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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Geva Alon is an Israeli folk/rock musician who writes and sings in English. He was born in 33 years ago in Kibbutz Ma'abarot, and started playing guitar at the age of 12. In the year 2000, he became the founding member of the rock trio The Flying Baby, which released two albums:...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 28, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Gali Atari is one of the most famous Israeli singers, whose songs has been filling radio playlists for decades.


    She was born in 1953 to parents who immigrated to Israel from Yemen, and grew with two sisters who later also became famous (one is an actress and one is a radio...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 9, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    Miri Mesika is one of Israel's biggest, greatest voices, if not THE biggest. When she opens her mouth, you forget where you are or who you are, as she carries you away with her deep, touching voice.


    She was discovered in 2005, when she was a young "Rimon" school of music...

  • Q&A with Israeli singer-songwriter Noa

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 29, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Achinoam Nini, the Israeli singer-songwriter known to all simply as Noa, will perform on June 18 at  American Jewish University as part of the new Geller Festival of the Arts. Born in Tel Aviv in 1969, Noa moved to New York as a child and lived there with her family until she...

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 8, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Rona Kenan was born on 26 July 1979 to the late author and journalist Amos Kenan and scholar Nurith Gertz. At the age of 18 she was spotted as a "discovery" in the Israeli music industry and ever since, her influence on our music scenery just kept growing and growing.

    In 2004 she...

  • Milt Okun’s wild ride

    March 6, 2013 | 12:46 am

    A few years ago, Rosemary Okun, wife of veteran music producer, arranger and singer Milt Okun, had an inspired idea: take a who’s who lineup from the opera world and pair the performers with John Denver compositions.

    In some ways, it made perfect sense. Not only did her husband...

  • ‘Hebrew Melodies’ all in the Shaham family

    By Rick Schultz

    February 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Gil Shaham does his most eloquent speaking with his violin, but as a recent interview by phone from his home in New York revealed, he’s not a bad singer either. 

    Over the course of an hour, Shaham rendered in a soft baritone voice memorable snippets from Prokofiev’s Violin...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Harel Skaat, an Israeli singer and songwriter, is your Israeli creation for the weekend. Skaat's voice was first heard in Kochav Nolad (a Star is Born), which is the Israeli American Idol. It was in 2004, and when he opened his mouth for the first time, in front of millions of...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 9, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    When Osher Grencel found out she was pregnant, she decided she wanted to remember every little bit of the process of her becoming a mother for the first time. Her husband, Tomer, had the most original idea. He decided to use his editing, writing and directing skills to create an...

  • Barbra Streisand and Leonard Cohen: Timeless, but not ageless

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 16, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    Last week in Los Angeles, Leonard Cohen fell to his knees.

    He did this a half-dozen times over the course of his three-hour show at the Nokia Theatre, because it’s all part of his act — and at 78, Cohen is not about to start trading off his trademark moves. He still wears that...

  • British pop sensation Alex Clare balances stardom and Orthodoxy

    October 31, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Alex Clare is really just a nice Jewish boy.

    Sure, his hit “Too Close” is currently the seventh most popular song in the United States, his music video has garnered more than 18 million hits on YouTube and he has mobs of teenage girls chasing him around Europe. But at the end of...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 6, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Maya Isacowitz is an Israeli singer-songwriter, who performs in English. She released her first single, "Is it Alright" in 2011, and since, she continues to grow a mass of loyal fans, and has more and more recognition on national radio stations. In spite of her success, Isacowitz...

  • Joshua Bloom: His voice is more than the sum of his parts

    By Rick Schultz

    September 11, 2012 | 11:32 am

    The old theater saying that there are no small parts, only small actors, can also be said for opera. Just ask Australian bass Joshua Bloom, who was in town last month to begin rehearsals as Masetto for the Los Angeles Opera production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The opera’s seven...

  • Kipah-wearing teen set for ‘America’s Got Talent’ semis [VIDEO]

    August 28, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Edon Pinchot, a kipah-wearing Jewish day school student, will be performing in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent.”

    Pinchot, 14, of Skokie, Ill., will be among 12 acts performing live Tuesday night on the popular NBC reality show before a a television audience that could top...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 17 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    *25 Israeli athletes left several days ago for London, to compete in the 2012 Paralypmic Games. The athletes, all carrying a physical disability, will compete in nine sports: athletics, equestrian, road cycling, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and wheelchair...

