Music

Moni could be in the money after wowing judges on The Voice

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2013

An acclaimed contestant on BBC’s The Voice has revealed that his talent is inherited from his father — a chazan at Newbury Park United Synagogue in Ilford — and his mother, who is also “an amazing singer”.

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No Alexandra Burke, but supporters still party

By Marcus Dysch, April 18, 2013

Israeli singing sensation Ishtar had fans dancing at Wembley Arena during the Zionist Federation’s Yom Ha’atzmaut gala concert this week.

The pop star appeared with her band Alabina and was joined on stage by Latin band Chico and the Gypsies.

The acts headlined Tuesday evening’s event following the late withdrawal of X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.

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It’s Shalom, Glastonbury! Israeli bands in festival first

By Marcus Dysch, April 18, 2013

Three acts from Israel are due to play at Glastonbury this summer — marking the first appearances by performers from the country at the leading music festival.

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Van Morrison mourns Mr Jazz

By Joe Cohen, April 16, 2013

Irish musical legend Van Morrison was among those at the funeral of Belfast jazz and art aficionado Solly Lipsitz — known affectionately as Mr Jazz — who died at the age of 92 following a short illness.

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Israeli Eurovision singer forbidden from wearing Galliano

By Zoe Winograd, April 12, 2013

Israel’s Eurovision contestant has been told she is not allowed to wear an outfit designed by John Galliano.

The French fashion designer “accepted the challenge” to create a dress for Israeli singer Moran Mazor, but the Israel Broadcast Authority has forbidden the deal.

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Amy Winehouse’s father hits out at Beyoncé over cover track

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

Late Jewish singing sensation Amy Winehouse is known for her top selling 'Back to Black' single – and international star Beyoncé Knowles has now released a cover of the hit. But not everyone is happy about it.

Mitch Winehouse, the late star’s father, said that he had not been consulted on the release of the cover that can now be heard on The Great Gatsby film trailer.

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Rare concert tour for Barbra Streisand

By Zoe Winograd, March 20, 2013

Barbra Streisand has announced a European tour which will mark seven years since the notoriously anxious performer took to the stage in Europe.

The 70-year-old singer and actress, who recently starred as a Jewish mother in the film Guilt Trip, will commence her Barbra Streisand Live tour in London at the 02 Arena on June 1.

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Exclusive: Matisyahu performs for the JC

March 14, 2013

Jewish rap and reggae star Matisyahu performs an exclusive acoustic version of Live Like A Warrior for the Jewish Chronicle.

Matisyahu was in London to perform at Scala in Kings Cross, London. He was promoting his new album, Spark Seeker.

Read our review of his gig here.

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Staying Sharp to keep Emunah music prize in family

March 11, 2013

Eleven-year-old violinist Amos Sharp maintained a family tradition by winning the Emunah Young Musician of the Year final at the Royal College of Music on Sunday. His sister, cellist Anoushka Sharp, was the 2012 victor in the annual contest, organised in conjunction with the JC.

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Emunah Young Musician of the Year: musical youth in concert

By Sandy Rashty, February 21, 2013

Young musicians across the country will gather to compete in the Emunah Young Musician of the Year 2013 final next month — and for some candidates, the competition has taken on a family theme.

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