Arts Guide

The Buzz: What's Hot in the Arts

11/01/2012

Celebrating The Old Neighborhood

Mambo to Borscht” mixes Yiddish classics with Afro-Latin big bands, and Latin tunes with klezmer

The Buzz: What's Hot in the Arts

10/23/2012

JOSEPH KOSUTH’S CONCEPTUAL ART

Paul Shapiro provides accompaniment to the silent film, “His People,” inset, Nov. 1 at the JCC in Manhattan.

The Buzz: What's Hot in the Arts

10/16/2012

WIESEL, TURTURRO DISCUSS ‘THE TRUCE’

Scene from “Restoration,”  to be screened at Gold Coast Film Festival.

The Buzz: What's Hot in the Arts

10/10/2012

Michael Chabin’s ‘Sailboats and Swans’

Hofesh Shechter’s dance troupe performs Oct. 11-13 at BAM. Gabriele Zucca

Lately, His 'Happy Days' Are On The River

A talk with Henry Winkler about Jewish perseverance, his new memoir (about fly-fishing?) and life after The Fonz.

01/08/2012
Assistant Managing Editor
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He tried out such stage names as Chester Flame and Peter Avalanche at Yale Drama School, but when he got the chance to star in TV and movies Henry Winkler stuck with the one his German refugee parents gave him.

After "Happy Days" ended, Henry Winkler said he was like "a ship with no wind in its sails."

‘Bobbie’And ‘Zaide’s’ Triumph, On Canvas

04/07/2010

Young Julie Mauskop first heard stories from “Bobbie” and “Zaide” about their wartime experiences in the Holocaust when she was about 10.
 
Mostly, Toba and Marton Mauskop, who survived Auschwitz, moved to the Ukraine after World War II and immigrated to the United States in 1979, talked about growing up before the Nazis came.
 
“It was really hard for them to talk about” what happened to them during the Shoah, says Mauskop, now 23, living and teaching in Tel Aviv. “They got very upset.”

Artist Julie Mauskop shows her Holocaust survivor grandparents in a series of paintings. Port-Shoah images.

Biblical Psychology

02/06/2004
Staff Writer

Ask clinical psychologist Marsha Mirkin, and she’ll tell you that the essential psychology textbook was written more than 3,000 years before the birth of pioneering analyst Sigmund Freud. Freud may have deemed religion “a mass delusion,” but Mirkin contends that the Divine parables of the Torah can provide unrivaled insights into human behavior.

A Jazz Man’s Roots Music

10/22/2004
Managing Editor

Of the elite jazz musicians working in New York, pianist Bruce Barth is probably the only one who can claim a klezmer pedigree.

Barth, 46, who has emerged as one of his generation’s most compelling pianists and will share the stage Monday at Merkin Hall with the legendary Cedar Walton in a two-piano duet, developed an ear for klezmer in high school in Harrison, N.Y. It was then that his brother introduced him to a clique of New York bluegrass musicians, including mandolinist/clarinetist Andy Statman and banjoist Tony Trischka.

Threshold Of A New Age

02/01/2000
Staff Writer

Borders are alluring and charged places. In Orson Welles’ classic film “A Touch of Evil,” a psychological study of life at the border, the place where America and Mexico meet is full of shadows. It’s hard to get a fix on it. The old rules don’t seem to apply at the border, and a new reality is born of the collision of two worlds.

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