Arts In Brief: Yemei Zemer makes 15

Aslo, Jerusalem turns into Berlin for a night in a new line of exotic, travel-themed events.

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February 22, 2010 22:42
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Yemei Zemer makes 15

The annual Yemei Zemer festival will kick off at the Holon Theater on March 31. As usual, the event covers wide cultural and artistic terrain with a couple of tribute slots thrown in for good measure.

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Over four days there will be no less than 20 shows covering pop, rock and Mediterranean music. There is also a strong retro element to this year's festival, with a tribute to the late legendary songsmith Sasha Argov, to mark the 15th anniversary of his death, and there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award to Shimrit Or. Other throwback shows include a tribute to veteran crooner Boaz Sharabi and a musical salute to late acclaimed playwright Hanoch Levin.

The program also leaves room for a tribute of a more local nature with a show that marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Holon. The show will feature numerous artists, from a range of discipline, who hail from the city. The star roster features several generations of artists, including Holon-born singer-songwriter Shlomi Shaban, Alon Olearchik, Yoni Rechter, Sasi Keshet, Ben Artzi, Ephraim Shamir and Meir Banai.

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• Barry Davis

J'lem turns into Berlin for one night

Last night, Jerusalem's Jabotinsky bar shed its everyday decor and turned into partying, cutting-edge Berlin. It was just the first event in an exciting row of parties which will shake up the capital this spring.

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Artists, decorators and venues have teamed up for a line of travel-themed events featuring a foreign atmosphere, reduced alcohol prices and an abundance of music from some of the most exotic locales on the map.


The parties, set take place every Monday, will be spread across participating bars in the city, including the Mia Bar, Tel Aviv, Constantine and more. Taking off from "Jerusalem Airport," partygoers will be taken on a journey around the world, from Rome to Marrakesh to Mexico City.

Organizers "Awakening in Jerusalem" said in a statement that the initiative was aimed at "reviving the city center in the middle of the week and giving students and young Jerusalemites something to do on Mondays."

Simple words to describe an experience which is bound to take you far.

The next event takes place on March 8 at the Mia Bar.

• Yifa Yaakov

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