The Iranian-American Jewish community is avidly following the presidential election scene, and Craig Taubman taped a Chanukah show.
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 want to be the first Jewish country singer," Mare Winningham says. "Actually, Kinky Friedman was the first. But I want to be the next."