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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Edward Coffield, New Jewish Theatre’s Artistic Director 

NJT receives record 21 nominations for St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR February 13, 2020

The New Jewish Theatre received a record 21 nominations for the 2020 St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards for outstanding achievement in St. Louis Professional Theatre, the organization announced Feb. 7. Their previous high was 12 nominations for plays performed...

Steven Skybell, center, as Tevye and ensemble in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)

How the cast of a new ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production learned Yiddish in only a month

Josefin Dolsten July 20, 2018

NEW YORK (JTA) — The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s new production of “Fiddler on the Roof” enacts a familiar story in an unfamiliar language. The actors sing about joy and hardship, and argue about the importance of tradition, in the language...

Karen Kim

Gesher Music Festival returns Aug. 10-20

July 26, 2017

The Gesher Music Festival will return in August for its seventh season of bringing professional musicians to St. Louis to perform chamber music with a “Jewish twist” or inflection. This year’s theme, “War & Peace,” explores music and...

Jim Widner directs the annual St. Louis Jazz Festival at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Starry-eyed about all that St. Louis jazz

By Nancy Kranzberg, Special to the Jewish Light June 1, 2017

As I was flying to New York recently to see St. Louis philanthropists, Thelma and David Steward, receive the Ed Bradley Award For Leadership for their generous support of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming and educational initiatives, of course I...

Tony Bennett entertains at Davies Symphony Hall in 2010. Photo: : Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris

2017 Summer Arts Guide

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN | SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 1, 2017

Summertime! The living may be easy, but the arts scene is active as ever, going for the burn. Theater performances, music concerts, festivals, opera, a circus we all love, comedy, jazz, special guests (Tony Bennett!) and more all are on tap now through...

Chris Tipp and Amy Loui star in the New Jewish Theatre’s production of ‘4000 Miles.’ Photo: Eric Woolsey

‘4000 Miles’ closes out NJT’s 20th season

May 4, 2017

The New Jewish Theatre closes its milestone 20th season with Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles,” which will run May 11- 28. It quietly tells of the developing relationship between a 91-year-old “lefty” political activist and her 21-year-old grandson....

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2011 summer arts guide — music

by DANIEL DURCHHOLZ, Special to the JEWISH light May 25, 2011

When it comes to summer concerts in St. Louis, there's a single show that threatens to suck nearly all of the oxygen out of the room: U2's July 17 appearance at Busch Stadium. The sold-out show is supersized in every fashion, from the giant stage, which...

Columnist Lois Caplan

Paws for a Cause; Grand Center Art Walk; NCJW preps for ‘Store’

By Lois Caplan April 21, 2011

FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS are not the only ones suffering from the effects of the economy's downward spiral. Paws for a Cause, established in 2009 to help owners who find themselves unable to buy food for their beloved pets, can now go the local food pantry...

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