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  • 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...

  • Music Banned by Nazis Finds New Life With L.A. Chamber Orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    March 16, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    If you ask 35-year-old violinist Daniel Hope about his Jewish heritage, make sure you have time. It’s a complicated question.

    “On my mother’s side was an incredibly Orthodox Jewish family that goes back to the first rabbi of Potsdam,” he said during a recent late-night cell...

  • Violin virtuosi make concert a family affair

    By George Robinson

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It's not very often that a classical music recital has its roots in an airport, but in a manner of speaking, you might say that the concert that violin virtuosi Albert and Alexander Markov are giving at American Jewish University (AJU) on April 13 was born at LAX 15 years ago.

    That's...

  • Virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham brings passion and prowess to Hollywood Bowl

    By David Mermelstein

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Classical virtuosos, like golden-age movie stars, are often thought to lead charmed lives in which the sundry benefits of celebrity accrue without cost. Lives of endless glamour are a fantasy, of course, yet the suggestion persists, in part because of musicians like Gil Shaham, the...
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  • Violinist Joshua Bell walks in the footsteps of masters

    By George Robinson

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    Although he doesn't exactly think of it this way, Joshua Bell is the latest in a long line of Jewish violin-playing aristocracy.

    His teacher was Joseph Gingold, and as Bell fondly recalled him, "He was a Russian Jewish violinist. He had an incredible joy for the violin that rubbed...

  • Versatile Israeli Violinist Gains ‘Dream’ Hip-Hop Hit

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Perusing the hot R & B/Rap Billboard charts, one does not expect to see a red-headed Israeli artist -- replete with a classic "Jewfro" mop of curls -- represented by the No. 3 song. Then again, one does not expect that spot to be filled by a violin-dominated musical number with no...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

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    The Workmen's Circle focuses inward with the opening of its latest exhibit, "A Jewish Portrait Gallery." The group show is filled with Jewish portraits with the intent of begging questions like, "How does a Jew look?" "How does a Jew see the world?" and "How does a Jewish...

  • Under the Circumstances

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The great violinist, Itzhak Perlman, suffered from polio as a child and ever since has been in a wheelchair. On one occasion, while performing a violin concerto, one of the strings broke. It occurred in the very first movement with an audible ping. Everyone waited to see what he...

  • Janet Williams

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Janet Williams, a past president of City of Hope's auxiliary  division, Gems of Hope, died on Feb. 9, 2003. She was 84.

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Williams attended the same grammar school as her husband, Bernard. Her sister, Roslyn, and Bernie were in the same class....

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