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Out and About: David Mamet on ‘A Life in the Theater’; the Big Band’s Big Comeback

  • The once-seedy Tel Aviv suburb of Holon has become a major tourist destination thanks to its arts scene.

  • The Milken Archive of Jewish Music has launched a virtual museum.

  • A Jewish big band in New York’s East Village is attracting jazz talent from all over the Tri-State Region.

  • British Jewish filmmaker Mike Leigh has canceled a trip to Israel on account of the loyalty oath.

  • The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, in contrast, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in Tel Aviv.

  • David Mamet talks about “A Life in the Theater,” his 1977 play that opened on Broadway for the first time last week.

  • Jewish American novelist Belva Plain, Warsaw-born Jewish mathematician Benoît B. Mandelbrot and renowned legal scholar Louis Henkin have died.

  • Sanford Pinsker says a mishebeyrach for Albert Murray.

  • How “German protestantism, high literacy, well organised universities and a Jewish citizenry” all contributed to the concept of “Germanness” well before the formation of the German state.

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