Klezmer Podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb

Klezmer podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb. This episode features a two-part interview with Violinist Estelle Goldfarb.

Boomer George Strait is Entertainer of the Year

George Strait wins top entertainer at Country Music Awards (via AFP) Veteran singer George Strait won the Entertainer of the Year award late Sunday at the star-studded Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The event, full of performances by country music’s top stars and some surprise cross-genre guest…

New Michael Jackson Songs to be Released

New Michael Jackson songs set for release (via AFP) Five years after the death of the “King of Pop”, a posthumous Michael Jackson album due in May is set to thrill fans with eight previously unreleased songs, Epic Records announced on Monday. The album, due for release on May 13, has been named “XSCAPE…

Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac, N. America tour set (via AFP) Singer and keyboardist Christine McVie is rejoining Fleetwood Mac after a 16-year absence, as the veteran band plans to hit the road for a major North American tour starting in September. “FLEETWOOD MAC IS BACK…IN FULL…” the group said Thursday…

Neil Young’s Pono Player

Neil Young’s three-cornered Pono player picks up $3m in Kickstarter cash (via The Inquirer) CANADIAN SINGER Neil Young has taken his triangular Pono music player onto Kickstarter and smashed through an $800,000 fundraising target. In fact, Young’s Pono snagged the money and more in its first couple of days. Now, with around a month left […]

Beatles Nostalgia Rocks the Weekend

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution? (via Moyers & Company) Just to briefly buzz in on this weekend’s whir of nostalgia around the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. As many have noted, it was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across…

Welcome to “Timeless Melodies”

TIMELESS MELODIES – A blog by Larry Maurer…Certainly, the music of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein (to name a few!) gives us a look at some the most supremely gifted men and women of the last century. We touch on their genius because their genius has touched us.

Singer/Songwriter Lou Reed RIP

Singer, songwriter Lou Reed dead at 71 (via AFP) Lou Reed, the American music pioneer who fused folk’s lyricism with punk rock’s energy and darkness, died Sunday of complications following liver surgery. He was 71. Reed’s literary agent Andrew Wylie said the singer-songwriter died at 11am on Long…

Boomers: What Does the Fox Say?

In our Boomer quest to stay cool, last year we learned about Gangnam Style and singer Psy.  Now it seems we need to know about The Fox – or What Does the Fox Say – and learn about its creators, Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis.  The Fox, released on YouTube September 3rd, already has over 144 […]

Create Your Personal Radio with Pandora

A few years ago, I noticed a couple of my co-workers were playing music on their computers. It wasn’t loud or annoying, but I was curious about how they were doing it. So I asked and they shared with me the miracle of Pandora, free personalized internet radio.

Empty Lot for People

On a Saturday afternoon of late summer 2013, in the midst of a Long Beach’s multicultural neighborhood inhabited mostly by Cambodians, Latinos and African-Americans, an empty lot became alive.

Klezmer Podcast 107 – Nicole Borger (Klezmer4)

This episode features an interview with Nicole Borger of the group Klezmer4, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Besides her own music, she is involved with the Brazilian Jewish Music Institute (Instituto Da Musica Judaica Brasil), and Kleztival, a Jewish music festival.

Klezmer Podcast 106 – Gaston Mohadeb

This episode features an interview with Gaston Mohadeb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaston is the leader of Sherbamate Productora, which produces his bands Orquesta KEF and La Gypsy, among other acts.

Klezmer Podcast 105 – Shir

My interview guest on this episode is Ivor Goldberg of the band Shir, based in London, UK. Shir have released three albums, play in Klezmer, Israeli, and Sephardic styles, and sing in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino.

Klezmer Podcast 104 – Daphna Sadeh

On this episode of the podcast my guest is Daphna Sadeh. Daphna is a musician and composer originally from Israel, and now living in the UK.