Superstar Elton John rocked 40,000 ecstatic fans at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park; Or Sinai, graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, won first place in the student short film category in Cannes for her short film “Anna”, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Elton John is Captain Fantastic
Superstar Elton John rocked 40,000 ecstatic fans at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park. He semi-dedicated his first hit, “Your Song,” to Israel and told the crowd there could have been “no nicer place” for him to open his eight-week European tour. He took no breaks during the two-hour-plus show.
Israeli wins best student film at Cannes
Or Sinai, graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, won first place in the student short film category in Cannes for her short film “Anna”. She beat 2,350 other student films from 277 film schools from around the world.
New Israeli stamps
The latest issue of beautiful Israeli stamps includes Markets (Jerusalem, Acre and Jaffa); the Knesset Building; Israel Memorial Day; Israel-Spain: 30 Years of diplomatic relations; Bridge of Strings Jerusalem; Israeli achievements (Digital prepress & printing); Seasons – Spring.
Pharrell Williams “happy” to come to Israel
Multiple Grammy award-winning American musician Pharrell Williams, who shot to global superstardom with his hit “Happy” in 2014, is going to appear on July 21 at Live Park in Rishon Letzion.
Sergio Mendes to perform in Israel
Brazilian Bossa Nova artist Sergio Mendes will perform two concerts in Israel in June. The musician is one of the most important names in Brazilian music, with over 55 releases. See him at the Caesarea Amphitheater on June 23, or at the Zappa Club in Tel Aviv on June 24.
The first Geek PicNic outside of Russia
Geek PicNic Jerusalem is a three-day outdoor science and technology fair that was exported from Russia for the first time in its five-year history. It featured a massive Russian-made metal dragon robot and a US-made “Hand of Man” robotic glove that crushed cars.
Israel’s desert nature reserve
Spread over 3000 acres in the southern Israel’s Arava desert, the unique Hai Bar wildlife nature reserve is home to endangered animal species, some of them already mentioned in the Bible. Enjoy the beautiful photography.
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