Romancing my Dentist in “A Little Night Music”

Romancing my Dentist in “A Little Night Music”

Aug 26

It’s just a week until the opening night of  ”A Little Night Music” – Stephen Sondheim’s wonderful musical about love won, lost, and temporarily misplaced. I play the “One and Only” Desiree Armfelt, an actress.  My temporarily mis-placed love is the lawyer Fredrick Egerman played by my friend and real-life dentist, Dr. Howard Metz (hey, it’s...

TLV1 – A Radio Interview from my Old Stomping Grounds

TLV1 – A Radio Interview from my Old Stomping Grounds

Jun 30

When I first moved to Israel, I lived in Tel Aviv, where I shared a number of cheap rental apartments in the bohemian “Shenkin” area.  One of my first ventures to the city, however, brought me to Kikar HaMedina (literally, “The Country’s Square” even though it surrounds a large, circular park). Kikar HaMedina is the swankest address in an already swank part of town,...

Battling BDS – When the Call for Boycott Hits Home

Battling BDS – When the Call for Boycott Hits Home

Apr 08

Good news: a musician friend — a recognized name in the singer-songwriter world, but let’s just call him “David” — is considering a concert tour in my home country of Israel. Bad news: as soon as word got out, David was contacted (or you might say, targeted) by an anti-Israel activist:         Please, please, please don’t do a tour in Israel. Palestinian...

My 2014 US Tour – In the News

My 2014 US Tour – In the News

Mar 10

As an independent musician, it’s up to me to promote my own shows (with a lot of help from my friends!). So I was pleased to see that my performances garnered some press, as well as an extended radio interview. First to hit the news stands was this piece by Michelle Mills, features writer for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. This piece appeared in local papers all over town, and helped fill...

Can We Agree on One Thing?

Can We Agree on One Thing?

Jan 26

We Jews are great at coming together in response to external threats. Dealing with internal divisions — well, that’s something else entirely. Right or left, traditional or secular, Zionist or anti-Zionist (and everything in between), Jews have strong beliefs and we’re not afraid to use ‘em. But can we all stop, take a deep breath, and remember when…? A new song,...