Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Andy Snitzer is in a jam. And he has no one to blame but himself -- and some of the best musicians in the business. Sax star Snitzer jams, he performs, he backs-up, solos and records. He's a CD sensation with an MBA whose getting down to business means "getting down" to the art of music. And he does it...
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He is not Seinfeld's Maestro. No -- he's Israel's. And with a name like Shai Maestro, you just knew he had to be good. Which he is: The Israeli jazz pianist offers tastes of his talent at a Sunday brunch performance on Nov. 20 at World Cafe Live, capping the fourth annual Israeli JazzPhest of Philly. The 10-day festival --...
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From "Fiddler on the Roof" to "Up on the Roof," there doesn't seem to be a glass ceiling that could hold Kate Ferber from reaching the top. If they build it ... Well, actually they had, and who knew it was in Merion Station? That's where local writer Louis Greenstein saw her perform in "Fiddler" at Adath Israel Congregation. Chava,...
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Marvin Hamlisch -- composer, pianist extraordinaire? He can do that!
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Chestnuts roasting on an open-fire? Anything but: Nothing dated at this Dec. 26 concert, a save-the-date, circle-the-calendar event for classic standards from the "The Great American Songbook," fired-up by a pair of personable and protean performing pianists. Singular sensation? Double-up on the chorus line of hosannas as composer Marvin Hamlisch and crooner Michael Feinstein do a duo-piano engagement at Verizon...
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A 3-foot tall menorah burned, a gigantic mirrored dreidel spun overhead, and on stage, Matisyahu launched into a lilting reggae melody as a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people roared with approval. The Chasidic singer's "Festival of Light" tour, held at the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street, seemed the perfect excuse to usher in the last night...
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