YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that has six strings. It is played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger/fingernails of one hand, while fretting with the fingers of the other hand; the sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning; the modern guitar was preceded by the gittern, the vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument. There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar, the steel-string acoustic guitar, the archtop guitar, sometimes called a "jazz guitar"; the tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the strings' vibration, amplified by the hollow body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber.
The classical guitar is played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive finger-picking technique where each string is plucked individually by the player's fingers, as opposed to being strummed. The term "finger-picking" can refer to a specific tradition of folk, blues and country guitar playing in the United States; the acoustic bass guitar is a low-pitched instrument, one octave below a regular guitar. Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier and a loudspeaker that both makes the sound of the instrument loud enough for the performers and audience to hear, given that it produces an electric signal when played, that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone using an equalizer and a huge variety of electronic effects units, the most used ones being distortion and reverb. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but solid wood guitars began to dominate during the 1960s and 1970s, as they are less prone to unwanted acoustic feedback "howls"; as with acoustic guitars, there are a number of types of electric guitars, including hollowbody guitars, archtop guitars and solid-body guitars, which are used in rock music.
The loud, amplified sound and sonic power of the electric guitar played through a guitar amp has played a key role in the development of blues and rock music, both as an accompaniment instrument and performing guitar solos, in many rock subgenres, notably heavy metal music and punk rock. The electric guitar has had a major influence on popular culture; the guitar is used in a wide variety of musical genres worldwide. It is recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, country, folk, jota, metal, reggae, rock and many forms of pop. Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, a flat back, most with incurved sides." The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and in the Americas. A 3,300-year-old stone carving of a Hittite bard playing a stringed instrument is the oldest iconographic representation of a chordophone and clay plaques from Babylonia show people playing an instrument that has a strong resemblance to the guitar, indicating a possible Babylonian origin for the guitar.
The modern word guitar, its antecedents, has been applied to a wide variety of chordophones since classical times and as such causes confusion. The English word guitar, the German Gitarre, the French guitare were all adopted from the Spanish guitarra, which comes from the Andalusian Arabic قيثارة and the Latin cithara, which in turn came from the Ancient Greek κιθάρα. Which comes from the Persian word "sihtar"; this pattern of naming is visible in setar and sitar. The word "tar" at the end of all of these words is a Persian word that means "string". Many influences are cited as antecedents to the modern guitar. Although the development of the earliest "guitars" is lost in the history of medieval Spain, two instruments are cited as their most influential predecessors, the European lute and its cousin, the four-string oud. At least two instruments called "guitars" were in use in Spain by 1200: the guitarra latina and the so-called guitarra morisca; the guitarra morisca had a rounded back, wide fingerboard, several sound holes.
The guitarra Latina had a narrower neck. By the 14th century the qualifiers "moresca" or "morisca" and "latina" had been dropped, these two cordophones were referred to as guitars; the Spanish vihuela, called in Italian the "viola da mano", a guitar-like instrument of the 15th and 16th centuries, is considered to have been the single most important influence in the development of the baroque guitar. It had six courses, lute-like tuning in fourths and a guitar-like body, although early representations reveal an instrument with a cut waist, it was larger than the contemporary four-course guitars. By the 16th century, the vihuela's construction had more in common with the modern guitar, with its curved one-piece ribs, than with the viols, more like a larger version of the contemporary four-course guita
Avraham Shabsi Hakohen Friedman better known by his stage name, Avraham Fried, is a popular musical entertainer in the Orthodox Jewish community. Fried was encouraged towards a music career by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the rebbe of Lubavitch, Mordechai Ben David and producer Sheya Mendlowitz. Fried began his career with the release of his first album No Jew Will Be Left Behind in 1981; the title song was composed by Yossi Green and the song "Kel Hahodaos" was written by Rabbi Boruch Chait / Kol Salonica. Fried went on to collaborate with Green on eight albums. Green is credited with some of Fried's biggest hits, including "Aderaba", "Tanya", "Didoh Bei". In summer 2009, Fried made a concert tour in Israel where he introduced Israeli singer and composer Chanan Yovel and featured the songs "Rak T'filla" and "U'Nesane Tokef", his first DVD was released in December 2009. His music is categorized as pop Jewish music, similar to Mordechai ben David and tends to integrate many styles of popular music, including pop and jazz, with Jewish lyrics and themes.
