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Music

  • Pianist Max Lifchitz celebrates 30 years at U. Albany

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    ALBANY–The Department of Music and Theatre will present “Max Lifchitz Up Close!,” a concert celebration of the pianist and composer’s 30th year at The University at Albany, on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. The program will be devoted in its entirety to Lifchitz’s vocal and instrumental works.  He will be joined by vocalist, Heidi Skok; violinist, Claudia […]
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  • ‘La La Land’ composer, Jewish actors take prizes at Golden Globes

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Although many of the Jewish Golden Globes nominees went home empty handed, a few actors and filmmakers with Jewish ancestry — and one young director who might be classified as an “honorary” Jew — made it to the winner’s podium. Justin Hurwitz’s musical gifts contributed immeasurably to the success of “La La Land,” which won seven […]
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  • My father turned me on to Leonard Cohen

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – Using his M-16 assault rifle as a pillow, my father awoke abruptly from a dreamless sleep by the pleading voice of a young woman outside his tent in the Sinai. The woman, a uniformed volunteer, was urging reservists like him to forego shuteye to hear a musician whose name she did not know, but who […]
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  • Leonard Cohen, whose Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations, is dead at 82

    By jwadmin on November 12, 2016
    By RON KAMPEAS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen has passed away,” his Facebook page said late Thursday, Nov. 10. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and […]
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  • Rock star Roger Waters said to lose $4 million over anti-Israel activism

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Roger Waters’ anti-Israel activism has cost the British rock star millions of dollars and an American Express sponsorship, the New York Post reported. The credit giant took off the table a $4 million sponsorship of Waters’ 2017 tour in North America following his partisan and anti-Israel rhetoric recently at a festival that American Express sponsored, according […]
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  • Bob Dylan acknowledges Nobel Prize; says selection left him ‘speechless’

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2016
    –Bob Dylan has acknowledged receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature.“The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,” he told Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, according to a statement on the Nobel Prize’s website. “I appreciate the honor so much.” Dylan contacted the Swedish Academy himself and said he would accept the prize, Danius told Sweden’s TT […]
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  • Bob Dylan and Philip Roth bring it all back home

    By jwadmin on October 15, 2016
    By LARRY YUDELSON NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – As a fan who runs the “Bob Dylan: Tangled Up in Jews” website, I should be ecstatic at the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to the writer whose words have been the soundtrack to my life since I first sang them at a Jewish summer camp some 40-odd years ago. However, as an […]
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  • Temple Israel luncheon to feature sampler of songs by Jewish singers and composers

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2016
    ALBANY–Prof. Leon Halpert will present a program titled “A Song Sampler of Songs By Jewish Singers and Composers” at Temple Israel’s last Milton and Edith Ruffer Lunch and Learn of the season. The event will be held at the temple, 600 New Scotland Ave., Albany on Wednesday, June 22, at noon. The presentation and luncheon are open to the community.  In 2014, Halpert completed a […]
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  • We found out!

    By jwadmin on May 4, 2016
    Mahaiwe chamber concert explores Jewish music: Compares, contrasts classical and pop Fiddler OFF the Roof, presented by Close Encounters With Music, at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Sunday, April 17, 2016. Also see in last issue or online Deborah Herman’s interview with Yehuda Hanani, and Seth Rogovoy’s “What is Jewish music?”The Jewish World’s website is www.jewishworldnews.org. Review by […]
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