Written by: [1 Apr 2015 ]
Theatronetto 2015: International Performances

Theatronetto is going international this year, in a big way – hosting six plays from: Australia, Poland, Romania, Ireland and England. Very good news for theatre-loving English speakers as all but one of these plays will be performed in English! It’s a theatre feast!
What’s on the menu?
Monday, April 6th
18:00 Diva (Poland) Performed in English at Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port
Performed by Wioleta Komar; Directed by Stanisław Miedziewski; Costume design by Magdalena Franczak; English translation by Caryl Swift.
Description: The protagonist is an opera singer of ‘a certain age’, Nora Sedler, deported, in …

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Written by: [31 Mar 2015 ]
Gazelle Valley Jerusalem

Gazelle Valley, Israel’s first urban wildlife reserve, opened yesterday, March 30, 2015 in Jerusalem. The park is a green oasis in the midst of urban bustle and buildings, a story of environmental and urban activism with a happy denouement. Extending over an area of 250 dunam (64 acres) in the midst of the city, between the Pat intersection and the Begin Highway, the area was called Gazelle Valley for a herd of gazelles that made their home there. As time went by the city grew, and the herd diminished.
The joint …

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Written by: [24 Mar 2015 ]
April @The National Library of Israel – Shai Tsabari

When you think about The National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, think music. There will be several events of note in April, including a performance of Shai Tsabari with A-WA.
Thursday, April 16th at 17:30 – Holocaust Remembrance Day, the third concert in the series “From Archive Shelves to Onstage.” The concert series draws on the treasures of the library’s music archives. Dr. Gila Flam, Israel National Library will present opening remarks, as will Amit Dolberg, Director of the Meitar Ensemble. There will also be a premiere screening of the documentary …

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Written by: [24 Mar 2015 ]
Downtown Folk at Pasáž

Pasáž will be hosting a folk fest this coming Friday, March 27, 2015, with a very intriguing lineup of musicians!

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Written by: [24 Mar 2015 ]
Shalom Hanoch to Open Israel Festival 2015

Exciting news – this is the kind of summit meeting I like! Shalom Hanoch will open the Israel Festival in a concert with special guests Yehuda Poliker, Danny Sanderson, and Berry Sakharof on May 28, 2015 at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem. This will be a night to remember!
Performing with Shalom Hanoch will be: Moshe Levy, Ronnie Peterson, Ziv Harpaz, Asher Pedi, Tal Aviram and Yossi Fine. It will be a celebration of favorite songs as well as songs from Hanoch’s new album, including Anashim (People) and Tamid Ze Achshav …

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Written by: [23 Mar 2015 ]
Old Man River

He just keeps rolling along. Old Man River, that is. Rock ‘n rolling along, with some pop inflections, folk influences, Indian sitar magic, psychedelia, and the occasional world beat groove – don’t try to put this man in a box, just listen to the music. Old Man River (Ohad Rein) has traveled (India, Japan, Italy), performed for the famous and the ordinary, recorded several albums, and is now – lucky us – performing in Israel.
I heard him at The Zone in Tel Aviv, a venue whose relaxed space and eco-music-friendly …