Arts in Brief: March 18

Old City magic starts tonight; Some kinda spirit; Anthrax notice for Tel Aviv; Photography in books and comics.

Old city view 521 (photo credit: A view of the Old City from Tower of David)
Old city view 521
(photo credit: A view of the Old City from Tower of David)
Old City magic starts tonight
If you take a walk around the Old City between 6-11 p.m. from March 18 to March 23 you will encounter musicians in all the quarters, performing as part of the Old City Jerusalem Festival. Whether it is psalms, Ladino, Arabic, Armenian, soul, spiritual, klezmer, liturgical song or more, the list of musicians is a who’s who of the local music scene. The performances will take place in the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian quarters and at the Tower of David.
Synchronized with the festival, Beit Shmuel will be holding a series of guided tours in the Old City; tours that reveal the secrets behind the music and the cultures of the Old City’s colorful Quarters. All events are free of charge except for the tours, which cost NIS 20 per person. For reservations call (02) 620-3461 or see the Beit Shmuel internet site. • Jerusalem Post staff
Some kinda spirit
Nancy Karin-Vardi is a singer, actress, lyricist and producer known for many roles, such as her appearance in Hanoch Levin’s Execution, and her one-woman show at the Holon Women’s Festival. She stars in two special evenings of music, song, story-telling and dance, appearing with – among others – pianist and musical director Oren Sela, singer and story-teller Anabia Ben- Selia, and (only for the second of her two performances) Asaf Dagan on percussion and drums. Vardi’s music is a blend of gospel and soul, jazz, ragtime, blues, African songs and liturgical poetry.
Performances at 8:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Lili&Bloom hall, 13 Lilienbloom St., and on March 27 at the Felicia Blumenthal hall, 26 Bialik St., Tel Aviv.
Jerusalem Post staff
Anthrax notice for Tel Aviv
Don’t get your gas masks out – but you may want some ear plugs. Veteran American heavy metal legends Anthrax will be roaring into Tel Aviv for a show on August 13 at the Nokia Arena.
Considered one of the “‘big four’ of metal” along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, Anthrax was formed in 1981, has released 10 albums and toured relentlessly, establishing its reputation as a fiery live act. Founder Scott Ian is joined by longtime members Charlie Benate, Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna.
David Brinn
Photography in books and comics
Illustrator Tsahi Farber will lecture in Hebrew on Photography in Illustrated Books and Comics on Monday at the Vision Neil Folberg Gallery. This is the second event in a lecture/discussion series at the gallery. March 18, 8:30 p.m.
at the Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Yosef Rivlin St., 18. The event is free of charge.
Jerusalem Post staff
Helen Keller returns
The Miracle Worker, the eternally amazing story of the triumph of the blind and deaf Helen Keller with the help and inspiration of her teacher Anne Sullivan, will be staged for young people from age 12 and up at the Mediatheque theater next month. The play by William Gibson, based on the diary of Anne Sullivan, is directed by Ziv Meyer.
Performances on April 13 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and on June 29 at Mediatheque Theater, Golda Meir Ave. 6, Holon. NIS 70. For reservations call (03) 502-1552
• Jerusalem Post staff