Philip Glass’s Uncle Harry, his mother and the cost of pretty much everything feature prominently in the composer’s plainspoken and charming new memoir.
How did three less-than-observant Broadway guys come up with the biggest Jewish musical ever? Eileen Reynolds explores the engaging story — and explains why it still matters.
After 9/11, ‘God Bless America’ became an ubiquitous tribute to our nation’s fallen. But history says Irving Berlin’s song was an unlikely choice for a national anthem.
From its creation in 1918 to its unofficial adoption as anthem for the fallen of 9/11, “God Bless America” has had quite a history. Here are some of the highlights.
Searching for the best in December holiday tunes, a music preservation group found few Hanukkah sing-a-longs. But Jews have created plenty of Christmas cheer.
With Barbra Streisand making a homecoming to Brooklyn, we take a tour of her old haunts: from Choy’s Chinese Restaurant to the Yeshiva of Brooklyn.
Can’t get enough of Philip Glass? Eileen Reynolds offers a minute-by minute account of ‘Einstein on the Beach,’ now onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
To celebrate Philip Glass’s 75th birthday, we’ve prepared a quiz on the ‘Einstein on the Beach’ composer’s achievements. Put your cultural thinking caps on!