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Elvis’ grandchildren gather to honor The King in somber ceremony

Screenshot – Lisa Marie Presley It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since the passing of one of the most iconic figures in music. Elvis Presley passed away on August 15, 1977 and, since then, his loyal fans have flocked to his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, to feel closer to “The King.” […]

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Silverman is new ED at San Diego Art Institute

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Following a nationwide search, the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Silverman as its new Executive Director. Silverman takes the helm as of August 14, 2017. Silverman is a non-profit arts management professional who has worked with social service and arts organizations in San […]

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Roger Waters faces protest in Tennessee

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), on Thursday called on all Jews, Christians and people of conscience to protest Roger Waters” concert this Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Waters, the former Pink Floyd musician, is known for his anti-Israel views and for his encouragement of boycotts against […]

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Dennis Prager strikes a sour note with Santa Monica symphony

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2017 – In April 1805, Viennese concert-goers heard a new work by Ludwig von Beethoven. His Symphony No. 3, dubbed “Eroica,” was dedicated to a man he believed embodied republican principles. Ludwig von Beethoven. On his symphony’s title page, the composer wrote a short dedication: “Written on the subject of Bonaparte.” Shortly […]

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Keith Urban pens emotional note following the death of country icon Glen Campbell

Keith Urban It didn’t take very long for the Nashville community and its stars to come together following the death of country legend Glen Campbell. The “Rhinestone Cowboy,” who passed away on August 8 after a long and public battle with Alzheimer’s disease, inspired many people throughout his television and musical career. RELATED: Keith Urban […]

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Jewish artist takes on Twitter for enabling anti-Semitism

Best known for shaming Berlin memorial goers with ‘YOLOCAUST,’ Shahak Shapira stages protest over social media giant’s failure to delete offensive messages By Times of Israel staff An Israeli-German artist best known for his “ YOLOCAUST” project, which combined selfies taken at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial with images of concentration camp victims, released a video Monday […]

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Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s battle added heroic coda to a pop-country star’s life

LOS ANGELES — I witnessed up close the ravaging effect that Alzheimer’s disease was having on Glen Campbell in the later years of his life. This was in 2011, when I interviewed him at his Malibu home shortly after he’d gone public with his diagnosis. At that point, although his short-term memory was failing rapidly, […]

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The world mourns the passing of music icon Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell The country music industry is reacting with grief to the August 8 passing of icon Glen Campbell at age 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His impact on the music world has been massive since he scored his first hits in the late ’60s. We’ll never forget his masterful guitar work […]

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Tel Aviv Dance brings three months of messages and moves

Modern dancers from 12 international troupes as well as Israeli companies will perform on the Suzanne Dellal stage By Jessica Steinberg August brings the start of Tel Aviv Dance, three months of local and international dance performances hosted at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater in Neve Tzedek. “We’re looking for something different […]

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Chris Cornell’s daughter sings a moving rendition of “Hallelujah” in honor of her late father and Chester Bennington

Chris Cornell’s 12-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell performed a gorgeous tribute to her father on the Aug. 4 segment of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Cornell sang a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” alongside the band OneRepublic. The performance was a celebration of the lives of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, who both unexpectedly died earlier […]

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Venezuela’s Government Arrested Wuilly Arteaga For Playing National Anthem

Symbol for Venezuela’s struggle for democracy, violinist Wuilly Arteaga, was arrested during a national strike called by the opposition party. Venezuelan’s are against President Nicolás Maduro’s plans to change the constitution. According to the head of the NGO Penal Forum, Alfredo Romero, the violinist currently remains in custody at the command headquarters of the National […]

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‘Abraham and the Angels’ by Rembrandt at the Frick

By Sam Ben-Meir NEW YORK — Visitors to the Frick Collection in New York City will likely be familiar with the magnificent Self Portrait (1658) of Rembrandt that hangs in the main gallery. The artist presents himself as an imposing father-figure, like some patriarch of old. His dress is formal, and utterly distinctive – a […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Justin Bieber

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — After touring for almost 2 years, last week Justin Bieber abruptly canceled the remaining 14 concerts of his Purpose world tour, with little explanation. Bieber, who is not Jewish, participates in what Jewish ritual? A. Bieber wears a red string “Kabbalah bracelet” which he received as a present from Madonna.B. Prior to […]

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Noteworthy piano virtuoso trumpets his Jewish heritage

World-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin holds three passports, but the one that defines him has a menorah on it By Jenni Frazer LONDON — Classical pianist Evgeny Kissin says he wrote his book, “Memoirs and Reflections” because over the course of many interviews he has constantly been asked the same questions. Ironically, now everyone wants to […]

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