“Gospel Shabbat” Choir Sings Hallelujah For King

by Brian Slattery | Jan 21, 2019 1:01 am | Comments (1)

On Friday afternoon, the 51-member choir on the bima of Congregation B’nai Jacob had just torn through the gospel song “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy” and was now tackling an uptempo version of “We Shall Overcome.” Choir members started with singing and clapping.

Something wasn’t quite working. Angela Clemmons, directing the choir, stopped them.

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3 Kings Bring Joys and Toys To Casa Otonal

by Allan Appel | Jan 7, 2019 7:30 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoMayor Toni Harp officially Friday afternoon greeted King Melchior (aka Joey Rodriguez), one of the Three Kings who arrived at Casa Otonal on Sylvan Street in the Hill to get a jump start on celebrating Three Kings Day.

The holiday marks the arrival of the kings to behold Baby Jesus in Bethlehem— and is also known as Epiphany. (Its official day of celebration was Sunday.)

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