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  • (A&E Television Networks, 2017-04-27)
    A biography of Paul Simon from Click on the link above to access.
  • Levin, Neil W. (Milken Archive of Jewish Music, 2018)
    A discussion of Philip Glass's life and work. Make sure to click on the "Read More" on the page to read the whole article. Click on the link above to access the page.
  • Elder, Sean (Salon, 1999-08-24)
    An article published in Salon on the work and life of the songwriter and composer Randy Newman. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Wiseman, Eva (The Guardian, 2016-11-13)
    "Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been the odd one out ever since she moved from Moscow to New York as a child. As she releases her new album, she tells Eva Wiseman why antisemitism was the making of her." Click on ...
  • Goldberg, JJ; Ochs, Phil (The Forward, 2016-04-10)
    An essay on Phil Ochs, one of the iconic protest folksinger and writers of the 1960s. The essay incorporates Phil Ochs' performances of some of his most well-known songs. Click on the link above to access.
  • Friedman, Gabe (Jewish Teelgraphic Agency (JTA), 2016-10-31)
    This article remembers the singer/songwriter Steve Goodman, who died of leukemia at the age of 36 in 1984. Goodman, a lifelong Chicago Cubs, fan, did not live to see his team win the World Series in 2016 for the first time ...
  • Stoller, Mike; Samuels, David (Tablet, 2016-09-19)
    "Mike Stoller, of the powerhouse songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller, talks about cultural appropriation, writing for Elvis, and the idea of the ‘soundtrack of our lives.’" Click on the link above to access the interview.
  • Weill, Kurt; Anderson, Maxwell; Sinatra, Frank (YouTube, 2008-03-29)
    Composed by Kurt Weill in 1938 after he had moved to the United States. The lyrics are by Maxwell Anderson. It was originally performed in the musical Knickerbocker Holiday for which Weill wrote the music. It has since ...
  • Yaffe, David (Tablet, 2012-10-16)
    "The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos." One of a very few articles which gives some cultural background about the enigmatic band. Click on the link above to access.
  • Bikel, Theodore (YouTube, 2017-11-20)
    A recording of music of Soviet Jews, which was smuggled out of the Soviet Union. The recording was narrated by Bikel, who sang some of the songs, while others were sung by Soviet Jews. Click on the link to listen to the music.
  • Ian, Janis (, 2006)
    A recording of a live 2006 performance of "Society's Child," a controversial song that Janis Ian had written in 1965 about an interracial relationship. Click on the icon to hear the song.
  • Borden, Anne (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    This article describes the career of Sophie Tucker, an international vaudeville star, who performed for over fifty years. She performed in both Yiddish and English. Her most well-known song was "My Yiddishe Momme,” which ...
  • Simon, Paul (songwriter and singer/musician); Garfunkle, Art (singer) (YouTube, 2013-03-26)
    The 1965 hit version of Sounds of Silence Click on the link above to listen and view the YouTube video.
  • Pogrebin, Abigail (Tablet, 2021-11-30)
    "An excerpt from ‘Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish’ about the legendary composer." Jews make up a small minority of the North American population. This leads many to assume that secular Jews grow ...
  • Miranda, Lin-Manuel (The New Times Style Magazine, 2017-10-16)
    "Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to the man who has consistently remade the American musical over his 60-year career — and who is trying to surprise us one more time." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Weber, Bruce (The New York Times, 2021-11-26)
    A biographical essay on the occasion of the death of Stephen Sondheim, A Jewish American who was "one of Broadway history’s songwriting titans." Among his many accomplishments, he wrote the lyrics for the musical "West ...
  • Reich, Steve (YouTube, 2012-09-28)
    A video of a perfomance of the Steve Reich's composition. Performed on February 5, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Performance. Produced by eighth blackbird. Filmed by Dan Nichols, Nichols Media. More ...
  • Gordon, Dave (Jewish Virtual Library, 2005)
    An article about Steven Page, the lead singer in the Canadian rock group, the Barenaked Ladies. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Cohen, Rich (Rolling Stone, 2001-06-21)
    "How the Israeli-raised president of Island Def Jam Records became one of the most important men in hip-hop, and why he may now become one of the most important men in rock & roll." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Blair, Elizabeth (National Public Radio, Inc., 2012-09-05)
    "The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories." Click on the link above to find out more.



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