— Musicologist Dr. Richard Taruskin has been awarded a 2017 Kyoto Prize, the Japanese Nobel. Taruskin, a University of California, Berkeley…
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was despondent in the days after the presidential election, he admitted in an interview with Buzzfeed on Saturday. But he found solace and the strength to continue fighting for his beliefs from an unlikely source.
Many Jewish holidays have inspired the people of the book to drop its tomes and pick up instruments to great effect. And, in the age of YouTube, there’s plenty of evidence for that. But Jewish Arbor Day is musically barren.
The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
A Dutch rapper who sang that he “sits on money like a Jew” and “deports” greedy women defended the text as a “compliment” devoid of any anti-Semitic undertones.
British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.
I also won’t change the name of my band, ‘Iraqis in Pajamas.’
Shenker was a master of melodies. And around the Sabbath and holiday table — not to mention at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and happy occasions of every type — Shenker’s melodies permeate the air. They are, in fact, so thoroughly ubiquitous that we often don’t realize their provenance.
The family of the late Polish-Jewish man whose story inspired the Academy Award-winning 2002 film “The Pianist” has won on appeal a defamation suit over claims that he was a Nazi collaborator.
America’s Got Talent contestant Joshua Leviton, better known as “The Orthobox,” explains how he found God and success in beatboxing.