Posts Tagged ‘ musicians ’

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 Jews / Free to wander wherever they choose” begins the title track of Paul Simon’s album Hearts and Bones. Simon himself makes up one Jew, so who’s the other half? None other than Carrie Fisher, aka Star Wars’ Princess Leia. The two…

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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 an old-time string band, you know it:…

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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 at the rise and fall of an…

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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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mikey-pauker

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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shondes

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

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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girl blue dress

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

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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leonardcohen460

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

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Silver Jews Ride into the Sunset

June 21, 2012
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silver

These days, writer and musician David Berman is…

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The Precious Age of 13

May 30, 2012
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the precious age of 13

The singer James Levy’s deep rumbling voice and…

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The Subway Violinist

April 20, 2012
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Quint31

The violinist Philipe Quint was a child genius. At the…

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Beautiful Land, Beautiful People

February 2, 2012
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ChanaRothman

Chana Rothman, a folksinger and guitarist, has crafted herself…

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