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Iggy Pop, one of the legendary figures of rock & roll, will perform in Israel on July 7 at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Hall, according to a report in Ynet.

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Iggy Pop to rock TA Iggy Pop, one of the legendary figures of rock & roll, will perform in Israel on July 7 at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Hall, according to a report in Ynet. He'll be playing with his original band The Stooges, who have reunited and released a new album, The Weirdness. With late 1960s albums like Raw Power and Funhouse, Iggy and the Stooges paved the way for what is known today as alternative rock, with everyone from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Pearl Jam to The Beastie Boys citing their influence. Pop has appeared here once before, in 1988, in a joint appearance with Ofra Haza. David Brinn All the mall's a circus The circus is coming to town this Pessah, and they are parking their tent at the Haifa mall. From April 4-9 jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and tightrope walkers will fill the 500 sq. meter circus area in the mall's parking lot. Two circus shows will take place everyday and a circus experience willl also be available for the general public in which one can learn to tightrope walk, balance on stilts, and juggle. Anyone who spends over NIS 200 at the mall gets a free ticket. The daily show lasts 70 minutes and takes place at noon and 6:30 p.m. The cost is NIS 60 per person. Miriam A. Shaviv Beit Avichai gets literary From April 16-19, Kisufim, the first and only international conference for Jewish authors and poets from around the world, will take place at Beit Avichai in Jerusalem. There will be readings in nine languages, including Hebrew, English, French, Russian, Serbian, Hungarian, Spanish, and Italian. Participants such as Agnes Heller, Ava Hoffman, Eileen Feinstein, Alan Finkielkraut, David Shapiro, Milan Richter, and Norman Manea will join the conference, which focuses on Jewish identity and the different identities Jews take on in literature. Renowned Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld is president of the conference. For more information, visit Miriam A. Shaviv 'Da Vinci' author wins court case Dan Brown won his copyright infringement case Wednesday after Britain's Court of Appeal rejected efforts from two authors who claimed he stole their ideas for his blockbuster novel, The Da Vinci Code. Lawyers for Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who wrote The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, now face legal bills of about $6 million after losing their appeal against publisher Random House Inc. Baigent and Leigh had argued that Brown stole significant elements from their book. Both are based on a theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene married and had a child, and that the bloodline continues to this day. The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 40 million copies since its release in March 2003. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail also was published by Random House. It was a best-seller when released 20 years ago. AP