Some of the students are in their 20s, and others are just shy of 80. They’re men, women, Jews and non-Jews. Some are art aficionados and others have never picked up a paintbrush. But one night each week, when the students gather at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on the Upper East Side for Artists’ Beit Midrash, they’re all speaking the same language.
Ornette Coleman, one of the greatest musical innovators of the 20th century and the man who coined the term “free jazz,” died this morning in Manhattan of cardiac arrest. He was 85.
Sir Christopher Lee, who died on Sunday at 93, was an amazing actor.