Julia Goldman

Memory, By The Ton

09/25/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Hurricane Isabel threatened to drench Manhattan last week, an unpleasant forecast for most New Yorkers.  

Back In The Big Apple

09/18/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
A week before opening in two productions at Symphony Space (as Allen Ginsberg's mother in "Kaddish L'Naomi" and in the autobiographical one-woman play "Summer of Aviyah") one of Israel's leading ladies was giving a solo performance of a different kind.    

Howie Leess, 82; Versatile Saxophonist

09/18/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
  Among klezmer and chasidic music circles, reedman Howie Leess was known as "the mountain goat."    The saxophone player "created harmony lines that were so apropos and actually adventurous, he climbed the tune like a mountain goat," said the pianist Pete Sokolow, who first met Leess in the 1960s when they played together in Jewish ensembles like Sy Kushner's Mark III and the Epstein Brothers Orchestra.     "He had ears like nobody's business," Sokolow recalled this week.

From NY 1 To Russian Folk

09/18/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
"I know the first thing you're going to say," Budd Mishkin tells his live audiences. "He's just another TV sports guy who sings Russian folks songs."   

'The Biggest Thing We've Ever Done'

09/11/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
International companies regularly swing by Symphony Space on the Upper West Side to perform in events such as "Haiti! The Spirit of Freedom," presented this week by the Pangea Theatre Company, or the World Music Institute's varied programs, which this season include Indian, Scottish and Judeo-Andalusian music and begin tonight with Omar Bashir in a tribute to his father, the famed Iraqi lute player Munir Bashir.

Clothes As Urban Unity

09/04/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Preppy Izod clothing (those cotton polo shirts and windbreakers with the open-mouthed alligator logo) can now be found far from the tony Lacoste boutiques that cater to country-club crowds. The label is available downtown at Michael K., the new electronically enhanced, 22,000-square-foot urban-outerwear emporium on Broadway near Spring Street, that opened last weekend.

Question Of Conscience, Revisited

09/04/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
An Internet search for Istvan Szabo's films on the Reel.com Web database brings up the Hungarian director's Academy Award-winning "Mephisto" and the other installments in his 1980s trilogy about characters compromised by war. Like those films, "Colonel Redl" and "Hanussen," Szabo's newest release, "Taking Sides," returns to the battleground between conscience and collaboration.

Jewish Identity, To a 'T'

08/28/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Want to create an instant community? Just add cotton. That's what one San Francisco-based entrepreneur says she's doing with a line of T-shirts silk-screened with the slogans "Yo Semite" (a play on the national park's name) and "Jews for Jeter": in support of the Yankees' star shortstop. Undeniably clever, the shirts ($15 to $20) are "no joke" to their designer, Sarah Lepton, 30.

The Drums Of Passion

08/28/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Animal hide is a source of many joys of Judaism. After all, the Torah scroll itself is written on kosher parchment. Still, a celebration of this month's Tu b'Av holiday that featured djembe drums from Ghana was an unexpected experience for many who found themselves hitting the skins with abandon.

The Other 'King' Of Rock 'n' Roll

08/14/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
When Sun Records' founder Sam Philips died late last month in Memphis, he was rightly hailed as the man who discovered Elvis Presley and one of the progenitors of rock-and-roll music. Earlier this year, and 412 miles to the northeast, another of rock's forefathers was remembered for his contributions to music's contemporary canon.
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