Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Duo Haroz givesa musical reading on trombone, harp
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Most people think of the library as a place for quiet reading -- with the emphasis on quiet. But on Sunday afternoon, April 22, at 2 p.m., the reading room at the Bala Cynwyd Library will be transformed into a listening room, and visitors will be hearing a very unusual combination of sounds as the Duo Haroz presents an afternoon...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
A major part of my professional responsibilities over these last few weeks has been to prepare children for their model seders, and thus, for their families' Passover celebrations. At our Passover seder, we really ask an implied fifth question: On all other evenings and mornings at synagogue services, we strive for musical uniformity. The "old timers" want the "traditional melodies,"...
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Just before taking up his saxophone to play, 16-year-old Jordy Freed looked out at the small cafe packed with people. The audience was a sea of faces, so much so that he couldn't even find his mom. He smiled to himself. All his hard work had definitely paid off. Now he felt free to jam. His band of high school...
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'Israel's Beatles' beat a path to the TLA stage
By:
Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
It is the job of social historians to identify important developments, and even pivotal moments, that signal turning points in popular culture. There is consensus that for listeners of "a certain generation," it was the appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" that launched the "British invasion" and changed the face of American music. For Israelis -- and...
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By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
More than 35 five years have passed since the beginnings of the worldwide klezmer revival, and the Klezmatics -- the New York-based six-member band -- have risen to the top of the American and European klezmer hierarchy. Next stop: The Gershman Y, where the recent Grammy Award winners will join the Dixie Hummingbirds, a gospel group no stranger to Grammy...
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