Category Archives: Music

Spring 2015 Travels — Venice

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The original target of these Spring travels was, in fact, Venice, so the last four days were dedicated to exploring that unique city.  I hadn’t been there in 18 years, but then again, not much has changed in a lot … Continue reading

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Miami Beach, Cuba, and then….Fregula Sarda at home

The break in my communications from January 6-14 was for an amazing trip to Cuba.  We went with a group from our synagogue on a cultural/religious mission in support of the remaining Jewish community there.  It was marvelous in many … Continue reading

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Wednesday Night for Bluegrass

The Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) were in town last night.  As you know, they are far and away my favorite band, so I gathered eight good friends, made dinner reservations next door, and had a grand time enjoying the concert at … Continue reading

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New Black Eagle Jazz Band 40th Anniversary Concert

This afternoon we went to the Collings Foundation site in Stow to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Black Eagles Jazz Band, with a concert at the foundation’s aviation and antique car museum.  The full set of photos is in … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over….

…but it sure was fun!  My deepest thanks to family, friends and The Steep Canyon Rangers, who made this the best birthday celebration ever. The food and wine were a raving success, for vegans, vegetarians, Kosherians, and omnivorians alike.  (Some … Continue reading

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Kol Nidre by Johnny Mathis

A good friend just told me about an NPR program today regarding “Black Sabbath, The secret musical history of Black-Jewish relations.” There are two recordings you may enjoy: Kol Nidre by Johnny Mathis, and Eretz Zavat Chalav, by Nina Simone.

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Nairobi Trio

Is there anyone over 60 who does not remember Ernie Kovacs’ Nairobi Trio?  Is there anyone over 60 who reads this blog? Anyway, here is that marvelous skit via YouTube.

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