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Wednesday, October 29

We like a bit of spice in our entertainment. We wholeheartedly say, "Viva variety!" We like fresh takes on performance and yet we love traditional, classic style. We just never expected this. The Cantorial Caravan brings with it the best cantors, male and female, from across the country for a benefit concert. And with them comes amazing variation in talent and genre. Aside from being cantors (singers of liturgical music and sacred passages from the Jewish faith), some of these performers are accomplished in opera, musical theater performance and good ol' American pop. "There will be many songs of Israel, maybe some light opera. We'll have duets, trios, ensemble pieces with everything from liturgical music to Yiddish songs to Broadway numbers," says cantor David Propis, one of the performers. With experience on stage, television and radio and with a few albums under their belts in both secular and religious music, these cantors are accomplished performers with an appreciation for their gift of song. The cantors break the sound barrier at Congregation Beth Torah, 720 Lookout Drive, Richardson, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $50 and $25 (this is a benefit, so fork it over) with a $15 rate for students. Call 972-234-1542, ext. 221.

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