Written by: [21 Oct 2014 ]
Meet Disney’s Moana

Meet Moana – the latest adventurous Disney teen, who will be sailing the Pacific Ocean to fulfill the quest of her ancestors. What does she look like? That remains a mystery for now, the comedy-adventure is scheduled to debut in late 2016.
Walt Disney Animations Studio have announced today that the film will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Together these two have created the enchanting worlds of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, as well as The Princess and the Frog. Let’s hope that the quirky characters, alluring villains …

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Written by: [21 Oct 2014 ]
The Beach Boys Cancel Performance in Israel

No Beach Boys for us, at least not now. Here is the official notice received today:
“The Beach Boys have cancelled their appearance Saturday night, November 29, 2014 at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.  The band looks forward to returning to the region as soon as possible. Ticket holders will receive refunds within 14 days.”
Why did they cancel? Well, they didn’t confide in me. Is it due to political pressure? Maybe. Perhaps they just don’t feel safe in this region. Sometimes I don’t feel very safe in this region, but it’s …

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Written by: [20 Oct 2014 ]
Israeli Cinema Day: October 23, 2014

Thursday will be a good day to go on an all-popcorn diet: in celebration of Israeli Cinema Day, cinema chains and movie theatres will be selling tickets at just 10 NIS (14 for 3D)! Over 40 theatres are participating, including cinema chains: Yes Planet, Cinema City, Rav Hen, Lev, Globus and Globus Max. Demand is expected to be high, so you may want to order your tickets in advance (some websites may charge 4 NIS for ordering online, but you should still be able to stay within your budget).
Tickets will …

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Written by: [20 Oct 2014 ]
TLV Municipality Hosts: Art In Unexpected Spaces

Looking for art in unexpected places? The Tel Aviv Municipality will be hosting a multi-arts event “Rega Ehad (one moment): Art in Unexpected Spaces” on Thursday, October 30th with music, theatre, art, discussions, exhibitions and more – on all floors of the Municipal building, and expanding out to the Einav Cultural Center and Gvirol Arts Center at 108 Ibn Gvirol Street.
It will be a rich and exciting program, just to give you an idea, here are some highlights:
Starting at the top, singer Eran Tsur will be exploring the dark side, …

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Written by: [20 Oct 2014 ]
Body of Work – Theatre Panel Discussion

Israeli theatre directors Yehezkel Lazarov, Hana Vazana Grunwald, Shlomo Plessner, and Avital Dvori will participate in a panel discussion “Body of Work,” moderated by Natalie Fainstein. The discussion will take place in English, and admission is free! Mark your calendars: October 28, 2014 from 17:00 – 19:00 at the Cameri Theatre Cafe. The event is presented by the Cameri Theatre and the Insted Israel International Theatre Lab.
About the participants:
Natalie Fainstein – actor, dramaturg, translator and voice artist, living and working in Tel Aviv. A graduate of the MFA program at …

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Written by: [19 Oct 2014 ]
Docaviv Galil 2014

There’s more to life in Israel than Tel Aviv. Yes, really. If you head north to Ma’alot Tarshiha you will be just in time to take in the Docaviv Galil Festival of documentary films, now in its 6th edition! The festival will take place from October 28 – November 1, 2014, with screenings of documentary films, workshops, master classes, and an exhibition of street photography. Docaviv Galil is an initiative of Docaviv, produced in cooperation with the city of Ma’alot Tarshiha and its Mayor Shlomo Buhbut. Screenings will take place …