Husky headed for musical heights

Popular indie band Husky has drawn on new inspirations, including a year living in Berlin, to deliver an exciting new experimental album which has just been released. Yael Brender reports.

Multiculturalism shines at the Israel Festival

JERUSALEM, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of reunification, is going through a renewal of multiculturalism underscoring the richness of its diversity. 

Midler wins Tony Award

VETERAN singer-actor Bette Midler won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for 'Hello Dolly' as Broadway handed out its highest honours last Sunday night in New York. 

Snapshot of a wartime hero

The new film Churchill by Australian Jewish director Jonathan Teplitzky, working from a script by British historian Alex von Tunzelmann, may surprise some, because it does not focus on Churchill’s finest hours.

Superhero to the rescue

Israeli model-turned-actress Gal Gadot stars as an Amazonian princess in the $150 million superhero adventure Wonder Woman, based on the classic story by DC Comics. Film reviewer Don Perlgut gives her a four-star rating.

Cutting-edge films from around the world

The Sydney Film Festival gets under way on June 7 and will feature 288 films from 59 countries over 12 days. Don Perlgut looks at some of the films and documentaries with Jewish connections.

Master of Middle Eastern cuisine

Internationally renowned Israeli chef, restaurateur and author Yotam Ottolenghi joins popular reality cooking show MasterChef Australia as a guest judge on Sunday. Phoebe Roth met him while he was in Melbourne earlier this year.

World of jazz from Tal and friends

Winning a music competition at the Sydney Opera House saw jazz pianist Tal Cohen win a $15,000 grant to make the album of his dreams, writes Yael Brender.

Starry ride for a Batsheva dancer

After 10 years with Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbi Jene Smith moved back to the United States to further her career. Hannah Brown reports.

Comics flounder in the jungle

AS a mother-daughter adventure caper, Snatched manages to be both terribly old-fashioned and edgily contemporary with two Jewish stars in the lead – comic Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.