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    SLT’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ a surefire hit

    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre Critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    For those who truly love classic Broadway theatre, there are few shows that pack as much firepower as Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.” It was a tour de force for Ethel Merman, perhaps the greatest belter known on the Great White Way, and has since provided vehicles for the likes of Bernadette Peters, Reba McEntire and Patti LuPone.

    With crowd pleasers such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” and “Doin’ What Comes Naturally,” there’s little doubt that the...
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  • Snadowsky to moderate FestiTalks™

    Leslie T. Snadowsky[1]

    For the second year in a row, Leslie Snadowsky, the multi-media news editor for Biz New Orleans, will be moderating a panel of women leaders from various fields called FestiTalks™ as part of the weekend’s FestiGals series of events, which began yesterday, Thursday, June 22.

    “We kinda describe it as...
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    After London mosque attack, Jewish groups express solidarity with Muslims


    LONDON (JNS.org) — Several British Jewish groups expressed solidarity with the U.K.’s Muslim community following an attack outside London’s Finsbury Park Mosque Monday, where a van plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshipers as they left prayer services just after midnight.

    One man was killed and 10 were wounded in...
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Current News

Houston Jewish federation hires its first woman CEO

(JTA) — Houston’s Jewish federation has hired its first woman as CEO.

Avital Ingber was announced Thursday as the successor to Lee Wunsch, who has served in the post for 18 years and been with the federation for three decades....
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Reform movement decries Senate Republicans health care bill

(JTA) — The Reform movement sharply criticized a Republican bill in the Senate that would repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act and make severe cuts to Medicaid.

On Thursday, Senate Republicans revealed a draft of a measure that would...
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Otto Warmbier’s Hillel rabbi recalls ‘one of the most intellectually curious people I’ve ever met’

(JTA) – Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, was remembered by friends and loved ones at a public memorial officiated by his...
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Breaking News

State Dept.’s anti-Semitism monitoring office to be unstaffed as of July 1


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism will be unstaffed as of July 1.

A source familiar with the office’s workings told JTA that its remaining two staffers, each working half-time...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Arabists never fade away


I always enjoy listening to former ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer discuss U.S. policy because he eruditely expresses the essence of the Arabist point of view. Speaking on a panel at the Association of Israel Studies conference...
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