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.
April 28, 2020
Yiddish theater, with its offshoots into radio, TV and film, was the most popular American Jewish cultural staple for half a century, telling the stories of the old world and mirroring the realities of the present world in which so many émigrés found themselves.
April 01, 2020
*Update:* Congratulations to all the winners of our Passover giveaway, especially to our grand-prize winner, Mr. Stanley Schwartz! A donation of $1,018 for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has been made in honor of Mr. Schwartz.
March 11, 2020
*30 Years Recording History* The Milken Archive began as a relatively modest endeavor in 1990, aiming to preserve a handful of liturgical and concert works comprising ten or fifteen albums.
February 19, 2020
The Milken Archive is a global project with a global audience. But it was born in Los Angeles—home to America’s second largest Jewish population. Today we’re highlighting two important features of the burgeoning Los Angeles Jewish music scene.
January 27, 2020
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is also the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Much has happened and much has changed in the years since the end of World War II.
January 15, 2020
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Milken Archive’s founding, a milestone we’ll be acknowledging and celebrating throughout the year.
December 16, 2019
*German-born American was, himself, the great synthesizer merging pop and classical, secular and sacred. * Gershon Kingsley, the German-born American composer whose pioneering work with the Moog synthesizer sought to reconcile pop and classical music, has died. He was ninety-seven and lived in Manhattan.
November 12, 2019
In the dramatic cantata, Ariel: Visions of Isaiah, composer Robert Starer depicts the triumph of Jerusalem as related in the Book of Isaiah. In that story, Isaiah prophesies that the city will be purged of evil forces in preparation for God's rule.
October 16, 2019
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere performance of Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice, a civil rights era cantata emphasizing the spiritual and historical parallels of Jewish and African Americans.
Don't miss our latest releases, podcasts, announcements and giveaways throughout the year! Stay up to date with our newsletter.