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Music

  • 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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  • Kaskeset Concert set for Gates on Oct. 21 

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will present Kaskeset, Binghamton University’s only Jewish a cappella group, in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. The concert will be held at the sanctuary, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The group was founded in 1996 with members from all over the country and from different Jewish (and non-Jewish!) backgrounds. The group sings four to […]
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  • Harry George Pellegrin, classical guitarist, to perform at Senior Moments lunch

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven invites the public to its next Senior Moments lunch and free concert featuring classical guitarist Harry George Pellegrin, on Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m. The program will be at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Majoring in classical guitar performance at The Mannes College of Music, Pellegrin studied with Albert Blain and Eliot […]
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  • Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band to perform concert for Nassau shul preservation, Oct. 21

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    ALBANY– Boston-based Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band will present a concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Jupiter Hall inside Lucky Strike Social, Crossgates Mall in Albany. Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, features Abigale Reisman (violin, backing vocals), Jonathan Cannon (violin), Kirsten Lamb (double bass, lead vocals), Nat Seelen (clarinet), and Pete Fanelli (trombone). In 2012 they won both the […]
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  • Beth Israel lists concert by the Swing Docs Big Band

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–A Capital District big band, the Swing Docs, will perform at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 3-5 p.m. Traditional big band favorites, from Glen Miller to Count Basie, plus Latin, sing, standards, and contemporary hits will be featured with the accompaniment of vocalists. The Docs started 20 years ago as a group of doctors […]
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  • Kee to present Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute show at AJCC in October

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC) announces the 2018 Autumn Concert-in-the-Afternoon, a Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute show performed by Solomon Kee at the Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Rd., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. This  tribute  will include many Davis  hits including “Candyman,” “ Once in a Lifetime,” “Birth of the Blues,” “Mr. Bojangles,  and  “What Kind of Fool Am I? […]
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  • Give a listen! This singer wrote a folk rock album on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In 2014, early on in a three-year stint spent living in Israel, songwriter Ben Fisher took a vacation to Japan. Sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo, he spontaneously wrote a song about the founding of Tel Aviv — in about 15 minutes. The story goes that the first Tel Aviv homesteaders chose […]
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  • Did a Jewish producer help unleash Aretha Franklin’s genius?

    By jwadmin on August 20, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday, Aug.16, at the age of 76. People around the world, from Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama to musicians Paul McCartney and Diana Ross, took to social media to pay tribute. Though the legendary singer’s first album was released in 1956, it took her years to achieve mainstream success. She rose to […]
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