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  • Maccabeats’ newest Chanukah video features kids, StandFour should now use puppies

    This is turning out to be the Jewish and very nice version of “One Direction” vs. “The Wanted.” Only last week, four ex-Maccabeats singers posted the Chanukah mashup song “Eight Nights,” featuring elements from songs by “The Fun,” Ke$ha and “One Direction.” Today, current members of the Maccabeats — Yeshiva University’s Jewish a cappella group… More ▸

  • Justin Bieber delivers early Chanukah present to Drake…

      ….sort of. The 18-year-old rockstar took the Bieber fever this past weekend to Toronto to perform at the Rogers Centre, the Canadian city’s acclaimed arena. During the concert, Bieber pulled fellow Canadian singer and Jewish rapper Drake on stage to perform Bieber’s “Right Here,” in which Drake is featured on the album “Believe,” and… More ▸

  • 50 Israeli kids cover ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ by Taylor Swift

      Because why not, right? Students at the Artik Music School (Artik is Hebrew for popsicle!) in Yehud, Israel, released this cover version of Taylor Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” On the YouTube page, the 50-member band is referred to as “the biggest rock group in the world.” The version actually made it… More ▸

  • Stevie Wonder cancels FIDF performance

    Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Stevie Wonder just called to say he doesn’t love you. After much pressure from pro-Palestinian groups and a recommendation from the United Nations, Wonder decided it would be very superstitious to perform at the annual FIDF gala. Wonder was supposed to be living for the City of Angels on December 6…. More ▸

  • ‘Tis the season… for a new Chanukah A Capella song!

    This time, it’s the former members of Yeshiva University’s “Maccabeats,” David Block, Noey Jacobson, Nachum Joel, Immanuel Shalev, who now call themselves “StandFour.” “After graduating from Yeshiva University we wanted to continue to make music that is both fun and inspiring. We believe in bringing out the meaning present in all things – that’s what we… More ▸

  • Stevie Wonder to perform in support of the IDF in Los Angeles

    During these trying days for its good name, the Israel Defense Forces is going to get a very powerful boost of support from an unusual source – Stevie Wonder. The popular blind singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on December 6. Wonder will… More ▸

  • Gene Simmons was offered millions to help reunite ‘Led Zeppelin’

    Here’s the weird news story of the day, ”Kiss” famous rocker Gene Simmons told the British “Sun” that he was once handed around £200 million to help the effort of reuniting the legendary rock band “Led Zeppelin.” “In 2009/10 I was given a few hundred million dollars in an account by a large concert promoter and given… More ▸

  • Is Drake going to entroll in Howard University? (VIDEO)

    Last week we reported that rapper Drake finally graduated from high school, after devoting most of the summer to catch up with the few credits he was missing. In case any of you was wondering whether Drizzy will continue to ride the educational wave and attend college, there may be an answer for that. Over… More ▸