Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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What happens when the disruptive sounds a mentally disabled artist hears in his own head find their way out onto the street? When the brain serves as a cacophonic symphony space for neurons and abnormalcy clashing against each other? In the case of Daniel Johnston, what happens is an arcane career and notoriety among the rock 'n' roiled crowd who...
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My Groundhog Day party was a hit. Always is. Every year. Like clockwork. With a little inspiration, we can turn any calendar anomaly into a holiday, and any holiday into an event. TuB'Shevat seder. Purimschpiel. "Do Business in Your Bathrobe Day." Even Super Bowl Sunday can be fun once you turn off the TV and dig into the hummus. There...
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Cantor David F. Tilman,
Two new albums deliver beautiful and elegant musical moments worthy of your interest. The self-titled debut album of 22-year-old jazz singer Sophie Milman reflects a deep and mature understanding of her chosen musical idiom - almost incredible for such a young performer, and especially so for a singer. Born in Russia under the Communist regime, Milman and her family immigrated...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
By nature, I'm not a competitive person. I don't understand the appeal of sports or beauty pageants. But as a music writer, I spend half of December relistening to the year's releases, giving one more listen to every song on every album, and then rating (on a five-point scale) the ones that make the first cut to come up with...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Halfway through the holiday, still looking for good gifts? Here are a number of new recordings for your Chanukah shopping list: The Philadelphia Orchestra's first release on the Ondine label, "The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Christoph Eschenbach," featuring "Concerto for Orchestra," by Bela Bartok; "Memorial to Lidice," by Bohuslav Martinu; and "Partita for Strings," by Gideon Klein, contains music that is meaningful...
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