He has a few "cantor" style songs on most of his albums, as well as many songs written in Yiddish. He sings his Yiddish songs with a Chabad flavor. Fried's grandfather, Rabbi Meir Yisroel Isser Friedman, was the Rav of Krenitz, a renowned halakhist and Sanzer Hasid. After World War II he resided in Brooklyn, his father, Yaakov Moshe Friedman, OBM, was a Hasid of the Rebbe of Bluzhov, worked as an administrator at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Crown Heights for 40 years. Fried is the youngest of eight children of the Friedman family, he has two sisters. Fried and his siblings were all educated in Lubavitcher institutions, his brothers are all involved in Chabad outreach. Benzion and Eliyahu are shlichim in Overland Park and Safed, respectively. Yossi works at Shlomo at Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch. Two sisters, Feige Green in Florida and Ita Marcus in California, are engaged in outreach, his nephews include Jewish singers Benny Friedman, Eli Marcus & Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus of 8th Day, Simche Friedman.
Fried and his wife have six children and they live in Crown Heights. He is a Kohen. No Jew Will Be Left Behind The Time Is Now Forever One You're Never Alone Melaveh Malka with Avraham Fried Goodbye Golus Around the Year Volume 2 The Good Old Days We Are Ready Around the Year Volume 3 Aderaba Yiddish Gems Volume 1 Hebrew Gems Volume 1 Shtar Hatna'im Yiddish Gems Volume 2 Hebrew Gems Volume 2 Bracha V'Hatzlacha Im Eshkachaich Yerushalayim Hupp Cossack! All the Best Chazak The Baal Shem Tov's Song My Fellow Jew - Yochid V'rabim Avraham Fried Live! Avinu Malkeinu Bein Kach U'vein Kach Niggunim of Zeide Friedman Yankel Yankel 30 Hits, One Collection Live In Israel Keep Climbing Ah Mechayeh! Bring The House Down Kama Tov Shenifgashnu 1971: Eliyohu Hanovee and V'hu Rachum 1971:V'nikeisi Damam 1972: Hakshiva 1976: V'hi Sheamdah 1980: A Moment of Meditation & Gam Ki Eileich 1981: V'hu K'chasan & Asher Bara/Chaim Shetehei Banu 1981: Hodu Lahashem & Bo'ee V'shalom 1982: Shuvi Nafshi, Habot'chim, Pikudei & Mi Ho'ish 1983: Al Kein Tzion 1985: His'halelu, Stoliner Niggun, & Hashem's the World 1984: Pikudei Hashem & Ki L'cha Tov 1987: Kol Rina & Keili Atah 1987: Prok Yas Anach & Racheim B'chasdecha 2002: Aleh Katan Sheli 2003: Moriah 2005: Ani Choshev Aleichem 2007: Galei 2008: Ma Oshiv 2008: Ge'ulah Sheleimah 2008: Hesech Hada'as 2009: Rak T'filla 2009: Haazinu 2009: The Song of Miracles 2010: Ki Hirbeisa 2010: Kinor 2010: Bar Yochai 2010: Hu Yivneh Bayis 2011: Kama Tov Shenifgashnu 2014: Racheim 2014: Oid Oid Oid 2015: Boruch Haba 2015: Ptach Libcha 2015: Greit Zich 2016: Riboin Ho'olomim 2016: V'zakeinu 2016: Ata V'chartonu & Kad Yasvun 2016: Shuva Hashem 2017: Maher 2017: Al Hasela 2017: The Beinoni, Arba Bavos & Nyeh Zhuritze 2018: Pikudei Hashem 2018: Mizmor L'soda
Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim in ensembles known as kapelye, the genre consisted of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. In the United States the genre evolved as Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, who arrived between 1880 and 1924, came into contact with American jazz. During the initial years after the klezmer revival of the 1970s, the American sub-variety was what most people knew as klezmer, although in the 21st century musicians began paying more attention to the "original" pre-jazz traditions as revivalists including Josh Horowitz, Yale Strom and Bob Cohen have spent years doing field research in Eastern/Central Europe. Additionally immigrants from the Soviet Union, such as German Goldenshtayn, took their surviving repertoires to the United States and Israel in the 1980s. Compared with most other European folk-music styles, little is known about the history of klezmer music, much of what is said about it remains uncertain.
