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  • Lou Reed dies at 71

    October 27, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    Musician Lou Reed, the frontman for the band Velvet Underground as well as a solo artist, has died.

    Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, died Sunday at 71. A cause of death was not made public.

    He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse.

    Reed,...

  • Handy Hazzan is Hanukkah Hazzan - Making Dreydls Out of Clay Today!

    By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan

    December 16, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    … Oh Dreydl, Dreydl, Dreydl…I Make it Out of Clay…

    Most of you know the Dreidel Song …. “Oh Dreydl, Dreydl Dreydl…. I made it out of clay.  And when it’s dry and ready, then dreydl I shall play…”  Who does that anymore?  Go to any Judaica store and
    you will find...

  • Jury Duty!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 23, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    As much as I love to participate in any and all civic duties, being chosen for Jury Duty just wasn’t going to happen.  Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever received a notification requiring me to fulfill my civil duty.  As I opened the letter, immediately I started...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

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  • Israel’s guitar man

    By Mihal Levy

    February 15, 2011 | 10:45 am

    With a career spanning more than four decades, Israeli rock star Shalom Hanoch has often been compared to the likes of Neil Young and Mick Jagger. He has played a fundamental role in Israel’s music history as a pioneer of the country’s rock movement in the 1970s and has remained...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Timofeyev Ensemble—‘Shloyme’

    June 21, 2008 | 1:24 am

    You don’t hear new music like this too often—- especially with a Yiddish accent!

    Natalia Timfoyeva (cello) and Oleg Timofeyev (guitar)

    Oleg writes on YouTube:

    A Musical Biography of a fictional character Shloyme, who survived through many calamities of the 20th century . . .

     

  • Four Ways to Hear the Days of Awe

    By George Robinson

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Days of Awe evoke many feelings, but my first thoughts invariably turn to the special music of these days. From the solemn, almost brooding melody of Kol Nidre to the lilting "High Holiday" tune that unifies the music of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there is much in which...

  • Q & A With Mike Einziger of Incubus

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Here's what I used to know about Mike Einziger: that when he was 9, he played on the same soccer team as my good friend Mike; that he was the only kid in my second-grade class who could breakdance; that his mom makes great pizza bagels; and that he went to Calabasas High School....

  • ‘Lucky’ Friends

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since they met at a mommy and me 13 years ago, Adam Schlesinger and Sean Abramson have been coming up with innovative schemes together, such as the time they sold novelty items like Whoopie Cushions and electrified hand buzzers. (They pulled in $100.)

    But now the two recent graduates...

  • Words From the Old Ball Game

    By Rachel Brand

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With Seth Swirsky's Beatles-style haircut and soothing voice, one would probably hand him a guitar rather than a baseball bat. But if Swirsky -- a pop songwriter who has written gold- and platinum-selling albums for artists like Celine Dion and Taylor Dane -- were asked his...