Pete Townshend once wanted to write a Zionist rock opera.
In which we look at the Jewish man who inspired “Free Man In Paris” and other surprising historical details.
Garland auditioned for MGM with the 1896 Yiddish song “Eli, Eli.”
Before he wrote ‘Porgy,’ George Gershwin had planned to write an opera based on ‘The Dybbuk.’
Olivia Newton-John, whose Jewish grandfather escaped Hitler’s regime, turns 71 today.
He had dreams of being Miles Davis or John Coltrane. They came true on Rosh Hashanah (sort of).
The shofar is not a very versatile instrument. Still, it has popped up in some interesting places over the course of its history.
Thomas, the music director of the San Francisco Symphony, is the grandson of Yiddish Theater great Boris Thomashefsky.
A selection of songs associated with the great ethnomusicologist Velvel Pasternak.
A tallis? In Woody Guthrie’s Tulsa of all places?
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