Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Just before taking up his saxophone to play, 16-year-old Jordy Freed looked out at the small cafe packed with people. The audience was a sea of faces, so much so that he couldn't even find his mom. He smiled to himself. All his hard work had definitely paid off. Now he felt free to jam. His band of high school...
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'Israel's Beatles' beat a path to the TLA stage
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
It is the job of social historians to identify important developments, and even pivotal moments, that signal turning points in popular culture. There is consensus that for listeners of "a certain generation," it was the appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" that launched the "British invasion" and changed the face of American music. For Israelis -- and...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
More than 35 five years have passed since the beginnings of the worldwide klezmer revival, and the Klezmatics -- the New York-based six-member band -- have risen to the top of the American and European klezmer hierarchy. Next stop: The Gershman Y, where the recent Grammy Award winners will join the Dixie Hummingbirds, a gospel group no stranger to Grammy...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, long considered a major national school for training artists, is a proper home for the esteemed Eduard Schmieder, who just assumed the position of the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Violin. Schmieder comes to Boyer after occupying academic chairs at numerous universities in Texas and Los Angeles. He is also the...
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Dr. Marsha B. Edelman, JE Feature
The Philadelphia Orchestra has traveled the world, but this month, it is engaging in a unique set of intercultural journeys. Not coincidentally, that is the name of a nonprofit organization that's the brainchild of Ohad ("Udi") Bar-David, an Israeli-born cellist who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1987. His organization is designed to "promote understanding among people of diverse cultures," and...
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