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Alicia Svigals w/author Evan Eisenberg, NYC, Jun 25, 2007

svigals singingAlicia Svigals with novelist Evan Eisenberg
Monday, June 25 at 8 pm
Ansche Chesed
251 W. 100th St. (at West End Ave).
On the roof if weather allows, indoors otherwise. Suggested contribution: $5.

Monday's show: A presentation of the Scribblers on the Roof series at Ansche Chesed.

Evan Eisenberg (The Recording Angel, The Ecology of Eden) will read selections from Mary Christ, a recently completed anti-historical novel, accompanied by klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals. He may also read a couple of his humor pieces from Time, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, or the New York Times. Also reading will be Elizabeth Frank, author of the novel Cheat and Charmer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of the poet Louise Bogan.

Alicia Svigals is the world's leading klezmer fiddler and a co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, with whom she performed for seventeen years. She has played with and written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, the late poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, Hasidic superstars Avraham Fried and Lipa Shmelzer, and many others. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America, PBS' Great Performances, on NPR's Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds, and on the soundtrack for the L-Word. She also has a busy party band, sought after for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.

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