Israelis have been in love with Canadian-born singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who passed away this week at the age of 82. It all goes back to the time Cohen sang for Israeli troops during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
You may know him as the cranky lawyer from the '90s TV series "Picket Fences." But he got his first break as a child star in the Yiddish theater in Brooklyn. Fyvush Finkel died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93.
The king of Colombian Vallenato folk music died over the weekend, but Diomedes Diaz' traditional songs will live on. Diaz will be remembered in Colombia for his accordion-laced tunes, but also for his larger than life personality — and his criminal record.
Former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon has died after spending nearly eight years in a coma that followed a stroke. Sharon was highly controversial — both loved and hated. And few individuals in recent memory have had as much of an influence on the recent history of the Middle East.
Mike O'Connor grew up on the US-Mexican border. After spending a career as a reporter in numerous conflict zones, O'Connor joined the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2009 and moved to Mexico City to work as advocate for press freedom. O'Connor died of a heart attack this week. Host Marco Werman speaks with the CPJ's Carlos Lauria about O'Connor's legacy.
Ariel Sharon was a giant of Israeli culture for many years. On Sunday, he finally died — after spending eight years in a coma. Israel cartoonist Amos Biderman loved Sharon, loved drawing him to be exact.
If you have ever watched Sid Caeser's standup, you might not understand a word but you certainly will laugh. The comedian was the master of double talk, mimicking the intonations of a language but not really speaking it.