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A chastened Israel fights for its life and its soul – POLITICO

Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe. TEL AVIV — In 2006, celebrated Israeli author David Grossman’s son Uri was killed in Lebanon when his tank was hit by a Hezbollah rocket. At his son’s funeral, Grossman spoke of the perennial dilemma Israelis face living in such an unforgiving neighborhood — having to defend themselves physically, while maintaining their integrity and not surrendering to cynicism. “We have to guard […]

todayNovember 10, 2023 2


Gaya Halifa, 24: A ‘gentle, peaceful’ soul who loved music

Gaya Halifa was a month shy of her 25th birthday when she was killed trying to escape the Hamas massacre at the Supernova music festival at Kibbutz Re’im on October 7, 2023. Her father, Avi, was on the phone with her and believes he heard her last breaths when she and a group of friends came under gunfire as they attempted to flee the area in a vehicle. The moment […]

todayNovember 5, 2023


Southern Soul: East Spencer music festival rejuvenates Royal Giants Park – Salisbury Post

Southern Soul: East Spencer music festival rejuvenates Royal Giants Park Published 12:10 am Tuesday, October 10, 2023 The ACE Party Band performs at the Southern Soul Music Festival in East Spencer on Saturday. - Chandler Inions EAST SPENCER — The field at Royal Giants Park in East Spencer served up a soufflé of Southern soul music on Saturday. Music began at noon and ran through the evening with Divided by […]

todayOctober 10, 2023


Teen soul singer Fredlin Morency at Leeds Playhouse

Not many young musicians play their debut gig in a theatre and teenager Fredlin Morency is promising a full theatrical experience when he steps on to the stage at Leeds Playhouse. Fredlin was born in the Caribbean, where his dad was a local pastor, so he’s following in the ages old traditions of gospel music that has produced great artists like The Staple Singers, Whitney and, the Queen of Soul […]

todaySeptember 13, 2023 2


‘Inuit soul’ band Pamyua headlines new Global Music Festival

Phillip Blanchett didn’t really sing in front of others as a kid. He had allergies, and breathing was difficult. He remembers doing a solo at his church once and, well, “I try not to say that it was traumatizing,” he says and laughs, “but it was humbling, let’s just say that.”But once, when he was 19, he found himself singing praise music in Oakland as part of an enormous choir […]

todaySeptember 9, 2023 1


2nd Annual King of Soul Music Festival

From the venue: On September 8-9, 2023, the 2nd Annual King of Soul Music Festival will welcome world-renowned artists to a special lineup of events at the Macon City Auditorium and the Capitol Theatre to benefit the Otis Redding Foundation and its mission to empower, enrich, and motivate all young people. The Festival is a celebration of the timeless legacy of the legendary Otis Redding, who rose to prominence rooted […]

todaySeptember 8, 2023 2


‘Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical’ at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox :: Bay Area Reporter

Dominique Morisseau wasn't interested in working on another jukebox musical after writing the book for "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations," which debuted at Berkeley Repertory in 2017 and went on to a hit run on Broadway, garnering a dozen 2019 Tony nominations (including Best Book). And yet this week, she returns to the Bay Area for the premiere production of "Hippest Trip: The Motown Musical" […]

todaySeptember 5, 2023 2


Music that elevates the soul

Dark clouds turn darker dotting the skyline as they move lazily in their water- laden state and a gentle wind blows over filling the nostrils with petrichor- the unique smell that wafts through as water droplets kiss the parched earth- the monsoon or Varsha rithu is a captivating season holding us all in its spell. One felt the impact of the monsoon through the enchanting shower of different styles of […]

todaySeptember 3, 2023 2


Otis Redding honored with King of Soul Festival in Georgia

The festival will include two days of live music from a mix of local and national artists. MACON, Ga. — It's almost back again! You're in luck if you missed last year's King of Soul Music Festival. "We received so many wonderful comments about the event last year, and that's why we decided to continue it as an annual event," Vice President and Executive Director of the Otis Redding Foundation Karla Redding-Andrews […]

todaySeptember 1, 2023 3

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