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From AISH — Passover Funk! A blessed Passover to all who celebrate. May Elijah visit you all. (I can’t believe this guy manages to catch his kippah!)

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My gallery of Easter movies includes “Ben Hur,” several different movie versions of the life of Jesus, a couple of choices just for kids, and a classic musical named for a classic song, Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade.” There’s something for […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate Ireland with some great movies. 1. The Quiet Man John Wayne plays American Sean Thornton (John Wayne), who returns to in Innisfree, the small, beautiful Irish village where he was born, to buy his family’s old home. […]

Tony Award-winner John O’Boyle has written a new musical, the Easter Mysteries, and it will be in theaters for one night only: March 22, 2016.  It features Broadway performers from Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Porgy and Bess, Phantom of The Opera, and more, […]

Easter Mysteries is an original, musical theater production about Christ’s death and resurrection, seen through the lens of his disciples and followers.  It is the first Passion Play ever told from Peter’s perspective, with iconic biblical characters portrayed by an […]

Leap day babies have to wait four long years to celebrate their real birthdays, as delightfully explained by Gilbert & Sullivan in “Pirates of Penzance.” So, they’re entitled to some special recognition. Happy birthday, leapies! You’ll be four years older […]

I love to recommend romantic movies for Valentine’s Day. This year, how about some movies starring real-life movie sweethearts? Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward made several films together, including “The Long, Hot Summer” and “Rachel Rachel” (he directed, she starred). […]

How many “Groundhog Days” did Bill Murray spend in Punxsutawney?

Many thanks to Claire Lazebnik for sharing this wonderful video. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda visits his elementary school to sing a wonderful tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.