Regarding suggestions #3 and #4.......Hire a full size band, so the room will hear NATURAL MUSIC and then won't require UNNATURAL amplified overboosted sound.Amen!
Noam Greenberg writes;
I wanted to let you know about an extremely special celebration of Israel@60 with the African-American community that I think will be of interest to you and your readers.
On Tuesday night, 27 May 2008, Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater welcomed more than 1200 members of New York’s African-American, Jewish, and Israeli communities who came together to celebrate Israel’s 60th birthday. The event, hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, and Gedenk, was entitled “A Night of Harmony” and used music and celebrations to highlight the commonalities between the two communities.
You can read more about the event on our blog, “A Night of Harmony” Celebrating Israel@60 at the Apollo Theater."