Cassandra Wilson 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy of PR)
This year’s Holon International Women’s Festival will take place at Holon
Theater from February 22 to February 25. The four-day event includes a
wide range of artistic fields, with Cassandra Wilson as the main draw of the
program. The 56- year-old, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist has delved
into numerous musical areas over the last three decades, including jazz, blues,
pop, country music and folk. She has released over 20 albums under her own name
and recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including celebrated
jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pop crooner Elvis Costello and R&B and soul
singer Luther Vandross.
Other draws in the festival lineup include Don’t
Stop Me Now, a tribute to rock group Queen featuring such top female vocalists
as Efrat Gosh, Yael Deckelbaum, Dana Berger and Dana Adini.
A new feature
at this year’s festival is a documentary film slot called I Am You Are, with
debut offerings form young female Israeli and Palestinian
There will also some acting endeavors, with a marathon of
monologues by female graduates of some of the country’s top acting schools,
under the guidance of Hadas Calderon. And fans of satirical humor should enjoy
the The Secret Blondes
performance by singer Tamar Giladi and writer Irit
For more info: (03) 502-3001 or www.hth.co.il