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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 
Fall 2017


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Arts, Music & Entertainment 
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Arts, Music, and Entertainment at the JCC 


The History of Doo Wop Music

Explore all aspects of Doo Wop music from its origins through the 60s and beyond. This includes favorite artists, recordings, anecdotes and history. Patrons are encouraged to sing along as we journey down memory lane.
Instructor: Neil Waldman      

Wednesdays October 18, 25, November 1, 8, December 6, 13 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Do You Think You Can Role Play? and More!     

This is a creative and stimulating journey through the magic of humorous improvisation. We will identify our values through role playing, conflict resolution, group dynamics and logical solutions. This is a vibrant and exciting interactive class. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Marshall Cohen            

Wednesdays October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Jewish Entrepreneurs: With a Little Bit of Luck and Lots of Chutzpah, They Made it to the Top of the Heap

This series focuses on Jewish Innovators and Entrepreneurs whose genius has impacted the world of business- and whose business has impacted the world.
Instructor: Irene Cohen   

Wednesdays October 18, November 15 and December 20 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Spontaneity is the Word of the Day

Have fun creating scenes from class suggestions as we work together to create enjoyment with laughs and fun. This class features great exercises for your brain and increases your listening skills with abundant social interaction.
Instructor: Suzi Lynch                   

Thursdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, December 7 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays: American Classic Movies

Join us to view and enjoy the classics of the American film library. October 20: A Night at the Opera, November 10: Sabrina (1954), December 8: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers
Instructors: George Feirstein & Roberta Martel  

Fridays October 20, November 10, December 8 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


 

The Theater Group Acting Workshop

Learn the procedures and highlights of creating a show or a production. The classes will focus on theater, show functioning, acting and staging. A forming theater group will work together to create a show and perform roles with the goal of presenting it to the community.
Instructor: Ralph Sheffler   

Tuesdays October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Gloria Steinem: Moving Women Forward

This powerful woman was a journalist who became a spokeswoman for the feminist movement. Learn about her difficult childhood, love life, founding of Ms Magazine, and her quest for equality for women. Pictures and video clips via Power Point enhance this presentation.
Instructor; Dr. Rose Feinberg                                        

Tuesday October 24 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Murals of the Palm Beaches

Returning by popular demand, Sharon Koskoff, artist and President of the Palm Beach County Art Deco Society, will enthusiastically present a power point presentation about the history of creative and colorful murals seen in the Palm Beaches.
Instructor: Sharon Koskoff                                         

Wednesday October 25 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays:  At the Movies            

The Friday movie series continues on a rotating basis featuring films of International renown, documentaries and more that have been nominated for their worthy story lines. Introductions preview the film of the week followed by discussion and your opinions. Opening week: Fill the Void, an Israeli film. 
Instructors: Eileen Budwig, Roberta Martel          

Fridays October 27, November 17, December 15 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


 

Cultural Fridays: An Afternoon of Dance, Ballet, Opera, Great Performances

This series presented on alternating Fridays (with the movies series), presents outstanding performances by the most famous and talented players. Dance, opera, ballet and classical genres are highlighted.
Instructor: Don Pasternak                    

Fridays November 3, December 1, 22  | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Barbara Walters: News Trailblazer

Barbara Walters paved the way for women in the news. Learn about early life influences, marriages, affairs, her daughter, key interviews, challenges and events that impacted her life and career. Pictures and video clips via Power Point will enhance your enjoyment of the presentation.
Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg                                       

Tuesday November 7 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Mixed Bag 

This series will offer the audience a potpourri of entertainment including guests with interesting stories and historical perspectives of past eras. Each week will provide a thought provoking hour of descriptive and informational opportunities for audience members to learn and reminisce.
Instructor: Robert Israel              

Mondays November 20, December 4, 11, 18 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The History and Legends of the Fabulous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Florida

Johnny Weismuller, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Judy Garland and many more celebrities are included in this entertaining presentation by Linda Spitzer, who was a professional storyteller at the Biltmore. The history of the hotel is unusual in all of its many transformations as well as its haunted history and unusual genre of gangsters and movie stars. We won’t give all the secrets away, so you’ll have to join us and hear for yourselves.
Instructor: Linda Spitzer                            

Tuesday December 5 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Ceramic Art of Beatrice Wood and George Orr

ACE’s energetic art historian and biographer Terryl Lawrence documents the lives of two American creative artists. “The Mama of Dada” meets “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”.
Instructor: Terryl Lawrence                                         

Monday December 18 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


A Musical Journey into Your Past

Create a musical journey into the past as we re-visit the songs that remind you of the happy times, the sad times or the difficult times. Your requests and memories are encouraged to be shared with other audience members. ACE’s popular deejay Charlie D will bring back the music you enjoy.
Instructor: Charlie Deitch                                             

Tuesday December 19 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Senior Insights: The G-Star School For Performing Arts

Step back in time with a musical program featuring the music of the 1940s! The students of G-Star School of the Arts, a local charter high school that features education tracks in film, animation and theater have put together a performance you don’t want to miss! G-Star is located in Palm Springs, FL and is the only “film” high school in the world!

