And their mothers are kvelling!
As a fan who runs the “Bob Dylan: Tangled Up in Jews” website, I should be ecstatic at the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to the writer whose words have been the soundtrack to my life since I first sang them at a Jewish summer camp some 40-odd years ago. However, as an editor of… Read More
Le Nozze Di Figaro Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Le Nozze Di Figaro, one of the greatest operas, has been performed by every opera house spanning over two hundred and thirty years, and is a standard work for training singers, directors, conductors and designers. Its familiarity can be problematic, yet… Read More
If you’re a rock fan, no matter your age, you’ve probably heard of the Doors, the Ramones and the Stooges. But chances are you haven’t heard of Danny Fields. Fields, a Jewish guy from Forest Hills, Queens, deftly made the punk scene happen. He helped sign now-iconic groups to record labels, get them on magazine… Read More
NEW YORK — It’s a humid Friday evening at an outdoor plaza at Manhattan’s tony Lincoln Center. But despite the oppressive weather, some 200 people have gathered to hear live gospel music. The singers, seven African-American teenagers, are dressed in plaid button-downs and polos, and appear a bit timid as they stand onstage waiting for… Read More