Jim Ball is the director of communications at the Jewish Arts Collaborative. He grew up in New York and New Jersey (exit 13), majored in music education in college, moved to Boston in 1971, worked odd jobs and did journalism, landed a job at the Harvard News Office, moved into PR work in state government for Boston City Council, did a stint as press secretary for the MBTA and then the dreaded private sector. All along, he kept up his love and involvement with music. He had an idea for a Jewish music festival, met Joey Baron and the rest, as they say….
As you may have heard, the MFA has an incredibly powerful exhibit of photographs in Boston—“Memory Unearthed: Photography from the Lodz Ghetto.”
2/10/2017 Top Pick
We asked Chubby Chickpea owner Avi Shemtov to tell us a bit about what exactly Sephardic food is. Here’s what he had to share.
The Borscht Belt comes alive this Friday, Oct. 28th, as JArts presents Catkskills Memories with photographer Marisa Scheinfeld.
As we planned our 2016 Fall Season, we eagerly awaited an evening of song, shtick, and reminiscences of the Catskills from Fyvush Finkel.
Tonight's (Thursday, March 10) Boston Jewish Music Festival concert, Yemen Blues, was a true gem. If you missed it, you missed a major force in Jewish and world music....
A stunning concert tonight by Yasmin Levy at the Somerville Theater. Full house heard her passionate blend of Ladino/Sephardic/Spanish music. She has a good sense of humor, too. She...
What an fabulous start to the Festival. Thje Pincus & The Pig family concert was a fun-filled afternoon of music and activity. Thanks to the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Fishel...