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  • East and west in Israeli music

    By Elad Massuri

    September 10, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Recently, a wide variety of Israeli singers have come to Los Angeles to perform: Mizrahi-style singers such as Eyal Golan, Lior Narkis and Avihu Medina, and Israeli pop singers such as Rami Kleinstein, Arkadi Duchin and Harel Skaat.

    Their audiences missed hearing good music in...

  • Mark Kligman fills new Mickey Katz chair at UCLA

    By Jonathan Maseng

    August 13, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    Mickey Katz is a name not well known to most young Americans, or even young American Jews, but his influence on popular culture has been significant. The father of Joel Grey and grandfather of Jennifer Grey was a man ahead of his time, a comedian and musician who eschewed...

  • On fire

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 8, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    The old stereotype of Mizrahi music — an Israeli genre created by immigrant Jews from North African and Arab countries — was of teary, sorrowful love ballads: tales of lost loves, broken hearts and dashed hopes. You could say Mizrahi music was Israel’s version of country music....