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  • No Bieber Fever Here!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 9, 2010 | 9:22 am

    Well, as much as I swore to never speak or write about this Bieber kid, here it comes:

    I can’t stand the kid!  What is the hype all about?  Seriously, the kid is not cute, his voice is sub-par at most, and if everyone hasn’t noticed he’s got a Tick.  Have you looked at him...

  • Batsheva Dance Company reads between ‘Three’ dances

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ohad Naharin, choreographer of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company credits a back injury with helping him develop a new language of dance.

    "I started relating to my body differently," he told the Web site culturekiosque.com in 2004. Naharin's innovations mean that for the dancers in...

  • Musical Journey in Time

    By Avner Hofstein

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ah the '60s. Those were the days when Geula, Aliza and Hedva would prance around in their khaki skirts in the Israeli military band -- they were the highlight in entertainment for the young and na?ve Israel. After their army stint, they continued performing, singing passionately...

  • Spectator - Sweet Music Amid Turmoil

    By Tom Tugend

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Those who have followed the documentaries produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center know what to expect: Films like "Genocide," "Liberation" and "In Search of Peace" that hit you right between the eyes and in the solar plexus.

    Thus, it is more the surprise that its Moriah Films...

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  • Secular Fans Hip to Religious Rapper

    By Kelly Hartog

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    He's into rap, hip-hop, reggae -- and religion. He's not a Christian rocker; he's a Chasidic reggae/hip-hop musician.

    Matisyahu is the artist formerly known as Mathew Miller -- until he found God, Lubavitch-style, almost five years ago.

    The 25-year-old certainly beats to his own...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ...

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Disabled artists make headway today thanks to the Irene Vaksberg Salon. The hair salon-by-day becomes an art space this evening, offering a forum for work by emerging artists with disabilities. "Readings From Explore and Express" features works by blind photographer...

  • Aroeste Gives New Life to Ladino Tunes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Purists were skeptical when Sarah Aroeste debuted her Ladino rock 'n' roll band back in 2001. Most artists singing in the fading Sephardic language were traditionalists, performing classical versions of songs dating to the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492.

    But here was Aroeste,...

  • The Class of 2004 Ready to Journey On

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's graduation time and The Journal caught up with several high-achieving high school graduates from around the Southland. For many of these young leaders, Judaism will continue to play a role in their lives as they enter the world of college and beyond.

    Rena Stern

    Milken...

  • David Gamliel’s Weird Science

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's a wintery Saturday night in Hollywood, and I am having one of those quintessential L.A. outings. Sitting in the dank, stonewalled basement of the landmark Magic Castle, I am watching psychokinetecist David Gamliel move objects with his mind. Our well-dressed group stares at the...

  • Livin’ La

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Singer-songwriter Diex sees himself as an ambassador, a bridge between the unlikely worlds of the prayer filled synagogues and the groove-shaking beats of J Lo, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

    Since he moved to Los Angeles from Buenos Aires 18 months ago, Diex's reggae and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    "The Nanny's" Fran Drescher whines her way into hearts once again, as she hosts the Jewish Television Network's one-hour, all-the-stops-pulled-out"A Chanukah Celebration." Today on PBS, Fran shares her own Chanukah memories, then introduces each of the segments that...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Not So Funny Comedy

    Emotions have been erupting between Jewish comedians performing raunchy and tasteless routines at the twice-monthly, Comedy Central-sponsored "blue" humor "Sit 'n' Spin" nights at Hollywood's Hudson Guild Theatre.

    The fracas began at an early October "Sit 'n'...

  • Comedian Provides Laughs to Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Avi Liberman likes to keep his jobs separate. A Sinai Akiba Academy teacher's assistant by day and a stand-up comedian by night, Liberman doesn't do arts and crafts on stage and doesn't tell jokes at school. Which is why, after class, scores of second-graders chase Liberman down the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Linda Richman types be warned. The American Cinematheque's "Can't Stop the Musicals!! A Celebration of Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s" presents the plotz-inducing Barbra Streisand Double Feature tonight. From Glamour Babs to Cross-dresser Babs, the back-to-back...

  • Cantor Steven Puzarne of Breeyah.

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Carole Levine had been a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood for 28 years. During that time, she attended temple only during the High Holidays. Recently, Levine has started going to temple more often. As a flautist for The Chai Tones, a 10-piece temple band, Levine finds herself at...

  • Maseng of Many Hats

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Somebody must have perfected human cloning, because no way is Danny Maseng just one person.

    When the singer-songwriter-guitarist-actor-poet-dramatist-lay rabbi-teacher-visionary, who will headline the Fund for Reform Judaism's annual fundraiser at Temple Isaiah in Rancho Park on...

  • The Music Men

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Move over Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.

    The Three Jewish Tenors are coming to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa next month, accompanied by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

    Cantors David Propis, Alberto Mizrahi and David Katz -- all of major...

  • Sweet Sixteen and Ready to Rise

    By  Orit Arfa

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Even though 16-year-old singer Liel Kolet was born on a kibbutz in northern Israel, she'd prefer to be called an international artist rather than an Israeli one. That largely explains why many of the younger generation of Israeli rock/pop buffs would know little about her. Nor is she...