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  1. Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Arnaz Show and, in 1989, the critically acclaimed Sons & Daughters, all on CBS. On film, Lucie co-starred in The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier , in several made-for-television movies, including Who Killed The Black Dahlia, ...

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  2. Book Review: Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the CinemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | The Orthodox Union

    ... contained a significant Jewish element. It is no surprise that the first motion picture with sound was The Jazz Singer, the story of a traditional Jew who seeks fame and fortune as a popular entertainer and the tension of assimilation that such a ...

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  3. The Skivvies, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Fire Island Pines Arts...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... acclaimed career spans TV, Film and Broadway, from TV's "Here's Lucy" and "Sons and Daughters" to the film The Jazz Singer to Broadway's They're Playing Our Song, Pippin, Lost in Yonkers and many more. Lucie has traveled the world for over 27 years, ...

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  4. Bram Stoker's Dracula, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Peggy Lee FeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... numerous film connections, like voicing multiple characters in Lady in the Tramp , starring in a remake of The Jazz Singer, popularizing the song "Why Don't You Do Right?" in Stage Door Canteen (later spectacularly used in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ...

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  5. Strawdog says goodbye to Broadway with a Hollywood comedy that really humsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    ... Hart's 1930 jaundiced-but-jocular view of Hollywood as the talkies took over in the wake of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer," holds up pretty well (though it's probably best appreciated by film buffs). However, the play - the first in Kaufman and ...

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  6. Juan Rodriguez: Miles Davis biopic plays it coolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Canada.com

    ... have been joined at the hip for nearly a century. (Start with Al Jolson's hideous 1927 blackface turn in The Jazz Singer, the first sound feature film.) Even today, when jazz is but a tiny minority interest, the music enhances filmic mood, ...

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  7. Library to host - Old Country Fiddler'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.

    ... rs, starting in 1895. Taggart appeared in a 1923 Phono-Film "talkie" four years before Al Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer."

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  8. Public art plan captures history of old cinemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | West Sussex Today

    ... the rest of the world, was at last able to listen to the voices of the actors, as the ' talkies' arrived. "The Jazz Singer was famously the first feature-length motion picture with synchronised dialogues sequences, not least for Al Jolson's songs. ...

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  9. On Nina Simone, Spider-Man, And What It Means To Be A Black Cultural IconRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | MTV

    ... different from darkening up Natalie Wood to play Maria in West Side Story . At its worst, it's Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer . Try as well-intentioned, liberal white people might, we do not live in a post-racial society. In an election year in which ...

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  10. The 88th Academy AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | The Echo

    ... do. And if you thought the racial climate in Hollywood was heated this season, well, to quote Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer , "You ain't seen nothin' yet". "I thank you all , let us not take this planet for granted", he added. "No, but Mark Ruffalo ...

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  11. Before You Shoot a Music Video, Read This Important Legal GuideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Stories

    ... sound. In fact, the first Hollywood "talkie," released in 1927, was a musical featuring Al Jolson called "The Jazz Singer." Before the invention of the video cameras, there were many musical short films featuring the performance of single songs, ...

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  12. the Jazz Singer Musical Plays Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park Starting TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    A talented son's passion for music versus his deep commitment to his father and his heritage is the heart and soul of the classic story of THE JAZZ SINGER. A musical version of THE JAZZ SINGER, based upon the 1925 play by Samson Raphaelson will run from tonight, January 8th through January 24th at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park.

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  13. the Jazz Singer Musical to Play Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park This JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    A talented son's passion for music versus his deep commitment to his father and his heritage is the heart and soul of the classic story of THE JAZZ SINGER. A musical version of THE JAZZ SINGER, based upon the 1925 play by Samson Raphaelson will run from January 8th through January 24th at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park.

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  14. Stage and Screen Star Lucie Arnaz Set for Arizona Musicfest 25th Anniversary CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Season, and six seasons of Here's Lucy; on the big screen with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Oliver in The Jazz Singer (Golden Globe Nomination), Down To You, Second Thoughts, Billy Jack Goes To Washington, The Pack, Wild Seven and has lent her ...

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  15. A brief history of 'jazz hands'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | MacLeans

    ... a lot of people think it may really have entered the public consciousness via the first famous sound movie, The Jazz Singer , where Al Jolson frequently sticks his hands up, palms facing the audience. That gesture is more of a faux-hug, or a request ...

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  16. A final night in blackface: Baltimore's Al Jolson impersonator calls it quitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... act is a tribute to Al Jolson, the vaudeville superstar of nearly a century ago who had his biggest hit in "The Jazz Singer," the 1927 movie that is remembered as the first full-sound "talking picture." Jolson donned blackface not in jest, it is ...

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  17. Kevin D. Williamson 1 hour agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | National Review Online

    ... sent out a pre-Halloween e-mail reminding all the smart Ivy League kids not to dress up like Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer ; Professor Erika Christakis offered a reply bemoaning that college campuses have become "places of censure and prohibition"; a ...

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  18. Tasty bits from the history of the Jewish deliRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2015 | Chaptzem Blog!

    ... Jewish singer Al Jolson, the most popular Jewish entertainer of his day (best known for his 1927 film "The Jazz Singer"), would invite the entire audience to accompany him to Lindy's for a pastrami sandwich. The bootlegger Arnold Rothstein, infamous ...

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  19. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Daily-Jeff.com

    On October 6, 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. In 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, a movie featuring both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.

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  20. This day in history, Oct. 6, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    On Oct. 6, 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. In 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, a movie featuring both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.

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