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Moroccan Grooves, Blogged

A fan scours record collections from Marrakech to Montreal for music by Morocco’s bygone Jewish pop stars

Voices Raised for Jerusalem

The Zamir Chorale brings its Jewish choral music to Jazz at Lincoln Center in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim

Our Yiddishe Mozart

Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos

Shiva for a Beastie Boy

Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch

Regina Spektor’s Immigrant Aid

The Russian-Jewish indie star headlines a benefit for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an aging philanthropy seeking new attention

Big Band Theory

Grammy-winning jazz pianist Alon Yavnai enlists the help of a robust ensemble to invoke Latin, African, and Middle Eastern rhythms on a new album

Out of This World

It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon

And I

Whitney Houston’s music played at bar mitzvahs across America in the 1990s—the theme songs of a forgotten adolescence

Offensive

Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.

Timeless

Judaism rejects the notions of beauty that underscore Christian classical music, from Bach to Mozart—but the music still speaks to us

St. Leonard’s Passion

Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound.

Grace Notes

Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo

Players

Agenda: I.B. Singer, Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner, and Gilad Shalit-inspired monologues in New York, Joan Rivers in California, and more

String Theory

The cello is the most evocatively Jewish instrument. A new album, Sacred Time, features its rich sound in classical, liturgical, and Hasidic melodies

Spirited Holiday

With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way

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