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Music

  • Hecker set for caffe concert on May 3

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    ALBANY– Local singer/guitarist Dr. Marc Hecker will present a program of classic American and Israeli folk music at the Eden Caffe, 269 Osborne Rd #3, Loudonville on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The coffeehouse is located within Kimberly Square. Hecker, an Ohav Shalom congregant, will play a variety of songs possibly including Esa Einai, Am Yisrael Chai, Artza Alinu, Dona, Dona, Bei […]
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  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 70 at SJCC to feature dinner and live music with Shiri Zorn

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will host a Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration noting Israel’s 70th Independence Day on Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The Center is located 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. The family-friendly event will feature a brief program (including a performance by Congregations Agudat Achim’s and Gates of Heaven’s religious school kids, a movie, a raffle, arts and […]
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  • Itzhak Perlman’s inspiring musical journey — and his delightful 50-year marriage — captured in a documentary

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Itzhak Perlman, arguably the most famous violinist in the world, has heard plenty of questions in his 50-year career. But when asked if his religious heritage has affected his playing, he sounds stumped. “I’m a violinist. I’m Jewish, so that makes me a Jewish musician,” he tells JTA on the phone recently from […]
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  • A violin once owned by Einstein sells for over $500,000

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A violin once owned by Albert Einstein recently  sold for $516,500 at the New York-based Bonhams auction house The instrument, which reportedly was given to the scientist in 1933 by Oscar Steger, a member of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, went for over three times its estimated price. Steger made the violin himself and inscribed it with the words […]
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  • ASO Offers Star Warriors Symphony

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    In “Star Warriors: The Last Maestro,” the Evil Emperor has outlawed all music in the galaxy. But, from the far reaches of a distant solar system, a mysterious wanderer appears to rally the “resistance,” a small troupe of singers, to harness the force of song and destroy the Emperor’s power. Is he “The Last Maestro?” Kids, many dressed in “Star […]
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  • Big Galut(e) quintet to feature Yiddish tunes, klezmer at Feb. 22 concert

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY– The University at Albany Performing Arts Center, operating under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the Big Galut(e) quintet on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The quintet includes Robin Seletsky, Sasha Margolis, Michael Leopold, Mark Rubinstein and Richard Sosinsky who met during summer stints at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. The program will feature traditional Yiddish tunes, […]
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  • Leonard Cohen and Carrie Fisher win posthumous Grammy Awards

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — After more than a dozen albums and a little more than a year after his death, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen won his first Grammy. Cohen posthumously won the award for best rock performance at the recent Grammy Awards in New York City. The winning tune is the title track from his final album, “You Want It […]
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  • Chatham cabaret evening on Feb. 17 to benefit Kids Need Music

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    CHATHAM–Kids Need Music (KNM), a local non-profit founded in 2014 to support the Hudson city schools music programs, presents a benefit cabaret, “Moods and Melodies: Favorites From The Great American Song Book.”  The benefit will be held at The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the cabaret will support under-resourced Hudson school music programs. The evening […]
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  • Neil Diamond gives up touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Jewish singer-songwriter Neil Diamond  has announced  that he is giving up touring after recently being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The Australia and New Zealand leg of his 50th Anniversary tour scheduled for March have been canceled, according to the announcement. “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring,” the artist […]
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  • Rivkah Krinsky, singer, health coach, to be featured at Spa For The Body And Soul

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    The Jewish Women’s Connection will host its13th annual Spa for the Body and Soul featuring singer and health coach Rivkah Krinsky on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Shabbos House Student Center, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany. In addition to the presentation, for women only, the event will include a luncheon, raffles as well as “Spa” treatments (which are free with admission). Pre-event “Spa” treatments will be from 1-2 p.m. and will include massages, […]
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