By Kelly Hartog
Gerri Miller, whose journalism embraced heavy metal and Jewish culture, dies
Gerri Miller, an entertainment, music and lifestyle journalist who made the unlikely leap from heavy metal reporting to Jewish journalism, passed away on March 14 in Los Angeles following a six-month battle with cancer. She was 67. Born on March 3, 1954 in Howard Beach, New York to Norman and Randy Miller, Miller went to…
From YouTube to Broadway
Singer-songwriter Michelle Citrin, perhaps best known for her YouTube hits “Rosh Hashanah Girl” and “20 Things to Do with Matzah,” has the Internet to thank for her latest gig: composer and lyricist for the Broadway-bound “Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical,” set to debut February 2011. The show’s producer, David Shor, saw her YouTube postings and…
Max Said Yes
I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm I’m going to join in a rock ’n’ roll band — Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock” The destination that Joni Mitchell sings about in this Woodstock anthem was owned by a nice Jewish farmer, Max Yasgur, who in August 1969 famously allowed half a million people to camp out on…
Call of the Wild
On March 7, 22-year-old Jake Berkowitz set out from Anchorage, Alaska, on the 2009 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race, with 16 dogs and a steely resolve. Twelve days later, he triumphantly crossed the finish line in Nome. Coming in 31st out of 67 competitors, Berkowitz shattered his 65th placing from his first race last year….
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