Baxter Dury coming for Tel Aviv show
Baxter Dury, a British folk-rock
singer/songwriter and the son of punk-era personality Ian Dury, will be
appearing on January 4 at the Zappa Club in Tel Aviv.
indie favorite, who appeared as a five-year-old on the cover of his father’s
iconic album New Boots and Panties!!, has released three albums. He described
his latest effort, this year’s Happy Soup, as “seaside psychedelia.” Dury and
his four-piece band have been opening shows for Pulp recently in Europe and he’s
collaborated during his career with that band’s Richard Hawley as well as
members of Portishead.
t may not be the sex, drugs and rock & roll
of his father, who died of cancer in 2000, but Dury’s own personal style is
worth checking out.
• David Brinn ‘Blood Brothers’ at Beit Lessin
another musical in town, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers that opens for 50
performances at Bet Lessin on November 17. Gilad Kimchi is the director and
Doron Tavori the narrator.
Too poor to raise both, Mrs. Johnstone (Maya
Dagan) allows her employer, the wealthy but childless Mrs. Lyons, to adopt one
of her twins. In childhood, ignorant of their relationship, the boys meet and
become “blood brothers.”
As they grow, Eddie Lyons (Ido Rosenberg),
wealthy, assured, is destined for success while Mickey Johnstone’s (Nadav Netz)
life spirals downward into crime and imprisonment.
Their final meeting 20
years on ends in tragedy.
Blood Brothers premiered in London in 1983,
winning the Olivier Award for best new musical. The 1988 revival is still
• Jerusalem Post Staff Women’s film fest starts up in Rehovot
International Women’s Film Festival in Israel gets underway today in Rehovot and
runs until November 13.
This year’s festival features a special program
of films devoted to the subject of violence against women, especially sexual
violence, as well as another program on women and revolution.
festival features 60 films, 35 of which are by Israeli filmmakers. It opens with
a gala screening of the new American film, The Whistleblower, which stars Rachel
Weisz as a police officer from the US who works with the UN peacekeeping force
in Bosnia and begins to investigate the trafficking of women. This event will be
held at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The closing night film will be Leila,
a love story about the relationship between a wealthy Parisian young man and a
young Arab law student.
The festival will feature an open-air screening
of Thelma & Louise, as well as a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of
that film. There will also be a tribute to Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, whose
latest film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, will be screened at the
There will be workshops and panels on various issues, including
a tribute to women graduates of the film department of Tel Aviv University,
meetings with directors, and several discussions of the portrayal of sexual
violence against women on film.
Among the Israeli films on this theme is
Michal Aviad’s Invisible, which just won the top prize and Best Actress Award at
the Haifa International Film Festival. It stars Evgenia Dodina and Ronit
Elkabetz as two women brought together by a trauma in their past.
the festival guests will be Audrey Estrougo, who directed Leila, the
closing-night film; Leslee Udwin, the producer of the film, West is West; Dutch
director Paula van der Oest, whose latest film, Black Butterflies, is about a
South African poet who opposed Apartheid; and Brigitte Bertele, a German
director and actress whose latest film, Fire, will have its premiere at the
For more information and to order tickets: www.iwff.net or (08)
• Hannah Brown Lady Gaga sweeps MTV Awards
BELFAST (Reuters) – Lady
Gaga stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast on Sunday,
scooping four prizes and going one better than 2010 when she also led the field
The flamboyant 25-year-old New Yorker won best female, best
song and video for her hit single “Born This Way” as well as the biggest fans’
Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber was among the other multiple
winners, picking up best pop act and top male singer.
Los Angeles rockers
Thirty Seconds to Mars won two awards – best alternative act and best world
stage – as did Bruno Mars, honored as the best new act and “push” artist who was
promoted by MTV as an up-and-coming talent.
Katy Perry was voted best
live act, Eminem won best hip-hop artist, repeating his 2010 success, and Linkin
Park scooped best rock. More than 150 million MTV viewers voted and decided most
of the categories.