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The Pirate Kings mobile game from Israel’s Jelly Button Games is now one of the most popular smartphone games; Morrissey, the former front man for British rockers “The Smiths” was in fine form at the sold-out Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, and much more. 

By: Michael Ordman

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

70 million downloads

The Pirate Kings mobile game from Israel’s Jelly Button Games is now one of the most popular smartphone games designed in Israel, with 70 million downloads.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4846792,00.html

Morrissey serenades fans in Tel Aviv and Caesarea

Morrissey, the former front man for British rockers “The Smiths” was in fine form at the sold-out Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv. He treated his audience to a 90-minute set, described as a “melancholic dream world drenched in nostalgia”.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Morrissey-concert-in-Tel-Aviv-gets-political-465901

Standup comedy in Netanya

You may have read about British-Israeli comedienne Diana Cass in the Jerusalem Post Metro and Magazine. Diana has organized an evening of stand-up comedy on Nov 3rd in Netanya. The funny thing is that you only find out the address of the venue when you phone for tickets!
http://allevents.in/netanya/stand-up-comedy/1776964692519406#
https://www.facebook.com/events/1548029495214629/

Barbie goes digital

Toy manufacturing giant Mattel has teamed up with Israeli startup StartApp to help bring the iconic Barbie doll to an every-day digital “Barbie world.” StartApp will develop emojis, stickers, wallpapers, gifs, avatars, memes and other mobile app themes for the app, which is available to download.
http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Israeli-startup-Mattel-bringing-Barbie-from-life-in-plastic-to-digital-Barbie-world-468218

Harlem Globetrotters return in October

After successful tours of Israel in 2012 and 2014 the Harlem Globetrotters return to Israel for 4 shows from 18 – 22 Oct. They visit Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Haifa and Jerusalem.

http://igoogledisrael.com/2016/09/dont-miss-em-the-harlem-globetrotters-return-to-israel/

Paralympic cyclist wins medals with Israeli prosthesis

German Paralympic athlete Denise Schindler won a silver medal in the women’s cycling road time trial and bronze in the road race at the Rio Paralympics. She wore a high performance artificial leg 3D-printed by Autodesk, whose R&D center is in Tel Aviv.
http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Tel-Aviv-R-and-D-helps-Paralympian-cyclist-in-quest-for-gold-466580 https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/athlete/denise-schindler

Israel qualifies for World Baseball Classic

Israel qualified for the World Baseball Classic for the first time with a 9-1 win over Britain. Israel defeated Britain twice as well as Brazil to win the four-team qualifier and become the 16th and final team in the fourth W.B.C., scheduled to begin March 7 in Seoul, South Korea.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/26/sports/baseball/israel-advances-to-the-world-baseball-classic.html?_r=0

 

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