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After 2-year delay, Philip Guston art exhibit explores his Jewish identity

“Philip Guston Now,” which in its Boston iteration consists of 73 paintings and 27 drawings, was first slated to open in the summer of 2020.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
13/05/2022

Jon Stewart to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The honor, given by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and awarded annually since 1998, has not been given to anyone for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
21/01/2022
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1939 Superman comic sells for $2.6 million

The comic, which was sold at newsstands for ten cents at the time of publication, reached the staggering $2.6 million sum at auction.

Face-to-face with Hanoch Piven

Although Piven's lifelong passion had been to draw faces, he fell in love with his own distinctive technique and all that came with it.

By MORDECHAI BECK
16/12/2021

Rush's Geddy Lee’s Jewish mom, a Holocaust survivor, was his biggest fan

In a moving tribute on Instagram, Lee shared a brief synopsis of his mother’s incredible life — including how she survived Auschwitz and loved to cook for family on the Jewish holidays.

By JACQUELINE RODERICK/JTA
24/07/2021
Nicole Krauss, the acclaimed author of The History of Love.

American author Nicole Krauss receives prize for Jewish literature

Krauss was chosen by the Sami Rohr Prize panel of judges for her "valuable contribution to Jewish literature."

Gal Gadot signs 8-figure deal to star in Heart of Stone

The movie will be the first in a series that will put a “female spin” on such action franchises as "Mission: Impossible" and the James Bond films.

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Jewish poet given Christian burial in Belarus

The reburial of Shmuel Yefimovich Plavnik, better known by his pen name Zmitrok Byaduli, took place on Tuesday at a Christian cemetery in Minsk.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/11/2020
Ilana Rovina

Arts pioneer Ilana Rovina dies

Ilana Rovina was extremely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, especially during the Yom Kippur War when she traveled constantly to the front lines to sing to the troops.

Arkadi Duchin sets his sights on Abu Dhabi

“I’m sure there’s a lot more than horses and sweets there, but I don’t really know what there is. I think it’s a humorous song. I’m not trying to put down anybody.”

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