Singer Regina Spektor to Appear in Israel This Summer

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Regina Spektor in a 2011 performance in Tel Aviv.
Regina Spektor in a 2011 performance in Tel Aviv.Credit: Tali Shani

Moscow-born American folk-rock vocalist Regina Spektor will be performing in Israel on August 19 at the amphitheater in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ra'anana.

The appearance is part of a concert tour following the release of Spektor's her seventh album, "Remember Us to Life," which has been met with positive critical review. Tickets for the Ra'anana concert, which went on sale on Tuesday, start at 209 shekels ($58).

Spektor, who last performed in Israel three years ago, was born in the Soviet Union to a Jewish family. She began playing piano at the age of 6. She and her family left the Soviet Union when she was 9 and ultimately settled in New York.

Spektor released her first album, "Songs," in 2002, but it was her next album, "Soviet Kitsch," in 2004, that provided the breakthrough in her career. With her third album, "Begun to Hope," she became well-known among fans of indie music around the world.

Her vocal work has been made its way onto television and film as theme songs, notably including "You've Got Time," on the television series "Orange is the New Black." Her cover version of the Beatles' song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," was featured in the animated movie "Kubo and the Two Strings."

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