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Golem w/Black Bear Combo, Chicago, IL, 11 Feb 2010

GolemGolem Rocks! w/ Black Bear Combo
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Martyrs
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

Adv. Tickets: $10 until 12/30 then $12 until 1/15 $15
www.ticketweb.com

presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center * Martyr's * Global Groove Chicago

November 24, 1912

Judith Brin Ingber solo @ Choreographers' Evening, Minneapolis, MN, 24 Nov 2012

posterIt’s 40 Years since Judith created the
Choreographers' Evening

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$22 ($18 Walker members)

Come see a revival of Judith’s solo “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” from the first Choreographers’ Evening at Walker Art Center, danced by the extraordinary performer Megan McClellan accompanied by Jim Miller on the flute and Judith reading the poem that inspired her. It’s 40 years since Judith curated the first Choreographers’ Evening and it’s still going strong! Grab your friends and come see her solo plus other snappy samples of our thriving and diverse MN dance scene.

This year's version of the annual favorite, curated by Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully, features work by Judith Brin Ingber, Christ Up Dance Crew, Michael Engel, Emily King & Ryan Underbakke, Blake Nellis, Luke Olson-Elm, Rosy Simas, Joanne Spencer, Third Coast Collective, and Voice of Culture

June 20, 2003

Musical Shabbat in Chicago, IL, Jun 20

Michael Meltzer and Michael Rubin (M&M) will be leading an All Music Shabbat Service this Friday starting at 8PM (yes, really at 8PM). WHEN: This Friday, June 20 at 8.00 p.m. WHERE: Makom Shalom, 637 S. Dearborn in Chicago (Printer's Row) QUESTIONS? Call 312-913-9030 or e-mail merubin@attbi.com or michaelmeltzer@sbcglobal.net

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July 27, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Kirtland, OH, Jul 27

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Little Mountain Folk Festival,
KIRTLAND, Ohio.
noon.
440-255-8979.

August 14, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, Aug 14

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Wiley Middle School,
University Heights, OH
7:30 p.m.
concert. free.
216-932-7800.

August 15, 2003

Isle of Klezbos, Michigan, Aug 15

Isle of Klezbos
Friday, August 15th
Michigan Womens Music Festival (Aug 12-17)
Friday Night Stage, 8pm
Our third time at Mich!
Women-only festival
www.michfest.com

September 7, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Grand Rapids, MI, Sep 7

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Jewish Community Council,
Grand Rapids Mich.
7:30 p.m. concert. $.
616-281-4079.

October 3, 2003

Shabbos Shuvah meditation, Chicago, IL, Oct 3

CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBOS SHUVAH -
A Journey Using Torah, Music, and Meditation

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Three-quarters through the Ten Days of Awe, Shabbos
Shuvah is one of the penultimate Friday nights of the year.

This Friday night at Makom Shalom, Michael Meltzer, Michael
Rubin and Steve Lipton will co-facilitate a journey of exploration
in and through the idea of "Teshuvah" using Torah, music,
and meditation.

Come prepared for a journey deep into the heart of the
essence of the High Holydays. Teshuvah can mean "turn back"
or "return" -- prepare to "return again" to your Self.

details...
CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBOS SHUVAH -
A Journey Using Torah, Music, and Meditation

Makom Shalom
637 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
312.913.9030 or www.makomshalom.com

what to bring...
- An open mind
- An open heart
- Comfortable clothes
- A drum, rhythm instrument or toy
- A meditation pillow or comfortable cushion to sit on

October 17, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 17

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Fri. Oct. 17,
Fairmount Temple,
Beachwood, OH
7:30 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
216-464-1330.

October 18, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Oct 18, Cleveland Hts, OH

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Sat. Oct. 18,
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Heights, OH
7:15 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
216-371-2244.

Teresa Tova, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Oct 18

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 18th 2003
Vivace Festival
(248) 788-9338
7 PM
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

October 19, 2003

Pharaoh's Daughter, Chicago, IL, Oct 19

Who: Pharaohs Daughter
What: Eclectic Jewish Middle Eastern Fusion
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo (South Loop)
When: 8:30 pm* Sunday, October 19, 2003 *1 hour after end of Simchat Torah
Admission: $10 in advance or for Spertus Institute members, $12 at the door

Advance tickets available at www.ticketweb.com, or at retail outlets: HotHouse, Rosenblums Judaica, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

KFAR Jewish Arts Center stimulates, promotes and produces the next generation of Jewish expression. Hebrew for village, KFAR builds community by igniting a symbiotic relationship between audiences and artists to give voice to new perspectives on our heritage and create an alternative conduit to Jewish culture. Visit www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543.

November 6, 2003

Klezmerica, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 6

As you may know, the Dakota Bar & Grill has moved to downtown Minneapolis at 10th & Nicollet, just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Klezmerica will be celebrating the move by performing at the new Dakota this Thursday evening, November 6, from 8:30 PM until 12:30. There will be a $10 cover. For more information, people can phone (612) 332-1010.

The Dakota is one of America's foremost jazz venues and one of the Twin Cities' finest restaurants. Virtually every major jazz musician has performed there. Roy Hargrove called it "the most comfortable jazz club in the world for musicians and audiences."

As it happens, the national Reform Jewish movement will be holding its Biennial Convention just a few blocks away, at the Minneapolis Convention Center Wednesday, November 5 through Sunday morning, November 9. Thousands from across the U.S. and beyond will be attending. Klezmerica has been selected to open the convention with a brief "Welcome to Minnesota" performance Wednesday night, November 5, in the Convention Center. It may be that someone you know who is here for the convention might also want to hear more of our music after their convention participation ends on Thursday evening.

November 21, 2003

Maxwell St Klezmer, Chicago, IL, Nov 21

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Nov 21 2003
Friday 11:30 AM
Holiday Concert
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, IL

December 3, 2003

Lubet, Brin-Ingber, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Dec 3

Alex Lubet writes to the Jewish-music list:

If you're anywhere near the Twin Cities, you may want to check out my
next gig 12/3, 730 pm, at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Mendota Heights, a
performance with my long-time collaborator, dancer/choreographer Judith
Brin-Ingber. I'll be doing my Ani Maamin and Maoz Tzur for guitar and
Shabbat Ha-Malkah for bass. Together, J and I will perform Hannelore
and our newest collaboration, Footnotes. Judith will perform Bari
Simone and Sarah, the latter featuring vocalist Amy (Yes, she's Jewish!)
Olson.

Most of the program is a tribute to Jewish women, a project-in-progress
that will eventually include exclusively original repertoire devoted to
our moms, sisters, partners, and female friends. Proud to say that the
dude of the duo came up with the idea (while watching a Seinfeld rerun
and getting tired of the way Jews are depicted in American pop culture
exclusively as something less than we are, a position I think hurts
women even more than men).

December 6, 2003

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL, Dec 6

Sarah AroesteCatch the Sarah Aroeste Band in Chicago:

Saturday, December 6
9 PM
HotHouse
31 E. Balbo
(South Loop)
$10 advance / $12 at door
(21 and over)
www.hothouse.com

The Ladino rock sound featuring:

Sarah Aroeste: Vocals

Yoel Ben-Simhon, Musical Director and oud, guitar, piano, backup vocals
Alan Cohen: Electric guitar
Emmanuel Mann: Electric Bass
Liron Peled: Drums, percussion

December 19, 2003

Laurie Sucher, Chicago, IL, Dec 19

The Laurie Sucher Klezmer Trio
with Jim Cox, bassist and Gaili Mangurten, pianist
in
A Chanukah Celebration
at the Randolph Street Cafe
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington, Chicago
at 12:15 P.M.
on Friday, December 19th
free, lunch available at the site

December 20, 2003

Judas Maccabeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 20

For most of its 33 years of existence the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music has sponsored an annual Chanukah choral festival. This year we begin a new tradition in collaboration with the suburban University City Symphony Orchestra - a "Judas Maccabeus" sing-along. Taking place (this year) at United Hebrew Congregation on December 20th, the combined choirs of most of the city's Jewish congregations will collaborate with the Orchestra, directed by Dr. Leon Burke, III, with solos sung by members of the Circle. Audience members may purchase a score for $18 which serves as a ticket for this and all future years, and then may sing along with the on-bima choir.

