Arts videos

Rod Stewart rocks Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2010
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British rock singer Rod Stewart, 65, performs in the Ramat Gan Stadium in Israel.

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The Social Network: Sorkin's Facebook film

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2010
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The first look at the upcoming film about Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, starring Jesse Eisenberg. Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, the film has been directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the brains behind TV series the West Wing.

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New single from Israeli band Hadag Nahash

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2010
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Hadag Nahash perform their new single, a version of the song "Ani Mamim". The hip hop band, known for their left wing views, are celebrating after winning first prize at the Activism Festival, an event marking efforts for social change.

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Glee's Lea Michele sings Streisand

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2010
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Glee's Jewish lead actress Lea Michele takes centre stage with her co-star Matthew Morrison to perform a rendition of 'Don't Rain on my Parade' at the 2010 Tony Awards ceremony.

The song comes from the musical 'Funny Girl', starring Barbra Streisand and Ms Michele is apparently in the running for the same role when the show returns to Broadway.

At the ceremony, another Jewish actress had reason to celebrate, with Scarlett Johansson winning best featured actress in a play.

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A Camp David Overture

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2010
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A Camp David Overture (Prayer for Peace) was inspired by the Camp David Peace Accords and is dedicated to Prime Minister Begin and President Anwar Sadat. The idea behind it is that music can foster closer cultural ties between people.

The symphony was first played in Sacramento in 1996 and has drawn audiences from Israel, Egypt, France, and Canada. The version on the video comes from a recent performance with the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

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Stacey Solomon sings classic tunes

By Jennifer Lipman, June 9, 2010
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X Factor star Stacey Solomon performs a medley of tracks at a London party

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Placebo talk before Tel Aviv gig

By Jennifer Lipman, June 9, 2010
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The British band discuss Israeli politics and the "attractive" locals before a performance in Israel.

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Orthodox rapper Matisyahu acoustic session

By Jennifer Lipman, June 8, 2010
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Grammy-nominated Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu sings with Dave Holmes of the Dub Trio backstage at an Alabama concert.

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