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‘The Sound of Music’ returns to Israel

February 20th, 2020|

LOGON performs the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, plus Crossroads Theater Shed helps kids improve their acting skills and AACI pays tribute to Josie Arbel, who recently retired after 25 years of service

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The country will struggle to economically sustain its growth, and climate change is just adding to the misery

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Lionel Richie makes Election Day choice easy

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