Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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One Israeli call away from Charlie Puth

Puth was only one call – or rather one message – away when a mutual friend introduced me to Puth’s Israeli music director and guitarist, Asaf Rodeh, ahead of his Berlin concert, which happened to coincide with the Eurovision song contest. Rodeh arranged a “meet and greet” with the pop star for us.

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Israel trips add hasbara to Oscar swag bags

Israel is in the headlines again, but this time for glitz and glamour rather than politics.

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LA Actor Steven Schub Stars as Avraham Stern

A new play in English seeks to honor the memory of the Lehi founder.

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From Tel Aviv to Berlin and back

German-Israeli artist Mathia is back in Tel Aviv for a hometown performance.

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Miri Mesika: Mother of Israeli Pop

Stepping into Miri Mesika’s Tel Aviv apartment, it’s hard to tell she’s one of Israel’s most beloved singers. The design isn’t particularly modern or glamorous, especially by Hollywood standards, and it’s got the usual household clutter: appliances, books, furniture. Only a home studio decorated with album plaques in one corner gives away Mesika’s stature. Her

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Profile of Mega Producer JR Rotem

Read the original in the Jerusalem Post, August 22, 2011 LOS ANGELES – Jonathan “JR” Rotem’s Israeli background was no secret as he burst onto the pop music scene in 2006 as a hip-hop producing icon, with Rihanna’s chart-topping “S.O.S.” and later building the careers of Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston, and IYAZ. One way of

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