Music: Lara Fabian

The 49-year-old Lara Fabian sings beautifully and speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Italian and English. She was born in Belgium to a Flemish father and an Italian mother. I especially love her French music. Fabian is best known for the dance pop song “I Will Love Again,” which was released in 2000 and peaked at number […]

Podcast: ‘Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials’

The Tipping Point podcast is a weekly podcast about Israel produced by The Israel Project, a non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel. In Episode 101 — “Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials” – the moderator interviews two young Jewish Israelis (Eli Teplow and Batya Medved) about what the […]

Yale Releases Music Drawn from Holocaust Testimonies

Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. The testimonies were produced in cooperation with 36 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. The Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including […]

Michel Legrand: 1932 – 2019

I have enjoyed Michel Legrand’s beautiful music for as long as I can remember. The New York Times reports that he: recorded more than 100 albums, with such disparate stars as Maurice Chevalier (for whom he worked as an accompanist early in his career), Kiri Te Kanawa, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand. Others […]

Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Audio-Technica recently released a Bluetooth version of its critically acclaimed ATH-M50x professional studio headphones. I never heard the wired version but people rave about them so I decided to try the wireless version. I am very impressed. The sound is amazing. I feel like I can hear everything in great detail. Audio-Technica, a Japanese company […]

Music Streaming: Spotify Wins for Me

Colin Devroe: I’ve used both Apple Music and Google Play Music to see if I could move away from Spotify. Spotify is in a league all its own, the other two don’t even compare well. Spotify’s machine learning robots just do an amazing job at surfacing music that I would like. It is so good […]

Music: Stacey Kent

A charming interview with Stacey Kent en français. It’s from July 12, 2018 but I just discovered it. Kent has a beautiful voice and sings both in English and French. Kent was born in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. Her paternal grandfather was a Russian who grew up in France. She graduated […]