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  • A Night at The Troubadour

    By Joy Bennett

    February 1, 2014 | 2:25 am

    Amy Helm, photo by Joy Bennett

     

    Last night I had the pleasure of visiting the famous Troubadour club in Los Angeles, named in 2013 by Rolling Stone as “the second best rock club in America.”  Opened in 1957, this place has traditionally been a favorite of musicians and fans...

  • Jewgrass adds a new song to the South

    By David Kaufmann

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys


    First there was bluegrass, then there was newgrass and now, perhaps inevitably, there is Jewgrass.

    It's not yet a trend. Call it a development.

    You can find it in New York, Denver and suburban Washington, D.C. It's still rare enough to...

  • The many sides of Bob Dylan

    By George Robinson

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Bob Dylan's Jewish identity has long been a point of conflict and controversy. His short-lived conversion to born-again Christianity dismayed many, heartened a few and confused all. But at least two commentators are certain that Jewishness and Judaism inform the core of the former...
  • Actress Mare Winningham brings ‘Jewgrass’ to Arkansas

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mare Winningham is about to make Jewish history.

    On Aug. 26 at the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, the Torah will meet Southern spirituals when Winningham becomes the first Jewish cowgirl singer to headline the earth-shakin', soul-savin' "Sunday Gospel" show.

    "I know Kinky...
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  • Outreach get kids in tune with Sephardic melodies

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Dozens of elementary school children, Jews and non-Jews, a great many of them Latinos, danced in the sanctuary aisles in wild abandon. Accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, a tall, balding Argentine cantor with an operatic voice and arms waving straight out at his sides like a...
  • Stein Scores Grammy

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In the midst of all of the glamour of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, one could easily miss the hurrahs of one local cantor. But it was a proud moment for Chazzan Mike Stein of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, one of a group of musicians honored Feb. 13 with an award in the Best...

  • A Resonant Voice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The first thing one notices about Theodore Bikel is the voice.

    As he settles on a divan in his book-filled West Hollywood apartment, chatting about his upcoming 80th birthday gala, it's not so much his strapping frame, white beard or sharp blue eyes that make an impression as his...

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