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New Artist Reviews: KEEZ

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Hailing from the verdant land of Bend, Oregon comes the funky pop reggae magic of Keez and his latest, masterfully produced record, Water Creatures. Keez, also known as Brad Jones, is well versed in the music industry having already spent years producing, writing and touring.

Rapper Matisyahu: Leaving Orthodox Judaism Was 'One Of The Hardest Things'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

After years of being in the spotlight as a Hasidic Orthodox Jewish artist who donned traditional garb on stage, rapper M...

Jewish Rapper Says Music Can Unite Israelis And Palestinians

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

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In Tense Times, Thousands of Matisyahu Fans Find Some Light in Jerusalem

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment
Anav Silverman

At a press conference in Tel Aviv prior to his performance in the capital, Matisyahu stated that it was important for "American Jews like myself to come to Israel no matter what's happening here."

For Love of the Music: A Review of Matisyahu's Live at Stubb's, Vol. III

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Ten years after the release of his breakthrough album, Live at Stubb's (which reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart), Matisyahu has again returned to the well-known Texas venue to record Live at Stubb's, Vol. III.

A Remarkable Silence -- Taking a Look in the Mirror

Shahar Azani | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

In mid-August, an American Jewish singer, Matisyahu, was due to perform at Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain.

No Faith Test Should Bar the Performance of Art in Today's Society

Ronald S. Lauder | Posted 08.22.2015 | World
Ronald S. Lauder

There must not be a faith test for the right to perform one's art anywhere in the world of modern society. Such a measure of intolerance is always offensive, irrespective of the faith or political opinion is targets.

Daily Meditation: Shine On

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Daily Meditation: One Day There Will Be Peace

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Antonia Blumberg

The Hasidic Hipsters Of Zusha Are Here To Rock The World Of Jewish Music | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

The three members of Zusha were raised amid varying flavors of Jewish culture. But call Zusha a “Jewish band,” and the musicians will balk...

Yoga Deepens Its Roots in the West

Ravé Mehta | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ravé Mehta

What happens when over 3,000 yoga practitioners converge in the middle of the high desert to celebrate four days of yoga, kirtan, and music? Bhakti...

The 28 Lessons You Learn On Birthright

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.07.2014 | College

Who would’ve thought that sleeping in the desert, riding camels, and eating an unlimited supply of hummus would make for the perfect week-and-a-half...

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

Conversations With Phillip Phillips, Matisyahu (With 'Hard Way' Exclusive), Elizaveta and Filmmaker Kristian Day

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Phillip, the songs on Behind The Light -- not exactly a light album -- seem deeper or a little more introspective than those of your previous album, The World From The Side Of The Moon. What was the creative process like for this new one?

WATCH: Star's Son Performs One Of His Hits

Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents

He didn't win his famous father's "Live Like A Warrior" cover contest, but Matisyahu's adorable little boy likely has the chance to perform with Dad -...

LOOK: Back, And Cuter Than Ever

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

You may remember these endearing young music fans from their pitch-perfect music video for Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," which went viral la...

Chaim Potok's Asher Lev Still Lives

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Did I mention that he is a Hasidic Jew? Asher Lev makes Matisyahu look like beat-boxing was never meant for anything more racy than a bar mitzvah.

The Hottest Live Music Picks For Early February

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Pitchfork has been announced and Beyonce is coming, but there's no need to wait until summer to dig into Chicago's top-notch shows happening around th...

"Speechless": A Chat with Sebastian Mikael (and Video Premiere), Plus Matisyahu & WilliamPaid's Hurricane Relief Efforts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


The Hanukkah Miracle Of Re-dedication

Matisyahu | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion

There is always something -- a little spark of divinity, a little oil to make a ray of light to shine in the darkness -- something we can take hold of and use to re-build our lives. All it takes is a little light, a little hope to get started.

Matisyahu One Year After Infamous Haircut

Steve Karras | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Much has been made of Matisyahu since he took clippers to his dangling beard and side-curls, 86'd the black fedora and shockingly emerged from his Hasidic outer shell one year ago.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

5 Things To Do In Denver This Week

Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

This week brings a variety of activities for Denver residents looking for things to do around the city. For the first time in it's short 4-year his...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Possession

Dan Persons | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Possession, mustered up enough atmosphere, dramatic tension, and credible performances to merit it more attention than is usually given to films shoveled into the traditional Labor Day dumping bin.

In Defense of Matisyahu

Amram Altzman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Teen
Amram Altzman

Matisyahu's music and the Jewish themes that have inspired much of his work haven't changed. What have changed are his own, deeply personal convictions and practices.