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Never too old: Late Starters Orchestra

Never too old: Late Starters Orchestra

OLDER PEOPLE’S minds are too often cluttered by informational overload or professional demands to invest energy in reviving old passions. But some longings, like playing the cello again, refuse to cease and desist.

Ari Goldman’s The Late Starters Orchestra is a serious, whimsical and realistic chronicle of the Columbia University professor and former New York Times’ journalist’s return to the cello at age 60.

A speaker at Sunday’s JAAMM Fest, Goldman is already back in New York preparing a class at Columbia, where he heads the Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual life.

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New Orleans' new life

New Orleans' new lifeDR. SCOTT Cowen, President Emeritus of Tulane University in New Orleans, likes Denver for several reasons, only one of which is Peyton Manning. Beyond the Denver Broncos star quarterback (who, like Cowen, calls New Orleans home), Cowen was impressed by the reception he received during his author’s presentation Oct. 27 at Denver’s JAAMM Fest at the Loup JCC. “The audience asked fabulous questions,” Cowen said in his authoritative baritone during an interview with the Intermountain Jewis...
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Bringing Miep Gies to life

Bringing Miep Gies to lifeTHE annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, now in its 12th year, invites academics, documentarians, authors and Holocaust survivors to delve into the most accursed period of human century. This past Sunday, however, was different. Nearly 400 people at the JCC disappeared inside “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope,” a monologue written and performed by longtime teacher Judy Winnick. Miep Gies, who died in 2010, was one of five Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and four Jewish ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18 )

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Heart of East Denver

Heart of East DenverTHERE are precious few nooks and crannies in Denver — buildings, streets, alleys, bridges, corners and who knows what else — that Phil Goodstein has not peered into with his comprehensive, erudite and often critical insight. With Curtis Park, Five Points and Beyond, Goodstein’s latest neighborhood exploration, the Mile High City’s unofficial people’s historian examines and dissects the venerable neighborhood he calls “Old East Denver,” including not only such historic districts as...
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‘Altina’: thoroughly modern woman of the 20th century

‘Altina’: thoroughly modern woman of the 20th centuryLOS ANGELES — Ambitious girls of yore looking for role models among successful and accomplished women might turn to scientist Marie Curie, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart or first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a social justice champion. And then there was Altina Schinasi, the subject of a new documentary feature, “Altina,” directed by her filmmaker grandson Peter Sanders. “Tina” grew up among the opulent splendor of a New York mansion, became a painter and innovative sculptor, then an Osca...
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