Arts & Life

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‘The Green Prince’ tells story of Hamas insider turned spy
BY Matthew Weinstein, JTA
January 30, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah – Perhaps the most difficult thing about watching the new documentary “The Green Prince” is feeling that you should not be there, that everyone in the theater should be asked to leave before any more Israeli intelligence secrets are divulged. When the Israeli newspaper Haaretz first broke the story in 2010 of CONTINUE »

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Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ to be performed in Masada
BY Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
January 30, 2014

Pre-state Israel experienced its first opera premiere when the Russian-born conductor and visionary, Mordechai Golinkin, directed Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” in September 1923. With no opera house in Tel Aviv at the time, the opera had to be performed in movie theaters. In Golinkin’s quest to pioneer opera life and culture, “La Traviata” was one CONTINUE »

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New film by Baltimoreans shows college life through parents’ eyes
BY Simone Ellin
January 23, 2014

The college tour. It’s a rite of passage for most college-bound high school students. A new film by Baltimore natives Adam Rodgers and Sig Libowitz turns the tables on the college application process by taking a bittersweet look at two parents played by Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga. They form an immediate connection when they CONTINUE »

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A conversation with sports broadcaster Shelly Saltman
BY Jim Williams
January 23, 2014

There are people in sports and entertainment whose names are never known in the general public. But such figures are the driving force of these industries. For more than seven decades, Sheldon “Shelly” Arthur Saltman, 82, has been the man behind some of the biggest sporting and entertainment events ever seen on television. Recently, the CONTINUE »

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Resolving his “Issues” brings this one-man comedy to life
BY Simone Ellin
January 16, 2014

He was just a boy when 37-year-old theatrical director, producer, actor and playwright Ben Rimalower first heard musical theater giant Patti LuPone sing “Don’t Cry for Me Argen-tina” in her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Peron in “Evita.” But what he heard and how it thrilled him would set the stage for many of his CONTINUE »