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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.
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.For more information: www.hth.co.il
• 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
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
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
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