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Kol Ha’Kavod, Billy Joel

I’m no fan of the Piano Man’s, but that bit with the yellow star was touching

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No, Billy Joel is Not the Soulless ‘Donald Trump of Pop Music’

The musician’s biographer sets the record straight on the singer’s Jewishness and complex relationship to his family’s Holocaust history

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Billy Joel, the Donald Trump of Pop Music

To stave off our spiritual crisis, let’s begin by rejecting pop’s ultimate con man

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Billy Joel Honored With George Gershwin Prize

Though today’s music industry hardly resembles the Tin Pan Alley era

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Watch Abe Foxman and the Maccabeats Sing “For the Longest Time”

Leaked footage offers a fitting send-off for Foxman’s five decades of service

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Billy Joel to Begin Monthly Residency at MSG

Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?

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Daybreak: Hezbollah Sustains Losses in Syria

Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland

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Will You Still Need Billy Joel When He’s 64?

The boy from Hicksville blows out the candles

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Billy Joel Makes Dreams Come True

Or the dreams of one young piano-playing Billy Joel fanatic

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part IV: The Grand Audio Finale!

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part III: ‘Until The Night’

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part II: “Los Angelenos”

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part I: “Rosalinda’s Eyes”

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Billboard Ranks Jewish Musicians

A different matrix for judging success

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In Defense of Sandler’s “Hallelujah”

The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.

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Voice of Peace

Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.

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