In researching the program notes I've become further surprised at the story of Handel's writing such a Jewish oratorio. "Messiah" notwithstanding, the vast majority of Handel's oratorios are on subjects from Tanach - "Old Testament" to him - "Deborah," "Israel in Egypt," "Joseph and His Brethren," etc. And "Judas Maccabeus" goes even one step further by NOT being of O.T. provenance, and hence lacking even that relevance for Christians. Apparently there was a political metaphor - a recently suppressed revolution. But I prefer the apocryphal story that Handel was advised to compose for royalty and the aristocracy, but wanted to see seats filled in the theater, and so wrote for the Jews.

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Glencoe, IL, Dec 20

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Dec 20 2003
Saturday 7:00 PM / 8:00 PM
2 Hannukah Concerts Chicago Botanic Garden
Education Center
1000 Lake Cook Road
info: 847.835.5440 Glencoe, IL

December 25, 2003

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Chicago, IL, Dec 25

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Dec 25 2003
Thursday 11:00AM - 12:30PM Family Concert
"Something Else" Spertus Museum
618 S. Michigan Ave
Ticket sales: 312.922.9012 Chicago, IL

December 31, 2003

Maxwell Street Band, Highland Park, IL, Dec 31

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Thursday
New Years Eve 7:30 PM "First Night"
Highland Park Highland Park Community House
1991 Sherdan Road
Ticket Sales: 847.432.0867 Highland Park, IL

January 17, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Chicago, IL, Jan 17

Who: The Afro-Semitic Experience
What: Black/Jewish Jazz
Where: Anshe Emet, 3780 N Pine Grove (Broadway & Grace)
When: 8:00 pm Saturday, January 17, 2004
Tickets: $15
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543.

Music: www.kfarcenter.com/afromsemitic.html

KFAR Jewish Arts Center stimulates, promotes and produces the next generation of Jewish expression. Hebrew for village, KFAR builds community by igniting a symbiotic relationship between audiences and artists to give voice to new perspectives on our heritage and create an alternative conduit to Jewish culture. Visit www.kfarcenter.com.

January 18, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Evanston, IL, Jan 18

Sunday, January 18, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., Evanston, Illinois, for further info contact 773-550-1543 or www.kfarcenter.com

January 23, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Gambier, OH, Jan 23

Friday, January 23, David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo, Avadim Hayinu, interfaith Sabbath service ((6:30 PM, Brandi Recital Hall) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial concert (10 pm Rosse Concert Hall), Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, sponsored by the Kenyon College Hillel and Black Student Union, for further information please call: 740-427-5228.

January 24, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Toledo, OH, Jan 24

Saturday, January 24, David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo, Avadim Hayinu, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza, (corner Adams at St. Clair) Toledo, Ohio. For further information please call: 419-243-1231.

February 7, 2004

Moshe Skier, Chicago, Feb 7

Young Israel of West Rogers Park Melaveh Malkah featuring the Moshe Skier band. Sat Nite 2/7 at YIWRP, 2706 W Touhy, Chicago, 10 bucks.

February 8, 2004

Jewish drums, Chicago, Feb 8

Jewish drum circle- brought to you by the fine folks of Mitziut Chicago. Sunday, 1/8, 2-4 @ No Exit, 6970 N Glenwood, Chicago, Il. Come on down & bring something to bang on.

February 21, 2004

Sultana Sephardic Trio, Chicago, IL, Mar 14

Who: Sultana Sephardic Trio
Where: Sephardic Congregation, 1819 W. Howard Ave St. (California and Howard)
When: 7:00 pm Sunday, March 14, 2004
Tickets: $12
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

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February 26, 2004

"Music and War in Israel", Chicago, IL, Feb 26

Thursday, February 26

7:00 pm "Shir L'Shalom" An Adult Educational Opportunity. How does the popular culture of a nation offer a window into its past and its soul? Join us for an exploration and discussion of songs made popular during various military campaigns over Israel's short history. We will pay special attention to the ways these songs reflect the events and political sentiment of the people during that time period. Limited seating. RSVP JRC office 847-328-7678 or debra@jrc-evanston.org.

February 29, 2004

Chorale, Cantors, Milwaukee, WI, Feb 29

THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE
PRESENTS
'"SING A NEW SONG"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

3:00 in the afternoon
at
CONGREGATION SHALOM
7630 N. SANTA MONICA BL.

FEATURING THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE; "VOICES OF HARMONY", CANTORS: JERRY BERKOWITZ, DAVID BARASH, KAREN BERMAN, RUTH BERMAN-HARRIS, MITCHELL MARTIN, CANTORIAL SOLOISTS: ARLENE SPANIER,
DAVID BLUMBERG.
THE COMBINED CHILDREN'S CHOIR FROM BETH EL NER TAMID SYNAGOGUE, CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, CONGRGATION EMANU-EL(MILWAUKEE), CONGREGATION SINAI, CONGREGATION SHALOM AND THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL.
DIRECTED BY:
ENID BOOTZIN
ACCOMPANIST: NANCY WINSTON

TICKETS: DONATION: $10.00 EACH; $7.00 FOR SENIORS

DON'T MISS THIS SPECTACULAR EVENT!
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
CONTACT: DONNA NEUBAUER 414-354-5961 RED1NEUBS@sbcglobal.net

March 6, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mar 6

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. March 6, 7:15 p.m., Park Synagogue, Purim, Cleveland Hts. Free.

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Chicago, IL, Mar 6

band

Celebrate Purim with funky esoteric space klezmer
by The Rabbinical School Dropouts
When: 8:30 pm Saturday, March 6, 2004
Where: Lakeside Congregation, 1221 County Line, Highland Park.
Tickets: $15 at the door $12 in advance
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

March 7, 2004

Rabbinical School Dropouts celebrate Purim, Chicago, IL, Mar 7

band

The Rabbinical School Dropouts
When: 8:00 pm Sunday, March 7, 2004
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo, Chicago
Tickets: $15 at the door $12 in advance
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

March 10, 2004

Sultana Sephardic Trio, Chicago, IL, Mar 10

Who: Sultana Sephardic Trio
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo (South Loop)
When: 7:00 pm Wednesday March 10, 2004
Tickets: $9
Info: www.hothouse.net or call 312.362.9707

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March 13, 2004

Maxwell Street,Trio Mizan, Highland Park, IL, Mar 13

"Music From the Tent of Abraham"
Unique Program Unites Jews and Arabs

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Trio Mizan

Mar 13 2004
Saturday 8:00AM - 10:00PM Genesis at the Crossroads
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism,
1221 Lake-Cook Rd., Highland Park
Concert -- $20 in advance; $25 at door.
Educational Program -- Free.
Ticket sales: 847.432.7950 Chicago, IL
www.gatc.org/Events/events1.htm

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March 28, 2004

Cantor Edward R. Fogel Memorial Concert, St. Louis, MO, Mar 28

The St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will present its annual Cantor Edward R. Fogel Memorial Concert this coming Sunday afternoon, March 28th at 4:00 pm at B'nai El Congregation, 11411 North Outer Forty Drive in suburban St. Louis. Entitled "A Night at the Opera," it will contain solos and ensemble pieces from opera, operetta and even the movie of the same name, performed by the cantors, soloists, keyboard players and other musicians from most of the city's Reform and Conservative congregations.

Ed Fogel (zl) was hazzan of Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis for many years. Born in Uzbekistan, he grew up in Toronto, and as a teenager hitch-hiked to New York to attend Hebrew Union College. He was hired by Congregation Shaare Emeth after graduation and ordination, and later earned a master's degree from St. Louis Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music, and a past president of both the Circle and the American Conference of Cantors. In his long career he proved a versatile cantor, accompanying himself on the guitar, known as a comedian and as a teacher, he concertized and recorded extensively. He survived cancer in 1998, but passed away in 2002. Soon afterward the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music voted to dedicate its annual spring concert to his memory.

April 11, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL, Apr 11

Sarah Aroeste What: Ladino (Spanish-Jewish) Pop Rock
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo (South Loop)
When: 8:00 pm Sunday, April 11, 2004
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543.

Further info: www.saraharoeste.com

Klezmer Jam, Reading, MA, Apr 11

Klezmer Brunch:

April 11th -- a salute to Easter with macaroons and passover bagels! We are
back in Reading, Mass, although a different house, much bigger than mine,
with a nice piano. Right off I93, so NH folks, please come on down, again!
Details TBA!

Check our webpage at www.gis.net/~vovka0

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May 5, 2004

Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL, May 5

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wed., May 5, 7:30,
Dinner Concert,
Zhivago Restaurant,
9925 Gross Point Road,
(847) 982-1400
(no cover charge, $16 per person minimum food or drink order).

