Posts Tagged ‘singer’

Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” at the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.

RIP, Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s connections to Jewish songwriters and producers. Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Aug. 16, 2018, in Detroit at age 76 of pancreatic cancer. Jewish producers played a large role in Franklin’s career, according to a story…

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Leonard Slatkin

We Can Be Heroes

The DSO honors supporters Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Leonard Slatkin. Although Leonard Slatkin has had a role very different from those of Penny and Harold Blumenstein in advancing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), all three share a commitment to encouraging musical interests in young people. That shared commitment has resulted in their selection for…

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Tara Strong

Hero In Disguise

Reisa Shanaman Special to the Jewish News Tara Strong is a mom, wife, activist — and the voice behind hundreds of our favorite TV and movie characters. I always say ‘I win IMDb [Internet Movie Database],” Tara Strong tells us over the phone from her Los Angeles home. “I literally work every single day.” Her…

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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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