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Music

  • Why so many Jews love the band Phish

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    BY GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Gary Stein remembers the first time someone played a Phish song for him in high school. It was “Divided Sky,” an intricate 11-minute tune that shows off the group’s diverse jam rock chops. Stein, who’s now a 30-year-old history doctoral student living in Los Angeles, quickly became infatuated with the band, which […]
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  • The winners and losers of Israel’s 2019 Eurovision Song Contest seem to have a good time!

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    By ORIT ARFA (JNS)  – Most Americans, unless they’re Jewish or into Israeli geopolitics, probably don’t know or care that the Eurovision just took place in Tel Aviv. For those who don’t cross American cultural borders, Eurovision could best be explained as “European Idol,” the “Super Bowl” of song contests in which European and honorary European countries send their pseudo-best […]
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  • Eurovision 2019: What is the song contest all about?

    By jwadmin on May 9, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of Europe (and some of its neighbors) send national representatives to compete for the best forgettable pop song and most unforgettable outfits. The competition is huge […]
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  • Israel’s Independence Day Community Celebration with Six13 in concert

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host a Yom Ha’Atzmaut—Israel’s Independence Day Community Celebration featuring a performance by Six13 at The Egg on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. The celebration is open to the community. Six13 is a six-man a cappella vocal band that is bringing an unprecedented style and energy to Jewish music, with nothing but […]
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  • Music Mobile founder Ruth Pelham, Kevin McKrell, songwriter, are first inductees to area music awards hall of fame

    By jwadmin on April 10, 2019
    Music Mobile founder Ruth Pelham and Kevin McKrell, songwriter have been announced as the first inductees to The Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards Hall of Fame. Both will be honored at the inaugural Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards, presented by The Collaborative magazine and Capital Records Live! 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Proctors in Schenectady. McKrell is recipient of The Eddies […]
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  • Ariana Grande kicks off tour with tribute to late Jewish rapper Mac Miller

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK (JTA) – Ariana Grande opened a world tour with music by the late Jewish rapper, Mac Miller, who had dated the pop star for nearly two years before overdosing on alcohol and drugs last year. Grande, 25, dated Miller Grande started the tour for her blockbuster album “Sweetener” in an arena in Albany on Monday March 18. Some of Miller’s […]
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  • Violinist Joshua Sussman to teach course on niggun at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    ALBANY-A new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at the history and purpose of the niggun, vocal music based on repetitive sounds, both with and without words. “Song is the Pen of the Soul,” taught by musicologist and violinist Joshua Sussman, will meet four Tuesdays beginning March 5, 7-8:15 p.m., at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. […]
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  • Chai Jewish Center notes Chanukah at Colonie Center with Mel-Malc duo

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    Chai Jewish Center of Colonie held a  recent Chanukah celebration at the Colonie Center Mall in the Center court. The two-hour program featured the Mel-Malc duo, with Marty Wigler as singer and Malcolm Kogat on the keyboard. Holiday refreshments included hot latkes and doughnuts. Live music, dancing, and the lighting of the menorah were also featured. Wigler performs in a […]
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  • Jewish rapper died from drug overdose

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish rapper Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose in September due to a combination of drugs and alcohol, a coroner has ruled. The Los Angeles County coroner released the report on Monday, Nov. 5, saying the cause of death was the “mixed toxicity” of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl, an opiod. According to the coroner’s […]
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  • Agudat Achim to show film about Cantor Jacob Mendelson; Cantor to perform locally

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Agudat Achim will screen the film “A Cantor’s Tale” on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in anticipation of Cantor Jack Mendelson’s live concert at the synagogue, which is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at 2117 Union St., Schenectady. The film is free and open to the community. According to organizers of both events,  “A Cantor’s […]
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