While Naomi Adler was writing the title song of her debut album, Twice Down On Luck, she wasn’t thinking about her two marriages. “I did the melody, and the words just came out. As it turned out, it is about my marriages. Subconscious, I guess,” Adler said, laughing over the telephone. The second of Adler’s marriages ended in 2000, a few months after her sixth child was born. Now her children are all grown up, ranging in age from 18 to 28. Adler’s road to recording an album has been long and winding.
The Semer Ensemble has revived recordings made by Jewish artists in Berlin in the 1930s, creating fresh interpretations of songs thought to be lost after Kristallnacht. A super-group made up of stars from the contemporary klezmer and Yiddish musical worlds, the ensemble is touring North America in November, with stops in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The group’s repertoire includes music originally recorded by Hirsch Lewin, a Jewish bookstore owner, for his Semer label from 1933 to ’38.
Toronto composer Charles Heller has breathed new life into Hebrew Melodies, updating the collection of 29 songs made from poems written by Lord Byron and set to old Jewish tunes by Isaac Nathan, the cantor at the Great Synagogue of London in the early 19th century.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".