December 03, 2020
It's an exciting day for the future of Jewish music in America and around the world. With a generous grant from Milken Archive founder Lowell Milken, UCLA has opened North America’s first permanent academic home for the study of music of American Jewish experience.
November 17, 2020
Hanukkah is a time of miracles and a celebration of justice. It's a holiday that reminds us how important it is to stand up, even against overwhelming odds, for freedom, rights and equality—themes that have been powerfully relevant in 2020.
October 21, 2020
Tovah Feldshuh hasn't let the COVID pandemic slow her down. The star of stage and screen has used the time to continue telling her story—and that of her mother—in a new book currently in the works.
October 06, 2020
When maestro Kenneth Kiesler worked on the Milken Archive recordings with composers like David Schiff, David Amram and Paul Schoenfield, he couldn't anticipate the many profound effects it would have on his life and career.
September 02, 2020
Whether you’ll be attending Rosh Hashanah services in person or virtually this year, one thing will hold true as it does with every service: the Sh’ma will be recited.
August 05, 2020
There are moments of convergence in history that seem to be at the intersection of the past and present when—especially in the arts—all things are possible and everything is questioned. Fifty years ago in 1970, American Jewish culture and Jewish sacred music hit just such an inflection point.
July 14, 2020
In his program notes for *Ḥalil*[http://www. milkenarchive. org/music/volumes/view/sing-unto-zion/work/halil/](the Hebrew word for flute), Leonard Bernstein wrote: “This work is dedicated ‘To the Spirit of Yadin and to His Fallen Brothers.
June 23, 2020
Guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk is the latest artist to be spotlighted in our series of interviews with several of the remarkable talents contributing to the Milken Archive’s first 30 years.
June 09, 2020
We reached out to world renowned composer and musician David Amram for an update on his career, thoughts on Jewish music, and reflections on his work with the Milken Archive.
May 27, 2020
May is Jewish American Heritage month, a subject we celebrate year-round at the Milken Archive. Although the month is nearly over, it's always a good time to explore the ways that Jewish people have maintained their heritage and contributed to the greater American culture.
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