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It’s not every day you come upon a Hasidic Jewish musician singing reggae about his religious devotion. But, in a nutshell, that describes Matisyahu. In 2006, he broke through with a top 10 hit and an album that sold more than half a million copies. In his early days, Matisyahu was Matthew Miller and he dropped out of high school to follow the band Phish. He spoke with WBHM’s Michael Krall about the lessons learned during that time, as well as his religion and his music…

Matisyahu performed at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sunday, August 28th.


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Woodfin says people without homes won’t be moved from public spaces for The World Games

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