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As Culture Ministry tsks at nudity, Jerusalem’s Dance Week takes off

By Jessica Steinberg Machol Shalem, a Jerusalem dance center and host of the ongoing Jerusalem International Dance Week, will allow performances with nudity, but will make sure those troupes don’t receive any public funds. That was what the umbrella dance organization told the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Jerusalem municipality, after the two […]

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Music fans, fellow Jews lay George Fogelman to rest

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Fellow Jews and fellow musicians joined forces on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to pay last tribute to George Alan Fogelman, 72, who died of cancer on Nov. 22 while under hospice care, leaving his wife Gail, two children, three grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends. Rabbis Joshua Dorsch […]

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Roger Waters concerts pulled from German TV in light of his Israel boycott

Controversy over Roger Waters’ support for an anti-Israel movement has led to German television executives pulling the plug on plans to televise the former Pink Floyd frontman’s rock concerts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As of now, five TV and radio stations in the country have opted out of airing Mr. Waters concerts next summer, […]

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Grammys 2018: Complete list of nominees

The Grammy Awards have embraced rap and hip-hop in the top categories this year, as today’s nominations include several major nods each for Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino. Jay-Z leads this year’s pack with eight nominations, while Lamar picked up seven, and pop singer-songwriter Bruno Mars earned six. Gambino, the alter ego of Emmy-winning […]

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Jon Hendricks, the ‘James Joyce of jazz,’ dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist with the vocal ensemble Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who helped create an inventive jazz vocal technique called ‘vocalese,’ has died. Hendricks died Wednesday in New York City, his daughter, Aria Hendricks, said. He was 96. When Hendricks arrived on the jazz scene in the ’50s, his mastery […]

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Posted in Music and Visual Arts, Obituaries & memorials, USA

Why some say Paris shouldn’t take down this racist sign

When you walk onto a cobblestone square in Place de la Contrescarpe in the Latin quarter of Paris, you’ll see a central fountain surrounded by well-groomed trees and old-fashioned cafés. But you’ll also see an antique sign on the side of a building that’s reignited a controversy. It’s a 19th century painting above a grocery […]

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What is David Cassidy’s Cause of Death?

Former teen idol David Cassidy has died at 67 from “complications from dementia,” Variety reported. People magazine said the cause was organ failure. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” his family said in […]

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Posted in Music and Visual Arts, Obituaries & memorials, Theatre, Film & Broadcast, USA

“Touched By An Angel” fans mourn the loss of one of the show’s brightest stars

The Salvation Army Sally Awards Rest in peace, Della Reese. The “Touched By An Angel” actress and music legend passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, according to PEOPLE. She was 86 years old. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved […]

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Posted in Music and Visual Arts, Obituaries & memorials, Theatre, Film & Broadcast, USA

Holocaust survivor opens art museum in hometown Vilnius

Painter and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak on Monday opened a museum of his allegorical work inspired by Jewish history in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, more than half a century after he held his first exhibition as a nine-year-old inside its wartime ghetto. As a boy he was sent to live in the ghetto after the […]

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after suffering for several years with dementia, the band announced Saturday. Young founded the Australian rock group with his brother Angus, who said he will leave “an enormous legacy”. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” a […]

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The world is mourning the loss of the legendary Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis The country music world is mourning the passing of another legend. Country music great and distinguished singer-songwriter Mel Tillis passed away on the morning of Nov. 19. According to a statement from his publicist, Mel died as a result of respiratory failure. He was 85 years old. RELATED: Mel Tillis’ family opens up […]

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Da Vinci painting sells for world record $450m

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi”, sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie’s, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction. The painting, only recently rediscovered, was the last da Vinci left in private hands and fetched more than four times Christie’s’ pre-sale estimate of […]

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After Tel Aviv concert, Boy George says Israel ‘in my heart’

By TOI staff and Jessica Steinberg After staging a sassy performance in Tel Aviv for his Israeli fans on Tuesday night, Boy George on Wednesday pushed back against online criticism by Israel boycott activists, rejecting comparisons between the Jewish state and South Africa in the apartheid era. “So George are you saying you would have […]

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Insect aside: For 128 years, bug stuck in Van Gogh’s painting went unnoticed

Countless pairs of eyes have gazed at Vincent van Gogh’s “Olive Trees” and not seen it. Yet, it’s been right there in the foreground, embedded in the paint, for 128 years. A grasshopper. Well, part of one. It’s missing its thorax and abdomen, but it’s definitely a real grasshopper. “Van Gogh worked outside in the […]

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