March 14, 2013 |
The short and sweet documentary "Hava Nagila (The Movie)" is a lively portrait of what is arguably the most ubiquitous Jewish song or, as one observer wryly puts it, "the kudzu of Jewish music. " Though perhaps best known to recent generations as that infectious, hora-accompanied staple of bar mitzvahs and Jewish weddings, the tune has a significant 150-year history that's warmly tracked by director-producer Roberta Grossman, with an assist from writer-producer Sophie Sartain.
September 1, 1988 |
Here is a list of those killed in Wednesday's crash of Delta Flight 1141: --Patrick Scott Morgan, 28, Richardson, Tex. --Barbara Kay Morgan, 29, (Patrick's wife). --Tiffany Lynn Morgan, 14 months, (the Morgans' daughter). --Millar Browne, 55, Richardson, Tex. --Glen Harvey Campbell, 53, Joshua, Tex. --Jennifer Campbell, 44, (Glen's wife). --Marian Fadal, 65, Waco, Tex. --Jerry Scott Owens, 29, Sanger, Tex. --Philip Vogel, 69, Dallas. --Thelma Vogel, 67, Dallas. --Robert Speer, 25, Rosebud, Tex.
December 1, 1991 |
If there is a rock 'n' roll god, this was his altar. Jerry Lee Lewis played piano. Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye sang a raucous duet. Go-go dancers frugged in the background, except when the stage grew dark and silent and James Brown stepped to the microphone for a gospel-drenched ballad. In 1964, when "Bonanza" and Andy Griffith ruled the airwaves, an upstart show called "Shindig!" had the audacity to broadcast rock 'n' roll during prime time. It was loud. It was frenetic.
February 2, 1996 |
"Shauna Hicks and Her 60's Chicks" takes you on a musical jaunt down memory lane with Shauna Hicks, a gamin with a powerhouse voice. Though barely knee-high to a miniskirt during the 1960s, Hicks was heavily influenced by the era's popular songs, from Petula Clark's to Glen Campbell's. Her nostalgic set at the Hudson Backstage is pure cabaret, sans only cocktail waitresses and the tinkle of ice cubes.
August 1, 1994 |
There's a subversive, alluring quality to the music of Freedy Johnston. His songs offer simple, perfect folk-rock melodies, but with lyrics of such melancholy that they hang in the air long after all the prettiness has faded. On Saturday at McCabe's, that sound was linked with heartland folk rock, mid-'60s lounge pop and big city rock 'n' roll, all embracing Johnston's messages on the pain of memory and an otherwise imperfect world.