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Music

  • May Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth to feature two lectures and a piano concert

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will offer a variety of Lunch and Learn programs on Wednesdays in May. Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, are free and open to the community. The topic on May 3 will be “The Salonican Jewish Story,” with speaker Raymond Naar. Naar will discuss both the history of Jewish life in Salonica. and his personal […]
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  • Yidstock ’17 Features Top Names in Klezmer & New Yiddish Music

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2017
    Amherst, MA – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will include concerts by legendary and up-and-coming bands, a folk oratorio by a founder of the Klezmatics, plus talks, workshops, and other special events. Yidstock 2017 takes place July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This year’s lineup includes Eleanor Reissa & […]
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  • 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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  • 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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