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Arts & Entertainment - January 29, 2020

Theater review: Poignant 'Pianist' shares a mother's gift

Mona Golabek brings family history alive in TheatreWorks production

by Karla Kane

When teenage Lisa Jura left her home in Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and traveled, unaccompanied, to London, England, her mother told the budding concert pianist to "hold on to your music." It would be advice she would heed after leaving her parents and two sisters behind, amidst the horrors of the Holocaust and the Blitz, and that would carry her through her darkest days.

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