May 7, 2004

Silent Film showing w/Klezmer Score, Columbia, MO, May 7

Klezmer and Yiddish swing orchestra The People's Republic of Klezmerica
May 7, 2004, at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, MO:
Time: 8pm

$8 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
tel: (573)446-0608

will present their original score to "Pass the Gravy," enlivening our rediscovery of the agile and inspired silent comedian Max Davidson. Davidson was extremely popular in the late 1920s when he starred in a number of shorts at the Hal Roach Studios, playing the roles of Jewish tailors, pawnbrokers, and junk dealers. Nearly forgotten today, Davidson infused American slapstick with agile antics and a unique brand of Eastern European moxie. The original score, which combines early Yiddish swing, klezmer, vintage "photoplay" music, and popular melodies, may be the first Yiddish-themed work in the emerging trend of accompanying silent films.

May 16, 2004

Maxwell Street, Paletine, IL, May 16

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
May 16 2004
Sunday 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Children of Israel Concert - Fundraiser for Israeli terror victims
Public Welcome
Cotillion Banquet Hall
tickets: Rosa @ 847.215.2554
Adults $25, Seniors and Children $10 Paletine, IL

June 12, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Jun 12

Yiddishe Cup Sat. June 12, Parade the Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. noon. parade. free. 216-791-3900

June 13, 2004

Maxwell Street, Chicago, Jun 13

logoMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
June 13, 2004, Sunday
time TBA
Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival
Caldwell Woods,
Chicago, IL
www.jewishfestival.com

June 17, 2004

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, Jun 17

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
Chicago Children's Museum
June 17 2004
Thursday 6-6:45 PM Concert
Navy Pier
info: 312.46.7699 Chicago, IL
web: www.chichildrensmuseum.org

June 18, 2004

Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL, Jun 18

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
Chicago Children's Museum
June 18 2004
Friday 1:00 PM Concert
Navy Pier
info: 312.46.7699 Chicago, IL
web: www.chichildrensmuseum.org

June 20, 2004

Detroit Jewish Music Festival, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 21, 2004

Clarinet Summit 2004, South Bend, IN, Jun 21-26

Register now for "Clarinet Summit 2004". June 21-26 at Goshen College in Indiana

Don't miss this opportunity to spend six days studying the clarinet in-depth with master teacher Kalmen Opperman, world renowned virtuoso clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, klezmer scholar & artist Joel Rubin, and Dr. John Graulty, professor of clarinet and conducting at Goshen College.

All Summit sessions will be conducted in the brand new state-of-the-art Goshen College Music Center on the College's beautiful campus in northern Indiana, near South Bend.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. John P. Graulty
Goshen College
Music Department
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46256
Phone: (574) 535-7950
jgraulty@goshen.edu

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Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 22, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 23, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 24, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Detroit, MI, Jun 24

Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste
Detroit JCC, Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 24th
Center Music Fest 7:30 PM
600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield
Tickets: General Admission: $15, JCC Member Advance Price: $12
More info: www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Skokie, IL, Jun 24

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
June 24 2004
Thursday 7:30 PM Concert and Dinner Dance
Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie, IL (847) 982-1400
$16 PP minimum order, no cover charge, reservations recommended

June 25, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 26, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

June 27, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

July 1, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Jul 1

Yiddishe Cup
Thurs. July 1, 8 p.m., Cain Park, Alma Theater, Cleveland Hts.
$14 advance -- $16 day of show

www.cainpark.com

216-371-3000

July 3, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Dayton, OH, Jul 3

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. July 3 , Cityfolk Festival, Dayton, Ohio. 4 p.m. concert. free. 937-223-3655

July 4, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Dayton, OH, Jul 4

Yiddishe Cup
Sun. July 4, Cityfolk Festival, Dayton, Ohio. 1 p.m. concert. free. 937-223-3655

Maxwell Street, Chicago-area parades, Jul 4

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
At 10am, July 4th Parade, Central Street, Highland Park, IL
At 2pm, July 4th Parade, Central Street, Evanston, IL

July 7, 2004

Les Yeux Noirs, Philadelphia, Jul 7

Klezmer concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 7 @ 7:30

French for "The Black Eyes," this Paris-based octet, led by fiddlers Eric and Olivier Slabiak, offers an irresistible invitation to participate in some of the most rhythmic and emotional sounds emanating from any part of the world. Part gypsy, part klezmer, theirs is the music that has moved people to sing and dance around the world for centuries.

"In today's terminology, Les Yeux Noirs should have been the boyband of a lost era � eight of them, all performing, dancing, singing, powerhouses of entertainment, guaranteed to get the girls screaming and the masses on their feet." (Bangkok Post)

Tickets $25
215-893-1999
www.kimmelcenter.org

July 8, 2004

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Skokie, IL, Jul 8

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
Thursday, July 8 2004
7:30 PM Concert and Dinner Dance
Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie, IL (847) 982-1400
$16 PP minimum order, no cover charge, reservations recommended

July 18, 2004

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Evanston, IL, Jul 18

Chicago Children's MuseumMaxwell Street Klezmer Band
Sunday, July 18 2004
3:00-4:00 PM, Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church Street, Evanston

July 25, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Kirtland, OH, Jul 25

Yiddishe Cup
Sun. July 25, Little Mountain Folk Festival, Kirtland, Ohio. noon. concert. $. 440-255-8979.

July 28, 2004

Maxwell Street, River Grove, IL, Jul 28

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
July 28 2004, Wednesday
TBA PM
Village of River Grove Summer Concert
Gazebo at River Front Park
8600 W. Grand
River Grove, IL

August 5, 2004

Maxwell Street, Hoffman Estates, IL, Aug 5

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Aug 5 2004, Thursday
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Village of Hoffman Estates Summer Concert
Location TBA
info: Joan @ 847.885.7061
Hoffman Estates, IL

August 8, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Aug 8

Yiddishe Cup
Sun. Aug. 8, Jewish Federation Euclid Avenue Centennial Street Fair, Cleveland, OH. 1:45 p.m. concert. free. 216-566-9200.

August 19, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, Aug 19

Yiddishe Cup
Thurs. Aug. 19, Wiley Middle School, University Heights, Ohio. 7 p.m. concert. free. 216-932-7800.

August 23, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Lakeside, OH, Aug 23

Yiddishe Cup
Mon. Aug. 23, 8:15 p.m., Lakeside Ass'n, Hoover Aud., Lakeside OH. $.

August 28, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL Aug 28

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Sat.-Sun. August 28th-29th
Chicago, IL
3 PM both days
Genesis at the Crossroads
"From the Middle-East to the Midwest"
Outdoor Music Festival
Block 37, Downtown Chicago (corner of State & Randolph)
More info: www.gatc.org or 312-927-2746

August 29, 2004

Maxwell Street, Lincolnwood, IL, Aug 29

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Aug 29 2004, Sunday
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Lincolnwood Summer Concert Series
Proesel Park
Lincolnwood, IL

Sarah Aroeste, Chicago, IL, Aug 29

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Sat.-Sun. August 28th-29th
Chicago, IL
3 PM both days
Genesis at the Crossroads
"From the Middle-East to the Midwest"
Outdoor Music Festival
Block 37, Downtown Chicago (corner of State & Randolph)
More info: www.gatc.org or 312-927-2746

September 1, 2004

Black Ox Orkestar, Cleveland, OH, Sep 01

Black Ox Orkestar
Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH
216-321-5588
9:00 pm
admission $7
www.grogshop.gs

September 2, 2004

Black Ox Orkestar, Chicago, IL, Sep 02

Black Ox Orkestar
Empty Bottle
1035 N. WESTERN AVE
Chicago, IL
773-276-3600
9:30 pm
admission $8
www.emptybottle.com

September 4, 2004

Black Ox Orkestar, Detroit, MI, Sep 04

Black Ox Orkestar
Detroit Art Space
101 E. Baltimore
Detroit, MI
313-664-0445
www.detroitartspace.10eastern.com


September 5, 2004

Lori Cahan-Simon, 2 gigs, Ohio, Sep 5

Lori Cahan-Simon will be singing with the enormous Cleveland Workmen's Circle Orchestra at Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, Ohio on Sunday, September 5 at 2pm and again at "Arts at Strongsville" at The Chalet at the Metropark in Strongsville, Ohio at 3:30pm. If any of you will be coming and need directions, let me know. We will also be in Erie, PA on Dec. 12th. If any of you live in that region, I'd love to meet up with you there.

