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Preserving first-person testimony

The recent donation of materials about Luba Tryszynska, “The Angel of Bergen-Belsen,” adds an important message to the collection of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “As important as it is to know about man’s capacity for evil, it is also important to know man’s capacity for good,” says Judith Cohen, the museum’s chief acquisitions curator….

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Neshama Carlebach Shabbaton

WHEN: April 7-8 WHERE: Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland SCHEDULE: Friday evening: Neshama will lead some prayers and songs and tell stories; a highlight will be a  “conversation” with Rabbi David Zaslow talking to Neshama informally before the congregation about her work in carrying on the legacy of her once-in-a-lifetime father. Saturday morning Torah service: Featuring…

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Billy Crystal has some tales to tell

Billy Crystal invites Portlanders to sit down for an informal after-dinner conversation at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall March 3 as he spins stories from his multi-faceted life and career. The evening is part of the comedian/actor/director/author’s “Spend the Night with Billy Crystal” U.S. tour. Calling it a sit-down show, Billy says the audience will…

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Spend the Night with Billy Crystal

WHAT Billy Crystal will “tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it.” WHEN 7:30 pm, March 3 WHERE Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland TICKETS $65-125 at plus VIP packages available online: portland5.com/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall

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Iris Erez brings e-motion to Reed dancers

“Dance chose me – I could not not do it,” says Israeli dancer, choreographer and teacher Iris Erez, 45, who arrives in Portland this month for a five-month residency at Reed College. Iris is one of 19 Israeli artists visiting the United States this school year to participate in residencies through the Schusterman Visiting Israeli…

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IRIS EREZ performs “Local (not easy)”

WHAT The Reed Dance Department presents resident choreographer/dancer Iris Erez’s performance of “Local (not easy).” Premiered in 2016, the solo work investigates how space affects and restructures the active body within it. As one who has moved from the city to the village, from singlehood to motherhood, Iris explores how these relocations have also produced…

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