Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775
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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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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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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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antor David F. Tilman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In just a few weeks -- on Sept. 1 -- Jeremy Rothman, a 31-year-old Philadelphia native, will join the Philadelphia Orchestra as vice president for artistic planning, beginning a new path for the first time in eight years, during which time he has served the Baltimore Symphony, the last four in the same capacity he will fill at the Philadelphia...
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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
When Brian Lowdermilk was in 11th grade, he wrote a melody for "Oseh Shalom" that has become the standard for Temple Sholom in Broomall, where the budding composer was raised. Ten years later, that melody will be part of a larger work, to be presented by the still-young Lowdermilk, who will return home with a fuller setting of the Shabbat-evening...
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