There is however, a heavy influence of Romani Music, which makes sense since many Jews and Roma lived side by side in Europe. The term klezmer comes from a combination of Hebrew words: kli, meaning "tool, or utensil" and zemer, meaning "to make music". Klezmer referred to musical instruments, was extended to refer, as a pejorative, to musicians themselves. From the 16th to 18th centuries, it replaced older terms such as leyts, it was not until the late 20th century that the word came to identify a musical genre. Early 20th century recordings and writings most refer to the style as "Yiddish" music, although it is sometimes called Freilech music; the first recordings to use the term "klezmer" to refer to the music were The Klezmorim's East Side Wedding and Streets of Gold in 1977/78, followed by Andy Statman and Zev Feldman's Jewish Klezmer Music in 1979. Klezmer is identifiable by its characteristic expressive melodies, reminiscent of the human voice, complete with laughing and weeping; this is not a coincidence.
A number of dreydlekh, such as krekhts are used to produce this style. Various musical styles influenced traditional klezmer music; the strongest and most enduring is Romanian music. Klezmer musicians heard and adapted traditional Romanian music, reflected in the dance forms found throughout surviving klezmer music repertoire The Bible has several descriptions of orchestras and Levites making music, but after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, many Rabbis discouraged musical instruments. However, the importance of merrymaking at weddings was not diminished, musicians came forth to fill that niche, klezmorim; the first klezmer known by name was Yakobius ben Yakobius, a player of the aulos in Samaria in the 2nd century CE. The earliest written record of the klezmorim is in the 15th century, it is unlikely that they played music recognizable as klezmer today since the style and structure of klezmer as we know it today is thought to have come from 19th century Bessarabia, where the bulk of today's traditional repertoire was written.
Klezmorim based much of their secular instrumental music upon the devotional vocal music of the synagogue, in particular cantorial music. So, klezmorim—along with other entertainers—were looked down on by Rabbis because of their secular traveling lifestyle. Klezmorim travelled and played with Romani musicians, because they occupied similar social strata, they had a great influence on each other musically and linguistically. Klezmorim were respected for their musical abilities and diverse repertoire, but they were by no means restricted to playing klezmer, they sometimes played for Christian churches and local aristocracy, taught some Italian classical violin virtuosos. Like other professional musicians, klezmorim were limited by authorities. In Ukraine they were banned from playing loud instruments, until the 19th century. Hence musicians took up the violin and other stringed instruments; the first musician to play klezmer in European concerts, Josef Gusikov, played a type of xylophone which he invented and called a "wood and straw instrument".
It was laid out like a cymbalom, attracted comments from Felix Mendelssohn and Liszt. Around 1855 under the reign of Alexander II of Russia, Ukraine permitted loud instruments; the clarinet started to replace the violin as the instrument of choice. A shift towards brass and percussion happened when klezmorim were conscripted into military bands; as Jews left Eastern Europe and the shtetls, klezmer spread throughout the globe, to the United States as well as to Canada and Argentina. The klezmer tradition was not maintained much by U. S. Jews. In the 1920s, clarinetists Dave Tarras and Naftule Brandwein caused a brief, influential revival, but Hankus Netsky has noted that "few of the performers of this era referred to themselves as klezmorim, the term is found nowhere in any Jewish instrumental recording of the time." (The soprano Isa Kremer was a popular exponent of Yiddish song internationally during the firs
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression, it emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes and response vocals and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms"; as jazz spread around the world, it drew on national and local musical cultures, which gave rise to different styles. New Orleans jazz began in the early 1910s, combining earlier brass-band marches, French quadrilles, biguine and blues with collective polyphonic improvisation.
