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A World of Jewish Culture: Highlights from Porgy and Bess 

When: Sun., June 6, 3-4:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $10

Back by popular demand, D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis, soprano, and Daniel Washington, bass baritone, will sing highlights from America’s most beloved folk-opera, written by George Gershwin at Folly Beach in 1935. They will be accompanied by some of the fine musicians from Chamber Music Charleston. Local attorney and historian, Robert N. Rosen, introduces the program with “A Short History of George Gershwin in Charleston.” Part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival's Jewish Culture Series.

Get your God on
When they call Charleston the "Holy City," they might be referring to all the churches we have, but you can't forget the synagogues. The fourth oldest Jewish congregation in the U.S. is located right here, and Piccolo's Jewish Culture Series features a multitude of programs.

It ain't Fiddler on the Roof
Jellyfish, an Israeli film that won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, details three women with intersecting lives. The film screens at the College of Charleston's Jewish Studies Center (96 Wentworth St.) at 9:30 a.m. on June 6.

But no "Hanukkah Song."
The main draw of the World of Jewish Culture is the music. Jewish Music Among Old Friends is a classical program, and you'll get two chances to hear some George Gershwin.

— Susan Cohen


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