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MARCH 22, 2018 – An audacious film that melds raw emotion and absurdist allegory into a blistering assessment of contemporary Israel, Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot” deserves to be seen and demands to be discussed. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and eight Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars) including best film, director, and actor Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – In addition to being the first band to record a hit song by then rookie writer Neil Diamond (“Sunday and Me”), Jay and the Americans also sold the most copies of any version of “Some Enchanted Evening.” Their show on April 6 at The Cabot in Beverly is sure to be Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – A lifelong love of writing, a silly sense of humor, and a soft spot for animals has proven to be a winning combination for Jane Sutton, the award-winning children’s book writer from Lexington who for decades has been tickling the fancy of her young readers. Sutton’s playful, humorous, and endearing stories Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 - Last weekend at Lynn Arts, Marble­head artist Rickey Schwed stood next to three striking charcoal drawings of three generations of women. They were displayed vertically, and included Schwed’s great-grandmother Esther, dressed in an elegant 1940s hat. In Schwed’s charcoal, Esther stares straight ahead, serious and concerned. It’s as if she knows Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Jenny Reagan values the Broadway standards that provide an ongoing frame of reference for the characters in the Mark Gerrard play “Steve.’’ The Westwood native and Jewish actress, a theater major at the UMass-Amherst as well as a marketing manager for an architectural firm, values them and their composers – most Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Charlotte and Ronen Thalmay run the tour company Jewish-Copenhagen.dk, specializing in Jewish tours in Copenhagen, which tell the dramatic and inspiring history of the Danish Jews. Here are some of the historic insights they share during their tours: Although Jews always have been a very small minority in Denmark, they have Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - In 1933, the Viennese actress Hedy Keisler sparked an international furor by swimming nude in a provocative melodrama called “Ecstasy.” Alas, it was the tragic fate of Hedy Lamarr, as she was renamed when she arrived in Hollywood, to be perpetually judged by her face and figure rather than her intellect Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – On Sunday, March 4, Symphony by the Sea continues its 2018 concert series with a musical celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein and featuring music from his West Side Story. Maestro Donald Palma and the Symphony by the Sea orchestra will be joined by Director Rebecca Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – Fifteen years may be a long time for a spark of an idea to blossom into a children’s book. But for Northampton writer Richard Michelson, the timing proved just right. On March 6, Michelson, a one-time poet laureate of Northampton and multi-award winning author of some 20 children’s books – including Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - How on earth did I – a journalist, a college professor, a doctor’s wife, a nice Jewish Bubbe from the North Shore – become a biographer to the mob? To understand my befuddlement, imagine this scene: I’m teaching a class at BU School of Journalism when I hear a knock on Read More