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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Understanding Bob Dylan’s bohemian Zionism

Understanding Bob Dylan’s bohemian Zionism

Blake Flayton, JNS May 18, 2022

(Jewish Journal via JNS) This week, we celebrate the 80th birthday of Robert Allen Zimmerman, one of America’s most celebrated singer-songwriters. Many American Jews know that Zimmerman went on to change his name to Bob Dylan in a bid for palatability...

Why are Bob Dylan’s archives in Tulsa?

Why are Bob Dylan’s archives in Tulsa?

Seth Rogovoy, The Forward May 3, 2022

Why Tulsa? To be more precise: Why is the new Bob Dylan Center – home to the Nobel Prize laureate’s archive as well as gallery space that will perpetually play host to 16 revolving exhibitions based on the archive’s holdings — located in...

Two hundred artworks later, has Bob Dylan finally painted his masterpiece?

Two hundred artworks later, has Bob Dylan finally painted his masterpiece?

Seth Rogovoy, The Forward March 27, 2022

This story was originally published on March 23 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. Does Bob Dylan write his songs in black and white or in color? This is just one question of many...

When Barbra Streisand asked Bob Dylan to make a record together

When Barbra Streisand asked Bob Dylan to make a record together

ZACHARY SOLOMON, JTA August 28, 2021

Jewish fantasies everywhere came true last year when a handwritten card from Barbra Streisand to Bob Dylan was uncovered in the Dylan Archive, a trove of 6,000 pieces of his paraphernalia. The archive, which was jointly bought by the George Kaiser...

Bob Dylan will perform with his band Oct. 22 at Stifel Theatre. 

New men’s club, teen learning and Bobby’s back

Ellen Futterman, Editor September 12, 2019

FEL for the fellasLast week, about 100 people showed up at the Mirowitz Center to learn about a new men’s group forming called FEL (Friends Enjoying Life). It’s modeled after similar efforts in Naples, Fla. and Phoenix,  the latter of which is called...

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

President Barack Obama’s remarks at Medal of Freedom ceremony

May 30, 2012

THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY East Room 3:45 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat, and welcome to the White...

Photo: William Claxton

Box sets a must for die-hard Dylan fans

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Light October 27, 2010

Bob Dylan blew through town last week, playing a concert at Chaifetz Arena. I didn't go to the show, which marks the first time in years that I can recall taking a pass on seeing him when he was performing within a hundred miles of me.  At the time,...

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