Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Kurt Weill's massive opera-oratorio, known in English as The Eternal Road , has proven to be a daunting task for any director brave enough to tackle it. The work, which has four acts and deals with persecution throughout Jewish history, calls for a cast of hundreds and costumes in the thousands. Not surprisingly, the 1937 premiere, which took place in...
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Isn't it Rich? No, actually, recalls Carl Moritz of his Bar Mitzvah days, it was Philly Joe Jones whom he most admired as a drummer -- although Buddy Rich deserves a drum roll as well. The 22-year-old Bala Cynwyd native son is on his own roll now, just returned from the International Jazz Congress in Amsterdam as part of the...
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There is The Voice , the TV series. Then there is the Voice, the tease of a seduction. No matter how much Candice Anitra sings, it can't be, won't be enough. Audiences, listeners want more, and when it ends, they soundtrack her down to her next stage, next CD, and wait for the warmth to sear their senses all over...
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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
The room was filled with the smiling faces of children. Laughing and dancing, the youngsters sang along to the music, surprising even the song leader with their responses.
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Sami the Great isn't about to go nuclear on anyone asking for an explanation of her Iranian/Jewish roots. Although she does understand their concern. "While I was growing up, I really didn't get it," says the Upper Dublin anti-diva of a singer. "It wasn't until I got older and more political that I understood the interest." Indeed, born to a...
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