Performance

Comedian Cory Kahaney Tackles Marriage, Family and Aging in Katz JCC Performance

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Stand-up comedy is a tough business in the era of pandemic shutdowns and limits on live performances. That hasn’t prevented Jewish comedians like Cory...

Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal Play Streams Online

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — It is indicative of the reverence still held for Simon Wiesenthal, who hunted some 1,100 war criminals to the...
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With Zoom Singing a Bust, Choirs Get Creative About Joining Voices

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After 52 people in Washington state became infected with coronavirus during a choir rehearsal in March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published...

Finding Strength in Yoga and Judaism

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2020 has been anything but relaxing, and Deborah Glassman wants you to breathe. Glassman, a urologist at Jefferson Medical College and registered yoga teacher, began...

‘Baal Shem Tov Meets Broadway’ in New Neo-Chasidic Rock Opera

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It’s the culmination of three decades of songwriting. It was recorded in the shadow of two divorces. It’s classically inflected rock, it’s stuffed with...

Why Do You Like the Songs You Like? Startup Aims to Find Out

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Scott Miles went to his first concert (Tesla and Poison) two months before his bar mitzvah. “I was amazed at how everyone in the whole...
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Playwrights Place Shiva in the Spotlight for Philly Fringe Fest

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Benjamin Behrend and Logan Schulman know people don’t typically associate sitting shiva with entertainment. That didn’t stop them from creating “Welcome to the Shiva House,”...

Jewish Singer Doja Cat Wins MTV Best New Artist Award

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By Josefin Dolsten Singer and rapper Doja Cat is 2020’s best new artist, according to MTV. The singer, whose full name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini,...

Yiddish Psychedelic Rock Band Forshpil Brings Electric Guitar to Shtetl

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Weimar, Germany — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and her...

How Music Defined Israel’s Evolving Sense of Self

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Can a song build a state? David Peretz thinks so. In his lecture series “100 Years in 30 Songs: Soundtrack of a Resurrected Nation,” the musician,...