October 3, 2004

Ruby Harris Band, Chicago, Oct 3

The The Ruby Harris Band
In concert
Sunday, October 3, 2004, 12 noon.
Dancing in the Streets Holiday Festival
6350 Devon (at Whipple)
Chicago, IL

Food, fun, shmoozing

October 6, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 6

Yiddishe Cup
Wed. Oct. 6, Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. Simchat Torah. free. 216-464-1330.

October 7, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, Oct 7

Yiddishe Cup
Thurs. Oct. 7, Park Synagogue, Cleveland Hts., Ohio. 7 p.m. Simchat Torah. free. 216-371-2244.

October 23, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Dayton, OH, Oct 23

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. Oct. 23, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. 8 p.m. concert. $. 937-229-2787.

October 27, 2004

Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble, Oct 27, Akron, OH

Just a reminder that you are invited to an exciting evening filled with
good music and food!

Who: The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble

What: Yiddish folk and theater songs, music from Lori's latest CD,
Vessel of Song, and klezmer compositions by Steven Greenman from his new
double CD, Stempenyu's Dream

Where: The Akron JCC in Akron, Ohio

When: Wednesday, October 27th, from 7:30 to 8:30

Why: To celebrate the opening of the newly reconstructed facility with
lively music and Jewish food from around the world

All is free and open to the public!

The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble is:
Lori on vocals
Walt Mahovlich (accordion, clarinet)
Steven Greenman (violin)
Alexander Fedoriouk (tsimbl, poyk)

November 13, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Grinnell, Iowa, Nov 13

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Saturday, November 13th
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
Bucksbaum- Sebring Lewis Hall
8 PM
FREE Sponsored by SOL and Chalutzim

November 14, 2004

Drum Circle, Chicago, IL, Nov 14

Mitziut Jewish drum circle meets this Sunday 11/14 from 2-4 at 6926 N Glenwood in Chicago. This is big fun for all levels of drummers- come join us.

November 21, 2004

Ensemble M'chaiya, Chicago, IL, Nov 21

Here's a new tradition to put into your calendar: on Sunday, November 21, celebrate twenty-one years of klezmer in Chicagoland with the Ensemble M'chaiya, the original revival klezmer band in Chicagoland!

The anniversary concert / dance happens at the Hot House, 31 E. Balbo, on the south-east side of Chicago's Loop. The fun begins at 6:30 PM. Bring your dancing shoes because there's a great wooden dance floor!

For advance ticket, call the Hot House at (312) 362-9707.
www.hothouse.net

December 5, 2004

the Golden Dreydl, Dublin, OH, Dec 5

album coverShirim Klezmer Orchestra is making a rare trip to Ohio this weekend to perform our "Golden Dreydl" show with public radio's "Sound & Spirit" host Ellen Kushner. We will have all of our CDs with us, including the brand new "Pincus & the Pig" and "Mayse" CDs.

Dec. 5, 2004, 5pm
Abbey Theater at the Dublin Community Recreation Center
"The Golden Dreydl" with Ellen Kushner
5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH
Tickets & Info: 614-559-6228

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December 14, 2004

Ensemble M'chaiya(tm), Chicago, IL, Dec 14

A Klezmer, Yiddish, & Sephardic Chanukah Lunchtime Concert with the Ensemble M'chaiya(tm), Tuesday, December 14th from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at Chicago's Cultural Center, 78 East Washington St. The event is free. For more information about the event call Devon de Mayo (312) 744-1183.

December 18, 2004

Jewish Drum Circle, Evanston, IL, Dec 18

The Mitziut Jewish Drum Circle will be doing live Shiviti drumming at Beth Emet, 1224 Dempster, Evanston, Illinois Saturday night 12/18 at 8 PM as a lead-in to the Rebbesoul concert at 8:30 (www.kfarcenter.com for Rebbesoul tickets/ info) and as part of Beth Emet's Jewish spirituality weekend (www.bethemet.org). Those of you in the Chicago area who've wanted to check us out in a live setting this is your chance. Audience participation (drumming, singing, dancing) is encouraged.

December 25, 2004

Knishmas in Chicago, IL, Dec 25

Knishmas, featuring Blue Fringe, Evën Sh'Siyah, Yuri Lane, Listen Up! Acappella, Farbrengiton

Saturday, December 25, 7pm doors (21 +)
HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo
$20 at the door, $18 in advance at ticketweb.com, kfarcenter.com or hothouse.net

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December 31, 2004

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, Dec 31

Yiddishe Cup
First Night Akron
$.
9 - 11:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 31
more info: downtownakron.org

January 14, 2005

Yiddish folkdancing, Madison, WI, Jan 14-16

For those who didn't get enough dancing at Klezkamp or who weren't able to make it, Steve Weintraub will be teaching Yiddish dance at the Madison Folk Ball this coming weekend, in Madison WI. Yid Vicious will be providing Klezmer, as well.

plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/Fb2005.htm for info.

January 15, 2005

Yiddish folkdancing, Madison, WI, Jan 14-16

For those who didn't get enough dancing at Klezkamp or who weren't able to make it, Steve Weintraub will be teaching Yiddish dance at the Madison Folk Ball this coming weekend, in Madison WI. Yid Vicious will be providing Klezmer, as well.

plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/Fb2005.htm for info.

January 16, 2005

Yiddish folkdancing, Madison, WI, Jan 14-16

For those who didn't get enough dancing at Klezkamp or who weren't able to make it, Steve Weintraub will be teaching Yiddish dance at the Madison Folk Ball this coming weekend, in Madison WI. Yid Vicious will be providing Klezmer, as well.

plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/Fb2005.htm for info.

January 21, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Long Grove, IL, Jan 21

band photoFriday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., the Afro-Semitic Experience
participates and performs at the Friday nigh Sabbath service at Temple Chai 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove, llinois. For more information please call 847-537-1771

January 22, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, Jan 22

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. Jan. 22, 2005, The Ark, Ann Arbor, Mich. 8 p.m. concert. $. 734-763-8587. www.theark.org

Musial Melave Malka, Chicago, IL, Jan 22

Come to Young Israel of West Rogers Park's next edition of its Musical Melave Malka - featuring a double bill of innovative Jewish music

Farbrengiton
Jewish neo-folk Chabad jam band and beyond

~and~

Yaniv and Ra'ashan
Israeli recording artists

Free ice cream ~ Free chips ~ Free drinks
Pizza will be available for purchase

Saturday night January 22, 8:00 PM
2706 W Touhy, Chicago
$10 donation requested (YI members half-price, 5-Chai members free)
www.TheWayJewsRock.com/MelaveMalka

January 23, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Chicago, IL, Jan 23

band photoSaturday, January 23, the Afro-Semitic Experience
HotHouse
31 E. Bablo, Chicago
7:00 pm (6:00pm doors)
$18 at the door $15 in advance

Presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center
773.550.1543
www.kfarcenter.com

February 5, 2005

Pharaoh's Daughter, Lawrence, Kansas, Feb 5

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Feb. 5th
Lawrence, Kansas Lied Center
1600 Stewart drive
785-864-2787
full band
7:30p.m.

February 7, 2005

Klezmer Flute Workshop/Masterclass, Ohio State U., Feb 7

FleytMuzik's flutist, nationally acclaimed classical and klezmer flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum, will teach a masterclass on traditional classical repertoire, as well as a participatory workshop on playing klezmer music on Feb 8, 2005 at 4:30pm at Ohio State University.

Co-sponsored by Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Music Department
tel: 614) 292-4654 or 614-292-4618
music.osu.edu

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FleytMuzik, Columbus, OH, Feb 7

FleytMuzik, featuring Adrianne Greenbaum, vintage flutes and piccolo, with Pete Rushefsky, cimbalom.

February 7, 8:00pm,
Ohio State University
Weigel Auditorium
$12 General Admission
$10 OSU faculty, staff, Alumni Association members
$5 Senior citizens and students with ID
Free for OSU school of music students with ID

Co-sponsored by Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Music Department
tel: 614) 292-4654 or 614-292-4618
music.osu.edu

February 8, 2005

FleytMuzik, Oxford, OH, Feb 8

FleytMuzik, featuring Adrianne Greenbaum, vintage flutes and piccolo, with Pete Rushefsky, cimbalom.

February 8, 8:00pm
Miami University
Souers Recital Hall
Oxford, OH.
Free.

Sponsored by Miami University Women's Center
tel: (513)529.1510
www.units.muohio.edu/womenscenter/
(the website may still read "Klezical Tradition," but it's FleytMuzik!)

