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Born to a fairly observant Jewish family, Dylan had a decidedly Jewish upbringing.
Unlike the film or comic book industries, pop music has never been particularly Jewish. There have been Jewish managers and behind-the-scenes men like Brian Epstein or Leonard and Marshall Chess, but, on the whole, pop music since the dawn of the rock-and-roll era (roughly 1955 or so) has not exactly been inundated by Jewish talent. There are exceptions, of course, but how much did the Jewishness of, say, Lou Reed or the Clash's Mick Jones really influence their work or, for that matter, their public personas?
If you're looking for a particularly Jewish pop musician, however, you needn't actually look much further than arguably the single most
The inspiring efforts by a handful of American Christians to save Jews from the Nazis will be featured in the new documentary, "Defying the Nazis," which will air on PBS this week. This amazing story of Holocaust heroism is also highlighted in "Rescue Over the Mountains," an animated short created for schools by Disney Educational Productions and The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.
"Rescue Over the Mountains" may be viewed by visiting www.theyspokeout.com (Choose the "Episodes"
Itzhak Perlman will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform Beethoven’s Romances Nos. 1 and 2 for Violin and Orchestra, and to conduct Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 and Academic Festival Overture, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
This concert will mark Itzhak Perlman’s 84th appearance with the New York Philharmonic. He has conducted and performed with the Orchestra twice before: in October 2005 and March 2004. Of the most recent dual appearance, The New York Timeswrote
When the son of a coal miner in Northern England discovers that he was born to pirouette—soaring high in “Swan Lake” instead of descending below ground with his father and brother—a gritty, sometimes glitzy, show-biz fairy tale unfolds. The boy Billy Elliot’s longing to dance, to express himself, to reveal his soul, is at the center of this heart-tugging story, set to an electric score by Sir Elton John, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall. On Broadway, director Stephen Daldry, the original
On Monday September 26, 2016 at 5 PM the Metropolitan Opera premiered its new production Richard Wagner's "Trisan Und Isolde." Celebrating its 50th year residing in Lincoln Center, the illustrious crowd which gathered for this opening night extravaganza included: actresses Malin Akerman, Keri Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Julianna Margulies, Dana Delany, Christine Baranski, Javier Munoz, Candice Bergen; business moguls Robert Smith, John Utendahl, Fred Iseman Michael Shvo; socialites