Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
With Chanukah here, it's time to submit a list of musical gifts to share with family and friends. Musical gifts are renewed every time they're used, listened to, studied and loved. The products on this list are certainly diverse; they include traditional musical material, plus items that reflect the first digital decade of the 21st century. · Best of the...
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Bob Dylan: Lubavitch, Christian ... Joker? It's All 'There'
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Zushe ben Avraham -- put down that G-string of a guitar, comb your hair straight and stop that mumbling. And while you're at it, buy some popcorn for a picture that shows not just that "The Times They Are a-Changin' " but that the movies are, too. "I'm Not There" is here, up there on screen right now, as nonlinear...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Chen Reiss, Israeli-born and educated lyric soprano, made a stunning and almost "electric" impression in her debut performance with the Philadelphia Opera Company in Verdi's masterpiece, "Rigoletto." Playing the role of Gilda, daughter to the hunchback court jester Rigoletto, Reiss brought her cool and clear soprano to the stage of the Academy of Music for several performances, possibly the best...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
For almost his entire career, tenor Alberto Mizrahi has been referred to as "The Jewish Pavarotti" because of the similarity of his vocal production to that of the recently deceased tenor. Other commonalities include his abundant charm and robust physique. The acclaimed cantor, who more than 25 years ago was a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Opera Competition at the...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
All odds are against the survival of a poem. The chance of being completed, the chance of being saved, the chance of being shared, the chance of being appreciated -- none of these are to be taken lightly. And yet, for some tortured souls, poetry is the one thing that sustains and affirms their existence. Consider Paul Celan. Though it's...
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