On his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen has released “You Want It Darker,” the title track of his new album. According to Seth Rogovoy, it might just be his most Jewish song ever.
Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, is currently on his 50th anniversary tour. We look at the controversial singer-songwriter’s secret Jewish (and not-so secret Muslim) history.
Lollapalooza’s founder Perry Farrell (Peretz Bernstein) is only one of the Jewish inspirations behind the music fest that opens this weekend. Seth Rogovoy explores Lollapalooza’s secret Jewish history.
A newly-released 3-CD set introduces listeners to a side of legendary poet many of us have never heard. Turns out that Ginsberg moonlighted as a songwriter — and was pretty good at it too.
At the age of 74, Paul Simon has released “Stranger to Stranger,” his 13th solo album. The result is an album that is one of his all-time best and features the artist’s reflections on mortality and religion.
For 20 years, KlezKanada has been offering a summertime retreat for music lovers in Quebec. This year promises a new poetry program and a tribute to Sholem Aleichem on the occasion of his 100th yahrtzeit.
The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” is slated for its premiere. Turns out that there’s more to the Jewish history of the HBO show than the lineage of some of its actors.
Louie Kemp, Bob Dylan’s pal since childhood and Camp Herzl, will write a memoir of their lifelong friendship and, perhaps, his own success story as a frozen fish entrepreneur.
“From Moses to Mostel: A History of the Jews (According to Musical Theatre)” received its world premiere on Saturday. The result is a stellar revue of serious and comic musical performances starring Robert Klein.
As we all know, February 29 is leap year. But what many don’t know is that there is a Jewish history behind that extra day…and a number of significant Jewish events that took place on it.