Arts


AUTHOR IN CHICAGO TO TALK ABOUT JEWS AND HOLLYWOOD…

By Michael Berns, Special to Chicago Jewish News ‘Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends’ is what co-author and son of Holocaust survivors David Fantle describes as “a history of 20th century entertainment.” A…


ART AT SPERTUS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A group of Chicago Jewish artists have participated in a year-long fellowship culminating in gallery talks and a performance this summer at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning…


In new show, Chicago Jewish physician finds meaning in magic

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News It’s an evening of theatrical magic sprinkled with thought provoking ideas. Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, a Jewish neonatologist who teaches at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, offers up…


Play looks back at time of black and Jewish struggles

By Hugh Iglarsh, Special to Chicago Jewish News The original Green Book, the subject of Calvin Ramsey’s play now on stage at Chicago Dramatists, was a basic, cheaply bound guidebook for African-American drivers in the middle…


10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival

By Ellen Braustein Several Israeli films will be shown during the 10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival presented March 9-11 at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. The three-day event showcases films…


Idan Raichel bringing unique musical style to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the world’s biggest stages….




Israel’s best films come to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema will light up screens for 12 days with provocative, humorous, controversial and inspiring independent art films from the Jewish state. The 12th…