Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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Eddie Bruce is still "dancin' on air" -- decades after serving as host of the popular Philly-based TV stomp of a treat, he's got good reason to step to the front of the line dance that he once touted. And that's because these days, he also has a song in his heart. That that song is "High Hopes" -- so...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Music for Chanukah, which begins on a Friday evening this year, varies widely from the traditional to the modern, from the serious and sublime to the silly, from the liturgical to contemporary whimsy and humorous satire. Cantors and music educators strive to bring the joy of the festival into the homes of students and their families through the music they...
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Nica and Monk: A lyrical love story that plays so right
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Juicy and jammed with side men and side dishes, "The Jazz Baroness" has all the meat and the trimmings that make it a thanks-worthy special this holiday season on Nov. 25 on HBO2. And what better to sip at this service than vintage Rothschild. That's what viewers get in this un-be-bop--believable docu which details the Jew and the Monk: the...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
With the Merriam Theater the site for the recent opening concert of a multi-city American and Canadian tour by Dudu Fisher -- the Israeli-born cantor, singer, actor -- one anticipated a special event from an entertainer whose life sounds like a remake of "The Jazz Singer." His 100-minute performance without intermission was presented with much enthusiasm, radiating great love of...
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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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