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APRIL 12,  2018 - The Jewish contribution to cabaret looms virtually as large as that to the American musical, at least if the upcoming summer lineup at the Barrington Stage Company is any indication. The Pittsfield showplace has often featured music by William Finn, who grew up Jewish in Natick and won two Tony Awards Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – GLOUCESTER – The eclectic musical amalgam that is the Andy Statman Trio builds from a klezmer-infused foundation, adds jazz progressions and syncopation, and mixes it up with bluegrass riffs and rhythms. That’s the music that Statman will be bringing to a special concert at Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester at 7:30 Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Igor Golyak sees theater as family. The Jewish artistic director, 39, and a 2002 graduate of the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute in Moscow, has described his Needham-based Russian-American troupe, Arlekin Players, accordingly. “We have a family-type atmosphere in our theater just like in life,” he said. In his playbill welcome for Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Isaac Akiba keeps his life and his art in equilibrium. As the Jewish Boston Ballet soloist recently told the Journal, “I try to balance the busy [dance] season and staying close to my traditions.” As Passover approaches, Akiba continues to dance the featured role of Benvolio in many of the company’s Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Arts imitates life for Shelley Brown as she takes on the role of Rita, an overbearing Jewish mother, in Nicky Silver’s dark comedy “The Lyons,” which makes it’s Boston premiere April 19 at the Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. “I have two daughters. They are beautiful and Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – SWAMPSCOTT – Don’t look for longtime Swampscott resident Joe Gold around town. He’s usually on the road, traveling with high-profile shows, circuses, museum exhibitions, and other attractions across the country. The 62-year-old married father of two sons is founder, president, and principal of the Gold Group. He specializes in marketing and Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – The ability to sing is a gift many take for granted. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people lose this talent because of lung cancer, a scourge that is responsible for more deaths than any other type of cancer. On April 5, the research funding organization Upstage Lung Cancer (upstagelungcancer.org) will host Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Two summers ago, Tamar Paley started thinking about what she wanted to focus on for her senior thesis project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan. As one whose work is inspired as much by her own life and opinions as by form and materials, she decided to Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – BOSTON – If freedom were a food, what would Bostonians chose as their culinary symbol? It’s one of four questions artist Julia Vogl is asking people from all walks of life as part of “Pathways to Freedom,” a public art initiative sponsored by the Newton-based Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts). The bold Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – When Nataly Zukerman was a child in Israel, she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. However, an ill-fated accident at a youth camp when she was 12 dashed those girlhood dreams and changed her life. A structure fell on her, breaking vertebrae in her back and leaving her paralyzed. After surgery Read More