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  • Morrissey of Smiths fame returning to Israel in August

    June 28, 2016 | 3:23 pm

    Morrissey, the British singer-songwriter best known for his involvement in The Smiths, will perform two concerts in Israel this summer.

    The 57-year-old solo musician will play Tel Aviv on Aug. 22 and Caesarea two days later, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday.

    Morrissey sold out his most recent concerts in Israel, in 2012. His latest album, released in 2014, is “World Peace is None of Your Business.”

    He is an outspoken advocate for animal rights and vegetarianism.

  • Elton John returning to Israel for May concert

    December 15, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    British singer-songwriter Elton John will be returning to Israel this spring for his fourth concert there.

    His May 26 concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv was announced late Monday night. Tickets went on sale Tuesday morning. The performance is part of his “Wonderful Crazy Night...

  • Melissa Manchester is loving the life

    December 9, 2015 | 11:46 am

    "You Gotta Love the Life” is the title track of Melissa Manchester’s latest album and a kind of personal and spiritual mantra. It’s the essence of what she conveys to students at USC’s Thornton School of Music, where Manchester teaches master classes, and at Citrus College in...

  • Pharrell Williams’ concert venue in South Africa drops legal bid to fend off BDS

    September 18, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Organizers of a concert by American pop star Pharrell Williams have abandoned their legal action against pro-Palestinian demonstrators protesting against his presence there.

    The Sun International hotel group had launched an urgent court interdict on Monday to limit the number of...

  • Jeffrey Siegel brings his ‘Keyboard Conversations’ to The Wallis

    By Rick Schultz

    January 14, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    Sometimes, a stranger’s chance remarks can redirect and enhance a career. Pianist Jeffrey Siegel still recalls a woman at a party many years ago, who said, after one of his concerts, “I know I’m missing something not to have great composers in my life. What can you do to make the...

  • How I ended up spending New Year’s Eve with Elton John

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    January 4, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    Let me start by saying that, as a religious Jewish person, I view Rosh Hashanah as the new year, not the day that commemorates the bris of one member of the tribe about 2,000 years ago. Having said that, that other day, commonly known as New Year’s, is widely celebrated and often...

  • Lone soldiers unwind at Lady Gaga concert

    September 16, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    Israeli Lone Soldier Adam Berman admits that it was a “rough summer.”

    Berman, 24, made aliyah a year ago from Columbus, Ohio, serves at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza and lives on Kibbutz Alumim, also located on the Gaza border. So he did not escape this summer’s...

  • Backstreet Boys scrap Israel shows due to Gaza crisis

    July 21, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Backstreet Boys canceled three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the Gaza conflict.

    The American pop band posted a message Sunday on its official website announcing the cancellation of the July 29-31 concerts at the Raanana Amphitheater “to assure the...

  • Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin

    July 16, 2014 | 9:37 am

    George Gershwin has been dead since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term. Ira Gershwin left this world during the height of the Reagan administration. For Michael Feinstein, though, the Gershwins aren’t dead — they’ve lived on through their music. And on July 19, Feinstein will...

  • Sinead O’Connor trying to back out of Israel concert

    June 18, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Sinead O’Connor said she will try to back out of a scheduled performance in Israel because she was unaware that she had been asked to boycott by pro-Palestinian groups.

    “I was not informed by my booking agent, and was unaware myself, that a boycott of Israel had been requested by...

  • Satisfaction for Israeli Stones fans: Band has arrived

    June 3, 2014 | 8:54 am

    The Rolling Stones arrived in Israel two days before their scheduled Tel Aviv concert.

    The band, making its concert debut in Israel, landed in Israel on Monday and will play Yarkon Park on Wednesday evening at the close of the Shavuot holiday. The concert is part of the Stones’...

  • In Brussels, a tragic note to a Jewish student singing tour

    May 29, 2014 | 9:06 am

    Moments before they were scheduled to start singing at an impromptu memorial vigil outside the Jewish Museum of Belgium, the 13 members of Yale University’s Jewish a cappella group were still unsure what number to perform.

    Fresh off the train from Paris, Magevet’s men and women...

  • Drake cancels Philadelphia concert

    October 21, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Drake’s tour is off to a rocky start, much to the disappointment  of fans in Philadelphia. His show there Saturday night was postponed an hour after it was set to begin due to a mechanical problem, according to Philly.com.

    “Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and...

  • Summer Sneaks calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2013 | 11:29 am

    SAT | JUNE 1


    More than 20 dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign language films and shorts will be shown at seven venues from Thousand Oaks to Beverly Hills. Highlights at the eighth annual L.A. Jewish Film Festival include tonight’s...

  • Streisand to perform two stadium concerts in Tel Aviv

    March 18, 2013 | 3:08 am

    Barbra Streisand will perform two Tel Aviv concerts in Israel in addition to performing at the 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres.

