Ljova and the Kontraband performed a beautiful Yiddish song from western Ukraine in an NPR “Tiny Desk Concert.”
The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
A new music program juxtaposes klezmer with the music of Richard Wagner. Artistic director Jessica Gould explains what they do (and don’t) have in common.
Health has been an issue in this presidential election, with Donald Trump accusing Hillary Clinton of being too sick to lead. Punk-rocker Patti Smith has a message to fans along these lines — don’t worry, she about herself, she has the stamina to serve as commander-in-chief.
Last year Yiddish Soul was the highlight of the Folksbiene’s Kulturfest, a festival that featured hundreds of performances over eight packed days and attracted tens of thousands of attendees.
Lady Gaga issued a short video in advance of her performance in Tel Aviv, greeting her fans with “Shalom.”
For the first time in its history, Arlene’s Grocery closed its doors to men, who were allowed in the bar outside, but not by the actual stage. The modesty prohibition of kol isha forbids women to sing in front of men. As a result, Bulletproof Stockings only performs for women.
Yes, the concert was undersold. And, while some said that it was just OK, that Jagger’s voice is showing its age (71, to be precise), that Keith Richards’ guitar licks were a tad uninspired, that the set list could have been better (perhaps too many relatively obscure songs), it doesn’t matter.
Justin Timberlake rocked Israel this week — and Danielle Ziri loved every minute of it. She chronicles the concert in a love letter to JT.
Israel’s summer concert lineup just keeps on getting better.