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Milken Archives adds music samples

The Web site for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music just got a little friendlier on the ears.

In addition to providing information about every artist and CD release on its list, 60-second music samples have been added for every release. When clicking on any archive release, Web surfers now have the option to hear a snippet of music as well.

Since 1990, the Milken Archive has released reissues and new recordings of Jewish music by such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, Dave Brubeck, Darius Milhaud, Kurt Weill and many more. The Web address is

Israeli orchestra honors British Jews

london (jta) | The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra held a special concert in London on Wednesday, June 14.

The concert honored the 350 years since Jews were officially allowed back into England. Government officials, diplomats and police chiefs attended the show, which was sponsored by the Israeli Embassy in London.