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  • The little chorale that could

    By Jonathan Maseng

    May 28, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Very few things have been constant within the Angel City Chorale during its 21 years of existence. Singers have come and gone, rehearsal and performance spaces have changed with regularity, and the repertoire is ever-changing and expanding, but behind it all, Sue Fink, Angel City’s...

  • Macklemore apologizes for costume seen by some as anti-Semitic

    May 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Seattle-based rapper Macklemore apologized late on Monday for wearing a costume that he acknowledged could be ascribed to a Jewish caricature and said it was not his intention to mock the Jewish people.

    The half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sought to...

  • U.S. debut is homecoming for Klezmerson’s Shwartz

    October 3, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Benjamin Shwartz wants to apologize for his English. 

    The 38-year-old Mexico City-based composer and founder of the Latin-infused klezmer band Klezmerson can certainly be forgiven for his rusty skills, as he has never played a concert in the United States before. But now the...

  • Winehouse died from too much alcohol, second inquest confirms

    January 8, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Winehouse died of consuming too much alcohol, a second inquest into her death confirmed.

    Results of the second inquest provided Tuesday by the coroner, Dr. Shirley Radcliffe, matched those of the original in October 2011.

    The second inquest was...

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  • Friends of IDF expresses ‘regret’ for Wonder quitting fundraiser gig

    November 29, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.

    Wonder was scheduled to headline the Friends of the IDF annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. The event...

  • Stevie Wonder cancels performance at Saban-Chaired FIDF Gala for IDF Soldiers

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 29, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Legendary pop musician Stevie Wonder has cancelled his performance scheduled for the Dec. 6 FIDF Gala in Los Angeles saluting IDF Soldiers. The event is sponsored by philanthropists Haim and Cheryl Saban.

    The 25-time Grammy winner was to appear for an expected 1,200 FIDF...

  • Wallflowers ‘Glad All Over’ to Be Back in L.A.

    October 19, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    “Unless I’m crazy, we played this song the last time we were here,” singer/songwriter Jakob Dylan told a packed audience mid-show at the Henry Fonda Theatre.

    With that, Dylan’s freshly reunited band, the Wallflowers, plunged into the band’s biggest hit to date, the haunting,...

  • Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: One singular sensation… and what he did for love

    August 8, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    It was early 1989, and TV producer Terre Blair called her mother with the exciting news.  “I’m engaged”, she announced.  “I’m getting married to Marvin Hamlisch!”  “Marvin Hamlisch?” the prospective mother-in-law replied.  “You mean the boxer from Las Vegas?” ...

  • Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    August 7, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who earned critical acclaim and popularity for a prolific output of dozens of motion-picture scores and shows including “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “A Chorus Line,” has died in Los Angeles. He was 68.

    Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness and died...

  • Miri Ben-Ari performs for the president today

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 25, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    I spoke to the Grammy-winning hip-hop singer and violinist Miri Ben-Ari a few minutes ago, just as the Israeli-born artist was about to take the stage at Boston Symphony Hall to perform for President Barack Obama and a sold-out crowd of 1,800 viewers at an Obama Victory Fund 2012...

  • ‘American Idiot’ a very smart idea for Kitt and Green Day

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 15, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    Tom Kitt remembers well the first time members of the iconic punk-pop band Green Day arrived, several years ago, to hear a reading of “American Idiot,” the musical based on the group’s Grammy-winning 2004 album of the same name.  “Green Day were heroes of mine growing up,”...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

  • L.A.‘s new Grammy Museum: A museum as muse

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 10, 2008 | 3:49 pm

    ALTTEXT

    The Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Venus de Milo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Pete Seeger's banjo, the handwritten lyrics to Grandmaster Flash's "The Message."

    You might wonder what all these cultural artifacts have in common. But as of...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari Obama video —‘Stand With Me’

    October 15, 2008 | 12:08 am

    From the YouTube page:

    Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist, originally from Israel, dedicates her rendition of the National Anthem titled Stand With Me, a music video in support of the Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

    Supported by Hip Hop mogul...

  • Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel): The biggest Jew in country music [VIDEO]

    October 6, 2008 | 11:08 pm

    CRAPONNE SUR ARZON, France (JTA)—Think Jews and country music and you’ll probably come up with Kinky Friedman, the cigar-chomping frontman of the iconoclastic Texas Jewboys, who is also a humorist, mystery novelist and failed but flamboyant candidate for Texas governor.

    The real...

  • Brooks Arthur brings stars’ hearts and humor to ‘Jewish Songbook’ CD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 18, 2008 | 10:27 pm

    The decor in Brooks Arthur's office chronicles what Billboard calls his "career as a behind the scenes superstar of the record industry."

    One photograph depicts Carole King hugging Arthur while working with him after her LP "Tapestry" hit in the 1970s. Nearby is a picture of Bruce...

  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • Room for   One More?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Look out Pink, Avril and Christina: agent-manager Linda Yelnick is spearheading perhaps the first national movement to introduce a Jewish music category in the Grammys.

    "They do polka and salsa, so why not Jewish music?" asked Yelnick, who hopes to see yarmulke-clad artists...

  • The Torah as Gospel

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Torah may be the true Gospel, but next week, one synagogue is bringing the true Gospel to the Torah.

    Temple Aliyah will host its Fourth Annual Gospel Service on Jan. 18, in cooperation with the choir of New Christ Memorial Church of God and Christ of Pacoima, led by Pastor Andrae...

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