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December 04, 2013
Winter Jewish Music Concert in MiamiThe Winter Jewish Music Concert is on Saturday, January 18th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person, plus service charge. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. More information at www.JewishConcert.org and to see program.
Jew Ja Jam Band & Peretz LevineCome Join The Millinery Center Synagogue
This Thursday December 5, the 8th day of Chanukah
For an Unbelievable Concert Experience
Featuring Two Extraordinary Talented Musical Groups
The Jew Ja Jam Band
& Peretz Levine & Friends
Show @ 7:30pm
Millinery Center Synagogue
1025 Ave of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn 38th & 39th)
New York NY 10018
Rabbi Hayim S. Wahrman
December 01, 2013
Arik Einstein Z'l ObitsIsraeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein passed away Nov. 26 at the age of 74. His recordings were some of the very first album of Israeli music I purchased way back and he's been a favorite in Israel for decades. Obits about Einstein tell about his life and work:
Beyle Schaecter-Gottesman Brilliant Yiddish SongWriter Dead at 93It is with profound sadness that we tell of the passing of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, a Yiddish poet, writer, songwriter and one of America's foremost writer of new Yiddish songs. She was buried on Dec. 1, 2013.
SufganiaA newly composed Chanukah song written as a response to some vandalism at the Northeastern campus. This is a video by students at NU and some of the neighboring campuses. Music in response ... a wonderful way to say "we're here". And it's a delightful song. I think you'll enjoy it.
November 26, 2013
Al HanisimSixth Chassidic Song Festival--1974--Itzhar Cohen
Klezmatics Hanuka gelt
Swingin' DreidelGelbart meets Big Band. Kenny Ellis sings his hit single from his Hanukkah Swings!
Chaukkah Mix NCSY
Hanukkah O Hanukkah
One More Time for Thanksgivvukah
November 24, 2013
100th Birthday Tribute to Richard TuckerCantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and Neil Shicoff, tenor
In Tribute Concert to the Legendary Richard Tucker
December 14th, 2013, 8:00 PM
with Maestro Russell Ger, and the Park East Synagogue Choir
For reservations, please visit Park East Synagogue website: www.parkeastsynagogue.org
163 East 67th Street
Light the Legend by Michael Isaacson
Al HanissimHappy Chanukkah!
November 22, 2013
Linda Hirschhorn New CD AmazedLinda Hirschhorn announces her new CD, "AMAZED" is now available.
The CD includes singers such as: Holly Near, Melanie De More, the incredible Reed Fromer, Talia Cooper (her daughter), Devon Near-Hill ( Holly's niece), and some surprise guests towards the end.
"Utter amazement and joy in the unexpected "is the theme of this C . Heart-opening, original folk, blues and gospel songs of love, compassion, transformation and renewal. Melodies and lyrics will linger. AMAZED is available for purchase through Linda's website at:
Kurt Weill Songbook at Temple Emeth, Newton, MAThis Sunday -- November the 24th at 3PM.
The Bostonians present, “ The Kurt Weill Songbook.”
Temple Emeth, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Join Cantor Michael McCloskey, SJM ’07, as he hosts and performs in a concert of Kurt Weill musical theater selections. The concert also features four fantastic musicians, Richard Conrad, baritone, Philip Lima, baritone, Andrea Matthews, soprano, and Bill Merrill, pianist.
Stuart Hecht, associate professor of theater at Boston College, who has written a very erudite book exploring Jews and musical theater, called Transposing Broadway, will narrate the concert. He is quite an amazing resource, has worked with some amazing people including David Mamet, and was recently featured on PBS.
November 08, 2013
Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah ChoraleCelebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah
On Sunday November 24th at 7:00 pm, be part of a lively celebration of Chanukah with Kol Rinah at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, located at 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Location Phone: (914) 741-0333
Kosher refreshments will be served. GA $20; Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $18. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For Tickets, Group Rates and other Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059
or email email@example.com
November 04, 2013
Chana Mlotek z"lIt is with deep sadness we report the passing of Chana Mlotek, the Music Archivist at YIVO, author of many columns on Yiddish song, and editor and author of many books of Yiddish music. Chana Mlotek had an amazing memory for all the Yiddish songs and materials she worked with. She was certainly one of the giants of Yiddish music in the world, and in her years of contribution she shared with the the rest of us insights into her vast knowledge. She was a very generous with her knowledge and time helping those who came to find resources of Jewish music. She worked at YIVO since 1944 and will be missed not only by those who worked with her and her family, but by the greater world and family of Jewish music. An article about her life is reported by YIVO:
October 01, 2013
75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Commemorated with the Glorious Music of Salomon Sulzer and Louis LewandowskiCongregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe and Cantorial Intern, Ben Ellerin will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht-“the Night of Broken Glass”, with the rarely performed and glorious music of renowned Viennese Cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski at 6p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013 during Shabbat services. Also featured will be the newly commissioned song-cycle, “Perhaps a Butterfly,” composed by Eliot Bailen in memory of Cantor Garfein’s great-grandmother, Settchen Feist who after being sent to Theresienstadt, subsequently perished in Auschwitz. The song-cycle utilizes four poems written by children of Theresienstadt.
