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Winter 2015

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Cultural Fridays: Afternoon at the Movies
These sessions provide viewings and discussions of the movies of your life. The focus will be on foreign films and thought-provoking themes. Some will include controversial story lines.
Instructor: Eileen Budwig & Roberta Martel
> Fridays; December 5, 19; 12:30 pm


The Real History of DooWop Music

Join us for this nostalgic look back into a unique style of American music and its artists. This class will focus on the beginnings of DooWop music, from its origins in the 1940s, through the golden age of the late 1950s and early 1960s, to the revival years of the 1970s and 1980s.
Instructor: Neil Waldman
> Wednesdays; 12:30 pm
   December 3, 10, 17


Sneak Previews of the 2015 Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film
Festival Director, Ellen Wedner, and her staff will treat the audience to sneak previews of the highlighted films that will be presented during the January 15 – February 8 series. Win free tickets to selected films.
Instructor: Ellen Wedner
>Monday; 2:00 pm
January 12


Something Old, Something New: Art & Artists of the 20th Century
Bi weekly classes:
1/14 Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect Extraordinaire
1/28 Edward Hopper: The Master of Loneliness
2/11 The 8 Who Changed the Direction of Art in America
2/25 Georgia O’Keefe: Pioneer of Modernism in America
3/11 American Art During the Great Depression
3/25 Jewish Artists You Should Know
Instructor: Irene Cohen
>Wednesdays; 12:30 pm
January 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25


Cultural Arts Fridays: Afternoon at the Movies
On alternating Fridays we will provide a presentation of a classic movie, foreign or domestic with themes relevant and interesting to the viewers. Each session will feature a description of cast, directors, cinematography
and highlights followed by the showing and discussion. Some will include controversial story lines. Join us for this bi-weekly series.
Instructor: Roberta Martel & Eileen Budwig
>Fridays; 12:30 pm
January 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 13, 27


Cultural Fridays: The Operas,The Musicals, The Performances
This series presented on alternating Fridays (with the movies series), presents outstanding performances and operas. Included this season are: ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ by Richard Strauss, ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ by Offenbach and ‘Lakme’ by Leo Delibes.In addition, two Steven Sondheim musical programs will be presented.
Instructor: Don Pasternak
>Fridays; 12:30 pm
January 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20


Listening To & Understanding Jazz
The class sessions will trace the development of Jazz from its origins in New Orleans through the growth of its offshoots Swing and the Big Bands. Through the use of recordings and video clips, you will be provided with opportunities to hear and see memorable performances by outstanding musicians
Instructor: Manny Plavin
>Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
January 13, 20, 27


Musical Theater, Then and Now
This eight week 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 discussions and lectures by leading theatrical professors. George will moderate these sessions and encourages audience input.
Instructor: George Feirstein
>Thursdays; 12:30 pm
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5


The TV Talk Show Hosts of the 1960s
This course will examine the impact and social significance of the TV talk show. Discussions will include the competitive nature of the networks and who they selected to lead the TV talk show time slot which was so important to attract sponsors and their lucrative advertising $$$.
Instructor: Bruce Kalner
>Mondays; 2:00 pm
January 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9
(no class on 2/16)


Biography
During each session, the class will examine and take a look at the lives of celebrities, entrepreneurs and writers that played a role in American entertainment such as Bing Crosby, Betty Boop, Abba, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, Shirley Temple and James Dean.
Instructor: Joseph Mittleman
>Mondays; 12:30 pm
February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
(no class 2/16)


The Love of Music & All That Jazz
The class will delight the audience with the sound of music from the leading rhythm & blues and jazz musicians with vocalists from their beginnings in show business. It’s the story of many outstanding music makers starting in the ‘20s and their progress through the’ 70s.
Instructor: Wally Reed
>Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
February 10, 17, 24, March 3


 A Potpourri of Film
The class features retro plays of the 50s and 60s. Short films and video scopes from Studio I, Playhouse 90 are highlighted as well as comedy clips and classic productions.
Instructor: Carl Pivor
>Thursdays; 2:00 pm
February 12, 19, 26


The History of DOOWOP Music
The class will focus on the history of the beginnings of DooWop music from its origins in the 40s, through the golden age of the late 1950s and early 1960s, through the revival years of the 1970s and 1980s.
Instructor: Neil Waldman
>Wednesdays; 12:30 pm
March 11, 18, 25


Music! Music! Music!
Popular American music covering the Broadway stage, Big Band Era and music of the movies will be highlighted. Rare source material including out-takes
of recording sessions and recordings by major artists of stage and screen.
Instructor: Len Selk
>Thursdays; 12:30 pm
January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19


Jews in the Broadway Musical Theater
Theater, Music, Broadway: themes synonymous with talent, creativity and success have been dominated throughout history with the accomplishments of Jewish writers, performers and producers. This
class will explore these wonderful individuals and their contributions.
Instructor: Lorraine Bauman
>Thursday; 2:00 pm
February 5


Four More Great Standup Comics- 75% Jewish
You can enjoy and discuss the wit of Woody Allen, the comic common sense of Bill Cosby,
the elegant musical madness of Victor Borge and the surprising flourishes of fun from our mystery merrymaker.
Instructor: Ted Levine
>Wednesdays; 2:00 pm
February 11, 18, 25, March 4


Jim & Jimmy: Croce & Buffet and a Whole Lot More
This presentation features a compilation of songs and stories from and about the singers and their songs.
Instructor: John Chase
>Tuesday; 2:00 pm
March 10


Rock n Roll Trivia and Karaoke
These interactive sessions will focus on music memory, trivia and knowledge. Come join DJ Charlie and relive songs from the era of the decades of music we’ve grown up with to the present. Maybe some of the audience will
join in for some fun karaoke. Join us.
Instructor: “DJ” Charlie Deitch
>Tuesdays; 2:00 pm
March 24, 31


 

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