Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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Not every up-and-coming rebel rocker/fine-voiced folkie earns enough money to jingle-jangle in his pocket. But then, not every one grew up knowing the value of jingles. Ari Hest did; his father wrote them, and his son occasionally performed them in commercials -- when he wasn't doing backup choral work for his mother, the cantor. Music as muse? Sure, but now...
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Who better than a Neshama to sing soul music? It certainly comes naturally to Neshama (Hebrew for "soul") Carlebach, the 36-year-old scion of the sensational spiritual leader/singer/composer Shlomo Carlebach, whose early death at 69 in 1994 left a hole in the soul of world music and spirituality as well. But his daughter has come a-healing and a-helping since, noting that...
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End of winter, is it any wonder that Ravid Kahalani is feeling those Yemen blues? So why's he smiling? Because, he'll be the first to tell you, this has been no winter of discontent, but a winner of musical content wowing newfound friends and followers. And he's all set to sound off about it locally, as Kahalani brings his band...
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Gay and Orthodox, Ari Gold airs it all out musically
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Ari Gold has a real entourage, and it's made of up of kings and queens. Well, his title is Sir, which explains the kings, and as far as the rest of the royal retinue is concerned, Gold has gotten sterling support from the gay community he is part of. But the Orthodox? A rocker who courts men in black from...
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Michael Tilson Thomas brings Bubby and Zayda to the stage in 'The Thomashefskys'
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The nu world symphony Michael Tilson Thomas is about to conduct has nothing to do with Dvorak and everything to do with der varnishkes (bowtie pasta). Indeed, it's more a piece of the old world opened wide through the eyes of late Yiddish theater legends Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky. Or as Tilson Thomas calls them: Bubby and Zayda. Their history...
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