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Music

Happy Hanukkah (in song)

Happy Hanukkah! 

Adrienne Fried Block, 1921 - 2009

"Feminist Scholarship as a Social Act: Remembering Adrienne Fried Block" by Ellie M. Hisama

A night to honor Hannah Block

November 8, 2010

Jazz singer and WWII USO champion Hannah Block is awarded North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

83-year-old Rosina Lhevinne performs with the New York Philharmonic

January 20, 1963

Rosina Bessie Lhevinne debuted at age 15 at the Moscow Conservatory, playing Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor.” At age 83, after a lifetime of war, migration and inspired teaching, she performed it again with the New York Philharmonic.

Blogging the Institute: A Night of Jewish Gospel

On the final night of the JWA Summer Institute for Educators, we wrapped with a fun and moving final session on Jewish Gospel Music.

Kol Ishah: Jewish Chicks Rock

Kol ishah is the singing voice of a woman, and something observant Jewish men are forbidden to hear. Too bad for them, because they are missing out. They are not listening to the voices of today’s Jewish women rock musicians, something that even those of us who do not observe kol ishah did not have the privilege of hearing until recently.

Release of "Free To Be You and Me"

November 27, 1972

"Free To Be You and Me," the album of non-sexist stories and songs that helped shape the self-understanding and world view of a generation of children, was released.

Birth of musician, writer, journalist, Eugenia Zukerman

September 25, 1944

Eugenia Zukerman, multitalented flutist, author, and journalist, was born.

Death of early music pioneer Wanda Landowska

August 16, 1959

Harpsichordist and composer Wanda Landowska, who was credited with the 20th-century revival of harpsichord music, died.

Shulamit Ran's "Verticals" premieres

March 2, 1983

Shulamit Ran's "Verticals," a composition for solo piano, was premiered by pianist Alan Feinberg in a performance at New York's Merkin Concert Hall.

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