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  • Yiddish swing

    December 10, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    During the 1930s and ’40s, even as young people across America were swing dancing to the beat of such Jewish bandleaders as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Harry James, a vibrant musical subculture dubbed “Yiddish swing” was flourishing in an L.A. enclave, according to Tali Tadmor, a...

  • How does the Sinai Akiba orchestra get to Carnegie Hall?

    By Alina Tugend

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Elizabeth Heyman had about 15 friends and relatives come watch her inaugural musical performance with her West Los Angeles school, Sinai Akiba Academy, at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    Although Heyman, 12, like other members of the orchestra, has played at other venues, including...