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Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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Celebrity Jews – News Shows & Emmy Round-Up

NEW SHOW CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Now streaming on Hulu is The First, an eight-episode limited (i.e., no second season) series about the first mission to Mars. Sean Penn, 58, stars as an astronaut selected for the mission. Reviews have praised Penn’s performance and the series in general. Critics say that the show takes too…

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Gay And Jewish Jokes

“In PC culture, no one can take a joke anymore!” Oh hush, imaginary other part of this conversation. This is a frequent battle cry, but also a lazy cop-out and only scantily half-true. You can’t tell bad jokes without people being offended. We still live in an age in which stand-up and sitcoms are considered…

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Making America Grin Again

The Capitol Steps perform at JET’s annual fundraiser. The JET will once again host the Capitol Steps, performing their new musical comedy review, Make America Grin Again. The nationally renowned political satire troupe will be the featured entertainment at JET’s annual gala, which will be held at Temple Israel from 6-9 p.m., on Thursday, Sept.…

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Celebrity Jews – Movie Updates

AT THE MOVIES Opening on Friday, Aug. 31, are Kin, The Little Stranger and Juliet, Naked. Kin is a sci-fi/action crime thriller about two adopted brothers on the run. Shortly after being released from jail, Elijah (Jack Reynor), who is about 25, is forced to flee with his teen brother Jimmy (Miles Truitt). They are…

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Mean Girls

Tony Time!

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Keep this list of Tony-nominated Jews by your side as you watch the big event — plus what’s new and hot on and off Broadway. The Tony Awards air June 10 on CBS at 8 p.m., hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and broadcast live from…

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The O.C.

The O.C., Judaism And Seth Cohen

Lately, I’ve been into older shows, and one show that I recently delved into was The O.C. The O.C. took place in the early 2000s, something that’s evident in the way the characters dress and the things they say. The show features a group of teenagers and their families who live in Newport Beach, Orange County,…

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Celebrity Jews: At The Movies & Streaming TV

AT THE MOVIES Opening May 4: I was hoping that the new French language film Godard Mon Amour would be a charming period comedy. The director, Michel Hazanavicius, 51, showed he could do light comedy with The Artist (2011), a silent pic that won the best picture Oscar. The basis of his new film, Godard…

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Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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