Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Two recent Jewish musical experiences have demonstrated their artists' attempts to affect Middle Eastern discourse. The wildly popular Eurovision Song Contest has been staged in European and Middle Eastern cities for 50 years, and it is always a leading international television extravaganza. Israeli entries "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" and "Hallelujah" won in 1978 and 1979. This year, the Israel Broadcasting Authority selected Achinoam...
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Anvil's chorus of acclaim extends to a movie about the rockers
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This is not your grandma's Robb Reiner. Well, in a way, maybe it is ... After all, Reiner's in his 50s, and the rock musician's been lifting heavy metal since Grandma was clanging chains against the steam radiator. Meet not Meathead, but Headbanger Robb Reiner, whose own version of all in the family focuses on his band of almost-blood bros,...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Straight outta Morrisville, Pa., comes rapper Asher Roth, who released "Asleep in the Bread Aisle" on April 20. If you don't immediately grasp the significance of that date (during Passover), then you're not the pothead poet's target audience. So much mainstream music -- not just hip-hop, but pop and country, too -- appeals to the lowest common denominator. People want...
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Matthew Friedman -- ideally groomed to play the Piano Man, Billy Joel, on Broadway? Just ask the groom himself. "Billy invited me to perform at his wedding," says the uptown guy from Long Island -- just like Joel -- who keyed into the keyboards at the 2004 wedding of Joel and Katie Lee. "I played six hours straight -- I...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
A Bridge Over Troubled Water ... uh, Make That Sand Udi Bar David, 50-year-old veteran cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, has developed a far-reaching parallel musical life as the founder, president and artistic director of Intercultural Journeys, whose mission is "to promote understanding among people of diverse cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances in music, poetry and...
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