Daily Archives: January 24, 2017


Billy Crystal has some tales to tell

Billy Crystal invites Phoenicians to sit down for an informal after-dinner conversation at the Symphony Hall February 19 as he spins stories from his multi-faceted life and career. The evening is part of the comedian/actor/director/author’s “Spend the Night with Billy Crystal” U.S. tour. Calling it a sit-down show, Billy says the audience will feel like…


Biz Ins and Outs

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announces incoming board members The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announced its incoming board chairs. Mark Feldman, chief executive officer and managing partner for MRA Associates; and David Weiner, president of Weiner Insurance. The two men will serve as board co-chairs for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. Each brings…


Tommy Koenig: Connecting with Valley Baby Boomers

A hilarious one-man show is coming to the Herberger Theater Center in February. “Baby Boomer Baby,” written by and starring Tommy Koenig, will run from Feb. 2 through Feb. 26. The show originally started as a fluke in 2011 during a vacation in Mexico, where Tommy was entertaining “expats and hippies” with his 20-plus characterizations…


Navah Perlman to perform at Mesa Arts Center

When interviewing a Jewish-American artist, bringing up a past occasion that took place in Israel is a potential icebreaker. Happily, I just happened to have one to share with classical pianist Navah Perlman. It occurred at a press conference seven years ago in Tel Aviv. Navah was there to participate in a special concert with…


Kosher treats for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LI (51) is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston. Abeles & Heymann and Koshermoms.com have gotten together to bring you some original winning recipes for Super Bowl Sunday and all year long. You can substitute regular Abeles & Heymann hot dogs with uncured, no nitrates/nitrites added, or their low…

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