    The concerts will take place June 15-16 at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium, the Israel media reported.

    On June 18, Streisand will...

  • Multifaith concert to express ‘Unity’

    By Ryan Torok

    November 8, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Craig Taubman, the singer/composer/maestro known for bringing large-scale cultural events to synagogues and other venues across town, is hoping for an audience of 2,000 for his upcoming interfaith concert at Sinai Temple on Nov. 15.

    Billed as a “multifaith celebration of Israel,”...

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    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 group’s Israeli-American guitarist and co-founder – died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988, but his presence was felt...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers arrive for Israel concert

    September 10, 2012 | 9:10 am

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers arrived in Israel ahead of the band's first concert in the country.

    The band traveled directly to the Western Wall after landing on a private jet from Istanbul, according to reports.

    A crowd of tens of thousands is expected for Monday night's show at...

  • Summer sneaks calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2012 | 10:37 am

    FRI, JUNE 15

    The latest attraction by the producers of the King Tut exhibition makes its only West Coast appearance at the California Science Center. Unlocking the myth of the last queen of Egypt, “Cleopatra: The Exhibition” features the largest...

  • Planned Wagner concert stopped at Tel Aviv U

    June 4, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Tel Aviv University put a stop to a planned concert of music by German composer Richard Wagner.

    In a letter denying the request to hold the concert in a campus auditorium, the university said that Yonatan Livni, founder of the Israel Wagner Society, concealed the organization’s name...

  • The art of boycott

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 8, 2012 | 9:51 am

    The Irish band Dervish was scheduled to perform in Israel next month.  As the concert’s day approached, Dervish’s Facebook page filled with posts by fans, who threatened to boycott the band itself, if they won’t cancel their visit here. Unfortunately for them, but mostly for their...

  • The night I heard electric music solid walls of sound

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 30, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Roger Waters, Carlos Santana, the Pixies are just a few of a long list of artists who gave in to political pressure and cancelled their scheduled performances in Israel in the past few years. After receiving threats of an artistic boycott by anti-Israeli groups, they were publicly...

  • Catching up with Matisyahu (and his beard)

    By Ryan Torok

    March 1, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Like many artists, Matisyahu resists personal praise. Instead, the 32-year-old singer saves it for others — and his music. He described Youssoupha Sidibe, a musician he performs with, as “a very spiritual being … a very incredible musician,” and said their music was “next...

  • Apres le beard: Matisyahu takes the stage in Boulder

    December 19, 2011 | 10:42 am

    When Matisyahu, the 32-year-old Chasidic reggae superstar, appeared onstage for the first time since shaving his trademark beard, no one in the audience at the Boulder Theater seemed surprised.

    The news of his shaving had been widely discussed since the star tweeted a photo of...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform in Israel after ten year rain check

    By Hollywood Jew

    December 5, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers have finally rescheduled their Tel Aviv concert after cancelling a show in 2001, citing fears for their safety. The original show was for their “Californication” tour and 20,000 tickets were sold for a concert in Tel Aviv’s Havarkon Park, according to...

  • Sold-out concert garners 24,000 Hours of community service pledges

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 22, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    “When the ILC told me they planned to sell 6,000 tickets to this concert, I was skeptical,” Israeli media mogul Haim Saban said onstage at the Israeli Leadership Council’s “Do Something for Someone” community concert on Nov. 20. “I thought it was too tall an order.”

  • Concert honors Bat Mitzvah

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    It’s not every Jewish girl whose parents commission a new work by a renowned classical composer for her bat mitzvah, but then Dora Schoenberg’s lineage made a musical tribute all but mandatory.

    So when some 800 listeners gathered on April 7 at Sinai Temple for a “Community...

  • Bibi cancels Bieber meeting over reported snub of beleaguered kids

    April 12, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has canceled a meeting with pop star Justin Bieber after the singer refused to meet with children from southern Israel.

    Netanyahu, who was scheduled to meet Bieber on Wednesday night, a day before his concert in Tel Aviv, invited...

  • Oh Jared Leto, how little I knew about your band…

    By Julia Bendis

    April 11, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    What started out as a surprise of a lifetime, quickly turned into a XXX porn show for many children and one particular fifth-grader.

    I like to think that I am a pretty fun parent, but when my husband and I surprised our eleven-year-old with tickets to Thirty Seconds to Mars concert,...

  • Singer Macy Gray turns to fans on Tel Aviv concert

    January 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    R&B and soul-singer Macy Gray has asked her fans in a message on her Facebook status whether she should cancel scheduled concerts in Tel Aviv “in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians.”

    “I’m booked for 2 shows in TelAviv. I’m getting alot of letters from activists...

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