Music

Adam Sandler pays tribute to doctors and nurses in brand-new ‘Quarantine Song’

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Forget about “The Chanukah Song.” Actor Adam Sandler’s latest earworm is a tribute to doctors and nurses and an exhortation for people to stay...
Man playing the mandolin in front of a black background.

Visiting musician Avi Avital wants you to fall in love with the mandolin

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By Carolyn Conte Israeli musician Avi Avital is a rock star on the mandolin, and he is on a personal mission to popularize an underrated...

Getting jazzy with Oren Levine

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Pianist and composer Oren Levine has been immersed in the Washington metropolitan area jazz scene for a decade. But when the District resident is...

What is a song? Mandy Patinkin’s ‘Diaries’ has some answers.

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Broadway song man — and television actor (“Chicago Hope” and “Homeland”) and movie star (“Princess Bride” and “Yentl”) — Mandy Patinkin has a lot...

40 years since Bob Dylan picked up the cross

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By Miller Friedman Call it what you want it — the “gospel” tour, the “born-again” tour, the “Christian” tour — but it was clear in...

A Nordic Twist on Yiddishe Tunes

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Danish klezmer band Mames Babegenush is coming to North Bethesda.

Meet Iris, the Jersey Jewish singer with synthy Icelandic vibes

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I met Iris before her first solo show in the green room at the Bootleg Theater, an unsuspecting warehouse turned venue in Los Angeles...

Kolot HaLev gives voice to liturgical music to satisfying effect

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The 45-member no-audition community choir Kolot HaLev strives to share the richness and beauty of Jewish liturgical music traditions. So It didn’t come as...

Music to his ears

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Arnold Kirshenbaum returned to his first love in his 60s

Suitcase Stories: Violinist Yevgeny Kutik draws from his family’s emigré history

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What does a family of six pack to leave home forever when they can only bring two suitcases? It was 1989, and Yevgeny Kutik’s mother,...