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Still from 1923 productions of Di goldene kale.

The Toast Of Jewish Broadway

Musicologist Dr. Michael Ochs brings the joy of Yiddish operetta to Ann Arbor. Julie Smith Yolles Special to the Jewish News When Michael Ochs was 2 years old, his family left Germany, where he was born, right before the beginning of WWII. They left everything behind and started their lives all over again in New…

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“Hallel” by Abre Ettah, New Malden, Britain, UK: This sukkah brings together the historic elements of Sukkot — light, water and festive celebration. Part of Sukkah x Detroit

Sukkah x Detroit

Downtown Synagogue’s design competition to bring Sukkot alive at Capitol Park. A sukkah can be a humble thing, a hut made of plywood two-by-fours and nails with a roof of evergreen branches. It can be chateau-like in miniature, with chandeliers, carpets and windows. Or it can be egg-shaped and covered in petal-shaped shingles. However plain,…

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Eddie Daniels 58/59 Performing Arts get together, 11/2010. NYC

Jazz Fest 2018

Clarinetist/saxophonist Eddie Daniels joins Chick Corea, Alvin Waddles and more at the Detroit Jazz Festival — plus other Labor Day fun. In the heart of Detroit, jazz fans will get a sense of the heart of Brazil. That’s the musical mood intended when clarinetist-saxophonist Eddie Daniels appears with a group of instrumentalists at this year’s…

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Fiddler on the Roof (in English) made a return to Broadway in 2016. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS

Return To Tradition

A pair of Metro Detroit natives are among the cast of a Joel Grey-directed version of Fiddler on the Roof — all in Yiddish. Michael Yashinsky and Daniel Kahn each grew up in Farmington Hills thinking about the possibilities of stage careers, but they didn’t get to know each other until 2016, when they were…

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Time Travel

This week’s edition of the Jewish News publishes on the same day (May 3) that a sold-out audience will gather at JN75 for the paper’s 75th Diamond Anniversary Legacy Gala, the most prestigious event at the synagogue since my wedding 34 years ago. The evening features the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a…

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Annie Citron, new music blogger for the JN blog.

Meet Annie Citron – Music Blogger

I am so ecstatic to have this opportunity to blog for the Detroit Jewish News. As a teenager living in the Detroit area, I am completely immersed in an incredible music scene. I’ve grown up as a classically trained musician on both the French horn and violin; some of my earliest memories include playing the…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Rollicking & Rebellious

The Grammy-winning Klezmatics bring their high-energy music to Detroit to help celebrate the JN’s 75th anniversary. The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” And Time Out New York knows what it’s talking about. More than three decades…

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The Klezmatics Photo by Adrian Buckmaster

Jewish News’ 75th Anniversary Legacy Gala Event

Please join as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Jewish News Join us as we honor the Jewish News and the multi-generational families that have helped to shape the Detroit Jewish Community. Featuring: The Grammy Award-Winning Klezmatics The Jewish News’ 75th Anniversary The evenings theme is linking the generations – past, present and future.…

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