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  • From Madonna to Vampire Weekend, ‘super producer’ Ariel Rechtshaid makes his mark

    October 12, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    What do Madonna, Vampire Weekend, Usher, the Plain White T’s and Justin Bieber have in common?

    In addition to getting extensive play on Top 40 radio stations, they have all worked with Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid, a Los Angeles native born to Israeli parents.

  • Pop music’s leader of the pack, Ellie Greenwich, dies at 68

    August 26, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote some of pop music’s most enduring songs, including Chapel of Love, Be My Baby and Leader of the Pack, died Wednesday, according to her niece. She was 68.

    Greenwich died of a heart attack at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where she had been admitted a few days earlier for treatment of pneumonia, according to her niece, Jessica Weiner.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Music: All ‘Transport Systems’ are ‘go’ for Ari Gold’s album vision

    By Nick Street

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm feeling shtetl fabulous," singer Ari Gold confesses on the opening track of "Transport Systems," his fourth studio album and the first to reflect his creative vision from concept to completion.

    That bit of glittery self-satisfaction is well deserved. Threading through the...

  • Sounds to stir your soul

    By George Robinson

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The month of Elul, that time of introspection and self-examination that precedes the High Holy Days, by its very nature should move us toward a peak of spiritual intensity that washes into the Days of Awe. No surprise, then, that the music of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is among the...
  • Music and religion reflect singer’s commitment to God

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Talking with Dana Mase is like listening to her sing. Her gentle voice calms, even soothes, and you find yourself compelled to listen as she recounts experiences of her troubled childhood and her passionate faith.

    "I didn't like being Jewish," the Orthodox singer said. "The school...

  • Rita, Israel’s reigning diva,  plays intimate evening in L.A.

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Rita show in Rio de Janeiro this February
    Only Rita could have pulled it off. Her famous "One" concert was the first time any Israeli recording artist has attempted such an extravagant, multimedia performance. With its crew of 50 tumbling dancers, grandiose costumes,...
  • Cute, menschy boy bands make traditional tunes cool

    By Leah Hochbaum

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In June 2005, the Backstreet Boys released "Never Gone," an album filled not with the teeth-rotting pop confections of the group's youth, but with songs of a more adult contemporary style. To date, the disc has sold some 3 million copies -- huge numbers for most bands, but a far cry...