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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Idina Menzel performing on her 2012 tour. 

Gleefully Wicked: Q&A with Idina Menzel

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished June 13, 2012

Maybe you know her as Elphaba in the original Broadway cast of “Wicked,” perhaps you saw her as Maureen in the original Broadway cast of “Rent” (or the movie version) or possibly you caught her appearances on television’s “Glee.” Regardless...

Third Eye Blind to perform July 6 at Fair St. Louis.

Hot concerts for summer

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Jewish LightPublished May 23, 2012

Unlike last year, when U2’s 360º Tour dominated the summer concert landscape, 2012 lacks for a singular, must-see show. But that can be a good thing, too. Without having to take out a second mortgage for prime seats to a “can’t miss” concert,...

John Preece (first row, at left) leads the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Peabody Opera House.

When Tevye comes to town—a Tradition!

By Robert A. CohnPublished April 4, 2012

When John Preece takes the stage of the recently restored Peabody Opera House to star as Tevye in its production of “Fiddler on Roof, he will be at least the eighth major actor to portray that classic role on a St. Louis stage. Preece is also the first...

Mack Daddyz

Reeling in the years

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished March 28, 2012

Mark Gubernik, Jesse Kavadlo and Steve Chervitz have taken the old adage “you’re never too old to rock and roll” and set it in action. Approaching middle-age, married and all dads, the three recently formed a rock band and will be playing their...

 

‘Like’ us on Facebook for chance to win ‘Fiddler’ tickets

Published March 21, 2012

Readers who “like” the Jewish Light on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stljewishlight) from March 21 to Sunday, March 25 will be entered to win free pairs of tickets to the opening night of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Peabody Opera House, April 3....

The Peabody Opera House

Peabody Opera House opening evokes memories of Kiel’s glory days

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Jewish LightPublished September 28, 2011

R.E.M. broke up last week, and when I heard the news I naturally started thinking back to the half-dozen or so times I saw the band that, for all practical purposes, created the indie rock scene in America. As it happens, the first time was at the Kiel...

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