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NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Growing up a fan of finger paint, Brookline-based talent Ilana Katz Katz (who justifies her doubled last name by explaining that her mother’s maiden name and her husband’s last are both Katz and, as a cat lover, it seemed to fit) recalled a “creative flair” that began during her childhood. After Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Samuel H. Levine is proud of the connection between tikkun olam (repairing the world) and his latest work. The 22-year-old Brooklyn-based Jewish actor is playing Jeremy, a Jewish nurse-aide who has been working in Uganda, in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “A Guide for the Homesick,” now in its world Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - SWAMPSCOTT – About five years ago, Deahn Berrini and her family were enjoying dinner at their Swampscott home. Her son, knowing of her interest in Native American people, mentioned that researchers had just discovered a clue to the lost colony of Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina. “I said Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - The recently published book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,’’ is written by a compendium of contributors, including over two dozen psychiatrists and other mental health specialists plus an attorney and the ghostwriter of Trump’s 1987 autobiography, “The Art of the Deal.” A conference was held at Yale in April 2017 Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - MARBLEHEAD – Despite an outcry from hundreds of North Shore and Boston Jews, including prominent religious leaders, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will air the controversial documentary The Occupation of the American Mind this Sunday, at its Marblehead congregation. The film, produced in part by UMass-Amherst Department of Communication Professor Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Eight years ago, Holocaust survivor Judith Sherman read from her memoir, “Say the Name: A Survivor’s Tale in Prose and Poetry,” at Harvard Divinity School. Local playwright Anne Marilyn Lucas was in the audience. Lucas had a strong feeling that Sherman’s story would be a great play; she wanted others to Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Imagine a tyrannical regime with a corrupt and sexually predatory police chief. Then add a revolutionary artist and his opera diva love struggling for real freedom in a city where religious officials become collaborators. Co-librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa vividly depicted such a dystopia in 1800 Rome for the Giacomo Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Growing up in a musical family, Yasmin Levy was surrounded by the sounds of her native Israel and also those of her ancestral homelands. “There was music from the day I remember,” she recalled. “I grew up mainly listening to great singers and musicians who became my inspiration.” Among the most Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – TOPSFIELD – Gatherings north of Boston joined musical forces with communities across the country late last month, when local musicians performed at Topsfield Common as part of Concert Across America, a coordinated five-day effort against gun violence. At churches and synagogues, town halls, and public parks in over 200 cities and Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – This painting, “Alisa’s Path,” by Tamara Wolfson was awarded first place at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Plein Air Competition. Tamara Wolfson is an award-winning artist and owner of A+Murals that specializes in Trompe L’oeil, murals, faux finishes, and other aspects of interior decorating Read More