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Music

  • Jewish led Vampire Weekend receives Grammy Award

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2020
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The 2020 Grammys were overshadowed by the tragic news of the deaths of Kobe Bryant and eight others — including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna — in a helicopter crash earlier on Sunday. But despite the somber mood, the show went on. The Jewish highlight came when Vampire Weekend, led by Jewish rocker […]
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  • Josh Sussman to play Chasidic music in violin concert

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2020
    ALBANY–Rabbi Mordechai and Chana Rubin, co-directors of the Colonie Chabad Jewish Center have announced a free concert of Chasidic melodies as a tribute to the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher rebbe. Josh Sussman, violinist, will make a presentation entitled, “Soul Songs,” on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. The program will be held at the first New Federal Credit […]
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  • Jewish acapella group Six13 releases Star Wars Chanukah

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2019
    The Jewish acapella group Six13, recently released Star Wars Chanukah,” which celebrates the Festival of Lights and the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” movie. Six13  has indicated that it is  driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music. Check out the new video here: https://youtu.be/qRGlpowJQeM    
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  • Half a century hanging out with Bob Dylan

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By STEPHEN SILVER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from when they were 11 years old. One of those cabins more than 60 years ago contained a […]
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  • SPAC’s Food Festival this week

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2019
    — Eat, drink, be merry— — And decide now to see more ballet and orchestra By JAMES R. CLEVENSON Though summer is officially over, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is still holding programs— an extended food festival with lectures Oct. 1-3 and of course a big dinner and wine tasting festival Oct. 4-5 and a luncheon Oct. 17. Then there are […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRG slates two musical Shabbat events

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY–Music lovers may mark their August calendars for two events sponsored by The Renaissance Group of Congregation Beth Emeth—a ‘String Quartet Shabbat’ on Friday, Aug. 16, and ‘Torah at Tanglewood’ on Saturday, Aug 24. The ‘String Quartet Shabbat and Dinner’ will be held on Aug. 16 at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will feature a concert with […]
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  • He’s on our side!

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2019
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – David Draiman, the Jewish singer of the chart-topping hard rock band Disturbed, called Roger Waters “ridiculous” for promoting a cultural boycott of Israel. Disturbed, which has sold millions of albums, is set to play in Israel for the first time on July 2. “Boycotting an entire society, an entire people, based on […]
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  • Why so many Jews love the band Phish

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    BY GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Gary Stein remembers the first time someone played a Phish song for him in high school. It was “Divided Sky,” an intricate 11-minute tune that shows off the group’s diverse jam rock chops. Stein, who’s now a 30-year-old history doctoral student living in Los Angeles, quickly became infatuated with the band, which […]
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  • The winners and losers of Israel’s 2019 Eurovision Song Contest seem to have a good time!

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    By ORIT ARFA (JNS)  – Most Americans, unless they’re Jewish or into Israeli geopolitics, probably don’t know or care that the Eurovision just took place in Tel Aviv. For those who don’t cross American cultural borders, Eurovision could best be explained as “European Idol,” the “Super Bowl” of song contests in which European and honorary European countries send their pseudo-best […]
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  • Eurovision 2019: What is the song contest all about?

    By jwadmin on May 9, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of Europe (and some of its neighbors) send national representatives to compete for the best forgettable pop song and most unforgettable outfits. The competition is huge […]
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