(photo credit: Nathan Brusovany)
Local metal band to host G&R guitarist
To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance
Day, local metal band Salem will be hosting a special performance of Kadish,
their 1994 album in honor of Holocaust victims on May 6 at Reading 3. Appearing
with the veteran band which formed in 1985 and is Israel’s most well-known metal
band, will be special guest, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, guitarist for Guns &
Upon hearing Kadish
for the first time, Thal, born Ronald Jay
Blumenthal said, “This is the most true-toart doom metal album I’ve ever heard,
completely capturing the horror of mankind’s utmost vulnerability to evil and
self-destruction. Being someone who lost family to the Nazis in Poland, this
album tore straight to my soul.”
The album, which has sold 80,000 copies,
is being rereleased by the band this year.
• David Brinn Sixties rockers Caravan
to play TA
Caravan, one of the quintessential cult British progressive rock
bands of the late 1960s will be heading our way for a show on May 7 at Reading 3
in Tel Aviv.
Formed in the Canterbury area, the band, like contemporaries
The Soft Machine and Gong, blended psychedelic rock and jazz to become touring
favorites in through the early 1970s. While they never enjoyed any hit singles,
their cult status was insured by its 1971 album In the Land of Grey and Pink
The band, led by founding member Pye Hastings, will be touring in honor of the
40th anniversary of the album’s release.
• David Brinn Children’s theater fest
Six premieres, a salute to Leah Goldberg, street theater and
guests from abroad are among the attractions at the 21st Haifa International
Children's Theater Festival during Hol HaMoed Pessah from April 20 – 22 at the
Haifa Municipal Theater.
The six competition plays include Mud Child
(ages 3 – 9) by Shirli Goldstein told with the help of mud-puppets, and adapted
from an African folk tale about a little boy who won't stop crying; Treasure
(4 – 10) by Hadass Kreidelmann-Gilboa tell the story of a kingdom, a
threatening mountain and a wise lady; Click to the Heart
(3 – 13) in which a
little girl enters a remarkable virtual world is by Yuval Berger and Let's Move
(7 – 13) by Gideon Raz-Issa and Sharon Borstein in which a lonely boy finds
consolation and salvation in music.
There are 13 guest productions, and
three in Arabic, as well as three from abroad: The Ugly Duckling
puppets, The Japanese Garden
, an interactive multimedia presentation – both from
Italy, and Papyrus
from Spain that creates a paper world.
honors the centennial of Goldberg's birth via the opening concert From Leah with
and a series of free events outside, such as a dance presentation based on
A Room to Let
, or a visual theater version of In the Land of China.
• Helen Kaye