July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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Jon Savitt Combining His Comedy, Musical Passions

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Jon Savitt is a comedian and a writer who has been published on some websites that many journalists would love to. He also has been playing piano for most of his 27 years. So naturally, he’s combined those two into writing an album. “I’ve been into music before comedy and writing; it was my first […]

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Kids Relate to “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” at the Ordway

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It’s sometimes tough being a kid trying to find one’s place in the universe. Stressors can come from many aspects of one’s life, affecting friendships, schoolwork, and relationships with their parents. Religion, nationality or medical conditions are a few things that can make children feel anything but normal – whatever that is. In fact, more […]

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Connects with his Jewish Roots in Minneapolis

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Spending more than a year on the road can make anyone feel disconnected from their roots — even for a Broadway veteran. That is what brought Dear Evan Hansen actor Aaron Lazar to the Sabes JCC this past Monday and Wednesday. Lazar said an actor’s life is pretty self-centered, so he decided to begin volunteering […]

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Game of Thrones: This Time, It’s Biblical

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It never ceases to amaze me how invested we all get in fictional worlds like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, heck – even Hunger Games has a cult-like following. I myself am a deep follower of all things nerd, and certainly enjoy diving down into the minutiae of my favorite worlds. However, NOTHING has […]

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April 2019 Get the Folk Out

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IT’S SPRING. SERIOUSLY. GET THE FOLK OUT. Not that you need me — or anyone else to tell you — but, my zisseles and boychiks, it’s time to get out and grab that vitamin D. And this month, we’ve got plenty o’ ways to make it happen with some new and old friends alike. “Coming […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Bill Murray Stories’

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The other day I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a documentary that perfectly fit what I was in the mood for. I didn’t want to commit a ton of time, I didn’t feel like investing too deeply in any tough topics, and I wanted to watch something new and fresh. Enter The Bill Murray […]

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Jew Review: On The Basis Of Sex

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As I write this review, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was recently discharged from the hospital following a successful surgery removing cancer nodules from her lungs. My advanced screening of On the Basis of Sex occurred a full week before her hospitalization, but served as a reminder that she is indeed a gender discrimination stalwart and […]

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