Bim, Bam,Bim Bim Bim Bomb... here's Hip Hop Shabbat.
Israellycool posts a report on Elizabeth Brooks' Bat Mitzvah.
For his daughter's coming-of-age celebration last weekend, multimillionaire Long Island defense contractor David H. Brooks booked two floors of the Rainbow Room, hauled in concert-ready equipment, built a stage, installed special carpeting, outfitted the space with Jumbotrons and arranged command performances by everyone from 50 Cent to Tom Petty to Aerosmith.Acharit HaYamim comments:
The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from. Also on the bill were The Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh performing with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks; DJ AM (Nicole Richie's fiance); rap diva Ciara and, sadly perhaps (except that he received an estimated $250,000 for the job), Kenny G blowing on his soprano sax as more than 300 guests strolled and chatted into their pre-dinner cocktails.
What would Rabbi Cohen think, one wonders, about a bat mitzva party that manages to destroy the street cred of Tom Petty, Aerosmith, and most amazingly, 50 Cent? I mean, Kenny G., Stevie Nicks, even Don Henley - you expect these people to be working the tweener mitzva circuit at this point in their careers (for Mr. G. let's make that "career".) But Fitty? Thank God that, in addition to the reported half a million dollars he got for the gig, he didn't allow his shame to be captured on film.Sounds like an event, but was it safe??? Did they have a Bar-Mitzvah Bouncer???
Here's a link to The Jewish Ethicist who addresses the question: "Can I Publish A Brutally Honest Album Review?"
They're a salsa band. They play klezmer music. They're Meshuggenismo! There are some working audio clips on the site.
Here's an interview with the avalanches. Ella Adler's Jewish Aerobics has really gotten around!
Rob: this is a really interesting record. Its an aerobics record called jewish aerobics. I got this in new york the last time I was there. The lady does the voices something like 1,2,3,kick! Bu the music is traditional jewish music. The music is by neshoma orchestra. We actually got Jennifer lopez to dance to this record on a tv show in Sweden! Its also got aerobics instructions and some of it is in Hebrew.J-Lo and the Neshoma Orchestra... now why didn't we think of that!