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Jon Stewart to leave ‘The Daily Show’

(JTA) — Jon Stewart will be stepping down from his post behind the desk of “The Daily Show” later this year, ending a 16-year run. Stewart, 52, announced his plans to leave during Tuesday’s taping of the show, a move that was confirmed by a statement from Comedy Central. Although Stewart did not found “The(…)

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Clarinetist Anat Cohen brings ruach to music, and Seattle

Clarinetist Anat Cohen brings ruach to music, and Seattle

By Gigi Yellen Kohn, Jewish Sound Correspondent With some 20 albums to her name, countless awards and glowing reviews from festivals, clubs and concerts worldwide, jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen’s work as bandleader, soloist, and “sideman” is as influential as a music career can be. Born and raised in the 1960s near Tel Aviv, Cohen fell(…)

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Seventy years after Auschwitz, victims live on through their music

Seventy years after Auschwitz, victims live on through their music

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound “Is it something from which you wake? A nightmare or a fairytale? No! It really happened. No! We were there.” –Farewell, Auschwitz When Music of Remembrance premiered its commissioned work “Farewell, Auschwitz” last spring, the reception was astounding. “The audience was so moved by it we went(…)

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