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Globetrotters, Jewish history, artist memoir

Globetrotters, Jewish history, artist memoir

PASSOVER 5774 EDITION
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For the IJN Passover Edition, Chris Leppek reviews three new books: Thicker Than Paint, The Story of the Jews and The Legend of Red Klotz.

MANY in Denver, especially members of this city’s arts and Jewish communites, knew Sandra Wittow as an artist of significant skill and unique vision.

She exhibited in many venues, including many times in the Denver Art Museum, and although she never attained the status she aspired to — and probably deserved — earned a reputation as an artist fully capable of expressing her vision.

Thicker Than Paint, part coffee table art book and part autobiography, tells and shows a great deal about and by the artist who passed away in 2011.

 

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Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU

Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMUBALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC. The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as. “I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded. Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season. Brown had hoped later that day to figurativel...
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With ‘Story of the Jews,’ Schama returns to this roots

With ‘Story of the Jews,’ Schama returns to this rootsBOSTON — For decades, Simon Schama has dazzled the public with epic books and popular television documentaries on topics ranging from Rembrandt to the French Revolution. The famed British-born historian garnered an International Emmy with his 2006 television series “The Power of Art,” while his book Rough Crossings, about escaped slaves who joined the British cause during the American Revolution, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. But not since his earliest writings had Schama, ...
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For ‘The Hockey Maven,’ it’s all about the game — and Israel, too

For ‘The Hockey Maven,’ it’s all about the game — and Israel, tooUNIONDALE, NY — As the Boston Bruins buzz the Islanders net throughout the opening period of a game at the Nassau Coliseum, Stan Fischler is standing 10 feet behind the Plexiglas to the left of New York goaltender Kevin Poulin. Fischler, a hockey broadcaster for four decades, can feel the rattling boards of forechecking Bruins. There’s no place he’d rather be. Providing New York-area hockey fans with a bird’s-eye view and expert analysis is what Fischler, 81, has done on broadcasts of...
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Denverite to direct film starring Bruce Dern

Denverite to direct film starring Bruce DernANY writer knows that one of the hardest things to accomplish these days is selling a book. Another, perhaps even more daunting task, is getting an actual movie made. Arnie Grossman, a Denver author and screenwriter, has now done both. He is also directing the movie he wrote, “The Boat Builder,” which will star Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern. When asked how he has now managed to accomplish what he has only dreamed of doing, he says, “I have to admit there was some kind of alignment of ...

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