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A Jewish music revolution

By Kevin Butler, Staff writer
LONG BEACH — More than 200 students from 37 colleges and universities are expected to descend on Long Beach this weekend to hear traditional Jewish music with a contemporary twist as part of the “Jewliciouscelebration.The youth-oriented event, organized by Beach Hillel, will include a Sunday night concert featuring Jewish hip-hop, heavy metal, and indie jam music. The concert is part of a conference from Feb. 17 to 20 that also includes a Friday night medieval feast and a screening of a documentary on Saturday.

“There has never been a show like this, in Long Beach for sure,” said Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of Beach Hillel, which serves students at Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College and other area institutions.