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  • Yiddish tango links time, space and musical styles

    August 26, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    The music that packs the Skirball Cultural Center’s stately courtyard – Yiddish tango – is a musical hybrid twice over.

    On the tango side, it is a blend of African-born rhythms and a potpourri of European music styles. On the Yiddish side, it combines mournful liturgical...

  • Voices of LA arts fest brings ethnic, religious diversity to city

    July 23, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    A new summer cultural arts festival is bringing a fresh Jewish feel to Los Angeles.

    Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts pairs a diverse array of Jewish and non-Jewish artists from all genres and mediums to create new and exciting works with strong local roots. A...

  • Melding world’s sounds, Ben Ari seeks harmony

    By Meredith Price

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Mosh Ben Ari: Yah

    He's been called the Israeli Bob Marley and the king of Israeli soul. Others claim that he may be the call to prayer that we've all been waiting for from the Middle East.

    Known for putting on shows that are full of warmth and good energy, Mosh Ben Ari is a...

  • PBS brings David Broza’s multinational rocking ‘Masada’ to U.S. audience

    By Tom Tugend

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The concert starts at 3:30 a.m. at the foot of Masada, and as dawn breaks in the east, the outlines of the Dead Sea and the Moav Mountains beyond come into stunning view.

    So ends "David Broza at Masada: The Sunrise Concert," leaving 2,400 jam-packed fans of all ages and ethnicities...

  • Surprise: Raichel Is All About Love

    By Amy Klein

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Who lends his soul so you should be happy?/ Who lends his hand to build your house....?"

    Idan Raichel does -- that's who.

    Israel's latest world music pop sensation returns to Los Angeles next week with a concert to highlight his second album "From the Depths." The album and its...

  • Ugandan Rabbinic Student Up for Grammy

    By David Finnigan

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    University of Judaism rabbinic student Gershom Sizomu is deciding what he and his wife will wear to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13. "I'm confused," said Sizomu, 35. "Some people say I should put on Ugandan clothes; others say I should put on a tuxedo."

    Red-carpet choices...