  • Miri Ben-Ari performs for the president today

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 25, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    I spoke to the Grammy-winning hip-hop singer and violinist Miri Ben-Ari a few minutes ago, just as the Israeli-born artist was about to take the stage at Boston Symphony Hall to perform for President Barack Obama and a sold-out crowd of 1,800 viewers at an Obama Victory Fund 2012...

  • Israeli singer Noa shocked by Facebook boycott call

    April 30, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    A Facebook group is calling for a boycott of the popular Israeli singer Noa.

    More than 3,500 members have signed on to the group, which launched following her performance last week at an alternative Memorial Day event for bereaved Jewish and Palestinian families. Many of the members...

  • A call to boycott former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters

    March 15, 2012 | 10:35 am

    As many of you know, Israel is under assault. However, the perpetrators are not only Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, but rather artists and musicians who are engaged in a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Popular musicians—including Elvis Costello, The Pixies,...

  • Jewish singer is Turkey’s pick for Eurovision

    January 11, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A Jewish singer will represent Turkey at the Eurovision song contest.

    Can Bonomo of Izmir was Turkey’s pick for the annual songfest, Zaman’s online edition reported Tuesday. This year’s contest will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May.

    EuroVisionary, a Eurovision fan site,...

  • Adam Lambert says ‘lesson learned’ after arrest

    December 22, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert brushed off his arrest in Finland on Thursday, blaming his bad behavior on travel, booze and “irrational confusion” and adding “lesson learned” on Twitter.

    “Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Usblackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson...

  • Bigger than the beard, Matisyahu move marks ongoing spiritual journey

    December 13, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    The world’s most famous Chasidic Jew has shaved his beard.

    With a declaration Tuesday morning that he was “reclaiming” himself, Jewish music star Matisyahu—a.k.a. Matthew Miller—shaved his signature beard and wrote, “No more Chassidic reggae superstar.”

    The musician posted two...

  • Streisand fights for women’s hearts

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Barbara Streisand is outraged about the gender inequality facing women’s heart disease. 

    The “man’s disease” is killing more women than all cancers combined; kills more women annually than men; and last year killed nearly 500,000 women in the United States according to the...

  • Did Israel exploit Amy Winehouse?

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 7, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    Israel Anti-Drug Authority admitted to exploiting singer Amy Winehouse in their campaign and have issued an official apology according to the Jerusalem Post. 

    Following the singer’s death in August, the anti-drug authority had launched a campaign with a tagline of “it’s...

  • Miri Ben-Ari, Hip-hop Grammy Award-winner, uses talent to better the world

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 28, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Miri Ben-Ari, violinist and Grammy winning singer, performed again in Washington last week at the Kennedy Center.  The popular singer has played with artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Britney Spears reported the Washington Examiner

    Previously Ben-Ari played at the White...

  • Israeli singer Noa sings for peace, not politics

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 22, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Achinoam Nini, the popular Israeli singer known as Noa, hosted a master class at the 2011 Speaking Arts conference in Jerusalem last week where Israeli and Palestinian artists come together to learn and perform. 

    In an interview with ynet.com, Nini celebrated the converging of...

  • Adam Lambert keeps his lips to himself at last night’s AMA awards

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 21, 2011 | 11:58 am

    American Idol finalist Adam Lambert will return to ABC’s American Music Awards after a two year hiatus. In 2009, Lambert set off a firestorm with a sexually explicit performance that included “bondage, simulated oral sex and a same-sex kiss,” Danielle Berrin wrote in 2009. 

    That...

  • Gene Simmons to save the day

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 14, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, aka Chaim Weitz, lectures at the London Business School on how to save the British economy and build a billion-dollar brand.  Sure, because our top economists and brilliant minds around the world obviously are missing the answer, so lets invite the...

  • Adam Lambert’s legal woes

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 8, 2011 | 11:38 am

    Pop singer Adam Lambert has been slapped with a lawsuit charging that he violated the rules of American Idol when he agreed to be on the 8th season of the reality show.

    A new lawsuit, from Colwel Platinum Entertainment, alleges that he had a music contract at the time he auditioned...

  • On fire

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 21, 2011 | 12:45 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....

  • All the right ingredients

    September 16, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    Israeli megastar Idan Raichel launched his music career as a keyboardist for various other Israeli artists, with the hope of one day producing his own albums. In his first attempt to do so, Raichel created a studio in his parents’ basement in Kfar Saba and began recording anonymous...

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