The upcoming London concert Lipa pulled out of has been cancelled. Here's the current website text.
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LONDON EXPERIENCE AT THE BARBICAN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.It'll be interesting to see what they post.
THE ORGANISERS OF THIS CONCERT WOULD LIKE TO SINCERELY APOLOGISE TO EVERYONE CONCERNED.
THE BARBICAN WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDING ALL TICKET PURCHASES
(OVER THE NEXT 24/48 HOURS).
PLEASE LOGON TO THIS SITE NEXT WEEK
FOR THE TRUE FULL STORY OF WHY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Here are some more Lipa links:
The New York Magazine blog, Intelligencer, posts Rabbinical Rant Cancels MSG Benefit."
Gothamist posts "Rabbis Stop Hasidic Concert at Madison Square Garden."
Dov Miller posts "Please Don't Stop the Music."
Isaac Kaplan posts "The Lipa Ban and Al Sharpton." He previously posted "The Lipa Ban - Is Anybody Really Listening?"
Avakesh posts "On the concert ban and L'affaire Lipa."
Chaptzem Blog! posts a Ban-O-Matic whereby you can generate your own Kol Koreh signed by the same gedolim who signed the Lipa ban.
Dov Bear posts "More on the concert ban."
The Studio 54 Rebbe posts "Lipa Lipa Lipa - Fear of a Black Hatted Planet."
The Webba Rebbe posts "Lights out for L.I.P.A."
Failed Messiah posts "Nechomas Yisroel, The Organization Behind The Ban."
Magdeburger Chossid posts "Concerning Lipa Shmeltzer and Making Jewish Music from Non-Jewish Music."
Mo C posts "Give Rabbi Horowitz A Break."
Speaking of Rabbi Horowitz...
His Lipa post is now up to 6784 views and 173 comments.
Still waiting for the chareidi leadership to address this...
For easy reference, my previous posts on the subject are listed here in chronological order.
"It's A Beautiful Day For A Ban!"
"Anatomy of a Ban"
"Kol Koreh Bamidbar, Ban New Derech Hashem"
"Ban, Baby, Ban!"
"The Silence of the Bans"
"The Times They Are A-Bannin'"
Here's a somewhat related post I wrote two years ago: "Lipa Schmeltzer and Rabbi Nosson Slifkin."