Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775
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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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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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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
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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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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