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  • Remembering Alan Rich, 1924-2010

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 25, 2010 | 5:36 am

    Classical music has lost one of its most astute and beloved chroniclers.  Alan Rich, former critic at the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, died Friday.  For over sixty years he covered and commented on concert life, from the Koussevitzky era at the Boston Symphony to... read on

  • Arguing with Critics

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 23, 2010 | 7:54 am

    Are critics necessary?  The blogosphere has been abuzz with that question over the past month, ever since New York Times film critic A. O. Scott gave the question a high profile in print.  He was moved to write about it after his television show, “At the Movies,” was unexpectedly... read on

  • Gaza Photo Exhibition in Seattle

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 20, 2010 | 1:36 am

    Last week I wrote about the unexpected, abrupt “removal” of an exhibition at the University of Washington that included war photographs from Gaza.  Now it’s reported that “Global to Local: Narratives of War, Resilience and Peace” will open tomorrow after all.  Larry Johnson,... read on

  • Heresy and Intolerance

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 18, 2010 | 9:37 am

    Fewer than 500 women in The Netherlands, out of a population of 16.5 million, wear a burqa, a garment worn by some Muslim women as a sign of modesty.  Yet, according to an Associated Press report , “There is broad support in the Dutch parliament to ban face-obscuring clothing... read on

  • Art and Politics in Seattle

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 16, 2010 | 5:05 am

    The University of Washington, in Seattle, has reportedly just taken down an art exhibition planned in conjunction with a conference on “War and Global Health.”  The exhibition, “Global to Local: Narratives of War, Resilience and Peace,” was curated by a UW graduate, a... read on

  • Remembering, in Israel and in America

    By Bob Goldfarb

    April 14, 2010 | 4:47 pm

    This past Monday morning, a few minutes before ten o’clock, I was chatting with a group of people while walking down King David Street in Jerusalem.  At exactly 10:00 a.m. we gradually became aware of the mournful, insistent sound of a siren rising in the distance.  Like the people... read on

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Bob Goldfarb has been president of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, based in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, since 2007.  Before getting involved with the Jewish...

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