Jewish Journal

  • ‘Bulletproof Stockings’: Chasidic women rock

    by Iris Mann

    January 14, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    They keep kosher. They’re Chasidic. And they rock. 

    Perl Wolfe and Dalia Shusterman, two observant women from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, formed the alternative rock band Bulletproof Stockings in 2011 and are being featured Jan. 20 as part of a 9 p.m. episode from the...

  • Grammy-nominated Pentatonix arranger a loud voice of support for a capella

    by Tess Cutler

    January 7, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Surrounded by the music of everyday life at a café on La Brea Avenue — a cacophony of coffee shop clamor, milk steamers, titanium cappuccino mechanisms and register ka-chings — recent Grammy nominee Ben Bram described his passion for, of all things, a cappella, a genre devoid of...

  • Bob Dylan ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ lyrics etch $2M at auction

    by Reuters

    June 24, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Bob Dylan’s handwritten manuscript for “Like a Rolling Stone” sold for just over $2 million on Tuesday at Sotheby’s rock and roll auction, which also included memorabilia from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.

    The price for the annotated lyrics for “Like a...

  • Satisfaction for Israeli Stones fans: Band has arrived

    by JTA

    June 3, 2014 | 8:54 am

    The Rolling Stones arrived in Israel two days before their scheduled Tel Aviv concert.

    The band, making its concert debut in Israel, landed in Israel on Monday and will play Yarkon Park on Wednesday evening at the close of the Shavuot holiday. The concert is part of the Stones’...

  • Haifa Symphony: Welcome to America, finally

    By Rick Schultz

    March 5, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    For Polish conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, long tours with symphony orchestras have become a way of life. In 2011, as music director of the Opole Philharmonic of Poland, he took the orchestra on its first transcontinental United States tour, which included 48 concerts in 19 states....

  • Saying ‘Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish’ at UCLA

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    April 10, 2013 | 7:21 am

    For most Jews, the word Kaddish evokes images of loss, mourning, death. But for Hal Willner, “Kaddish” is a spoken-word piece — some would call it poetry — by Allen Ginsberg that evokes a very different image: family.

    Willner, a record and concert producer, and the music...

  • Matt Haimovitz: Global yet grounded

    By Rick Schultz

    March 20, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at his life and career, one can easily see why. Like Simone, Haimovitz is admired for his solid classical grounding, eclecticism,...

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