While b’nai mitzvah parties have long featured DJs to mix tunes and rouse the crowd, some celebrants are choosing something else: teen bands.
Preparing for a bar or bat mitzvah is hard work, involving years of intense study and the courage to lead an entire congregation in prayer. Organizing a party to celebrate this milestone — well, that’s no picnic either.
A Berlin radio station has fired a controversial disc jockey accused of anti-Semitism.
Josh Dolgin didn’t set out to kick Yiddish music into the 21st century.
CNN.com: Nearly a year after surviving a plane crash in South Carolina, disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found dead in his New York apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist said. He was 36.
One of the first things I learned about wedding planning is that it’s not as easy as I thought it would be. Oh, I knew it would take time, money, teamwork and a slew of help from my family and friends, but what I never took into account was just how political the entire process would become. Having never been a big fan of politics — personal or otherwise — I was less than thrilled at this discovery.
For those who have dreamed of going from an infinite iPod playlist to playing live on the ones and twos, the bar and bat mitzvah party scene is a great place to get your start. Setting up a DJ business takes practice, planning and professionalism, but it beats baby-sitting and burgers.
In the four decades of his accomplished career, global electronica DJ Cheb i Sabbah -- a Berber Jew from Algeria now living in California -- has specialized in crossing barriers among nationalities and working with artists of all religions and ethnicities. His latest album, "Devotion," released Jan. 29, features spiritual music from Pakistan and neighboring countries performed by musicians from Southeast Asia. As tensions and violence continue to mount in Pakistan, this album provides a mystical soundtrack for transcendence, reminding listeners that human spirit is one thread connecting us all. On the occasion of his Los Angeles album release party on Feb. 2 at Temple Bar in Santa Monica, The Jewish Journal caught up with this boundary-defying musician.
A radio DJ might not be your idea of an innovative storyteller, but who can't relate to the desire to inflict your own personal interests onto the greater Los Angeles listening public? DJ Jimmy Kay does just this every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to midnight on KKGO 1260AM, where he hosts the program "Sunday Night Folk."