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Larry King: Still reigning strong

Larry King turns 85 on Nov. 19, and his career in front of a microphone turns 61 on May 1. He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews – getting to know the thoughts of athletes, movie stars, musicians, millionaires, politicians and presidents all while wearing his iconic suspenders. “I just always wanted to be in…

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To Hedy Lamarr, beauty was only skin deep

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” is presently in theatrical release and airs in May on PBS’ “American Masters.” OPB will air the episode twice: noon-1:30 pm, Sunday, May 20, and 1-2:30 am, Saturday, May 26. The film screened at Portland’s Living Room Theater in January and at the Corvallis Jewish Film Festival in April.   In…

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King David the Musical – in concert

“King David the Musical” premieres in Portland May 16. “King David The Musical,” with words, music, and script by Cantor Eyal Bitton, was originally performed as a theatrical concert at Montreal’s Saidye Bronfman Centre, then as a musical at Montreal’s Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, followed by another production at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre. It was…

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Portland Jewish Film Festival starts June 10

  The 26th Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival, co-presented by the Northwest Film Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies, will screen about 18 films June 10-24 at the Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland. One film to be featured in this year’s festival is “The Testament” (Austria/Israel), the dramatic story…

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Author explores fortuitous happenings of life

PHOTO: Leon Gildin still uses the IBM Selectric typewriter he brought home when he closed his law firm in 1996 after practicing for more than 40 years. Author Leon Gildin, 89, enjoys discussing his new book, The Polski Trilogy, which begins with his award-winning fictionalized account of the real Hotel Polski, where many survivors of…

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Learn to weave the Aleph Bet

Weaving and photo by Linda Hendrickson In May Congregation Shir Tikvah and Jersey Girl Handwovens will offer a two-part class, “Tablet Weaving the Aleph Bet.” The class will be taught by Linda Hendrickson, a Portland-based master in ply splitting and tablet weaving. Participants will learn to weave the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, using an ancient…

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Shaarie Torah plans first community-wide fund-raiser

PHOTO: Michael Allen Harrison Michael Allen Harrison will bring his rare concert grand piano to Congregation Shaarie Torah for two firsts – his first performance at Congregation Shaarie Torah and the Conservative congregation’s first community-wide fundraising event (see below). Portland pianist and composer Michael Allen Harrison is well known for his December concerts at The…

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