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September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Eastside news: Stroum Center cultural arts lineup

The Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island has announced its fall lineup of cultural arts events — music, film and a night with both:

–Mezcla: Jazz All-Stars from Cuba: 5 p.m. Sept. 21: a night of culture and music from the Caribbean island.

–“The Zigzag Kid” and “B-boy”: 3 p.m. Oct. 12: two films. “Zigzag” stars Isabella Rossellini; “B-boy” is a previous Seattle Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Award winner.

–Gerard Schwarz: 3 p.m. Oct. 19: The former music director of the Seattle Symphony returns to the center to talk about his “All Star Orchestra” and the accompanying public television series.

–“The Jewish Cardinal”: 7 p.m. Oct. 29: The true story of  French clergyman Jean-Marie Lustiger, who  maintained his Jewish identity even after converting to Catholicism as a teen.

–Nissim: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3: The Seattle performer/producer will be joined by Rabbi Simon Benzaquen, Rabbi Emeritus at Sephardic Bikur Holim in Seattle, in a unique team known as “the rabbi and the rapper.”

–Flory’s Flame and Legacy: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Co-presented by the Sephardic Studies Program of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington for International Ladino Day, Flory Jagorda’s program includes a screening of a documentary about her life, and a concert weaving together Sephardic traditions.

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