In the 1930s arranged dance-oriented swing big bands, Kansas City jazz, a hard-swinging, improvisational style and Gypsy jazz were the prominent styles. Bebop emerged in the 1940s, shifting jazz from danceable popular music toward a more challenging "musician's music", played at faster tempos and used more chord-based improvisation. Cool jazz developed near the end of the 1940s, introducing calmer, smoother sounds and long, linear melodic lines; the 1950s saw the emergence of free jazz, which explored playing without regular meter and formal structures, in the mid-1950s, hard bop emerged, which introduced influences from rhythm and blues and blues in the saxophone and piano playing. Modal jazz developed in the late 1950s, using the mode, or musical scale, as the basis of musical structure and improvisation. Jazz-rock fusion appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, combining jazz improvisation with rock music's rhythms, electric instruments, amplified stage sound. In the early 1980s, a commercial form of jazz fusion called smooth jazz became successful, garnering significant radio airplay.
Other styles and genres abound in the 2000s, such as Afro-Cuban jazz. The origin of the word "jazz" has resulted in considerable research, its history is well documented, it is believed to be related to "jasm", a slang term dating back to 1860 meaning "pep, energy". The earliest written record of the word is in a 1912 article in the Los Angeles Times in which a minor league baseball pitcher described a pitch which he called a "jazz ball" "because it wobbles and you can't do anything with it"; the use of the word in a musical context was documented as early as 1915 in the Chicago Daily Tribune. Its first documented use in a musical context in New Orleans was in a November 14, 1916 Times-Picayune article about "jas bands". In an interview with NPR, musician Eubie Blake offered his recollections of the slang connotations of the term, saying, "When Broadway picked it up, they called it'J-A-Z-Z', it wasn't called that. It was spelled'J-A-S-S'; that was dirty, if you knew what it was, you wouldn't say it in front of ladies."
The American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Twentieth Century. Jazz is difficult to define because it encompasses a wide range of music spanning a period of over 100 years, from ragtime to the rock-infused fusion. Attempts have been made to define jazz from the perspective of other musical traditions, such as European music history or African music, but critic Joachim-Ernst Berendt argues that its terms of reference and its definition should be broader, defining jazz as a "form of art music which originated in the United States through the confrontation of the Negro with European music" and arguing that it differs from European music in that jazz has a "special relationship to time defined as'swing'". Jazz involves "a spontaneity and vitality of musical production in which improvisation plays a role" and contains a "sonority and manner of phrasing which mirror the individuality of the performing jazz musician". In the opinion of Robert Christgau, "most of us would say that inventing meaning while letting loose is the essence and promise of jazz".
A broader definition that encompasses different eras of jazz has been proposed by Travis Jackson: "it is music that includes qualities such as swing, group interaction, developing an'individual voice', being open to different musical possibilities". Krin Gibbard argued that "jazz is a construct" which designates "a number of musics with enough in common to be understood as part of a coherent tradition". In contrast to commentators who have argued for excluding types of jazz, musicians are sometimes reluctant to define the music they play. Duke Ellington, one of jazz's most famous figures, said, "It's all music." Although jazz is considered difficult to define, in part because it contains many subgenres, improvisation is one of its defining elements. The centrality of improvisation is attributed to the influence of earlier forms of music such as blues, a form of folk music which arose in part from the work songs and field hollers of African-American slaves on plantations; these work songs were structured around a repetitive call-and-response pattern, but early blues was improvisational.
Classical music performance is evaluated more by its fidelity to the musical score, with less attention given to interpretation and accompaniment. The classical performer's goal is to play the composition. In contrast, jazz is characterized by the product of i
Universal CityWalk is the name shared by the entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme parks of Universal Parks & Resorts. CityWalk began as an expansion of Universal's first park, Universal Studios Hollywood, serves as an entrance plaza from the parking lots to the theme parks. CityWalk can be found at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan. CityWalk Hollywood and CityWalk Orlando have some common tenants, but their respective architectural styles are quite different. Where CityWalk Hollywood incorporates a classic modern blend of Hollywood, CityWalk Orlando is entirely modern in appearance. City walk is separate from Universal Studios Hollywood it serves as an entrance from the parking lot that does lead to Universal Studios. Inspiration came from the Horton Plaza according to Jon Jerde, the architecture of City Walk Hollywood tries to capture the architecture found all over Los Angeles. Universal CityWalk Hollywood is a three-block entertainment, shopping promenade.
