Tel Aviv (Mar. 11)
— The Tel Aviv municipality is organizing a six-week multimedia art, culture and entertainment festival in the streets, theaters and cinemas this spring “to show that Tel Aviv remains the country’s entertainment center,” according to Deputy Mayor Yitzhak Artzi.
Among the attractions will be the Warsaw Yiddish Theater, the Frankfurt Popular Theater, pop singers like Elton John and film music composer Lalo Schifrin. Artzi said the multimedia aspect of the festival will be in cinematech showings of Schifrin films while he appears with a local orchestra, and an evening devoted to Hebrew translations and discussions on German literature while the Frankfurt Theater appears in plays and readings.
“It won’t cost the city a Shekel” Artzi said. “The small outlay will be covered by special donations to the Tel Aviv cultural fund and its development fund.”