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At least 19 dead, 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack. The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat arena just minutes after Grande’s concert ended and the singer left the stage, witnesses said. […]

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Police: Chris Cornell found dead in Detroit with ‘band around his neck’

DETROIT — Chris Cornell, whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, was found dead at midnight in his MGM Grand hotel room in Detroit. Police told the Associated Press the 52-year-old musician’s death was being investigated as a possible suicide. A spokesman for the Detroit Police Department told the Free Press […]

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Gospel choir and synagogue record double firsts

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — It was a double first Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  It was the first time that the Conservative Jewish congregation had ever hosted a gospel choir. And, it was the first time that the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San Diego had ever performed in a synagogue […]

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Gospel choir to perform May 13 at Tifereth Israel

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — What’s that you say? A gospel choir will be performing at a Conservative Jewish synagogue? Yes, it’s true: immediately following Havdalah at 8:16 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the 80-member, multiracial Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego (MLKCC) will perform in the sanctuary of Tifereth Israel […]

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The story of a Jewish chip carver

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — Harvey Paris is a Jewish chip carver who has carved out a place where he can put his hobby to good use. It all started in 2006 when Paris decided to find a suitable hobby to keep him busy and quiet at home while his wife began studying […]

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Listen To Victoria ‘La Mala’ New Single, ‘Si Va A Doler Que Duela’

If you are going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your amigas and a broken heart, as well as a good tequila and some margaritas, the new single from Victoria “La Mala” could become your new favorite song – at least until you find a new love. Roc Nation Latin artist just released her second […]

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Waters: I failed to persuade Radiohead to cancel Israel show

Former Pink Floyd star and leading anti-Israel activist Roger Waters admitted that his push to get Radiohead to cancel an upcoming concert in Israel had failed. His comments came this past Wednesday at an hourlong discussion hosted by The New York Times newspaper and attended by a representative of the Washington Free Beacon website. The […]

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San Diego schools salute conductor David Amos

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –David Amos, who is best known to the Jewish community as the conductor of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra and as a music columnist for San Diego Jewish World, on Thursday evening received a plaque naming an orchestra pit at Patrick Henry High School in his honor, and […]

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LFJCC’s Astor Library unveils music collection

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) –The Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library, located at the Lawrence Family JCC,  has unveiled two new collections sure to delight music lovers across the spectrum including students, historians, teachers, and, of course, musicians.  The collections were a labor of love for library volunteers, Eileen Wingard and Ted Parker, who have been […]

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Jazz from Israel and elsewhere captivates

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–Mesmerizing strums of the oud opened the first number, a Kurdish melody, in a program at SDSU’s Smith Recital Hall entitled: Desert Caravan: New Jazz from Israel and Beyond. This concert, arranged by SDSU Judaic Studies Scholar-In-Residence, Yale Strom, featured, in addition to his band, Hot Pstromi, the prize-winning Israeli musician, Amos […]

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Music therapy for those with brain disorders

Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain, by Oliver Sacks, Published by Picador, 2008 By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — The author, who has written several books about various aspects of psychology, among them The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Awakenings, has extensive experience of working with individuals who have […]

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A new generation learns The Partisan Song

By Tali Feinberg Reprinted from the Cape Jewish Chronicle CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Every year on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust survivors and Jewish communities sing the song Zog Nit Keynmol (‘We are Still Here’), known as the Partisan Song. However, the Yiddish lyrics and decline of survivors means that the song is being lost to […]

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TICO concert ‘most satisfying in recent memory’

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra’s recent concert, featuring Dvorak’s Symphony #8 in G Major, was one of their most satisfying performances in recent memory. Dvorak’s engaging melodies sang forth with warmth. The entire ensemble, under David Amos’ capable direction, seemed to feel and understand the music. With the woodwinds […]

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Artist Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Breaches His Rights

The creator of the “charging bull” statue in Wall Street believes New York City has infringed his rights by installing a second statue next to the model without his permission. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica said the “fearless girl” statue of a young girl facing down the bull, put in place on March 7, changed […]

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