Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
When done right, instrumental rock can be as majestic as any human-made sound. The right electric guitar can say things that a confessional singer-songwriter can''t. The right combination of sonic explorers will go places that a team of tunesmiths won''t. Tanakh''s not an instrumental band, per se. Jesse Poe''s voice is steady and tender, but what elevates him from decent...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The idea was born, appropriately, in a sukkah. Dr. Cynthia Silber, a busy physician who currently serves as associate dean for Graduate Medical Education at Jefferson, was reflecting with a few like-minded friends back in 2002 on the fact that Philadelphia had no official Jewish chorale. "By that time, I was singing with the Adath Jeshurun choir, but participating with...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
In December 2005, more than 130 Philadelphians journeyed to Israel on a pilgrimage sponsored by the Bux-Mont Federation. During that time, after the conclusion of Shabbat, the participants, their rabbis and Roberta Matz, director of the Bux-Mont Region of Greater Philadelphia, attended a performance by Robbie Gringras, a 40-year-old native of Manchester, England, who made aliyah in 1996. Drawing on...
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In Record Time
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
One of the most important concerts of this season featuring music of Jewish content will be presented by the 130-voice Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia at its annual spring concert on Sunday evening, May 7, at Irvine Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania. The Mendelssohn Club and its superb music director, Alan Harler, have brought together internationally known bass-baritone Sanford Sylvan,...
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What happens when the disruptive sounds a mentally disabled artist hears in his own head find their way out onto the street? When the brain serves as a cacophonic symphony space for neurons and abnormalcy clashing against each other? In the case of Daniel Johnston, what happens is an arcane career and notoriety among the rock 'n' roiled crowd who...
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