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Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize mention deleted from his website

(JTA) — The fallout from Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has taken a strange turn: The Jewish folk singer’s website has taken down its only brief mention of the award.

Dylan, a resident of New Orleans, has not acknowledged the award at any of his performances in the week...
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Bob Dylan awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

(JTA) — American singer, songwriter and New Orleans resident Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Dylan,75, was recognized for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the Swedish Academy, which is responsible for choosing the Nobel laureates in literature, announced Thursday.

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Drake breaks record for most American Music Award nominations with 13

(JTA) — Drake was nominated for 13 American Music Awards, breaking the record of 11 set by Michael Jackson in 1984.

Among the nominations for the Jewish and African-American rapper are Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album for his 2016 album “Views.” The list of nominees...
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Rock enigma Michael Bloomfield bio re-released

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

On February 15, 1981 rock music lost one of its early favorite sons, a guitarist who oversaw the transition of pop and folk music into a medium that featured electric amplification and extended solo blues performances. That man was Michael Bloomfield and his...
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British producer Brian Eno orders Israeli dance troupe to stop using his music

(JTA) — British composer and producer Brian Eno, a longtime supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, has ordered an Israeli dance company to stop using his music.

The Batsheva company has been using an Eno composition in its dance routine titled “Humus” since 2013, the London-based Jewish Chronicle...
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Hawaiian coffee shop singer to perform with Matisyahu in concert

(JTA) — After some legal maneuvering, the Hawaiian musician who was seen in a video performing the Matisyahu song “One Day” in a Maui coffee shop unknowingly with the ex-Orthodox reggae star can perform an encore in California.

Matisyahu in a video posted Friday to his Facebook page invited Kekoa...
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Morrissey of Smiths fame returning to Israel in August

(JTA) — Morrissey, the British singer-songwriter best known for his involvement in The Smiths, will perform two concerts in Israel this summer.

The 57-year-old solo musician will play Tel Aviv on Aug. 22 and Caesarea two days later, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday.

Morrissey sold out his most recent...
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Led Zeppelin did not steal ‘Stairway’ anthem from Jewish rocker, jury rules

(JTA) — The British rock band Led Zeppelin did not steal the famous anthem used in “Stairway to Heaven” from another rock band, a federal jury decided Thursday.

The verdict on a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the late Randy Wolfe, aka Randy California, the Jewish frontman for the...
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Maroon 5’s Adam Levine offers to pay funeral expenses for slain singer Christina Grimmie

(JTA) — Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has offered to pay for the funeral for slain singer Christina Grimmie.

Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, announced Monday in a post on his Facebook page that Levine — Grimmie’s coach on the sixth season of “The Voice” — had offered to pay for the...
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Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision

(JTA) — Israel finished in 14th place among the 26 nations competing in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, which was won by Ukraine.

Australia came in second and Russia third in the contest that ended Saturday. The final was broadcast live in the United States for the first...
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