Jewish Journal

Saying ‘Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish’ at UCLA

by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2013 | 7:21 am

Hal Willner and Chloe Webb read during “Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish,” which features visuals by Ralph ­Steadman and music composed and conducted by Bill Frisell, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Photo by Stephanie Berger

For most Jews, the word Kaddish evokes images of loss, mourning, death. But for Hal Willner, “Kaddish” is a spoken-word piece —... read full article

  • 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...

  • HaZamir Los Angeles members make their voices heard

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    March 13, 2013 | 6:17 am

    After facing down a formidable Milken Community High School sound system and the best vocal efforts of the knights of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” who...

  • Vienna Philharmonic acknowledges honoring Nazi war criminal

    by Georgina Prodhan, Reuters

    March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am

    The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have...

  • ‘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...

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