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Netta

Netta in D.C.? That’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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It’s been four years since Israel’s pop queen Netta triumphed at the Eurovision Song Contest, bringing her iconoclastic fashion, indelible vocals and musical chops,...

You Should Know … Aaron Shneyer

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Aaron Shneyer believes that music can transform the world — or at least change people and communities for the better. The Takoma, D.C., resident...

Forgotten Bernstein quartet will be performed at Bender JCC

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Updated, May 2, 2022, 11:55 a.m. This story was updated to reflect a change in ticket price. Like a triple flat in musical terms, discovering...

You Should Know… Eli Lev

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Silver Spring native Eli Lev, 40, just released his pandemic-based project “Walk.Talk.Dance.Sing.” The singer-songwriter draws inspiration for his indie folk music from his Jewish...

‘Velvet Underground’ withstands test of time

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By Sasha Rogelberg Before Lou Reed proclaimed, “My God is rock ’n’ roll,” The Velvet Underground frontman was a Jewish boy who grew up in...

JxJ takes a careful step outdoors

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Annual arts fest aims to bring audiences just close enough together “Tango Shalom” is “Rocky” meets “Footloose,” says director Gabriel Bologna. It’s the story of...

The color of music with Dan Binstock

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Name a tune and Dan Binstock can probably play it on his piano from memory. Binstock estimates he knows the melodies of maybe 10,000...

Folk guitarist Nathan Salsburg makes experimental soundscapes from old Jewish phonograph records

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By Daniel Bromfield Folk musician and record archivist Nathan Salsburg lives on a 40-acre former tree farm in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with fellow...

Flory Jagoda, champion of Sephardic music, dies at 97

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Flory Jagoda at the Richmond Folk Festival in 2012. (Screenshot from YouTube) Updated: Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Flory Jagoda, a Ladino and Sephardic music icon, Holocaust...

These 10 Debbie Friedman songs are what we need right now

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By Maddy Albert It’s hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since the passing of Jewish musical icon Debbie Friedman, who died of pneumonia...