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Audio: Record Company President Ronny Vance Becomes Yeshiva Student

Ronny Vance talks about his days as president of Geffen and his life now in a Jerusalem yeshiva.
7/25/2010, 3:06 AM

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"I don't think Bel Biv DeVoe will be visiting me in yeshiva, " says Ronny Vance, former president of Geffen and Interscope, the largest record companies in the United States. The man who signed 2Pac, New Edition, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and countless other hits acts is now happy to spend his days learning in a Jerusalem yeshiva and helping Jewish-Israeli artists such as his former Shabbat guest Yonatan Razel, a young man he met on Birthright named DK Benjamin, and Israel's "next Johnny Carson, " Isaac Shiraz, who was recently featured on MTV.

Plus, awesome new music from Madboojah Project, Yosef Daniel, the Stadlin Twins, the Breslov Bar Band, the Levins, Hemi Rudner, and Pshutei Haam.


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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit http://IsraelBeat.blogspot.com
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