Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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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She loves you ... yadda, yadda, yadda. Okay, it's "yeah, yeah, yeah," but, yes, haven't we heard all this cover band banter before? Not like you're about to hear it now, contends Brit Robert Butters, whose bread and butter is bringing "She Loves You!" to adoring audiences worldwide in a tribute of a treat for Beatles fans. Let him take...
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Marc Beja, JE Feature
Members of New York University's coed Jewish a cappella group, Ani V'ata, bounced up and down on stage, keeping pace with the harmonies and rhythms of their original arrangement of an Israeli pop love song. It's a sound being heard more often around the United States, as Jewish a cappella music -- singing without instrumental accompaniment -- surges in popularity...
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