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A prodigal son returns: Asaf Avidan continues to prove his talent with riveting one-man show

Although he sings in English, Avidan spoke to the packed theater in Hebrew, telling the audience at the outset that he did not consider his music “escapism.”

By LIAM FORBERG , STEVE LINDE
19/06/2024

Duo Sonare: When Beethoven meets the music of Hollywood

Duo Sonare blends Beethoven and Hollywood music, featuring diverse styles from Bach to John Williams, creating accessible, high-quality classical performances with improvisational flair.

By SARAH HERSHENSON
18/06/2024

New movie 'Ezra' gives nuanced, realistic portrayal of autism

This moving film illustrates the quote by Dr. Stephen Shore: “When you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.”

'Lightening the national mood': Modi performs in Jerusalem amid war

During his recent visit to Israel, comedian Modi lightened the national mood amidst conflict, using humor about cultural differences and the country’s current challenges.

18/06/2024

Mother-daughter movies to celebrate Noa Argamani's freedom from Gaza

In honor of Noa Argamani reuniting with her mother Liora, who is dying of cancer, this week is a good time to enjoy mother-daughter movies.

‘Hemda’: Shemi Zarhin's film collapses under the weight of a busy plot

Usually, whether I like a movie or not, I can understand why the director wanted to make it, but here the reasoning eluded me.

New Kafka miniseries is especially relevant today

The more you know and love Kafka’s work, the more you will get out of this Austrian/German series, which is at its best showing how Kafka’s life and literature melded.

Gil Shaham to perform Dvorák with Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

Shaham and the IPO will also be performing Bedrich Smetana Vlatava (Moldau), Dvorák’s Slavonic dances, and Richard Strauss’s Four Symphonic Interludes from his 1924 comic Opera Intermezzo.

By LIRAN GURKIEWICZ
16/06/2024

Gesher Theatre brings top-class acts for this year’s Jaffa Fest

The Gesher Theatre has churned out quality cutting-edge theatrical fare for decades. This year's Jaffa Fest lineup shows that the group intends to keep this tradition alive.

16/06/2024

Laivy Miller follows in the big footsteps of his father, Matisyahu

“My dad taught that music is giving and that we have to be a vessel if you have it – everything is from Hashem. If God gives you the gift of a voice, it is for a reason.” 

By HOWARD BLAS
16/06/2024
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