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‘Other Desert Cities’ Cultivates Fruitful Familial Drama

Swap Egypt for Palm Springs, and you’ve got a different story of Jews (kind of) wandering in the desert. Other Desert Cities begins on Christmas...

Tame Protests Breached Roger Waters’ Concerts In and Out of Wells Fargo

“Let’s get a buzz real quick and then switch to beer,” one middle-aged man suggested to his white-haired buddies less than 50 feet from...

Southern Avenue Brings Memphis Music to Walnut Street

Ori Naftaly remembers listening to his father’s expansive record collection with “all the famous blues guys” as he was growing up in Netanya, Israel. He’s...

Man of Many Métiers Shares His Melodic Passion

Andy Kahn was introduced to music and theater at a young age: At 9, he started acting and, at 14, he took on piano...

Moshav Band Returns for Mekor Habracha Benefit Concert

To put Moshav Band’s eclectic sound into words, lead vocalist Yehuda Solomon said it’s really best described as a falafel sandwich. “You take a pita...

Steve Rosen Rocks the Comedy Boat in Old Classic and New Show at the...

They say to combat stagefright by imagining the audience in their underwear, but for Steve Rosen at the age of 7, the roles reversed,...

Precedent for Protest: ZOA Attempts to Galvanize Opposition to Former Pink Floyd Frontman

You can expect several things from a Roger Waters concert: audio-visual insanity, a dash of nostalgia and a 20-foot-long helium graffitied pig. But at the...

Local Cantors To Mix Musical Genres Down the Shore

When you think of a cantor, what usually comes to mind is someone in clerical garb singing a familiar melody to a prayer. Yes,...

Choir Tour to Germany, Czech Republic Hits Educational Note

At “82 years young,” Inge Auerbacher discovered she was a big sister to nearly 60 young boys. “I told them, ‘Don’t call me grandma. Don’t...

Pew Grants Support New Endeavors for Jewish Artists and Musicians

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage announced its 2017 grants last week, giving $10.3 million in funding to Philadelphia artists and cultural organizations. Among...