May 29, 1997 |
A great success in 1995, the Valley Jewish Festival is well on its way to becoming--you should excuse the expression--a tradition! The Second Biennial Valley Jewish Festival will be held Sunday on the campus of Pierce College in Woodland Hills. According to festival spokesman Richard Macales, the local fest is "the largest outdoor gathering of its kind west of Chicago." At least 35,000 people are expected to attend.
February 7, 1997 |
This year's Grammy nominees in the best world music album category are a curiously diverse collection: the Chieftains, an Irish group; banjo player Bela Fleck (with V.M. Bhatt and Jie-Bing Chen); the Gipsy Kings; Indian classical sarodist Ali Akbar Khan; Pakistani qwaali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (with Michael Brook); and jazz keyboard player-composer Joe Zawinul.