October 28, 2021
Dear Milken Archive Visitor, When Milken Archive Curator Jeff Janeczko approached me with an offer to curate a virtual exhibit for the Milken Archive, I felt both pleased and terrified.
August 17, 2021
With the year winding down and Rosh Hashanah rapidly approaching, it's a time of reflection and inspiration. At the Milken Archive, it's also time for our annual High Holy Days Giveaway.
July 13, 2021
This Saturday, July 17th, is also the eighth day of the Hebrew month of Av. As Shabbat ends, a day of mourning—one of the most holy days of the year—begins.
June 10, 2021
If composer Ralph Shapey (1921–2002) was anything, he was a fighter—a disposition that may have been instilled in him at birth. Two weeks after he was born, he contracted double pneumonia and was not expected to live.
May 07, 2021
*Legendary Voice of “Live from Lincoln Center” Known for Encyclopedic Knowledge of Music * Martin Bookspan, the classical music expert and broadcaster who was the voice of “Live from Lincoln Center” for 30 years (from 1976-2006) has died.
April 14, 2021
What does it take to create a new work of Jewish Music on a biblical scale? In the case of the oratorio, David's Quilt, it takes an intriguing idea, a diverse team of talented composers, a passionate lyricist, dozens of musicians and performers, and a few years of dedication to a...
March 23, 2021
Pesach starts in just a few days. As many of us are cleaning our homes, stocking up on matzah and trying to think of creative new places to hide the afikomen, we look forward to the traditions of our seders, which aren't complete without music.
March 09, 2021
*Update:* Congratulations to all the winners of our Passover giveaway, especially to our grand-prize winner, *Ms. Vivian Gelber!* A donation of $1,018 for the Jewish Graduate Student Initiative has been made in honor of Ms. Gelber. Passover is a time of renewal, reflection and revelry.
February 17, 2021
The Milken Archive is, by design, many things to many people. For some, it is a library preserving the musical legacy of the Jewish people in America. For others, it is a resource for understanding and connecting to Judaism, Jewish culture and history.
February 09, 2021
Our first new album in five years is now available for purchase or free streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and most major digital music platforms. Many great stories start when a hero speaks up or acts—often at great personal risk—against injustice in the status quo.
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