Posts Tagged ‘ musicians ’

The Jewish Lyricist Behind Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys

July 28, 2016
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It’s been fifty years since the Beach Boys released the pop masterpiece Pet Sounds. The album contained brooding, intensely romantic ballads like “God Only Knows,” “Caroline, No” and “You Still Believe In Me” — a far cry from their reputation for singing carefree tunes about sun, surf and cars. It…

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Meet the Russian Jazz Starlet Who Now Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

July 22, 2016
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The Russian Jazz Starlet Who Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

Some dentists spruce up their offices with a potted plant or a TV. But if…

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A New Book Remembers The Italian Orchestra Conductor Who Fought Nazism

July 13, 2016
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In 1936, famed conductor Arturo Toscanini was distressed by the rise of Nazism and fascism.…

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The 81-Year-Old Jewish Kid From L.A. Whose Mariachi Band Once Topped the Charts

June 30, 2016
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The 81-Year-Old Jewish Kid From L.A. Whose Mariachi Band Topped the Charts

In the 1960s, there was no escaping the…

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That Time Princess Leia Married Paul Simon

December 17, 2015
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That Time Princess Leia Married Paul Simon

Let’s do some math. “One and one-half wandering…

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The Jew Behind the Famous Civil War Lament

October 13, 2015
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Jay Ungar

If you’ve ever had aspirations to play in…

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The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

July 8, 2015
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The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

The new documentary Amy offers a heartbreaking look…

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Meet Ethan Hawke’s Jewish Piano Teacher

April 7, 2015
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Ethan Hawke's Jewish Piano Teacher

Seymour Bernstein is a musical genius. He is…

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The Other Kabbalah-Loving L.A. Musician

November 11, 2013
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LA-based singer-songwriter Mikey Pauker’s inspirations come from across the map.…

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The Shondes: The Coney Island of rock bands?

December 27, 2012
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Coney Island — home of legendary knishes, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs,…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden…

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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Leonard Cohen is a modern-day renaissance man–musician, poet, philosopher, mystic.…

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