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Friday, January 14, 2011
The film "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish," which stars first-time actors who left theirclose-knit Chasidic communities in Brooklyn, debuts at the New York Jewish Film Festival on Sunday at Lincoln Center.
Monday, October 17, 2005
New York, NY —
Last night Broadway's Virginia Theater was named after playwright August Wilson, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 60. It is the first theater on the Great White Way to be named after an African-American. Jon Kalish reports.
REPORTER: The rededication ceremony included ...
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Monsey, NY —A 38 year-old orthodox rabbi in upstate Monsey has been performing his original folk-rock compositions in an East Village nightclub. Jon Kalish has a report on the artist know as Rav Shmuel.
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
New York, NY —One of the greatest American fencers, it turns out, is from the New York area. Peter Westbrook won a bronze medal in sabre fencing at the 1984 Olympics in Atlanta. He fenced competitively into his 40's, which is unheard of in the sport. Westbrook is ...
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Portland Oregon is the unlikely center of old-timey, jug-band music. The city just wrapped up its the fourth annual Old-Time Music Gathering and the people who came out to out to hear and play early gospel, country, and folk weren’t the nineteen-sixties holdovers you'd expect. Some have blue hair ...
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Bronx, New York —Inner City Oceans is an aquaculture company started by a scientist and a lawyer in The Bronx. It operates a fish farm in the basement of an industrial building in the South Bronx, just a stone's throw from the East River. The company raisies tilapia, ...
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
New York, NY —Sam Zygmontowicz is considered by many to be one of the best violin makers in America. The 45 year-old Brooklyn craftsman makes instruments in a loft off Flatbush Avenue. Jon Kalish visited his workshop and prepared this report.
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
New York, NY —When an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn with failing kidneys appealed for a kidney donor in religious newspapers, he got what by all accounts was an extraordinary number of responses, including one that saved his life. Jon Kalish reports.
Friday, January 12, 2001
Santa Monica, CA —Paul Krassner is 68 years old but he doesn't look a day older than 55. He is a rarity among Angelenos in that he doesn't drive an automobile. Never got a license.
Krassner: I'm a walker but I know how to put 50 cents in the ...
Monday, October 30, 2000
Santa Monica, CA —The technological and business operations for Comedy World are up north in San Francisco but the fledgling network's producers and on-air talent are housed in a kind of trailer park inside a 55,000 square foot warehouse in a section of L.A. known as Marina Del ...
Monday, October 23, 2000
Santa Monica, CA —If there is any doubt that this town is on another planet, consider this:at a farmer?s market one weekend I saw a man selling mango on a stick. He peels the mango with a knife, slices into the flesh of the fruit so it looks ...
Friday, September 22, 2000
Los Angeles, CA —An Orthodox rabbi from Mississippi with a masters degree in library science has been running a web site here called 613.org. For those who are a little rusty at biblical numerology, 613 is the number of commandments in the Old Testament. 613.org is the Jewish ...