Arts in Brief: July 10

CNN drops Spitzer talk show; Hallelujah contest still accepting applicants; High times at the Philharmonic.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 9, 2011 21:43
2 minute read.
Arts in Brief: July 10

spitzer 224.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

CNN drops Spitzer talk show LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CNN has canceled its television talk show hosted by former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, despite a major revamp less than six months ago.

Announcing its fall TV schedule on Wednesday, CNN said that starting August 8, Anderson Cooper’s nightly news program AC360 will air in the slot now occupied by Spitzer’s In the Arena.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Spitzer, who debuted his new show on CNN in October 2010 with Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, was not mentioned in the line-up. Parker left the show in February after disappointing ratings, and the show was revamped with Spitzer continuing as the main contributor.


Spitzer was forced to resign as New York governor in 2008 for hiring a high-priced prostitute. There has recently been speculation he might try to return to politics.

Hallelujah contest still accepting applicants

Hallelujah 2011, a newly-launched global song contest for Jewish young adults aged 16-26, has chosen its 30 finalists from around the globe who will be flown to Israel for three weeks in August. The contestants will travel around the country and experience a musical boot camp culminating in a live finale on August 25 from the Ramat Hasharon Tennis Center stadium which will be streamed online and on TV. The winner of the competition will receive $8,000, record a single with a leading Israeli artist, and tour Jewish communities around the world.

David Brinn

High times at the Philharmonic



Not only is the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) celebrating its 75th anniversary and the 50th for its conductor, maestro Zubin Mehta, but the long-planned acoustic renovations to the IPO's home, the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, get underway in September.

For some 14 months the IPO will present its concerts at Tel Aviv University's Smolarz Auditorium and at Hangar 11 at the Tel Aviv port.

Artists run the gamut from nine year old wunderkind pianist Maya Tamir to the great Kurt Masur, lifetime Honorary IPO Guest Conductor. Speaking on the season maestro Mehta said “We have achieved a good balance between young and upcoming artists and IPO favorites,” citing in particular such as young Israeli conductor Omer Wellber who’ll make his IPO debut in January or pianist Yuja Wang, appearing alongside such as conductors Michael Tilson Thomas or Ricardo Muti who will conduct the Verdi Requiem next July.

This season ends with a double bang. On July 11 and 13, maestro Mehta will conduct Arnold Schoenberg’s mighty Gurre-Lieder and on July 15, he and the IPO have been invited to play for President Peres in Jerusalem.

Helen Kaye

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA