Arts in brief: Spielberg to head Cannes jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named director Steven Spielberg to lead its jury in May. Spielberg called his selection an “honor and a privilege.”

March 11, 2013 21:12
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Director Steven Spielberg

Director Steven Spielberg 370. (photo credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

‘Latido’ offers flamenco and roots

Flamenco vocalist Yael Horwitz’s influences come via her family’s roots in Algeria, France and Argentina, as well as the sounds of her childhood in Jerusalem, combined with the flamenco tradition of the gypsies of southern France. Horwitz’s group is called Latido, and includes her husband and musical director Eran on flamenco bass, Yehuda (Shuki) Shweiki on flamenco guitar and Moy Natanson on cajon and percussion. They will be performing on March 14, 8:30 p.m., at the Confederation House, Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem Ballet dances ‘Othello’

Nadia Timofeyeva, artistic director of The Jerusalem Ballet, presents an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello choreographed by Estonian Marina Kesler. Music by Arvo Pärt, also from Estonia, and design by Andréa T.

Haamer from Sweden. The production comes under the auspices of the Culture and Sport Ministry’s Dance Department. Catch it on March 13, 8:30 p.m. at the Rappaport Hall Auditorium in Haifa. Tickets can be ordered in advance at (04) 866-2244 (Kupot Haifa), or (04) 840-1057 (Onot Haifa).

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Mike Patton & Tomahawk to rock TA

Alternative rock/metal favorites Tomahawk, featuring former Faith No More leader Mike Patton, are set to perform in Tel Aviv at the Nokia Arena on July 24.

The band, which has released four albums since forming out of the ashes of Faith No More in 2000, including last year’s Oddfellows, features members from other well-known cult bands like The Jesus Lizards, Helmet and The Melvins. The charismatic Patton has performed in Israel before – in 2010 in support of his eclectic album Mondo Cane, featuring cover versions of 1950s and ‘60s Italian pop performed by a 15-piece orchestra.

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Polish university to honor Amos Oz

The University of Lodz, Poland, is to award Israeli writer Amos Oz an honorary doctorate on March 20 at a ceremony at the university during which the author will give a lecture. Oz is being honored not only for his works of literature, but also for his contributions to Jewish culture, according to the university.

One of Israel’s most widely read and best-known writers, Oz has won many awards, including the Israel Prize, and his books have been translated into dozens of languages.

For several years, Oz has been mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Spielberg to head Cannes jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named director Steven Spielberg to lead its jury in May. Spielberg called his selection an “honor and a privilege.”

“My admiration for the steadfast mission of the Festival to champion the international language of movies is second to none,” he said. “For over six decades, Cannes has served as a platform for extraordinary films to be discovered and introduced to the world for the first [time].”

Spielberg’s 1974 film Sugarland Express was screened at Cannes and won best screenplay. In 1982, E.T. was the selection on closing night, and in 1986, the festival featured The Color Purple, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.


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