Monday, October 17, 2011

Museum for Islamic Art

  • The Museum for Islamic Art ( ) is one of those gems that guided tours mostly miss. The Hebrew Website is worth surfing for pictures. At the museum, everything has complete English explanations.
  • Its permanent collection includes exhibits of interest to kids as well as adults.
  • The temporary exhibits have included music, magic, and now leisure activities throughout history. Each one I've been to has been beautifully unlike what I've seen elsewhere.

Copyright 2006 Jane S. Fox

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Sad Day for Andalusian Orchestra

I was very sorry to hear that the Andalusian Orchestra will not present female singers except as a "special option." (See ) I enjoyed their concerts so much. I don't remember any female singer at the last concert, but there's a difference between not happening to have one and refusing to have one. They did have female musicians. Since there are "religious" people who object to female instrumentalists playing where men can hear them, will the female musicians be the next to be refused work?


And I'm sad because on principle I won't buy tickets to Andalusian Orchestra concerts as long as they continue this policy.

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