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Heart of East Denver

Heart of East Denver

THERE 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 Curtis Park, Five Points, San Rafael, Clements and Enterprise Hill, but up-and-coming redevelopment hotspots like the RiNo arts district.

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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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‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMM

‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMMIN the halls of her youth, little Gabrielle Selz watched famous artists come and go, linger and party at the Central Park West home of her parents Peter Selz and his wife Thalia Cheronis Selz. Peter Selz was curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from 1958-1965, presiding like a king over the greatest abstract expressionists of the day. Rothko, de Kooning, Tineguely, Giacometti, Kline, Pollack, Motherwell, Christo and countless others gathered around the man rever...
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Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaignBALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
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From Bible heroines to Madoff, Rabins’ rock opera strikes new chord

From Bible heroines to Madoff, Rabins’ rock opera strikes new chordBERKELEY, Calif. — Plucking a violin on an empty stage, an animated scene of Manhattan skyscrapers scrolling behind her pregnant body, the musician, poet and Torah student Alicia Jo Rabins begins to sing what sounds like a mystical incantation of sorts. “Bring me your empty jar, I will fill it,” she intones. “Where it comes from, I can’t tell you, no one knows.” Inspired by the biblical story of the prophet Elisha, Rabins, 37, is musing in the broadest possible terms about the crim...

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