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Tea Packs' Euro-song up for grabs.

Tea Packs' Euro-song up for grabs Want a say in which song should represent Israel at the upcoming Eurovision song contest? Tea Packs, the band chosen to represent us at the May competition in Helsinki, will present four new songs at Kibbutz Dorot on Tuesday, February 27. Kibbutz Dorot is near the town of Sderot - where the band began its musical journey. A professional judging panel will offer its views on each of the songs, while viewers at home will also be able to weigh in with their decisions online (the official Web site has yet to be announced). In addition to music by Tea Packs, other bands who hail from the south of the country will be on hand to entertain. The live broadcast, which begins at 9:30pm. on Channel 1, will also include a short biography of the group. - Viva Sarah Press Neshama and Mika unite The Brodt Center for Jewish Heritage will be hosting a joint show with Neshama Carlebach and Mika Karni on Thursday, February 22 at 9pm. Carlebach, continuing in the footsteps of her famous father, "the dancing rebbe", boasts a repertoire of songs including her own originals and many of her father's beloved songs. Her musical creations include five successful albums that combine different musical styles, including Carlebach, ballads, Soul, and touches of Jazz. A year after her 5th album came out, Mika Karni debuted her sixth album, Pashut v'Tov. The meeting between the two musician/ composers should be a unique experience. Mika plans to sing Shlomo Carlebach songs and Neshama will sing some of Mika's songs. Tickets cost NIS 70-80. Tickets can be purchased through the Brodt Center: 03-695-45220 - Miriam Shaviv