Arts

Uncovering hidden music works

Lost cultural works from Europe from the 1930s and 1940s are being given new life in a music festival in Sydney. Danny Gocs reports.

YID! a big group with a bigger sound

When 20 leading musicians join forces to reinterpret Yiddish songs, the result is the infectious sound of YID! Rebecca Davis reports.

Sound of opera in Tel Aviv

ASPIRING Israeli opera singers are taking part in Tel Aviv’s International Opera Workshop, developing their skills with coaching sessions and master classes. Now in its 31st year, the two-week event

A child survivor’s story

Through the kindness of strangers, toddler Francine Lazarus was able to survive World War II, and recounted her amazing story to Yael Brender.

Tribute to musical icons

Composer Warren Wills is working on new shows including a tribute to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, reports Zelda Cawthorne.

Memories of Yarralumla

The Yarralumla chef who learned how to prepare gefilte fish stands out as a heartwarming footnote in Lady Anna Cowen’s newly-published diaries,

On a movie mission in the south of France

Jewish International Film Festival co-director Lindy Tamir was at the Cannes Film Festival last month, searching for movies with Jewish themes.

Promise to see this film

A new film about the Armenian genocide of 1915-1923 will resonate deeply with Jews worldwide and impel us to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Armenian community.

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.