Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
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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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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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By:
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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