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  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 23 - 29: Benny Goodman, opera, magic and more

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 22, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 23

    (OPERA)

    Today, the importance of recalling the horrors and magnitude of the Holocaust are more important than ever. The children at LA Opera's annual summer camp (photo,below) will present Hans Krasa's moving piece, "Brundibár." The enchanting tale of tolerance and...

  • ‘The Comfort Girls’ satisfy in three part harmony

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The desert air was balmy and hot. The almost-full moon hung over palm trees and the fireflies glittered amid a spotlight's beam. More than 1,000 people sat on the blanketed stone bleachers of the outdoor amphitheater at Mineral Beach for the Passover Dead Sea Music Festival, waiting...
  • Israel to rock the Kodak but hoping for more glam

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Rami Kleinstein music video 'Winds of War' ( Hebrew)


    In planning the May 10 celebratory "Israel at 60" megaconcert for Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, the producers went down the A-list of Jewish celebrities, requesting their presence at what is hoped to be the grandest celebration in Los...

  • Israelis are not in a partying mood

    By Dina Kraft

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israel is turning 60, but few here in the Jewish State seem in the mood to crack open the champagne.

    Israelis are still gloomy about the country's perceived failures in the 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, and every day brings fresh reminders that no solution has been found for...

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  • Theo for Jews in Poland, Italian seder, HIBM awareness

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Theodore Bikel Plugs Jewish Life in Poland

    Passionately devoted to the resurgence of Jewish life in Poland, entertainer Theodore Bikel, accompanied by Tamara Brooks, performed an hour-long private concert of Yiddish, English and Hebrew songs to benefit the nonprofit Friends of Jewish...

  • Iranian Jews still awaiting apology from Muslim singer

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Dariush live in Las Vegas 2007


    The concert at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas was advertised as a "night to remember," and it lived up to the hype.

    During the Dariush Eghbali concert on Dec. 23, which drew about 5,000 Iranian Americans, local Iranian Jewish fans...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 5-11

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 5

    (MUSIC FEST)
    pick gifThe artsy, experimental presentation of silent film is reviving interest in the image-rich art form. While the genre has sadly become obsolete in today's digitized, surround-sound cinema, the classics are part of film history -- as in the case of "His...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for March 22-28

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Chutzpah: 'Ask the rabbi!' See Saturday night listing


    SAT | MARCH 22


    (PURIM PARTY)
    pick gifWe know. March has been one long Purimpalooza with parties, megillah readings, carnivals, face paint and ubiquitous bounce houses. But, this party promises to be different: "Wet Hot American Purim"...

  • Spring Calendar

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8


    MARCH

    Sun., March 9
    Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...

  • Calendar Girls picks and kicks for March 8 -15

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | MARCH 8

    (CONCERT)
    pick gifFor many Israelis, Shalom Hanoch (photo, above) is a living musical legend along the lines of Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen. The silver-haired, 60-something musician is widely credited as a founder of Israeli rock and has created a prolific body of work...
  • Celebrity-studded event to raise funds for Sderot

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Ninette TayebTwo days after Hollywood's biggest night -- the 80th annual Academy Awards -- the Los Angeles Jewish community will be treated to a celebrity-studded red carpet event of its own: Ninette Tayeb, Israel's reigning pop idol (photo, left), as well as Israeli-born hip-hop violinist Miri...
  • Israelity Tour teases trips with an Israeli beat

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Michelle Citrin: If I Fall


    Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost Michelle Citrina decade ago as a student at Rutgers University. Her experience traveling to Israel on one of the first Birthright trips at the start of the second Intifada inspired her...

  • JDub worldwide concerts add synergy to the season

    By George Robinson

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The buzzword in business circles is synergy. That's what JDub Records was looking for when it began to think about its third annual Chanukah event.

    And when Daniel Brenner, vice president for education at the Birthright Israel
    Foundation, told JDub heads Aaron Bisman and Jacob...
  • ‘Inside Idan Raichel’—it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I never fashioned myself a groupie. Of course, when I first saw Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" I spent a moment or two contriving a fantasy about becoming Penny Lane and hitting the road with Mick Jagger or David Bowie. But since I wasn't alive in their heyday, and Kurt Cobain died,...
  • Master of musical fusion blends klezmer with salsa

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    These days, the world is constantly getting smaller, and musical styles don't respect national or traditional boundaries. Matisyahu, for example, has made a name for himself by fusing Eastern European Chasidic strains with Jamaican reggae.

    At the Skirball recently, Chango Spasiuk...

  • Black Eyed Peas and the Commitments rock the walls of Jerusalem

    By Jessica Steinberg

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie might have been knocked off the Egged bus billboards advertising the group's show at the Jerusalem Rocks! Festival because of her immodest dress, but the crowd enthusiastically welcomed her on Sunday night.

