Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
As I was approaching a milestone birthday, my family deliberated before selecting an appropriate gift. What would be relevant, meaningful and entertaining for a music lover, chazzan and aging baby-boomer, my wife and children asked themselves? In recent weeks, the national print and electronic media were filled with articles about two major Beatles-related events: the release of the remastered CD...
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Carlebach, the daughter, will bring her inspired sound to the area
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach began singing in the 1950s, and throughout the latter decades of the 20th century, achieved renown as a performer and as the composer of countless melodies that have entered the popular vernacular. His "Am Yisrael Chai" was an anthem that galvanized the movement to free Soviet Jewry; "Od Yishama" and "Ki Va Moed" have become staples at...
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Jazz, born out of the diversity and rhythm of American life, is jumping to the beat of Israel's mix of cool Mediterranean nights, the hustle and bustle of busy Tel Aviv cafes, and the multicultural rhythms of a nation where West and East meet -- in Philadelphia. From Nov. 16-19, Chris's Jazz Cafe, in partnership with the consulate general of...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
The music never stops. We may fall behind during the summer months or retreat from the world during the High Holidays, but it's futile to try to pick up where we left off. You'll never catch up, so it's best just to dive right back into the sound of now. The latest addition to my stack of party-starters is "Exotic...
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Do-do that thing you do? Israel's Dudu Fisher will do it at the Merriam
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Long before Susan Boyle ever dreamed of dreaming a dream, Dudu Fisher was doing it. Israel's got talent: And Fisher, an extraordinary voice on that nation's musical landscape, landed the job that awakened American audiences to his protean talents. In 1993, the sabra solidified his stellar status as he assumed the starring role of Jean Valjean on Broadway in "Les...
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