Haaretz - Arts and Leisure Amir Benayoun's new album meanders from quiet splendor to enervating blandness 2017-01-19T11:41:27.000000Z An musician who is searching and not treading water deserves praise. But does Benayoun’s new approach measure up? Tel Aviv art show shines spotlight on the rejects of the Zionist consensus 2017-01-14T07:49:56.000000Z An exhibition documents the uprooting of Yemenite Jews from their farm on Lake Kinneret early in the last century, and honors Rachel, the iconic poet who, ill with tuberculosis, was also expelled from the area. 'The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 80th Anniversary': A historic gem 2017-01-12T20:07:17.000000Z A boxed set of recordings marking the 80th anniversary of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is of musical value and historic importance as well. Eran Neuman, head of TAU architecture school, picked as new director of Israel Museum 2017-01-12T01:22:02.000000Z Neuman will be succeeding James Snyder, who has been in the post for 20 years. The best classical albums of 2016 2017-01-06T23:59:29.000000Z From a surprising new interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, to medieval and Renaissance music in a moving re-release, from CD to YouTube. 2016, a classical wrap-up. Balkan Beat Box cements its status as Israel's best band of the decade 2017-01-02T03:54:45.000000Z Balkan Beat Box’s latest album is quite relevant for the start of the Trump era; there are moments that seem to have been written about the possibility that all the liberals’ worst nightmares could come true. It's a beloved Israeli indie band, so why the muted reception? 2016-12-26T18:58:44.000000Z Buttering Trio says its songs get more airplay in France than in Israel, but the members hope their new album, 'Threesome,' will change the situation. Tel Aviv art show challenges the domineering collective taste 2016-12-22T20:05:52.000000Z The roughhewn and deliberately awkward quality of Ayelet Zohar’s work, the way it shies away from the overly beautiful, imbues it with truth and power. Arts academy under attack: Police questionings, censorship and a blow to academic freedom 2016-12-20T03:37:51.000000Z 'There were threats and curses that came to the department offices and to my personal email, in writing and orally,' says Eli Petel, head of Bezalel's Fine Arts Department. Lahav Shani, the rising Israeli star in the world of classical music 2016-12-19T17:29:33.000000Z Only seven years after first picking up a baton, young conductor Lahav Shani is already one of the leading lights of the Israeli classical music scene. Next stop, Rotterdam.