Jewish Journal

  • ‘Hebrew Melodies’ all in the Shaham family

    by Rick Schultz

    February 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Gil Shaham does his most eloquent speaking with his violin, but as a recent interview by phone from his home in New York revealed, he’s not a bad singer...

  • Flexibility is key to Israeli Chamber Project

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    November 28, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    It takes more than a lineup substitution — even a major lineup substitution — to rattle the Israeli Chamber Project (ICP). The circumstances that will...

  • Cellist Weilerstein brings worldly depth to SoCal stages

    by Rick Schultz

    November 21, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Cleveland, where before she became a bat mitzvah, she had already made her debut at...

  • Israeli Philharmonic’s storied history

    October 24, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    The storied Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, founded as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra 12 years before the rebirth of the Jewish state, and its...

  • Wallflowers ‘Glad All Over’ to Be Back in L.A.

    by Michael Aushenker

    October 19, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    “Unless I’m crazy, we played this song the last time we were here,” singer/songwriter Jakob Dylan told a packed audience mid-show at the Henry Fonda...

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    by Karen Springer and Oren Kessler

    October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even onstage. Hillel Slovak – the...

  • Benjamin Wallfisch has music in his genes

    by Rick Schultz

    September 10, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Film composers who venture into the hallowed domain of the concert hall are sometimes greeted with raised eyebrows. Maybe that’s why film-music scholar...

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