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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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Carole King’s Jewish Journey

The singer joins Tony Kushner, Alan Dershowitz on PBS’s Finding Your Roots

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Ben Sidran, the Original Jewish Hipster

Talking to the musician about jazz, Lenny Bruce, and being an outsider

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Ten Carole King Songs You Don’t Know As Hers

From Herman’s Hermits to Lisa Simpson, these were actually covers

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Sundown: Biden Defends Israeli Self-Defense

Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more

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Sendak, of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ Has Died

Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side

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Sundown: Family Says Amy Died Clean

Plus, Iran allows inspector, Katy Perry joins Mideast fray, and more

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Queen of Pop

As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick

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Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

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Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

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