February 13, 2005

"Through Tears to Joy", Minneapolis, MN, Feb 13

Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Pillsbury Auditorium

Family Day
Sunday, February 13th
Two Shows 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

You are invited to our Eastern European Wedding as it happened before WWII. The event usually lasted six days but this ceremony will be brief. The whole event was led by music and a master of ceremonies, called a Bahdkin. Ours will have a lot of beautiful music along with storytelling and singing and dancing. The narrator will lead you along the steps of the ceremony and you will learn why this is called 'Through Tears to Joy'.
wedding lithograph
"Through Tears to Joy"
An Eastern European Jewish Wedding

Featuring music, dance, and storytelling
with: David Jordan Harris-voice, Carla Vogel-storyteller,
Jane Peck & Christopher Yaeger-dancers,
Gasn Nign Klezmer Band - Becky Wexler-clarinet, Judith Eisner-fiddle Jennifer Rubin-bass, Diane Benjamin-tsimbl, Lisa Albrecht-percussion
Original Lyrics-Margie Newman

For directions or further information e-mail Judith Eisner or call at 612-822-9236

February 25, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Lewisburg, PA, Jan 25

band photoTuesday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., the Afro-Semitic Experience
in Concert at Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, for more info please call 570-577-1592.

March 3, 2005

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Athens, OH, Mar 3

band publicity photoMargot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Mar 3 8:00pm
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Rotunda of Margaret Walter Hall
Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for Adults.
Call 592-1173 for more info or stop by Hillel at 21 Mill Street.

www.ohio.edu

March 6, 2005

Di Tsvey: Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, S. Euclid, OH, Mar 6

The Yiddish Vinkl Club
proudly presents
"Di Tsvey" (The Duo)

world-renowned violinist
Steven Greenman
and Peter Rushefsky
in a presentation of Jewish music for violin and tsimbl

Selections to include original compositions from Steven's new double-CD Stempenyu's Dream plus other traditional East European Jewish music.

Sunday, March 6th, 2005
7:30pm
Workmen's Circle Center, 1980 South Green Rd.
South Euclid, OH 44121
$1.00 for Vinkl Club members - $3.00 for Non-Club members

Questions? Call Steven Greenman (216)382-5644 or the Workmen's Circle (216)381-4515

March 24, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Mar 24

Yiddishe Cup
Thurs. March 24, Park Synagogue, Cleveland Hts., Ohio. 7:15 p.m. Purim. free. 216-371-2244. www.parksyn.org

March 26, 2005

Hard Rockin' Hamentashen, Chicago, IL, Mar 26

KFAR Jewish Arts Center presents
event logofeaturing The Moshe Skier Band and The Ari Ben Moses Band
9pm - 1am Saturday March 26th
Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave.
$12 in advance (ticketweb.com) $15 at the door
more info at www.kfarcenter.com
call 773.550.1543
E-mail KFAR Jewish Arts Center

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March 31, 2005

Minsk meets Motown, W. Bloomfield, MI, Mar 31

MINSK MEETS MOTOWN: Yale Strom & his klezmer supergroup, Hot Pstromi, return to Detroit for 2 performances of high- octane Hasidic-Rom-World Beat-Improvisational klezmer and Yiddish & Ladino songs. Hot Pstromi sold out the Capitol Theatre in Windsor. Both events are open to the public.

Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 7 PM
Jewish Community Center
6600 W.Maple Road
W. Bloomfield, MI
Handleman Hall
Tickets & Information: (248) 967-4030

Friday, April 1, 2005 at 7:30pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Information: (313) 833-7900

April 1, 2005

Minsk meets Motown, Detroit, Apr 1

MINSK MEETS MOTOWN: Yale Strom & his klezmer supergroup, Hot Pstromi, return to Detroit for 2 performances of high- octane Hasidic-Rom-World Beat-Improvisational klezmer and Yiddish & Ladino songs. Hot Pstromi sold out the Capitol Theatre in Windsor. Both events are open to the public.

Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 7 PM
Jewish Community Center
6600 W.Maple Road
W. Bloomfield, MI
Handleman Hall
Tickets & Information: (248) 967-4030

Friday, April 1, 2005 at 7:30pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Information: (313) 833-7900

April 2, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Youngstown, OH, Apr 2

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. April 2, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. 9 p.m. concert/dance. free. 330-263-2380.

April 5, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Urbana-Champaign, IL Apr 5

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Artists in residence, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for itinerary and concert information please contact U of I Office of Residence Life (217)-265-5434.

April 6, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Apr 6

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Artists in residence, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for itinerary and concert information please contact U of I Office of Residence Life (217)-265-5434.

April 7, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Apr 7

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Artists in residence, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for itinerary and concert information please contact U of I Office of Residence Life (217)-265-5434.

April 8, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Apr 8

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Artists in residence, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for itinerary and concert information please contact U of I Office of Residence Life (217)-265-5434.

April 9, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Grinnell, IA, Apr 9

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

April 10, 2005

Chevan/Byrd, Chicago, IL, Apr 10

David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Tuesday, April 5-Friday, April 8
Sunday April 10, 3:00 p.m., Congregation Kol Ami, 845 N Michigan, Chicago, for more information please call 312-664-4775.

April 14, 2005

di bostoner klezmer, Stoughton, MA, Apr 14

di bostoner klezmer
Thursday, April 14th
as part of the Town of Stoughton's "No Place for Hate" initiative
When: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: free
Directions: www.stoughton-ma.gov/library/directions.htm

April 27, 2005

Steven Greenman, Cleveland, OH, Apr 27

Steven Greenman leads the Trinity Chamber Orchestra (Cleveland, Ohio) in a concert of his own arrangements of traditional klezmer music April 27th, 2005. Music to include Steven's composition "Shloymele's Dobriden" featured on his recent double-CD recording Stempenyu's Dream, music from the Beregovski collection and others. The concert is part of the Music and Performing Arts at Trinity Cathedral Brownbag concert series.

Music and Performing Arts at Trinity Cathedral - Brownbag Concert
April 27th, 2005 from 12:10-1:00pm. (Concert preview at 11:55AM)
East 22nd & Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Parking off Prospect Ave - $3.
For information call (216)579-9745 or visit www.mandpa.org or e-mail Steven Greenman.

May 11, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, May 11

Yiddishe Cup
Wed. May 11, Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, Ohio. 6:30. yom ha'atzmaut. free. 216-464-1330.

May 15, 2005

Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra, Cleveland, OH, May 15

If you will be in Cleveland this Sunday, please come to Legacy Village, at Cedar and Richmond.

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra, featuring singer/folklorist Lori Cahan-Simon, will be performing at Legacy Village this Sunday, May 15 at 2pm in a free outdoor concert of klez and Yiddish Theater standards.

Come and have fun with the largest Klezmer Orchestra in the world!

May 28, 2005

Ari Ben Moses Band, Chicago, IL, May 28

ARI BEN MOSES BAND
Chicago's Finest World Rock and Reggae Band,
recently featured in The Chicago Tribune, and soon to be
reviewed in The Jerusalem Post, will be performing:

SATURDAY, MAY 28th at THE HEARTLAND CAFE,
7000 North Glenwood (773) 465-8005

We are honored to have THE SHIVITI DRUMMERS from
The Mitziut Jewish Community of East Rogers Park
opening for us. Here's the lineup:

9:15 - 9:45 THE SHIVITI DRUMMERS
10:00 - 10:45 ARI BEN MOSES BAND
11:00 - 11:45 ARI BEN MOSES BAND

>From Midnight to Closing members of both ensembles
will be on hand for a Jam Session. DON'T MISS IT!!!!

Admission is only $7 for this amazing evening of
spiritually-charged and intelligent original music.

June 5, 2005

Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Benefit, Minneapolis, MN, Jun 5

Benefit for Mayim Rabim Reconstructionist Congregation

with
Yiddish Singer, Miryem-Khaye Seigel
and MC, Storyteller Carla Vogel

Concert followed by klezmer music and dancing with
Judith Eisner and friends
Sunday, June 5, 2005
6:00 PM
Mayim Rabim Reconstructionist Congregation
44th and York
Minneapolis, MN
Admission: $18.00
FMI: 612-922-5983

www.mayimrabim.org

June 11, 2005

Pharaoh's Daughter, Detroit, MI, Jun 11

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
June 11- Detroit Music Festival (Outdoors!) from 7:30pm to 9:00pm the Wayne State Stage (location: Festival Grounds West @ Cass Ave & Kirby). Agave Restaurant (meet the artists at 11p.m.)

