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Reflections on the Lipinsky S.D. Jewish Festival

By Mimi Pollack SAN DIEGO — The 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts festival, directed and produced by Todd Salovey, was a learning and poignant experience for me. I learned about the art of Boris Malkin [1908-1972] a talented painter, graphic artist, and book illustrator from Belarus. His dark work reflected the anti-Semitism […]

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El Al welcomes Britney to Israel with ‘Toxic’ spoof

Israeli airline pay tribute to pop singer in new ad, two weeks before her July 3 Tel Aviv concert By Times of Israel staff El Al flight attendants perform a music video tribute to Britney Spears in an ad published on June 20, 2017. (Screen capture/Facebook) El Al Airlines is pulling out all the stops […]

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Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters with Cake

English pop singer Adele is warming hearts after she took time out of her busy schedule to drop off some cake for the Grenfall Tower firefighters. The musician stopped by to say “Hello” to the Chelsea Fire Station on Monday with cakes in hand as a thank you for all of their hard work during […]

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A double premiere for Michael Roth

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Michael Roth is an accomplished composer, with over 250 scores for theater productions throughout North America to his credit. This outstanding local Jewish artist had two of his compositions featured as part of the 24th Lipinsky Jewish Arts Festival at the Lyceum Theatre. The works not only utilized Roth’s […]

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Supreme Court rules band may trademark its name, strikes down law banning offensive terms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court extended trademark protection on Monday to words and names that may be offensive, ruling that the First Amendment right to free speech allows an Asian-American band to call itself The Slants. The unanimous decision will also likely preserve the trademarked and controversial name of the Redskins, Washington’s NFL team. In […]

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Singer Noa lashes Tel Aviv official for bid to nix gig

Songstress tells Arnon Giladi to mind his own business, after council member says event should be canceled over views he calls anti-Zionist By Jessica Steinberg Singer Achinoam Nini performs during a memorial ceremony for the late Yossi Sarid, on January 12, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90) Singer Achinoam Nini, known for her outspoken support for a two-state […]

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Multiple cultures on display at Jewish Arts Festival

By Mimi Pollack SAN DIEGO — Monday evening was a good example of Jewish culture from around the world at the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts festival, directed and produced by Todd Salovey. First was the exhibit of Boris Malkin [1908-1972], a painter, graphic artist, and book illustrator from Belarus. His work […]

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San Diego composer, pianist featured in TICO concert

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — Youth Overture by Arkady Luxemburg opened the June 4 concert of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra (TICO). Luxemburg, who died recently, was a Russian-Jewish immigrant, residing in San Diego for more than two decades and writing music in many genres. His brief, upbeat work displayed influences of Kabelevsky and […]

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Neil Diamond voice still in top shape on 50 Year Anniversary Tour

ANALYSIS/OPINION: His voice remains smooth like silk, and as flawlessly on-pitch as he was a half-century ago when the world of rock was yet young. Neil Diamond, now 76, brought his hits, his verve and his unconquerable joy to Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena Friday night, where the New Yorker took the thousands gathered – from […]

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The debate about Bob Dylan’s faith is over

Nearly 40 years after Bob Dylan stunned the music world with the release of his overtly Christian album, “Slow Train Coming,” followed quickly with the unambiguously gospel “Saved,” people still don’t know what to make of America’s most enigmatic troubadour. The conventional wisdom is that Dylan took an intense dive into evangelical Christianity for a […]

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Teenager is driving force behind ALS benefit concert

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release) —  The July 29 “Striking A Chord” Benefit Concert was conceived by local Carmel Valley resident Megan Spector after her Aunt Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS. Currently there is no cure for this disease, and the life expectancy of patients is tragically short, typically 2-5 years from diagnosis. Megan’s […]

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‘Dogfight,’ a well staged musical, hasn’t dogs or planes

  By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — Well, they aren’t Stephen Sondheim—-yet.  But they could be—-in time. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the lyrics AND composed the music for Dogfight have just brought their rip-roaring, award-winning musical to L.A.  Lucky L.A.! Adapted by Peter Duchan from a 1991 play by Bob Comfort, the musical premiered […]

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Ariana Grande’s all-star Manchester benefit is a moving expression of resilience

Success had a clear shape at One Love Manchester, the all-star benefit concert that Ariana Grande presented Sunday evening in that British city. Held less than two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 people as Grande finished a May 22 performance at the Manchester Arena, Sunday’s event needed to show that a huge crowd […]

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Pianist Wosner brings Schubert sonatas to life

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson JERUSALEM — A recital devoted to three of Schubert’s last sonatas (D 845, 850 and 890) was too good to miss, so we cancelled our subscription tickets to the symphonic concert that happened to fall on the same date and bought tickets for that evening instead.  Sometimes life or fate or the […]

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