    "I heard that in the advertising for this...

  • Dual concerts embrace the best of ‘banished music’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Almost seven decades after the Nazis murdered and banished many of Europe's most renowned composers, a group of German artists will honor the musicians' work and lives at two local concerts.

    The first performance will be on Sunday evening, April 15, at the Museum of Tolerance, and...
  • Quarterly calendar

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    MARCH

    Fri., March 16

    "Irish Writers Entertain: An Evening in the Company of Irish Writers." One-man show starring Neil O'Shea. Part of the annual Irish Cultural Festival. Loyola Marymount University (LMU). 7:30 p.m. Free. LMU, Barnelle Black Box, Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive, Los...

  • Happy Birthday, Unsung Heroes, Heroes of Sherwood, Rock for Research

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Happy Birthday

    Topping-smothered mashed potatoes in martini glasses don't make appearances at typical synagogue shindigs, but Betty's Birthday Bash was no standard function.

    Thrown by the atypical Westwood Village Synagogue, the evening Bash took place Dec. 24 at the Luxe Hotel...

  • Men who rock Israel’s history appear locally

    By Amy Klein

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Can the history of a nation be told through its music? If that nation has only been around for about 60 years, it's conceivable.

    This month it's possible to follow Israel's history -- or at least the zeitgeist of its people -- in Los Angeles through three very different sounds of...

  • Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad; ‘West Bank Story’ screening

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 3rd

    Naughty Jewish girls need love, too. Show it to 'em this weekend. "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" returns to Los Angeles for three nights at Tangiers. The variety show features comedy, music, spoken word and burlesque, with a healthy helping of kitsch. Klezmer Juice...

  • MLK Observances; Beethoven @ LACMA; Alpha Dog Rising

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 13th

    Craig Taubman's regular "One Shabbat Morning" service gets a special theme for this one Shabbat. Dedicated to families who have children with special needs, this morning's affair will begin with guest speaker and educator Dr. David Ackerman discussing his...

  • Voices of women loud and proud with ‘Vox Femina’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    More than a decade ago, when Gay Men's Chorus director John Bailey lobbied Iris Levine, chair of the music department at Cal Poly Pomona, to start up a parallel women's group, she balked. "It wasn't something I wanted to do," she said over the phone recently, recalling how Bailey...
  • Swingin’ Chanukah with Kenny Ellis; The Klezmatics at the Disney; Three More Tenors

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 16th

    To our knowledge, only one man can claim all of the following titles: writer, director, actor, comedian and Dixieland jazz clarinetist. Artist of all trades Woody Allen focuses tonight on that latter occupation. He and his crew, a.k.a. Woody Allen and his New...

  • Arts in LA

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    DECEMBER

    Sat., Dec. 9

    "Jamaica, Farewell." Jamaica Cultural Alliance benefit performance of the one-woman show, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt, about her bold escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the early 1980s. Post-performance reception with Jamaican specialties and...

  • Tap dancing klezmer, Ed Asner, 147 different films, Melanie Chartoff and Laraine Newman

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 28th

    Hoof it downtown to the George and Skaye Aratani/Japan America Theatre this evening for Rhapsody in Taps' 25th Anniversary Concert. In addition to repertoire highlights like "Tribute to Gregory Hines," the program also features the world premiere Klezmer/Tap...

  • Violinist Joshua Bell walks in the footsteps of masters

    By George Robinson

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Although he doesn't exactly think of it this way, Joshua Bell is the latest in a long line of Jewish violin-playing aristocracy.

    His teacher was Joseph Gingold, and as Bell fondly recalled him, "He was a Russian Jewish violinist. He had an incredible joy for the violin that rubbed...

  • Russian Singer Goes From Defector to Cantor

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I was born in the 1960s into a typical Soviet Jewish family," says Svetlana Portnyansky. "We never went to synagogue, never were religious. At family events at home, we sang Jewish songs sometimes, but we'd close all the doors to make sure no one heard us."

    Given Portnyansky's...

  • Spectator - Teens Band Together in Music Battle

    By Ali Austerlitz

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is nothing like a battle to bring a people together.

    At least this is the hope of Brian Greene, executive director of the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC), as he plans the Los Angeles area's first citywide Jewish Battle of the Bands.

    "I believe that there needs to be a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 1
    In time for summertime, the Skirball has rekindled its weekly Café Z live music series. Take advantage today, and head down to groove to Elliott Caine Quintet’s Afro-Cuban jazz beats. According to Caine’s Web site, KCRW’s Bo Leibowitz described him as a...

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