June 21, 2005

Maxwell Street Klezmer, W. Bloomfield, IL, Jun 21

kaleidoscope of klezmer
with the maxwell street klezmer band
tuesday, june 21 * 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield
Tickets in advance: Members: $12 • Non-Members: $15
All tickets at the door: $15

Sponsored by: Melba Winer in memory of her husband, Sidney J. Winer
With generous support from the Manny & Natalie Charach Endowment Fund and the Irwin & Sadie Cohn Fund for the Arts

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band brings a kaleidoscope of moods and an old-fashioned spirit of fun to their performance, combining the lost world of Eastern European Jewish culture with vignettes of an immigrant's America. Organizational Sponsors: Shalom Aleichem Institute, Bnai Brith International Great Lakes Region, Congregation Shir Tikvah, and Congregation Beth Ahm

*outdoor concerts (weather permitting)~bring a blanket!

group rates are available for groups of 8 or more. for information and tickets call 248.432.5577. for best seats, reserve early!

June 22, 2005

Gerard Edery, W. Bloomfield, IL, Jun 22

eclectic sounds
with spellbinding virtuoso guitarist
gerard edery and his ensemble
wednesday, june 22
7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield
Tickets in advance: Members: $12
Non-Members: $15
All tickets at the door: $15

Sponsored by: Francee & Benson Ford

Gerard Edery's rich baritone, masterful guitar style and profound audience rapport will wake the smile in your heart. Come experience his unique musical arrangements of classical, folk and popular songs from around the world. Organizational Sponsors: Temple Beth El, the Center's Institute for Retired Professionals, the Jewish Historical Society, Seeds of Peace, the Center's Festival Dancers, and Shir Hadash: Jewish Music in the Conservative Movement a bis'l of Yiddish

*outdoor concerts (weather permitting)~bring a blanket!

group rates are available for groups of 8 or more. for information and tickets call 248.432.5577. for best seats, reserve early!

So Called, Chicago, IL, Jun 22

MC Socalled, with Human Beat Box Yuri Lane

8:00 Wednesday June 22nd @
Crush
2843 N. Halsted, Chicago

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
Tickets online

kfarcenter logo
borscht series logoThis event kicks off our new series, BORSCHT! showcasing DJ's, MC's and Slam Poets exploring their Jewish heritage with cutting edge, hip hop style. It's Beat Culture with Beet Flavah!

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June 23, 2005

Elaine Serling, Oak Park, IL, Jun 23

a bis'l of Yiddish

with elaine serling
thursday, june 23
1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
Jimmy Prentis Morris Building
A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus
15110 West Ten Mile Road
Oak Park
Tickets in advance: Members: $2 • Non-Members: $3 • All tickets at the door: $3

Sponsored by: The Charles & Frances Driker Fund for Yiddish Culture An award-winning songwriter and composer, Elaine Serling engages her audience with a natural warmth, energy, and imagination. By combining original Jewish songs with traditional Jewish music, she pleases every musical palate.
Organizational Sponsor: the Center's Festival Dancers

Moshav Band, Shirav, Brookline, MA, Jun 23

Two exciting Jewish music groups, The Moshav Band and Shirav, will be performing in concert at the Coolidge Corner Cinema on Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm, 290 Harvard Street in Brookline. The Moshav Band members were born and raised on the Israeli moshav founded by the late, renowned Jewish songwriter and mystic, Shlomo Carlebach. Opening the concert will be Greater Boston's own Shirav, featuring David Paskin, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Abraham, Canton, MA and former Camp Grossman Musical Director, and Menachem Creditor from Temple Israel in Sharon, MA. Tickets for the concert are $25 and are available by telephone at 781.581.3833, online at www.nsjewish.com, or at the Israel Book Store, and at Shaarei. For more information, call 781.581.3833 or visit www.nsjewish.com.

Hip hop and house music, Birmingham, IL, Jun 23

hip hop and house music
with dj's gabe real, goldfingers
& jenny la femme
thursday, june 23
7:30 p.m.
Townsend Corner Bar, Birmingham
Tickets in advance: Members: $10
Non-Members: $12
All tickets at the door: $12

Sponsored by: Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Groove to the finest hip hop sounds with three of the hottest DJ's, Gabe Real, Goldfingers and Jenny La Femme. These talented mix artists will present a night of house music and techno tailored for younger adults at this unique event.

Organizational Sponsor: Congregation Shaarey Zedek

June 25, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Urbana, OH, Jun 25

Yiddishe Cup
Sat. June 25, Melvin Miller Park, Urbana, Ohio. 7 p.m. concert. free. 937-653-7557.

June 26, 2005

Rick Recht, W. Bloomfield, IL, Jun 26

rockin' with rick recht*
a voyages of discovery family concert
sunday, june 26 * 2 p.m.
Jewish Community Center • 6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, IL
Tickets in advance: Children 3-16 years: $3 (Children 2 years and under free), Members: $5 / Non-Members: $8
Tickets at the Door: Child: $5 / Adult: $8

Sponsored by: Irwin & Judy Elson

Families flock to see Rick Recht, THE top-touring musician in Jewish music. Widely recognized for his appeal to youth and family audiences, Recht is an exceptional musician and a role model for involvement in Jewish life. Organizational Sponsors: Women's American ORT-Michigan Region, the D avid B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center, and Congregation B'nai Moshe CDC & JCC Camp Families: Purchase one adult ticket, and bring a child for free!

*outdoor concerts (weather permitting)~bring a blanket!

group rates are available for groups of 8 or more. for information and tickets call 248.432.5577. for best seats, reserve early!

Bluegrass Hoedown, W. Bloomfield, IL, Jun 26

bluegrass hoedown
jerry wicentowski & the lucky break band
sunday, june 26 / 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield
Tickets in advance: Members: $12
Non-Members: $15
All tickets at the door: $15

Sponsored by: Aish of Metropolitan Detroit

This four-man bluegrass band was founded by Brooklyn-born financial planner Jerry Wicentowski, who grew up with a guitar in his hand. The Lucky Break Band specializes in roots-oriented bluegrass from the Appalachian hills and features Wicentowski's tenor vocals.

*outdoor concerts (weather permitting)~bring a blanket!

group rates are available for groups of 8 or more. for information and tickets call 248.432.5577. for best seats, reserve early!

Organizational Sponsor: Temple Kol Ami

July 31, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Kirtland, OH, Jul 31

Yiddishe Cup
Sun. July 31, Little Mountain Folk Festival, Kirtland, Ohio. noon. concert. $. 440-255.8979. www.lakehistory.org

August 18, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, Aug 18

Yiddishe Cup
Thuirs. Aug. 18. Wiley Middle School, University Heights, Ohio. 7 p.m. concert. free. 216-932-7800.

September 15, 2005

Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble, Youngstown, OH, Sep 15

The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble
presents
"Yiddish Around the Year"
a program of Yiddish holiday songs
at Temple El Emeth
on Thursday, 15 September, 2005
Dinner will be served prior to the concert at 6p (concert at 6:50)
Address: 3970 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH 44505 Phone:(330) 759-1429
Call for reservations

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September 18, 2005

Balkan Beat Box, Golem, Chicago, IL, Sep 18

Golem and Balkan Beat Box
Wild Hare, 3530 N. Clark
Chicaco, IL
8:00pm Doors, Sunday September 18th, 2005
$12 (tickets online
Presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center and the City of Chicago World Music Festival
www.kfarcenter.org or 773.550.1543
E-mail Adam Davis, Director, KFAR Jewish Arts Center
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September 25, 2005

Margot Leverett leads Klezmer Bluegrass Workshop, Chicago, IL, Sep 25

will be teaching a workshop entitled "Klezmer Bluegrass - a lecture/demonstration exploring the links between two cultures", followed by a community jam session open to all musicians, at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago on September 25, 2pm. Visit www.spertus.edu for details.

October 24, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 24

Yiddishe Cup
Oct. 24 Fairmount Temple, Simchat Torah, Beachwood, Ohio 7:30 pm 216- 464-1330

October 25, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Oct 25

Yiddishe Cup
Oct. 25 Park Synagogue, Simchat Torah, Cleveland Hts., Ohio 7 pm www.parksyn.org

November 6, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Indianapolis, IN, Nov 6

Yiddishe Cup
Nov. 6 Indianapolis Hebrew Cong. INDIANA 2 pm www.ihcindy.org

November 9, 2005

Fleytmuzik, Oberlin, OH, Nov 9

Adrianne Greenbaum - "FleytMuzik" will present a concert of traditional klezmer music performed on period instruments at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, Warner Concert Hall on November 9 at 8:00pm. With her will be world-renowned violinist, Cookie Segelstein and master cymbalist Joshua Horowitz, with the "original" klezmer bassist, Marty Confurious. Adrianne is an internationally known klezmer flutist who has been a strong pioneer in reviving the flute tradition in klezmer. There will also be a lecture at noon ("KLEZMER: A look at the musician and the music through the lens of purpose and community.") in King 101 and a master class at 4:30 in Warner Concert Hall. All events are free.

