Written by: [4 Mar 2015 ]
Avengers: Age of Ultron – Coming Soon! Very Soon!

Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming our way – and sooner than you think! Yes, now you know why you came to Israel, because we get to see the movie on Thursday, April 23, 2015, a full week before it opens in U.S. theatres!

Directed by Joss Whedon, the gang’s all here: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson (not a typo, I just love her, and she knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence), Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth …

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Written by: [4 Mar 2015 ]
Holon International Women’s Festival 2015

The Holon International Women’s Festival will take place from March 8 – 14, 2015, opening on International Women’s Day. This year’s festival will focus on the issue of “motherhood,” considering it from different aspects: from the private to the public, personal choices to artistic expression, motherhood as a social and political construct, artistic or academic mentoring as a form of ‘mothering,’ and expressions of motherhood in the arts. Produced by the Holon Municipality and Holon Theatre, the festival’s artistic director is Segal Weissbein-Rosman.
One of the festival’s main events will be …

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Written by: [2 Mar 2015 ]
Akram Khan – iTMOi

British-Bangladesh dancer choreographer Akram Khan will present iTMOi – In The Mind of Igor, a tribute inspired by the composer Igor Stravinsky and his seminal Rite of Spring. Unlike many other tributes to this work which profoundly influenced both music and dance, Khan has not created choreography to Stravinsky’s music, but rather an entire new work with three different composers: Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook, and Ben Frost. There is a brief quote from Rite of Spring within this work, yet the piece as a whole establishes a new soundscape.
On his …

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Written by: [25 Feb 2015 ]
Israel Museum Jerusalem Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Turning 50 is a big event, especially if you are a museum! The Israel Museum, Jerusalem was founded in 1965, and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of events and exhibitions reflecting the institution’s cultural role, extensive collections, historical vantage point, and enthusiastic embrace of the future.
Today – five years after its spectacular renovation, which enhanced the museum space and experience, while remaining true to the original design and vision – the museum is a cultural hub, drawing between 750,000 and one million visitors each year, according …

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Written by: [25 Feb 2015 ]
Victoria Hanna – the Aleph Bet of Hip Hop

Victoria Hanna takes tradition for a spin and turns it into hip hop honey! You don’t have to take my word for it – just watch the video.
Hanna connects to the Jewish tradition of learning and prayer, in her own revolutionary way. Boys were introduced to the study of the Hebrew letters and Torah at age three, given honey to symbolize the sweetness of learning Torah. Traditionally, there is significance to the physical manifestation of the letters, their shapes  and sounds. All this is reflected in the video for the …

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Written by: [24 Feb 2015 ]
Midnight Acoustic Sessions – Behind the Bar @Ozen Bar

Late night drinkers, someone is looking out for you. The Ozen Bar wants to rock your world with a new concept: midnight music behind the bar. Admission is free, so you can hang out at the bar, drink, and drink, and listen to some really cool musicians.
It all starts this Wednesday, February 25th with Itay Mazilo, a singer/songwriter who can rock it out but also has his intimate, acoustic side. You’ll find Itay behind the bar, yes right in there with the bartender, at my favorite hour: midnight.

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