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Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed was burning up the stage last night at the Ozen Bar, setting the house on fire, because this guy’s got rhythm, and a voice that comes straight from the soul. Looking like a sweet, clean-cut Jewish boy from Brooklyn with a sunny smile, Eli has Soul in every cell of his body, he’s gone deep into the genre and he owns it. When he lets out a wail in that blazing falsetto, he’ll take you with him, because it’s all truth.
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Breathless – that’s how I felt after seeing Itzik Galili’s Man of the Hour in an onstage rehearsal run. Visceral, physical, with an intense aesthetic and relentlessly demanding of its performers, Man of the Hour feels like the raw material of our life and time transformed into art. In these days in Israel, it feels very much of the moment. It is a work of contrasts – masculine and feminine, dancers and singers, darkness and light, sex and death, Henry Purcell and beat box – converging, clashing – connecting to …
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Jazz is taking center stage in Jerusalem, as the Israel Festival presents the first Jerusalem Jazz Festival, under the artistic direction of renowned trumpet player Avishai Cohen. Taking place from December 2 – 4, 2015, the festival is initiated and supported by the Jerusalem Foundation in celebration of their 50th anniversary, and produced in collaboration with The Israel Museum and the Yellow Submarine – in other words, happening in very cool venues!
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L-E-V Dance Company will present their new work OCD Love from December 1 – 3, 2015 at Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port, and on December 5, 2015 at Suzanne Dellal.
Watching Eyal’s choreography I often feel that there is something very tribal and primal…The dancers are like an army of naked, sweaty soldiers, yet each is intensely individual, and the effect is mesmerizing. Eyal exudes a languid, long-limbed sensuality that is expressed in her choreography, and embodied in the dancers. (from my review of Killer Pig)
Choreographer Sharon Eyal stated that this new …
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Canadian jazz singer-songwriter Molly Johnson will be performing in Israel for the first time at The Israeli Opera on Friday, November 20, 2015, with Because of Billie, featuring originals and Billie Holiday songs. Performing with Molly Johnson will be Adrean Farrugia – piano, Michael Downes – bass, Larnell Lewis – piano.
“For years, people have said to me, ‘You are so much like Billie Holiday.’ My response has been ‘No, I am because of Billie.” Molly Johnson tells how the show and album, released in 2014, came to be:
Molly Johnson made …
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Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton returns to Israel this week (!!!) with an extended tour including performances in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Hemdat Yamim, Arad, Beer Sheva, Zichron Yaakov, and Mitzpe Ramon!
The young multi-instrumentalist will be playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, violin, piano and maybe a few more… There’s an old soul singing in this Jewish African-American bluesman, influenced by the sounds of the 20s and 30s. If you missed his first visit to Israel, here’s your chance!
Jerron Paxton concert tour:
Saturday November 21st at 20:00 – Levontin 7 – Eli and the …
Local Testimony and World Press Photo reflect the events and mood of the past year through the lens of photographers. The two exhibitions will be on display, side by side, at the Eretz Israel Museum from December 10 – January 15, 2015.
Local Testimony provides a platform for the best photographs of news and documentary photographers in Israel. This year, 7,000 photographs were sent in by 300 photographers, of these, 250 photographs by 50 photographers will participate in the exhibit. The photographs are submitted anonymously, so that the committee selects photographs …
Helicon presents the 14th edition of the Sha’ar International Poetry Festival from December 9 – 12, 2015. Sha’ar is the Arabic word for poem and the Hebrew word for gate, the festival opens a gate through poetry for dialogue, art and thought. Taking place for the first time in a new venue, the Holon Mediatheque, this year’s theme is On the Edge of the Street.
Artistic Director Yakir Ben Moshe stated: “We chose to devote this year’s theme to Sfat Harehov (the word safa has two meanings in Hebrew: edge and …