November 19, 2005

Klezmerica, Duluth, MN, Nov 19

band photoIf you've got friends up in Northern Minnesota, please do them and us a favor by letting them know Klezmerica will be coming to stave off the cold in Duluth Saturday night, November 19, at 7:30 P. M., at Mitchell Auditorium, on the campus of the College of St. Scholastica.

Here's the posting from the College's website, at: http://www.css.edu/depts/cmae/mitchell/Tickets.shtml:

Saturday, November 19, 2005 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: $18 Adult
$14 Seniors and Students
$10 Children 12 and under

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December 2, 2005

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Bowling Green, OH, Dec 2

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Dec 2 8:00 pm
Grounds For Thought, 174 South Main Street,
Bowling Green Ohio 43403,
(419) 354-3266
www.groundsforthought.com/cafecontact.html

December 3, 2005

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, E. Lansing, MI, Dec 3

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Dec 3 8:00pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
1924 Coolidge Rd. East Lansing, MI

December 4, 2005

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys kids workshop, E. Lansing, MI, Dec 4

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Dec 4 11:00 am
Children's Klezmer Workshop
Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
1924 Coolidge Rd. East Lansing, MI

December 5, 2005

The Leevees, Youngstown, OH, Dec 5

album coverThe Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Youngstown Convocation Center
Youngstown, OH
Dec 5

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December 6, 2005

The Leevees, Farmington Hills, MI, Dec 6

album cover The Leevees
Adat Shalom Synagogue
Farmington Hills, MI
Dec 6

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December 7, 2005

The Leevees, Chicago, IL, Dec 7

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Chicago Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL
Dec 7

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December 8, 2005

The Leevees, St. Paul, MN, Dec 8

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Xcel Energy Center Bowl
St. Paul, MN
Dec 8

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December 10, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 10

For the third year in a row the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will collaborate in presenting excerpts from - but most of - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" in observance of the approaching season of Chanukah. The concert will take place Saturday evening, December 10th, 7pm at Congregation B'nai Amoona, featuring the University City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leon Burke, III. Members of the Circle will sing the solos, and a choir of volunteers from the various congregational choirs will be joined by those members of the audience who have purchased scores. Other music to be performed will include the "Suite Hebraique" by Ernest Bloch featuring viola soloist Anna Lackshewitz, and an arrangement by me for male choir (quartet in this case) of a traditional Dutch melody for "Shenei Zeitim," a piyut for Shabbat of Chanukah.

December 12, 2005

The Leevees, Tucson, AZ, Dec 12

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, AZ
Dec 12

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December 14, 2005

The Leevees, San Francisco, CA, Dec 14

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Nob Hill Masonic Center
San Francisco, CA
Dec 14

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December 18, 2005

North of Boston Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Dec 18

The NOB klezmer jam will be Sunday Dec. 18, 12:30-3 at Steve Rauch's house - 172 Bellevue Rd.
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617-926-7603
It's a brunch, so make sure to being edibles.

December 31, 2005

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, Dec 31

band photoYiddishe Cup
Dec 31
Akron Ohio First Night

January 21, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, 21-Jan-06

band photoYiddishe Cup
Jan 21
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI

February 5, 2006

IndyKlez, Richamond, IN, Feb 5

IndyKlez dance concert
Sunday, February 5th, 2006, 4:00PM
Earlham College
Richamond, Indiana
There is no charge for this event.

February 7, 2006

"The Man from Munkacs", Iowa City, IA, Feb 7

FILM: THE MAN FROM MUNKACS: GYPSY KLEZMER, by Yale Strom
Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 pm
Adler Journalism Building, Room E105

University of Iowa Hillel
Aliber/Hillel Jewish Student Center
122 E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52245-1730
319-338-0778
fax: 319-338-1482
www.iowahillel.org

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February 8, 2006

Concert: Tribute to Robert Paredes, Iowa City, IA, Feb 8

CONCERT: A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT PAREDES (1948-2005)
Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 pm
Aliber/Hillel Jewish Student Center, 122 E. Market St. (Corner of Market & Dubuque)

A concert of Klezmer Music featuring the Iowa Klezmer Band--Oleg Timofeyev (guitar) and Natalia Timoveyeva (cello)--and New York musicians, Yale Strom (violin) and Norbert Stachel (clarinet). "Tribute to Robert Paredes" is dedicated to the extraordinary composer and classical, jazz, and klezmer clarinetist, Robert Paredes (1948-2005), who spent more than 20 years of his life in Iowa City. The concert will feature the vitality and variety of the Klezmer tradition in the context of contemporary Jewish and American music.

University of Iowa Hillel
Aliber/Hillel Jewish Student Center
122 E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52245-1730
319-338-0778
fax: 319-338-1482
www.iowahillel.org

February 13, 2006

Klezmerica, St. Cloud, MN, Feb 13

There's a beautiful music space in downtown St. Cloud not everyone knows about. It's called Pioneer Place on Fifth. It's a theater, it has a wine bar, and best yet, it has a great sound system--making it the perfect place for Klezmerica to make our first live concert recording!

So if you live near St. Cloud, or if you'd like to make the trip to add your presence to this special event for this very special event, you're invited.

Thanks!

Date: Monday, February 13
Place: Pioneer Place on Fifth - 22 5th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN
Time: 7:30pm (The Veranda Lounge opens at 4:00 PM, Theater Doors at 6:30pm)
Ticket Price: $12; Available at: Pioneer Place on Fifth Box Office 320-203-0331 or At The Door

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February 16, 2006

Chevan and Byrd Duo, Beachwood, OH, Feb 16

David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo
Thurs Feb 16, 8:00 p.m., Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio, for more info 216.593.0588

March 2, 2006

Matisyahu, Minneapolis, MN, 2 Mar

photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

6:00pm
Matisyahu in Minneapolis, MN
Drive 105 Presents
Matisyahu in Minneapolis
First Avenue
Doors 6:00/Show 7:30
Tickets: $21 Advance/$23 DOS
18+
Fan pre-sale HERE

March 4, 2006

Matisyahu, Chicago, IL, 4 Mar

photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

Matisyahu in Chicago, IL
Riviera Theatre
Doors 5:30/Show 7:00
Tickets $32 advance/$35 DOS
21+
Fan pre-sale HERE

"Three Yiddish Poems" part of US Composers concert, NYC, Mar 4

New York Composers Circle Concert

On Saturday, March 4th, at 8 PM, a concert of music by American composers being presented under the auspices of the New York Composers Circle will include a performance of 'Three Yiddish Poems,' by Jacob E. Goodman, a song cycle consisting of settings of poems by Leyb Naydus, Rokhl Korn, and Avrom Reyzin. The poems are about three stages of love: infatuation, deep love, and remembrance. The last song can also be taken as a eulogy for a way of life that is now no more.

The concert program, is featured on the website of the NYCC (www.nycomposerscircle.org)

Saturday, March 4, 2006, 8:00 PM
at
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St.
New York City

A Concert of Music and Dance
Suggested Contribution: $15.00

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March 5, 2006

Simply Tsfat, Chicago, IL, Mar 5

Simply Tsfat
Sunday, March 5th @7pm
Chicago, IL
Cong. Bnei Shalom
701 Aptakisic Rd
Buffalo Grove
www.russianjews.org
contact: 773-973-1800
tickets: $20

Matisyahu, Indianapolis, IN, 5 Mar

photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

Matisyahu in Indianapolis, IN
The Vogue
Doors 7:00/Show 8:30
Tickets: $23 Advance/$25 DOS
21+
Fan pre-sale HERE

March 13, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Mar 13

band photoYiddishe Cup
March 13
Park Synagogue
Cleveland Hts. Ohio
Purim
7:15 p.m.
www.parksyn.org

March 17, 2006

Divahn residency, Shalom Farmington Hills, MI, Mar 17-18

March 17th-18th Galeet Dardashti and Divahn Residency at Congregation Adat Shalom Farmington Hills, Michigan

March 17th: Mizrahi/Sefardi Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Galeet Dardashti.
After dinner, enjoy a workshop on Mizrahi/Sefardi Piyutim with Galeet March
18th @ 7:30 pm--Saturday night Divahn concert--Purim Party Plus!

www.adatshalom.org

March 18, 2006

Divahn residency, Shalom Farmington Hills, MI, Mar 17-18

March 17th-18th Galeet Dardashti and Divahn Residency at Congregation Adat Shalom Farmington Hills, Michigan

March 18th @ 7:30 pm--Saturday night Divahn concert--Purim Party Plus!

www.adatshalom.org

March 19, 2006

Divahn, Skokie, IL, Mar 19

Divahn
March 19th @ 7:00 pm
United Synagogue Chicago, Skokie, IL www.uscj.org/Midwest/

March 26, 2006

The Gantse Megillah, Dayton, OH, Mar 26

The Gantse Megillah: A Yiddish musical concert featuring Lori Cahan-Simon
Sunday, March 26, 2006
3:00 p.m.
at Beth Jacob Synagogue
Dayton Ohio

$5 per person
Refreshments served!

