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Lights! Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert is recorded live from the PBS special hosted and produced by international Jewish musician Craig Taubman. who says, "You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this show."
Lights! Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert offers a diverse and joyous new way of looking at the holiday for all generations. Grammy winners The Klezmatics share songs from their hit Hanukkah album featuring lyrics by Woody Guthrie with high energy and ol d country charm, while Cantor Alberto Mizrahi - the "Jewish Pavarotti" familiar to PBS audiences from the special "Cantors: A Faith in Song" - wows the audience with his Middle-Eastern rendition of "Ocho Kandelikas."
Michelle Citrin, whose YouTube videos "Rosh Hashanah Girl" and "Twenty Things to Do with Matzah" have received millions of hits, gets the crowd singing along to Peter Yarrow’s "Light One Candle." Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham, tells her unique story through "A Convert Jig," while Grammy nominee and top-selling saxophonist Dave Koz transforms "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" into a song about hope - and a new Hanukkah classic.
Multi-instrumentalist Josh Nelson leads a children’s choir in the moving ballad "L’Dor Vador," Gospel singer Joshua "The Prince" Nelson puts a new spin on "I Have A Little Dreidel," and Rabbi David Wolpe (named the #1 rabbi in America by Newsweek in 2008) adds to the festivities with touches of inspiration throughout the program. Taubman performs a number of songs including his original compositions "Shehechianu" (with his sister, cantor Caren Glasser), "Holy Ground" (with the dance troupe BodyTraffic), and the traditional melody "Maoz Tzur" (a duet with multi-Grammy winner Laurence Juber).
Lights! Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert is a co-production of International Media and WLIW New York. Executive Producers: Gustavo Sagastume and Craig Taubman. Executive Producer for WLIW New York: Roy A Hammond. Creative Director: Stuart K Robinson. Camera and Technical Director: George Veras.