Music

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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The Harlem Shake: Yeshiva University Style

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

The Harlem Shake is the internet meme sensation that has swept the globe this February. What began in Australia with a group of surfers crazy dancing to 30 seconds of Harlem Shake by dance music producer Baauer, has now been replicated by just about every group imaginable.

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Liverpool music man's bad sounds towards MP results in fine

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 10, 2013

The owner of a popular Liverpool music venue has pleaded guilty to racially abusing Jewish MP Luciana Berger.

Philip Hayes, 53, who runs The Picket venue, which has hosted world-famous music acts, admitted to making a number of antisemitic remarks at Ms Berger at an after-show party for the Liverpool Music Awards last November.

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Happy Chanucah from Matisyahu

By Anna Sheinman, December 12, 2012

Formerly Chasidic Jewish rap/reggae star Matisyahu has released a single to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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