It has more than 30 places to eat, a 19-screen movie theater featuring IMAX,7 night spots, indoor skydiving and more than 30 stores. Designed by Jon Jerde, CityWalk opened in May 1993 adjacent to the Cineplex Odeon cinema. A $1 billion, 93,000 sq ft. expansion opened in 2000. Planning done by Jerde Associates. CityWalk's central plaza is topped by a 170-foot radial trelis designed and built by Pearce Structures; the courtyard features a leaping fountain, created by WET. A huge television monitor brought in by Panasonic, is located above the multiplex, showing upcoming Universal movie releases, music videos, NBCUniversal promotions stands next to the giant guitar towering over the Hard Rock Cafe. Street performers are a common sight. "5 Towers" is an interactive outdoor concert venue on Universal CityWalk, featuring a technologically advanced staging system. The stage is equipped with thousands of LED fixtures, motion capture sensors, five soaring 42-foot light tower sculptures, a massive video monitor, a state-of-the-art audio system.
The new staging system serves as the structural artistic centerpiece for CityWalk. It features live music; the Universal CityWalk in Orlando opened in 1999 as one component of the expansion that transformed Universal Studios Florida into today's Universal Orlando Resort. It was built over entrance. Guests arriving at the resort park in one of two multi-story parking structures travel via covered moving sidewalks over Universal Boulevard into CityWalk. From there, guests can proceed into either of the theme parks: Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. Hard Rock Cafe Orlando – This is the second Hard Rock Café built on Universal property; the first café was built near the Psycho house, Bates Motel, E. T. Adventure, Fievel's Playland. Although the first café was considered to be one of the largest in the chain, the company closed down the restaurant to reopen in an bigger facility and alongside Hard Rock Live in the CityWalk section; the old Hard Rock Café building was demolished in October 2011.
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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Live bands take to the restaurant's stage to perform every evening. Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf – A miniature golf course harkening back to 50's era drive-in movies; the facility has two different and intricately themed courses: "The Haunting of Ghostly Greens" and "Invaders from Planet Putt-Putt". Opened in March 2012. Tommy Bahama BMG Gear Candy Smith CityWalk Hub Store P! Q Fossil, Inc. Fresh Produce The Smuggler’s Hold Quiet Flight Surf Shop Universal Studios Store Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company NASCAR Cafe Kiddie Carousel NBA City Element Skateboards Emeril's Restaurant Orlando Family Feud Live Red Lobster nolboo Ganko Shinobuan Inaba Wako Shabu Sai YAKINIKU KARUBIN CHAMP FUGETSU USA Gottie's BEEF Pommenoki Fujin Raijin RA-MEN Kamakura Pasta Kobe Motomachi Doria Moana Kitchen Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Hard Rock Cafe Kushiro Monogatari BISTRO 309 T. G. I. Friday's AEN TABLE Kyoto Katsugyu Daikisuisan Kaitensushi MOS BURGER FUNFUN POPCORN PAPA Moomin Stand MOMI&TOY'S 551 HORAI PIZZA NAPOLETANO Kineya Mugimaru Romaken ST-MARC CAFÉ EDION NOSTALGIA MUSEUM ROCK SHOP Little Osaka LAWSON - convenience store chain Matsumoto Kiyoshi - drug s
Benny Friedman (singer)
Benzion Hakohen "Benny" Friedman is an American Hasidic Jewish singer. Professionally trained in voice, he rose to prominence on the contemporary Jewish religious music scene with his first album in 2009, his biggest hit to date is the song "ivri anochi", covered by numerous Jewish musical artists. Singing in Hebrew, Friedman tours extensively and appears in music videos, he views his music with the goal of drawing Jews closer to Judaism. Benny Friedman was born in St. Paul, where his father, Rabbi Manis Friedman, was a Chabad shaliach, he is one of ten brothers. His uncle is Orthodox Jewish singing superstar Avraham Fried. At the age of twelve Benny was sent to learn at the Lubavitcher yeshiva in Postville, where he boarded in the home of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin. At age 15 he traveled to Israel to study in the Lubavitcher yeshiva in Sefad, he worked as a Chabad shaliach in Tucson, Arizona for several years. He resides in Brooklyn; as a child, Friedman enjoyed singing at the family Shabbat table and listening to the CDs of Avraham Fried, Mordechai Ben David, Moshe Yess.
