Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
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Chavie Liber, JTA
NEW YORK Sure, his hit “Too Close” is currently the seventh most popular song in the United States, his music video has garnered more than 18 million hits on YouTube and he has mobs of teenage girls chasing him around Europe. But at the end of the day, he still likes to sit down with a nice challenging page of...
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When the Idan Raichel Project played to a sold-out crowd of 800 in March at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, they did more than just rock those in attendance with their take on world music. They also set the stage for another big local Israeli musical event. So says Sharona Durry, the founder and executive director of PhillyIsrael, which organized the Raichel...
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Duvid Swirsky is not your typical rocker. Instead of hanging out backstage after a recent performance at a Los Angeles venue, Swirsky, one of the founders of Moshav, the Israeli-American rock band, was shopping for groceries for his wife. After performing in bands for more than half of his life, Swirsky can be forgiven for not hewing to the more...
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In response to the first question every Matisyahu fan wants to ask: Yes, he is still shorn and shaven. The renowned Jewish reggae star is reappearing on radio, Web and stage. The 33-year-old, West Chester-born and Westchester County, N.Y.-raised musician released his fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, just this week. The album's first single, "Sunshine," is already approaching 3 million...
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How did Antigone Rising, the rock band that was the first to be signed to Starbucks' Hear Music label back in 2005, go from playing with the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Rob Thomas to giving concerts for schoolchildren outside of Tel Aviv? According to Cathy Henderson, the band's lead guitarist, the answer can be summed up in one word: Facebook...
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