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Katy Perry Visits Auschwitz

By Anne Cohen

Katy Perry took a break from the European leg of her “Prismatic World Tour” to visit Auschwitz on Wednesday. The pop star posted shared a picture of the concentration camp with her 15 million Instagram followers with the following caption:

“My heart was heavy today.
For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazi murdered about one and a half million men, women and children mainly Jews from various countries of Europe.
Auschwitz - Birkenau
1940-1945
‘>The one that does not remember history is bound to live through it again’ — George Santayana”

No selfies were involved, and for this we are thankful.

Instagram/Katy Perry

[h/t Tablet]

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Rolling Stones 'Excited' To Play Israel

By Anne Cohen

Listen up, Israel: The Rolling Stones are excited to see you.

A video released by the band, on Tuesday shows guitarist Ronnie Wood saying: “We are so excited to be playing Tel Aviv on June the 4th. We can’t wait to be there, and we can’t wait to see you all in the park.”

Squeal!

The band has resumed its 14-country world tour, which was suspended in March after the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott. First stop: Oslo, where they first played on tour back in 1965.

The Rolling Stones will be appearing at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on June 4. Israeli fans can request songs via the band’s website or mobile app.

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Leonard Cohen Reschedules Show For High Holidays

By Anne Cohen

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Leonard Cohen

Sorry British fans! You won’t get to see Leonard Cohen dip apples in honey onstage.

The Canadian performer has reportedly rescheduled shows in Leeds and London after he realized that the dates fell on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the BBC reported.

A statement released on behalf of the 78-year-old and promoter AEG apologized “deeply for the inconvenience.” Cohen will now be playing the First Direct Arena in Leeds on 7 September and the 02 Arena in London on 15 September.

In case you were wondering, Rosh Hashanah falls on September 5-6 and Yom Kippur is on September 14. Don’t be late!

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Streisand Offered Up To $4.5 Million for Israel Performance

By Lauren F. Friedman

If anything can be had for a price, then Barbra Streisand — the best-selling female recording artist in history, who to some will always be Yentl — just might make a stop in Israel. Ynetnews is reporting that producers are offering the peerless Barb up to $4.5 million for a single performance on Jewish soil.

Her aides were recently in Israel to consider the option, but the plans for her tour are not yet set.

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