Music

Arnold Saltzman’s opera ‘Geniza: Hidden Fragments’ unlocks a trove of Jewish history

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Cantor and Rabbi Arnold Saltzman arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1981 to serve Adas Israel Congregation with his soulful voice and inherent understanding of...

Fall arts preview

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This fall, Jewish cultural venues in the Washington area will showcase a little less Zoom and a lot more live programming. Producers are offering...
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Leonard Bernstein’s Jewish ‘Mass’ returns to its Washington source

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When Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” opened the Kennedy Center in 1971, it was the social event of the season. And tensions were high. America was...
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...