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Nurturing a modern art

ARTIST Bill (Chaim) Meyer has continued his journey of visual exploration with a new exhibition of digitally altered abstract prints at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. The exhibition, Nurturing the Place, features 50 new works. It is the latest in his […]

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Stars shape up with Josh

ACTOR Josh Piterman has started a new venture away from the bright lights of the theatre. He has developed a new fitness program designed for performers which is also


Opening night at Jewish film festival

THERE was plenty of excitement at the opening of this year’s Jewish International Film Festival at the Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick on November 5, which got under way with


Sitting shiva tests a zany family

FILM REVIEW by Don Perlgut. Take a dysfunctional New York family of adult children, many of whom actively dislike one another. Add a death of the father and


Fashions for the ages

SHOCKINGLY irreverent or a fashion icon’s tribute to Judaism? Designer Jean Paul Gaultier is no stranger to controversy, but even that enduring enfant terrible must have been rattled


Sondheim with passion

A NEW production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical Passion is being staged at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, this week. Passion is set in 1863


Greek Jewish odyssey

IT was a visit to the Greek island of Corfu about 30 years ago that sparked Melbourne filmmaker Carol Gordon’s interest in the Jewish communities of Greece, some


Artwork returns to heirs

FOR the past 23 years, Swiss lawyer Olaf Ossmann has been trying to track down a major collection of paintings belonging to a wealthy Jewish businessman who fled


Top Israeli films at festival

FORTY-three of the best films and documentaries from Israel, Europe, America and Canada will feature in this year’s Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), which opens on October 29


Brad’s king-size comedy capers

GROWING up in the burbs of Los Angeles as the stepson of a cantor wasn’t always, well, a piece of kugel for Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett. At

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