He was comfortable performing in front of audiences. After his bar mitzvah he began performing in Orthodox Jewish summer camps in the Catskill Mountains. S. Europe, Israel during his vacations from yeshiva. Before his marriage, Friedman trained for four years with voice coach Seth Riggs in California. During that time, he created a show called "Judaism: The Song and the Story", which toured the West Coast for several years running. Friedman came to national attention with the release of his first solo album, produced by Avi Newmark, in 2009. Afterward he began singing at Jewish weddings, he was a guest vocalist on the 2011 album Nagila V'Nismicha, singing with the Nagilah Orchestra. His second solo album, Yesh Tikvah: Dawn of Moshiach produced by Newmark, made a splash in the Orthodox Jewish world with its title track, "Yesh Tikvah"; the Hebrew-language song encouraging hope and faith was co-written by Ari Goldwag and Miriam Israeli. The song earned a mention in an editorial in the Yated Ne'eman Orthodox Jewish newspaper, a paper not known for music reviews.
"Yesh Tikvah" has been covered by numerous major Orthodox Jewish singers and choirs and was rendered into Yiddish by the Yedidim Choir. In 2013 Friedman released his first spinoff album B'nei Heichala: A Shabbos with Benny Friedman, which includes traditional and modern Shabbat zemirot; this album was produced by Sruly Meyer In 2014, he released his third solo album, Kol Haneshama Sheli.in 2016, Benny released a new album with 13 original songs, titled Fill The World With Light. Friedman has performed on three fund-raising singles: "Chasoif", a free download supporting the rebuilding of the Chabad house damaged in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, families of the victims. In 2014 Friedman sang on the album Shir, a collection of 18 songs composed by Shlomo Rechnitz and performed by the leading musical artists in the Orthodox Jewish world; the artists all donated their talents, proceeds from album sales will benefit the Keren Shviis Fund, which supports Israeli farmers keeping the laws of Shmita. Friedman was a headliner at HASC 24, "A Time for Duets", singing both solo and in duets with his uncle, Avraham Fried.
Friedman performs at Chabad events. In 2009 he was the guest vocalist at the first anniversary memorial for the Chabad shluchim murdered in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. In 2013 he sang for both adults and youth at the annual Kinus HaShluchim Conference in New York City. In December 2013 he sang the national anthem at the first Jewish Heritage Night at a Brooklyn Nets game. In 2014 he performed at a Chasdei Soul II Soul concert to benefit special-needs students in Crown Heights. Friedman's music is categorized as pop Jewish music, he sings in Hebrew. Friedman appears in music videos to promote his songs; the 2012 "Yesh Tikvah" music video has him singing against a nighttime cityscape and moving to a sunny field to the accompaniment of a chorus of children. In the 2013 music video for "Maaleh Ani", Friedman sings by the Malibu, California coastline while a guitarist, bass guitarist, drummer play underwater in a swimming pool. Friedman jumps into the pool clothed in his trademark black dress suit, white shirt, tie – clapping and playing air guitar with the band.
Taamu Yesh Tikvah – Dawn of Moshiach Kol Haneshama Sheli – With All My Soul Fill The World With Light Nagila V'Nismicha with the Nagilah Orchestra B'nei Heichala – A Shabbos with Benny Friedman Chasoif - with Yitzy Spinner and Yisroel Werdyger Berachamim - with Ari Goldwag Mi Shemaamin Light One Candle Kulam Sharim B'sefer Chaim V'haarev Na - with Baruch Levine Lichtig un Varem HASC 24 - A Time For Duets, 2011 The Music We Love, 2012 Kumzing 2, 2012 Simchas