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  • Bob Dylan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Bob Dylan has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, becoming the first rock star to join the prestigious institution. Robert Allen Zimmerman joins the Academy’s list of successful, upper-crust Americans, Sinclair Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Duke Ellington, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Rothko, Frank Lloyd Wright and Roy Lichtenstein. Additions to the Academy come from categories of  music, literature and visual arts, and Blind Boy Grunt… More ▸

  • Bulletproof Stockings hit AOL

    The women’s-only Chabad band, Bulletproof Stockings, were featured on AOL’s “You’ve Got” series, where they rocked out and explained why their religious adherence only allows them to perform for women. The Bulletproof Stockings’ story made headlines earlier last year, where they were written up in the Times of Israel, the New York Post, and the New Yorker…. More ▸

  • Snoop Dogg is Moses

    ‘Tis the season for holiday-themed music videos and rap battles. In a new music video, which is part of the second YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” legendary rapper Snoop Dogg  Lion stars as Moses in a bizarre battle against Santa Claus. The video features lyrics like Santa telling Moses, “You’ve been a naughty boy, you… More ▸

  • Woody Guthrie archives gearing up for centennial

    (For full effect, play the above track while reading.) Folk musician Woody Guthrie would have turned 99 years old today. The posthumous discovery of Guthrie’s Jewish songs by his daughter, Nora — director of the elder Guthrie’s archives — eventually resulted in a 2007 Grammy Award-winning album by the Klezmatics. [[READMORE]] As explained in this… More ▸

  • Birthday boy Bob Dylan among the Jewish folk

    Today is folk legend Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, Dylan is no stranger to Jewish celebration. In 1975, he crashed a Passover seder with Marlon Brando. And in 2004, Dylan was spotted at Yom Kippur services in his home state of Minnesota. Fun aside: Earlier this month, NPR’s Robert Siegel shared that Bob… More ▸