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Music

  • Temple Israel of Catskill slates klezmer-jazz fusion concert

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill, the only Reform Jewish congregation in Columbia and Greene Counties will present an evening of klezmer music by Paul Greene and the Two Worlds Band on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Temple Israel is located at 220 Spring St. According to organizers, Paul Greene, clarinetist, sometimes called the “go-to guy for Jewish music,” combines jazz and […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC slates annual gala; Rus Wallen to be featured

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK –The 10th annual Jewish Women’s Gala (JWC) of the Clifton Park Chabad will feature Rus Devorah (Darcy) Wallen  as a presenter at a  buffet brunch, Sunday, June 3. The 11 a.m. brunch entitled “Eat. Pray. Love.” is for women. It will be held at The Hyatt Place, 20 State Farm Pl., Malta. Wallen earned a bachelor’s degree in  music education from […]
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  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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  • Zamir Chorale to create ‘Halleluyoh Virtual Choir’ to note 50th year 

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    The Zamir Chorale of Boston in celebration of its 50th anniversary year will create a virtual choir featuring Louis Lewandowski’s  “Halleluyoh.” The goal of the choir is to introduce the music of Lewandowski to singers, conductors and audiences worldwide. Zamir’s 50th kick-off event is set for Oct. 11. The “Halleluyoh Virtual Choir” will include performances by hundreds of singers from around the world […]
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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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