Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
When Lenny Kravitz titled his latest effort "It Is Time for a Love Revolution," he wasn't playing around. His eighth album kicks off with that demand and, over the next hour, he makes a good case for a new world order based on his favorite four-letter word. "Love Revolution" and "Bring It On" get things started with back-to-back blasts of...
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Rikki Reyna, JE Feature
Wandering through the souks of the Marrakesh medina, Josh Asen was surprised to hear the hip-hop sounds of Puff Daddy and Eminem over the strains of traditional religious music. In Morocco on a 2004 Fulbright fellowship to research hip-hop, Asen, then 24, impulsively abandoned the idea of writing a paper -- too dry-- and decided to make a film instead...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Just what is a Radical Jewish Music Festival? One being held at six different venues throughout the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia neighborhoods, no less. "Radical" ... "Jewish." My interest and curiosity were stimulated by these words, enough so that I attended the fifth program of the March festival, featuring singer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, together with pianist Anat Fort...
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Key bored? Not even at the age of 80! But his birthday is just another jaunty working day for Byron Janis -- although there aren't many who get to celebrate with a performance before an anticipated crowd of hundreds and have their cake candles blown out at the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But then, this Byron...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Like just about everyone else, I'd heard of Amy Winehouse before I heard her music. By now, we all know her talking points. She just won five Grammys with her great pipes, sharp-tongued lyrics and retro sound, but run-ins with drugs and the law kept her from picking up her awards in person. Instead, she performed her big hit, "Rehab,"...
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