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Drums step up to the plate
It’s not a bad swap at all. Less than a week after
British electronica duo Leftfield announced they were bowing out of their
scheduled performance on August 31 at the Heinekin Music Conference, they’ve
been replaced by retro indie surf rockers The Drums.
quartet will be joining PIL with John Lydon and LCD Soundsystem to cap the
summer with one of the best triple bills of the year.
of ’60s surf rock, Jonathan Richman and the B-52s, The Drums have created waves
with their summer-primed, upbeat sound.
Leftfield attributed their sudden
cancellation to “production problems” in a posting on their Facebook page
dedicated to their current tour. However, on their official Facebook page, they
published a letter by the organization Boycott Israel calling on them to cancel
their show in Tel Aviv.
• David Brinn Wanted: A grand piano
Singer/songwriter/composer/pianist Shlomi Shaban has agreed to pioneer Maccabi
Beer’s first Home Tour, its newest campaign to promote its product. From August
21 Shaban will perform in six different private homes around the country. The
one essential ingredient to qualify as a concert host to Shaban’s unique
rock/pop music is a grand piano. Access to a computer is also a requirement as
all the info for signing up is on www.hometour.co.il and more musical info is on
the blog http://haoneg.com/ Shaban, who trained and successfully performed as a
classical pianist, shifted focus to rock and pop in 1998.
He is also the
recipient of the IcExcellence award.
• Helen Kaye
Angelina Jolie: Pitt a
TOKYO (AP) – Actress Angelina Jolie, in Tokyo for the weekend
opening of action thriller Salt, brushed off rumors about her shaky
with Brad Pitt.
“He was just a wonderful father,” she said Tuesday of
Pitt, during work on the film, in which she plays a tough spy. He often
the children to the set, she recalled.
“They played with fake blood, and
they found mommy very strange in her different hair,” she said.
Jolie have been partners since they began a relationship while working
2005 film Mr. & Mrs.
Smith. They are raising six
Last week, Pitt and Jolie accepted undisclosed damages in
London’s High Court to settle a privacy claim against a British tabloid
reported in January that they were planning to split.
Asked about her
ability to work and maintain a happy family, Jolie told reporters at a
hotel: “Brad is the word that makes it possible.”
Jolie, who arrived
Monday, brought four of the children along on the Japan trip.