News in Brief

Eric Burdon may have been misunderstood

Eric Burdon, the former lead singer of 1960s British band The Animals, will definitely be appearing this Thursday at the Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina, despite announcing last week that he was cancelling the concert due to threatening emails. Yesterday it was announced that, despite the threats, he would perform alongside the Israeli band T-Slam as scheduled. Burdon, who was born in Newcastle in the North East of England, has has a decades-long career, including such classic hits as “The House of the Rising Sun” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”  (Ben Shalev)

Meir Shalev books top best-seller lists

Meir Shalev’s novel “Two She-Bears” and his children’s book “Vanilla on his Forehead, Strawberries on his Nose” top the three best-seller lists published by Haaretz – those of Steimatzky, Tzomet and the private bookstores. This is an exceptional situation, particularly given that the novel is not being included in the bookstores’ current discount offers and is selling for NIS 84. The children’s book, however, is part of the chains’ 1+1 sales. (Maya Sela)

Israel Museum exec to head photography institute

Photography historian and researcher Dr. Nissan Perez, the former chief curator of the Israel Museum’s photography department, has been named vice president of the Shpilman Institute of Photography, a nonprofit founded in 2010 to support scholarship and artistic projects that advance photography. Perez will be tasked with formulating cooperative ventures between the institute and similar institutes abroad. Perez, who left the Israel Museum last month, founded its photography department and headed it for three decades, curating 180 exhibitions. (Ellie Armon Azoulay)