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Music Man

By Ruth Stroud

October 23, 1997 | 8:00 pm

If you're of a certain vintage, the lyrics to "Day by Day," the memorable song from the legendary pop musical "Godspell," come fairly easily to mind -- even 30 years after the show's debut.... read full article
  • Jewish Values That You Can Dance To

    By Diane Arieff

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As long as there have beenfamilies, campfires and stories to tell, there have been songs thatchildren love. But it's only in recent decades that "children'smusic" has mushroomed into a separate growth industry, complete withits own concert tours, TV tie-in shows and recognizable...

  • Fast Forward

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Lehrer


    To some of us who were in college in the early 1960s, the nameTom Lehrer comes, in our pantheon, just below the Almighty andsomewhere above the Beatles.

    In 1966, when I was working for the BBC in Northern Ireland, aCatholic friend of mine played me "The Vatican Rag"...

  • Voices of Hope

    By Diane Arieff

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Chances are, there are not many singer-songwriters whose oeuvre contains subjects as disparate as the "Shecheyanu" and a visit to the dentist. But such is the nature of Craig Taubman's career.

    As founding director of Yad B'Yad, the Jewish Federation Council's teen performing arts...

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  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The Jerusalem Jazz Band
    At the Dixieland Jubilee in Sacramento, the annual super bowl of jazz, the band that got the most ecstatic reception a couple of years ago was cradled a few thousand miles east of New Orleans.

    It was the Jerusalem Jazz Band, whose members hail each other by such...

  • the Spectator     With Reprise, Marcia Seligson banks on the public’s desire for the return of the

    By Diane Arieff

    May 15, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Marcia Seligson is the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new theater organization determined to mount local, first-class revival productions of Broadway musicals.

    Marcia Seligson is a self-described "musical theater fanatic" and the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new...

  • Strumming, Fiddling at the Skirball

    By Beverly Gray

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    What is there about klezmer music that sends feet flying and excitement levels of certain Jewish audiences soaring? Nostalgia for the past or a just-found fondness for a "new" music"? Whatever it is, when the klezmer band struck up a "Freylach," almost instantly, a woman in a red...
  • Music Men

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after the Oslo peace process got underway, composer Nabil Azzam met with Yasser Arafat and offered the Palestinian leader a new national anthem for his nascent Palestinian Authority.

    The anthem, Azzam proposed, would include strains from "Hatikvah," the Israeli national...

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