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A Hanukkah gift for our readers

  In addition to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coming this week, the Saltzman household is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of an enchanting children’s book written by my mother, Ruth Saltzman. The book, Poppy Bear And the Garden that Overslept, came out in 2001 and was an immediate hit with children, parents and grandparents. In fact,…

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‘Eminent Oregonians’ shares important stories

  Photo: The authors of Eminent Oregonian, R. Gregory Nokes, Jane Kirkpatrick and Steve Forrester. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof sings praises for Eminent Oregonians, a soon-to-be released book about the lives and contributions of three Oregonians who “helped create modern Oregon.” Characterized as a publication “inspired by Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians, the authors describe…

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‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’ Goes to Europe

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the line-up for Rebels With A Cause, an international competition program screening 14 feature films, alongside a short films competition that includes 13 entries this year, split across two programs. Rebels With A Cause is PÖFF’s showcase for challenging independent productions, offering new perspectives, mesmerizing visuals and…

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Creative Community Honors Ambassadors of Peace

  Photo: left to right: Austin Rosen, Afo Verde, Diane Warren, Harvey Mason Jr. and Ben Maddahi On Thursday, October 7th, Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) held its third annual “Celebrating Ambassadors Of Peace” (AOP) event in Beverly Hills. This year’s honorees were: Harvey Mason jr., (CEO of the Recording Academy/Grammys); Diane Warren (Grammy Award Winning & 12 Time…