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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 21, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    This weekend, I invite you to enjoy the music of Uzi Hitman: singer, sonwriter and an Israeli television personality. Hitman's music is a milestone in Israeli culture. With his music, Hitman raised a generation of children, including myself, and touched the hearts of many adults....

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 7, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    This upcoming week is Hnukkah, aka: the most wonderful time of the Jewish year. The next eight days will be full fun, family-time, extremely oily food and lots and lots of holiday spirit. I know some of you see more Chistmas than Hanukkah when walking down the street, so to make...

  • Holiday music puts the Cha Cha Cha in Chanukah

    December 6, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    December always brings a torrent of Christmas-themed recordings by musical artists of all stripes. If you’re at all serious about longevity in a recording career, you record an album of holiday music — the sooner, the better.

    No matter what the state of the recording industry,...

  • A Letter to My Neighbors…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 21, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    From the Messy Closet of Julia Beynart-Bendis


    My Dearest Neighbor:

    How are you?  Hope this note finds you well.  Remember the party your threw last weekend at your house?  I wanted to thank you for it, unfortunately somehow I did not receive the invitation.  Therefore I wanted to...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 29

    Sure, they’re renown writers, but it seems what everyone really wants to be is a rockstar. Columnist Dave Barry, novelists Stephen King, Mitch Albom and Amy Tan and cartoonist Matt Groening, among other artists known for their literary talents, went so far as...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Catch a Wave

    There's nothing better than spending a hot summer day at the beach. Sink your toes in that golden sand and surf those blue waves.

    So, what are you waiting for? Let's hit the beach!

    Sea That?

    What will you find at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium?

    The following words...

  • Heart to Hart

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, the Getty Playhouse showcased a memorable special event: "Here's to Life," Kitty Carlisle Hart's cabaret-style one-woman show, accompanied by her musical director, David Lewis.

    Hart, 94, performed for a little over an hour, reminiscing and singing songs from some of...

  • Soothing Music Memories

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Len Lawrence was sitting shiva for his father 12 years ago, he found himself longing for some Jewish music to help soothe him through that difficult time, but he just couldn't find the right songs.

    Now that Lawrence is general manager of Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 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

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 22

    Fine-print dealers from across the country convene at LACMA this weekend for Los Angeles Print Fair 2005. View and purchase American, European, Canadian and Japanese prints from as early as 1500 all the way through to contemporary works, including pieces by...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 15

    The Moshav Band be jammin' locally tonight, thanks to the Happy Minyan and the Breslov Shul. Straight outta Israel, the group will perform a mix of their classics and new songs inspired by Rabbi Shlomo Carlbach. Kabbalah-inspired musician LevYatan opens the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bite off a rose, scoop up your honey and dance on down to the New JCC at Milken. This evening they present "A Magical Argentinian Night," complete with tango dancers and singers, folk songs and ballet, as well as Argentine snacks, drinks and desserts. Best of all, proceeds...

  • Mikveh Plunges Into Uncharted Waters

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since the klezmer revival exploded a quarter century ago, the Ashkenazi musical tradition has experienced more variations than deli sandwiches. There has been klezmer-infused jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass and most any other permutation one can imagine. But as klezmer has morphed from...

  • New UJ ‘Tradition’ Starts

    By Leora Alhadeff

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Tevye, Tzeitel, Golde and all the other memorable characters of "Fiddler on the Roof" graced the big screen at the University of Judaism (UJ) on Sunday, April 25, but it was the audience who stole the show.

    Five-hundred people -- some bold enough to come in costume -- sang along...

  • He Sang/She Sang

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Take one part Aimee Mann, one part Pete Yorn, stir in some Tori Amos and add a dash of Yiddishkayt and you've got two of the newest sounds in rock.

    The brooding but sweet Ben Arthur and the edgy yet fun Jennifer Marks will give L.A.'s book lovers a vocal treat when they perform on...

  • Newman Cares

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Are we the luckiest people in the world to live in Los Angeles, leading the lives others only dream about? Or is this the most unfair city in the nation, where the few are insulated from the harsh realities of the many? And what, you may wonder, does any of this have to do with Randy...

  • 7 Days In Art

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Shhh! Today and tomorrow, the Silent Movie Theatre presents "The Silent Picture Show." Legendary 91-year-old theater organist Bob Mitchell and singer and ukulele player Janet Klein provide the sounds, while Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton,...

  • Black (and Jewish) Is Beautiful

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rain Pryor solemnly chants the "Kol Nidre" as the spotlight reveals her silhouette -- wearing a hilariously oversized Afro wig.

    "What's the big deal if I'm black and a Jew?" she says.

    She answers the question in her irreverent solo show, "Fried Chicken & Latkas," which describes...

  • 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...

  • Dylan Is the Key to ‘Masked’ L.A.

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Masked and Anonymous" is a new movie starring Bob Dylan that premiered at Sundance. Director Larry Charles has described his film as an "apocalyptic spaghetti noir western." No surprise: The reviews were not kind.

    Nonetheless, "Masked and Anonymous" is a great title. It seems the...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    With a title like "Jane White Is Sick and Twisted" the product practically sells itself. But just in case you haven't heard of this little cult film, here's what you need to know: Obsessed with television and home-schooled by an agoraphobic mother, Jane White's strange...

  • Haitian Songs

    By H. Eric Schockman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The following piece was written after a recent trip to Haiti, during which a delegation from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger was hosted by the Lambi Fund, one of MAZON'S longtime grantees.

    It starts with a song. Soft at first, then louder, like slow rolling thunder, gentle...

  • Voice Across Israel

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis now have their very own "Band Aid."Perhaps inspired by other projects of the past, like "USA for Africa," and "Live Aid," the Jewish Agency, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and the Hed Arzi Music Company, has released a CD of Israeli pop...

  • Leaders of the Pack

    By Richard A. Macales

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Rock 'n' Roll Jews," by Professor Michael Billig (Syracuse University Press, $19.95).



    If you "Treat Me Nice," "Save the Last Dance for Me," or once were "A Teenager in Love," chances are you are old enough to remember the early, "innocent" years of rock 'n' roll music.

    For Baby...

  • Janet’s Retro Planet

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It could have been a scene aboard the deck of the Titanic -- before that pesky iceberg hit.

    As the live band performed tunes from the early 1900s, couples swing danced on the black-and-white checkered floor of an elegant art deco venue. In between songs, Cherry Tartes, burlesque...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    Big into cantorial music? Is this ever your weekend! Head over to the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center's (PTJC) "Cantors in Concert." (No worries, they've probably cleared out all of the Rose Parade mess by now.) Or, for you West Valley-ites, wait till tomorrow and swing by...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    So lovely is that scene of Gene Kelly skipping along, Arthur Freed song in his heart, umbrella in his hand, that it's become a part of our cultural memory. In honor of "Singin' in the Rain's" 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. Classics has digitally restored the sound and...

  • A Great Party Happened Here

    By Linda Morel

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Entertaining is a lot like gardening," Linda Burghardt said. "You can't make mistakes."

    In other words, no matter what you do, it's OK.

    Just as each combination of flowers produces a different garden, each approach to party planning results in a unique gathering. Through these...

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