Pop music

Neil Diamond marries for the third time

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2012

American performer Neil Diamond married his manager Katie McNeil last weekend.

The 71 year old music legend wed Ms McNeil, 42, in Los Angeles, in front of close family and friends. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there," Mr Diamond posted on his Twitter account. "It was magical! Love, Neil."

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Elvis in Tel Aviv: an Israel tour with a rock 'n roll twist

By Michaela Walters, March 29, 2012

A Florida based holiday company has announced that they will be conducting an Elvis themed tour around Israel.

Brian Mayes, the co-founder of Israel Theme Tours, told Business Week that the tour, which is scheduled for May 2013, will not include Elvis impersonators as fans "don't like cheesy Elvis stuff", but rather will be a classic tour of Israel.

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Pick of the pops raises roof

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

A rock star in London's Camden Town on Sunday night had grown women shrieking with joy, with emotional sing-alongs and fans hanging on to his every word.

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The Maccabeats do Purim: Raise Your Glass

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2012

Remember the Maccabeats' Chanucah version of Candlelight. Well, the band from New York are back with a song for Purim, to the of Pink's hit Raise Your Glass.

Full coverage of Purim here

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Jessie Ware: Running

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

Former JC reporter Jessie Ware releases her new single Running on March 26. The Londoner has been tipped as "Most likely to win a Brit award" by the Guardian.

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Grammy for Jewish Sesame Street singer

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

A Jewish singer and songwriter who specialises in making music for children walked away with one of the few Grammy awards not snapped up by Adele at Sunday's ceremony.

Barry Louis Polisar's song Town of Round was one of the tracks on a compilation called All About Bullies Big and Small.

The album won the award for Best Children's Recording.

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Whitney Houston mourned by Winehouse family

By Jennifer Lipman, February 13, 2012

Amy Winehouse's father has expressed sorrow over the death of singer Whitney Houston.

The star was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday, after years spent battling a crack cocaine addiction.

The singer, who won six Grammy awards during her career, was 48.

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Israelis: no attack on Iran until after Madonna gig

By Jennifer Lipman, February 10, 2012

Israeli fans of Madonna have appealed to Benjamin Netanyahu to postpone action against Iran until after her Tel Aviv concert.

Fans of the singer, who announced this week that she will open her global tour with a show in Israel, launched a campaign on Facebook.

They are asking the Israeli Prime Minister to say "no to war with Iran" until after the May 29 gig.

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Madonna to launch world tour in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2012

The Queen of pop is to launch her world tour in Tel Aviv.

Madonna, whose devotion to Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) is well known, will perform in Israel on April 29. It will be her first global tour in three years.

She has played in the country twice before, including to a crowd of 50,000 people in Hayarkon Park in September 2009.

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Lady Gaga's Poker Face - with a Jewish twist

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2012

Pop star Lady Gaga isn't known for her kosher habits - remember the dress made of meat - but that hasn't stopped Shlock Rock from giving her music a makeover. Watch her hit "Poker Face" reinvented as "Kosher cake".

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