Passing of actor Warren Mitchell

Veteran stage and screen actor Warren Mitchell.
Actor Warren Mitchell, best known for starring as Alf Garnett in the TV series Till Death Us Do Part which screened from 1965-75, has died aged 89.
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Artist Judy Cassab

Honouring Judy Cassab

Archibald Prize-winning artist Judy Cassab, who died earlier this month in Sydney aged 95, was loved by her family, friends and members of the art world for her lifetime of painting.

Ash Flanders stars in Buyer and Cellar. Photo: Jeff Busby

Shopping with Streisand

Jonathan Tolins’s play Buyer and Cellar is a comedy about an out-of-work actor who takes a job as a shop assistant in the basement of superstar singer Barbra Streisand’s mansion.

Artist Erwin Fabian with one of his steel sculptures. Photo: Peter Haskin

100th birthday cheer for artist

The opening of Melbourne artist Erwin Fabian’s latest exhibition of recent sculptures took on extra significance as it marked his 100th birthday as well as 50 years since his first exhibition.

Lola Kirke (left) and Greta Gerwig in Mistress America.

New York whirlwind

Writer-director Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Mistress America, is set in New York City and revolves around a college student whose life needs fulfilment. Read AJN critic Don Perlgut’s review (3.5 stars).

Klezmania is welcomed to Marysville in Victoria’s High Country. From left: Freydi Mrocki, Eugene Belenko, David Krycer and Lionel Mrocki.

Taking klezmer to the country

Popular klezmer band Klezmania recently performed 13 concerts over five weekends in regional Victoria. For far-flung members of the Jewish community, it was an opportunity to connect through music.

Playwright Dina Ross.

Cafe’s life and death issues

When playwright Dina Ross read an article about death cafes, the idea for a new play came to her immediately. The result is Muffins at the Death Cafe, which has just premiered in Melbourne.

Batsheva Dance Company’s new dance, Last Work

Seamless dance from Batsheva

The brilliance of Batsheva Dance Company’s long-serving artistic director, Ohad Naharin, is on show in Last Work, a new contemporary dance staged at the Melbourne Festival. Read our review.

A scene from Son of Saul, the powerful drama set in Auschwitz that won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hollywood stars in Jewish films

Natalie Portman’s Hebrew language film A Tale of Love and Darkness is among the top movies in this year’s Jewish International Film Festival which opens in Sydney on October 28 and in Melbourne on November 4.

Batsheva dancers perform a new dance, Last Work. Photo: Gadi Dagon

Israeli dance, Batsheva style

Israel’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company is returning to Australia with two compelling productions for the Melbourne Festival.