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Jewish Journal

Leah Hochbaum

  • Cute, menschy boy bands make traditional tunes cool

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In June 2005, the Backstreet Boys released "Never Gone," an album filled not with the teeth-rotting pop confections of the group's youth, but with songs of a more adult contemporary style. To date, the disc has sold some 3 million copies -- huge numbers for most bands, but a far cry...
  • Tying the Knot While Rolling the Dice

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Between the drinking, the gambling and the legalized prostitution, Las Vegas just might be the most romantic spot on the planet for the biggest drunken gamble of them all: marriage. But while making your inebriated way down the aisle in this marriage mecca is as easy as pie for the...