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A concert “is my favorite thing to do, of all the things I do,” says Mandy Patinkin, the 70-year-old actor and singer. “It’s immediate. It’s in the moment. The audience defines the evening. That’s who I’m doing it for. It’s the first concert in three years, since before the pandemic. I thought, ‘We’re all feeling alive again. Let’s celebrate!’ ” more
(JTA) — Last week saw Dave Chappelle deliver a brilliant monologue on “Saturday Night Live” addressing the antisemitism controversies surrounding Kanye West and Kyrie Irving. more
“Dinners with Ruth” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 13, 2022) charts an extraordinary friendship between two impressive women. Though the outline of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is well known, there is much to learn about the life of Nina Totenberg, 78. Her father was a famous violinist, her mother a Brown University-educated woman who knew Eleanor Roosevelt and Totenberg herself a college dropout who started out as a reporter in Boston.  more
Black Oak Ensemble, a string trio boasting three of Chicago’s most enterprising and dynamic chamber musicians, makes its Newport debut at The Breakers on July 6 at 8 p.m. with an evening of … more
Arts Emanu-El will present the film “Into the Darkness,” which centers on the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II, on Eventive from April 28 through May 2. In the … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is offering an interactive opportunity to see three Italian cities just as an actual resident would during their everyday life.  The live virtual … more
For decades, Alan Bernstein has lived two lives. One is largely orchestral, the other is pure jazz.   One life, the orchestral, takes place in classrooms; the other is on stages. One involves students, most of them young; the other caters to adults.   Bernstein, 69, has always managed to balance these two lives and to excel at both: He is an acclaimed instrumentalist who has performed in the Newport area since the 1980s; the Newport Public Schools named him Teacher of the Year in 2013; and he received a Distinguished Music Educator’s Award from Yale University in 2007.  more
Five short Israeli films will be shown at the Day-at-the-J on Sunday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by any time between these hours, and you may catch one, two or all five, as some may … more
One night, Ben Mezrich received an unexpected phone call. The caller claimed to know something about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. Could it be true? Ever since the Boston art museum was … more
JEWISH POP-CULTURE had quite the “Unorthodox” year. A new reality-TV sensation, a raunchy indie-film spin on shivas and a rare glimpse into Turkey’s Jewish community made a big … more
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