Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, they made it out of ... rock? Roll with it, muses Erran Baron Cohen, keying in on some new sound advice for those who want mischievous music with their matzah balls. It's all in his latest, the lyrical "Songs in the Key of Hanukkah." "Ocho Kandalikas," with Yasmin Levy adding her voice to the mix? Rapper Y-Love...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Every year or so, the community welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the Kimmel Center -- an event that is both about serious music-making and an identification with cultural expression from Israel. Late last month, the IPO presented a thrilling concert led by conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel. Serious musical aficionados were eager to see and hear the Philadelphia debut of...
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A violinist with cosmic grace notes goes on the record
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Lili Haydn has strings attached to community and to her musical muse: The acclaimed violinist veers from sad to snappy on her latest CD, "Place Between Places," infused with insight, and an insatiable and intuitive yearning for finding that corner of the world that is hers. Certainly, there have been a few: Daughter of the late, luminous comic Lotus Weinstock...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
How bad do you want to see Phil Lesh? The bassist best known for his work with the Grateful Dead is playing just 14 shows this fall, all in New York City. Lesh takes over the Nokia Theatre from Halloween through Nov. 18 for his second annual Philathon. Would one show be enough for you? How about seeing him three...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
There are many achievements of the Reconstructionist movement of North America pointing to the undeniable reality that this stream of modern Jewish thought and practice has become a major component of the American Jewish community. At its first music retreat, "Harmoniyah -- Let Us Make Harmony to God," it brought together professional and lay synagogue musicians for a gathering at...
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