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Arts in Brief
By DAVID BRINN AND JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/11/2012
Alanis Morissette show sold out; Guitar Day 2012 to take over Reading 3; Bezalel prize winner opens new exhibit; Sara Tavares to grace TA.
 
Alanis Morissette show sold out

Tickets for Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette’s December 3 show at the Nokia Arena have all been sold, according to the show’s promoters. The show will mark the last date of Morissette’s “Guardian Angel” tour in support of her seventh album, Havoc & Bright Lights.

Opening the Morissette show will be Natan Goshen, the young Israeli singer, who months after releasing his debut album Another Face was named ‘composer of the year’ by ACUM, the organization of local composers and music publishers.

Goshen was chosen by Morissette’s staff from a list of possible candidates to open the show. • David Brinn

Let there be guitars

Fans of lightning-fast guitar solos will be in heaven on December 12 when Guitar Day 2012 takes over Reading 3 in Tel Aviv. Three acclaimed international guitarists – Israeli Oz Noy, Preston Reed and Andy Timmons – will converge on the club to perform in their distinctive styles with their respective bands. Noy started his career in Tel Aviv clubs before moving on to New York, where he has released five albums and in 2008 was named “best new talent” by Guitar Player magazine. He’ll be performing with his Twisted Blues Band.

Reed has been credited with reinventing acoustic guitar fingerpicking with his unique style, and has toured the world as part of a Guitar Masters project. And Timmons, who perfected a heavy metal style of playing with his band Danger Danger, will be performing with his own band, playing music from their latest album, Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper. • David Brinn

Bezalel prize winner opens new exhibit

An exhibition opened last week at the Bezalel Gallery, Yaffo 23, in Jerusalem, featuring Amnon Ben-Ami, who was awarded the first-ever Ilana Elovic Bezalel Prize for Painting in April of this year. The $20,000 prize is named in memory of self-taught Israeli-American artist Ilana Elovic.

Ben-Ami has presented numerous solo exhibitions during his 30-year career, at the Tel Aviv Artists’ Studio, the Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art and the Dvir Gallery among others. He has received numerous art prizes over the years. The exhibition runs until January 4, 2013. • Jerusalem Post staff

Tavares’ smooth sounds to grace TA

Next month, the successful World Music Series, under Idan Reichel’s artistic supervision, will host Sara Tavares. A successful young singer-songwriter from Cape Verde, Tavares’ music is a fusion of gospel, funk and soul, with sounds from Africa and Portugal.

Tavares represents the new generation of Cape Verdean singers who emerged in the wake of Césaria Évora’s transglobal success, and were born off the islands, part of the age group whose parents emigrated from the bleak Atlantic islands off the coast of Senegal to Portugal in search of work.

Tavares will perform December 7 at 10 p.m. at The Opera House-Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. For more info visit www.israel-opera.co.il • Jerusalem Post staff
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