Instructor: Jewel Littenberg | Monday, January 15 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


A Look Back at Television Variety

The class will focus on the Ed Sullivan Show and how he brought the Beatles into the national limelight. The class will also discover how the show started, how television shaped Ed’s image and how the show was put together each week during live broadcasts with black and white pictures. Finally, we will find out why this type of program could not be accomplished with a congenial host today. Behind the scenes rhetoric and anecdotes will be shared by the instructor who was there.

Instructor: Dr. Bruce Martin | Tuesday, January 16 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Three Jewish Singing Women: Bette Midler, Carole King, Barbara Streisand

Find out about each singer’s early years, marriages, andstruggles to reach stardom. Learn what fame has meantto each in the past and currently. Jewish connections aredescribed for each woman. The program is enhanced withvideo clips and photographs using PowerPoint.

Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg | Wednesday, January 17 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays: At the Movies

The Friday movie series continues on a rotating basisfeaturing films of International renown, documentaries, andmore that have been nominated for their worthy story lines.Introductions preview the film of the week followed by adiscussion and your opinions.

Instructors: Eileen Budwig & Roberta Martel | Fridays, January 19, February 9, March 2, 23 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays: American Movie Classics

Join us to view and enjoy the classics of the American film library.
January 26: Me and My Gal
February 16: Mutiny on the Bounty
March 9: Victor Victoria
April 6: Roberta 1935

Instructors: George Feirstein & Roberta Martel | Fridays, January 26, February 16, March 9, April 6 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Cultural Fridays: An Afternoon of Dance, Ballet, Opera, Great Performances 

This series presented on alternating Fridays (with themovies series), presents outstanding performances by themost famous and talented players. Dance, opera, ballet andclassical genres are highlighted.

Instructor: Don Pasternak | Fridays, February 2, 23, March 16 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Biography 

This class will examine the lives of celebrities, entrepreneursand writers who played a role in American entertainmen tincluding: February 7: Joan Crawford February 14: Andrews Sisters February 21: Jack Lemmon February 28: Gabor Sisters March 7: Goldie Hawn March 14: Maureen O’Hara March 21: Roger Moore March 28: Bette Davis

Instructor: Joseph Mittleman | Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The History of the Saxophone: It's Joys & Pleasures

This is the story of Adolph Sax, the inventor of the saxophone.Learn of its development and its use as a musical instrument in different eras. You can view and enjoy a classic sax and hear some selections played by the instructor. It will be a fun class both for your enjoyment and edification

Instructor: Donald Lapinsohn | Wednesday, February 7 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Senior Insights: Cultural Entertainment: Violin Concert 

Sirena Huang won the first prize at the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition along with Mr.Oliveira himself. This will be an important cultural eventto kick off the ACE cultural track for future sessions. Youwill enjoy this performer and learn about the instrument, its music and the competition.

Instructor: Jewel LittenbergMonday | February 12 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


American Musical Theater

This series will feature professional presentations with your give-and-take critique on the subject following the history of American musical theater. This series presents video of classic theater performances. George will moderate these sessions as well as offer background information while encouraging audience input.

Instructor: George Feirstein | Thursdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Three Jewish Singing Men: Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond

Each of these men are famous in the music world.Learn about each singer’s early influences, romanticrelationships, different paths to success and why theyare still stars. Jewish connections are described foreach man. The program is enhanced with video clips andphotographs using PowerPoint.

Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg | Thursday, February 22 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Rock N Roll Trivia

Try your hand at answering fun questions about the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. DJ Charlie will offer musical clues, highlights, anecdotes and questions to bring you back to the songs of your lives. Win a prize for the most points. This class is a session of fun and memories.

Instructor: Charlie Deitch | Monday, March 19 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Jewish Contribution to Jazz

Hear the music and explore the Jewish influences that contributed to the Genesis of Jazz & Jewish Composers: Gottschalk to Goodman, African and Jewish American Experiences Intertwine Syncretism from New Orleans to the Village and Tin Pan Alley.

Instructors: Anne Goldberg with Sherry Picker | Tuesday, March 20 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Roots of Rock-N-Roll

The history and origins of the music which evolved from blues, gospel and other sounds that morped into the 1950s rock-n-roll are shared with the class. The people who helped create this style and genre are highlighted.

Instructor: Robert Weber | Tuesday, March 22 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The History of Rock-N -Roll

The roots and history of rock-n-roll go back decades thatthe average person probably assumed had no influence.By tracing information and using musical moments thatyou will remember, DJ Charlie will bring the rock-n-rollmemories. This class will liven your musical knowledgeand recant the historical significance of rock n roll musicin our lives.

Instructor: Charlie Deitch | Monday, March 26 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


 

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