Rodeph Sholom’s Organist, J. David Williams and an augmented professional choir, will accompany the cantors. Kristallnacht occurred exactly 75 years ago on the night of November 9, 1938 and marked the beginning of the Holocaust. On Kristallnacht, Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses were destroyed by the Nazis and because of this violence, the streets were covered with the smashed windows, hence the name, “the Night of Glass.” This event is free of charge and the entire community is invited to attend. Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street (off Central Park West.)
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August 25, 2013
Yom Kippur Davening in 90 MinutesSunday, September 8, 2013
Park East Synagogue
Yom Kippur Davening in 90 Minutes
A Special Presentation for Chazzanim and Baaley Tefillah Join Cantor Daniel Gildar & Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky as they present the Nusach and musicof the Yom Kippur Davening
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Fast of Gedaliah - 10:00 AM
$20 in advance or $25 at the door
Click here to RSVP online
Park East Synagogue
164 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
August 22, 2013
Adrianne Greenbaum at City WineryKlezmer Brunch: Klezical Tradition
October 13, 2013
Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum presents Eclectic! Electric! Klezical Tradition ensemble, Gypsy Baroque, and old & new Klezmer! Enjoy Chef Jeff Haskel's terrific brunch; children 13 and younger get in free!
155 Varick Street @vandam
August 20, 2013
Neshama Carlebach on Broadway during Soul DoctorNeshama Carlebach debuted in the Broadway production of Soul Doctor, a musical about the life of her father, Shlomo Carlebach.She wrote: "I had the honor of closing the evening, sharing a message of hope and joy and singing in his honor. Later that night, I performed with my band at a press gathering/after party with Rev. Roger Hambrick and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir. For me, the evening was a moment of deep liberation and victory. I made my Broadway debut, and was so happy and proud. I feel like I am still flying."
August 16, 2013
Down Home: The CantataDown Home: The Cantata was performed on May 12, 2013 at Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC by the Triangle Jewish Chorale, conducted by Lorena Guillen. Stories Part 1 is part 2 of 7. The cantata is a musical depiction of Jewish life in North Carolina since the early 20th century, with recorded oral histories playing over music for chorus and orchestra. It was performed this spring in Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro. For more information about the Down Home Project please visit jhfnc.org. Music and libretto by Alejandro Rutty. Video of the production is available online at:
Ayelet Rose at The Forge --LondonWednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30pm in UTC+01
A rare London performance by international vocalist / composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, as she passes through, en-rout to New York, where she will perform at the Metropolitan Museum with composer John Zorn's Mycale quartet.
Originally from Jerusalem, tonight Ayelet will be singing in Hebrew and English. Her lush, individual sound, combining Jazz, Jewish and Middle-Eastern music is enhanced by percussionist Guy Schalom - one of London's most prominent musicians - leader of The Baladi Blues Ensemble.
Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
London, United Kingdom
Rock & Roll ShabbatFriday night, August 16th at 8:15pm
Rock & Roll Shabbat
Music of Hendrix, Stein, Fifty Shekels and the King featuring the Hazzanettes!!
And the Band—Justin Stein; Troy Dexter; Avi Sills and ZZ Cohen
(plus a sneak preview of our Beatles Shabbat coming up in December)
6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills. Calif. 91367
818 346 3545 ext 105
August 15, 2013
ZAMIR CHORALE AUDITIONS in NYAnnouncing ZAMIR CHORALE AUDITIONS 2013-2014 Season Matthew Lazar, Director Join North America's Premier Jewish Chorale
Auditions by Appointment Only:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Merkin Concert Hall Performance, December 3
CHORAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
To Schedule An Audition, Contact
or call 212-870-3335
Milken Archive Musical GemsMilken Archive of Jewish Music is offering some free downloads in it's "Musical Gems" series. This week, it's Gershon Kingsley's Shiru ladonai: L'kha dodi .
See: http://www.milkenarchive.org/promo_mp3s/view/Gershon-Kingsley-s-L-kha-dodi?key=elultwo for a free MP3 download.
Dispersions Cultural Conference Call for PapersMany of our readers who are in academic studies may be interested in submitting a paper to this. It's a cultural conference on 'Dispersions'....This may be a good fit for some of you.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CULTURAL STUDIES / ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE des ÉTUDES CULTURELLES
NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014
January 16-19, 2014
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Association of Cultural Studies invites proposals on all topics of relevance to cultural studies from both current and future members for its upcoming conference.
The conference theme Dispersions encourages submissions devoted to exploring all forms of distributed culture. This may include papers that investigate dispersions of people, social groups and communities; flows of cultural objects and materialities; or the dispersion of cultural studies scholars (so often now housed in vulnerable departments) across disciplines. We are curious about the implications of these dispersions. Do they result in fugitives? Or new forms of belonging? Do they constitute new forms of culture? Hybridities? Transgressions? Alienations? Transformations? Sedimentations? What does it mean to scavenge cultural belonging in the context of cultural dispersion? Is culture atavised? Or preserved? We hope to open up discussion and critical reflection about culture in the context of fragmentation, convergence, and accumulation.
We welcome papers that focus on (but are not limited to):
* Explorations at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, nationality
* Critical interventions into concepts of the transnational, transcultural, multicultural
* Examinations of unruly cultures, fugitive cultures, border cultures, diasporic cultures
* Distributed art cultures and practices (aesthetics; new mediations, etc.)
* Mobilities, immobilities, and constellations of flows
* Co-constitutions of animal subjects and animal culture
* Tensions between local and global cultures
* Dispersions of the unconscious
* Foodscapes and food cultures
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