Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Matzo Ball: No, It Isn't Something to Eat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Matzo Ball: No, It Isn't Something to Eat

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You don't have to be Jewish: . . . to attend the Matzo Ball on Christmas Eve. Yep, that's right, the Matzo Ball at 8 p.m. at AJ's in the Adam's Mark Hotel, Fourth and Chestnut streets.

According to Andrew Rudnick, founder of the Society of Young Jewish Professionals, "There just weren't enough alternatives to watching reruns of `It's a Wonderful Life' and eating take-out Chinese food," explaining his motivation for starting this singles event on Dec. 24. The St. Louis party will be one of 13 held simultaneously in other cities around the country and it will feature music by DJs.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. You can order in advance by calling (800) 829-0404. Party-goers will have a chance to win prizes at the door, including a trip to the Hedonism II Resort in Jamaica.

Suns shine: When The Point (105.7 FM) picked the Rival Suns' "Julia" as the station's Point Pick of the Week last week, it created lots of excitement at the Suns' New York label, November Records.

A PR rep from the label is flying into town this weekend to catch the Rival Suns' gig at the Links Club on Saturday evening and try to stir up even more interest in the group. "Feel," the Rival Suns' debut album with November, is just the label's third release, so it's easy to see why the folks in New York are pleased.

The Philadelphia band was formed in 1991 and has become a hot item in the Northeast's rock underground with its pop-powered, jazz-flavored alternative rock. Credit part of that mix to guitarist/co-writer Rick Beato, who used to teach jazz and musical composition at Ithaca College. …

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