Billy Joel Honored With George Gershwin Prize

Though today’s music industry hardly resembles the Tin Pan Alley era

Carole King’s Jewish Journey

The singer joins Tony Kushner, Alan Dershowitz on PBS’s Finding Your Roots

Ben Sidran, the Original Jewish Hipster

Talking to the musician about jazz, Lenny Bruce, and being an outsider

Ten Carole King Songs You Don’t Know As Hers

From Herman’s Hermits to Lisa Simpson, these were actually covers

Sundown: Biden Defends Israeli Self-Defense

Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more

Sendak, of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ Has Died

Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side

Sundown: Family Says Amy Died Clean

Plus, Iran allows inspector, Katy Perry joins Mideast fray, and more

Queen of Pop

As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick

Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

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