrator, program director and development professional, combined with a love for the Jewish community CONTINUE »