Happy Purim!

“What’s that?” you say? Well, Purim is one of Judaism’s minor holidays, but a particularly joyous one, celebrating the events in The Book of Esther with a happy story to listen to in synagogue (and a chance to bang around and make all sorts of noise during, to boot), children–and some adults–romping around the streets


According to USA Today’s Idol Chatter blog, Jason has signed a new contract with Word Records (a Christian label that, like Atlantic, is part of the Warner Music Group). Caption: Singer/songwriter Jason Castro (bottom right) signs his recording contract with Word Records. (Photo © Tree Paine) Please note, however!: Jason, who says he hates getting