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The Return of Poogy

May 13, 1999 | 7:59 pm

The fabled Poogy, Israel's most celebrated rock band, is reuniting in the United States next month for a three-city tour, billed as their "final reunion." It's worth watching the reviews to... read full article
  • A Note of Appreciation

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Charles Feldman remembers Los Angeles as a city burgeoning with new synagogues but not a lot of innovative liturgical music at the time he began his career.

    "There were very few people in the city who were major Jewish musicians at the time. I was a kid going into a field wide open,"...

  • Noa’s Universal Appeal

    By Orit Arfa

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When Achinoam Nini was growing up in the Bronx with her Yemenite-Israeli parents, her different name, exotic looks and diverse heritage made her feel out of place among her schoolmates. Now the qualities that alienated her as a child give her good cause to say to them, "I knew you...
  • The Day the Music Stopped

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    On a warm summer day last year, Marc Alexander stood before a plaque on the old apartment building at 49 Smoke Street in Berlin, thinking of his grandfather.

    The plaque announced that here, in a garret flat in 1927, a drama student conducted auditions for what would become the sassy...

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  • Full Circle

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "Phantom," "Les Mis," and now... "Masada: The Musical."

    "Masada" is based on the mass suicide of 967 Jews who preferred death to enslavement by the Romans who had held their desert mountaintop fortress under siege.

    Creator Shuki Levy isn't your typical Broadway composer. He's a former...

  • Homage for the Holidays

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Don't call her the "Jewel" of Jewish preschool.

    Sure, Pearl B. sings to the accompaniment of her acoustic six-string. And she does lean professionally on her gem-like first name. But that is where any similarity to the chirpy pop star ends.

    "There are so many levels of Judaism -- from...

  • Stars Searching for the Perfect Home Sing ‘My Sharona’

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "If you were my client, you'd have six hours of my time. If it's about me, forget it. In a service-oriented career, you've got a lot of clients' needs to meet first."

    She's not kidding. Pinning down interview time with real estate agent Sharona Alperin is like trying to re-bottle a...

  • Soulful Sounds

    By Orit Arfa

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The sounds of heaven and earth merge when David De'or and Shlomo Bar, two internationally acclaimed Israeli artists, combine their musical talents.

    De'or captivates his listeners with an astounding vocal range that covers 3 1/2 octaves. His voice, which plunges to the depths of a rich...

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