Reservations call 937 853-0372
Taste of Yiddish
Let Us Know You'll Be There! Call 853-0372

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March 29, 2006

Margot Levertt and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Omaha, NE, Mar 29

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March 29th & 30th Margot Leverett will go out to Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska for two days of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. On the 29th Margot will lead a Young people's Klezmer workshop. And on the 30th, there will be a lecture / demonstration on Klezmer Bluegrass: the history of Klezmer and it's intersection with American Music.

www.templeisrael-ne.org

March 30, 2006

Margot Levertt and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Omaha, NE, Mar 30

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
March 29th & 30th Margot Leverett will go out to Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska for two days of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. On the 29th Margot will lead a Young people's Klezmer workshop. And on the 30th, there will be a lecture / demonstration on Klezmer Bluegrass: the history of Klezmer and it's intersection with American Music.

www.templeisrael-ne.org

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 30

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Thursday, March 30th 7:30p.m.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
2401 Woodbourne Ave. Louisville, KY
502-458-5359

35th Annual Music Festival featuring Basya Schecter of Pharaoh's Daughter band collaborating with Cantor David Lipp leading both adult and children's choir's singing Pharaoh's Daughter songs, collaboration also with hammered dulcimer player Christina burns, and mountain hammered dulcimer players peforming songs from Queen's Dominion.

April 2, 2006

Lori Cahan-Simon, Cleveland, OH, Apr 2

The Yiddish Vinkl Club of the Cleveland Workmen's Circle presents vocalist Lori Cahan-Simon in a concert of Passover songs. Walter Mahovlich will accompany Ms. Cahan-Simon in Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me: A Yiddish Peysakh, on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at The Workmen's Circle. Tickets are $3.00. Refreshments will be served. Please call (216) 381-4515 to make a reservation. The Workmen's Circle is located at 1980 South Green Road in South Euclid, Ohio, 2 blocks north of Cedar Road.

Dor L'Dor, Ann Arbor, MI, Apr 2

Dor L'DorDor L'Dor will be appearing at The Ark in Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Special appearances by the University of Michigan Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, and David L. Jackson, Professor of Trombone. Program will include a rare performance of Dor L'Dor's "heavy metal" arrangement of "Hava Nagila." Rock on.

For further info: (734) 761-1451

April 5, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Milwaukee, WI, Apr 5

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 5th — Pharaoh's Daughter performs for Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WISCONSIN)

7:15 @ Congregation Shalom 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 6:30p.m. $18 with event donation

April 21, 2006

Klezmerica, Minneapolis, MN, Apr 21

In just under two weeks,Klezmerica will perform a rare public concert in the city of Minneapolis itself. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has invited us to perform in appreciation of all the volunteers who make the fine vegetarian restaurant St. Martin's Table such a special treat for its many fans and customers.

By April 21, Passover and Easter will be over, and live Jewish music will be great way to celebrate the true arrival of Minnesota spring!

Feel free to join Joe Vass, Carolyn Boulay, Jay Epstein, Dave Jensen, Dale Mendenhall, and Chris Bates in this special Klezmerica concert. Dancing is encouraged but not required (no pressure)!

Thanks and Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Date: Friday, April 21
Place: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Ticket Price: Only $10! Available in advance at: 612-339-3920, or at St. Martin's Table, OR AT THE DOOR

April 26, 2006

Slavic Soul Party!, Cincinnati, OH, Apr 26

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 @ 9pm
Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH
4163 Hamilton Ave
1.513.542.3603
www.northside-tavern.com

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April 27, 2006

Slavic Soul Party!, Chicago, IL, Apr 27

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!
Thursday, April 27th, 2006 @ 9pm
HotHouse - Chicago, IL
31 E Balbo Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
1.312.362.9707
Cross Street: State Street
Directions: El: Red Line to Harrison
hothouse.net

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April 28, 2006

Slavic Soul Party!, Cleveland, OH, Apr 28

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!
Friday, April 28th, 2006 @ 7pm til?
World Music Fest - Cleveland, OH
6203 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
www.detroitavenuearts.org

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April 29, 2006

Celebrate Yiddish 2006, W. Bloomfield, MI, Apr 29

CELEBRATE YIDDISH 2006!
Featuring "Born to Kvetch"
A hilarious and enlightening performance by MICHAEL WEX
Author of the NY Times, LA Times, Amazon Bestseller

KLEZMER CONCERT WITH
Gabe Bolkosky & San Slomovitz
Honoring: Shirley Benyas, Sidney Bolkosky, Leon Cohan

Saturday
April 29, 2006
8 p.m.

Marion & David Handleman Hall & Auditorium
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE AND DESSERT RECEPTION FOR THE WORKMEN'S CIRCLE/ARBETER RING OF MICHIGAN
Dedicated to Jewish Community, Yiddish Culture and Social Justice

Tickets: $36, $72, $100
Reservations & tributes: 248-545-0985

April 30, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience w/Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, Chicago, IL, Apr 30

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Sunday April 30, 3:30 p.m., at Anshe Emet, 3751 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois. For more info please call 773-281-1423.

May 2, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, May 2

band photoYiddishe Cup
May 2
Park Synagogue
Cleveland Hts., Ohio
6:45 p.m.
Israel Independence Day.
free.
216-371-2244
www.parksyn.org

June 11, 2006

2006 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival, Chicago, IL, Jun 11

2006 GREATER CHICAGO JEWISH FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sunday, June 11
WHERE: the Forest Preserve at Oakton (8000 N) and Lehigh
(6300 W) in Morton Grove
TIME: 11:00am 6:00 pm
PARKING: free parking next to the Festival grounds
WEBSITE: www.jewishfestival.org
PHONE: 847.933.3000
RAIN LOCATION: Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton, Skokie

For more information or to volunteer for the Festival please call
847-933-3000 or visit at www.jewishfestival.org

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Mitziut Shivti Drum Circle, Chicago, IL, Jun 11

Join in the excitement of the Mitziut Shiviti Drum Circle at Chcago's Jewish fest on Sunday. Join us from 3:00-3:30 PM near the Jewel Foods Model T car, near the food area. Bring your own drum, borrow one of ours, clap your hands, dance or just hang.

June 14, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), NYC, Jun 14

Habrera Hativeet
June 14 New York City, NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
and American Sephardi Federation with
Sephardic House
This Concert is Dedicated to the Memory of Jack Calderon.

$18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 members/students/American Sephardi Federation members
www.mjhnyc.org

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June 15, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Cleveland, OH, Jun 15

Pharaoh's Daughter

** Thursday, June 15th 8p.m. ** (Cleveland, Ohio)
Maltz Jewish Museum of Heritage
$12 in advance $15/door
At Temple Tifereth-Israel, Beachwood
216-593-0575

June 22, 2006

Balkan Beat Box, Summer Dance Fest, Chicago, IL, Jun 22

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Thu June 22
Chicago, IL
@ Summer Dance Festival

July 4, 2006

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago area, Jul 4

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandWe will roll by and playing to the cheering crowds on July 4th in...
10:00 Highland Park
2:00 Evanston

Come dance by the flatbed!
Lori at Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

July 13, 2006

Free Yiddishfest, Chicago, IL, Jul 13

Classic And Contemporary Yiddish Divas at Workmen’s Circle’s Yiddishfest 2006 Free Concert on Thursday July 13

Damrosch Park free concert to feature rare appearance by legendary Yiddish diva Claire Barry and newly-formed Yiddish group Three Yiddish Divas also starring Mitch Smolkin and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Join fellow music lovers and Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday July 13 @ 7:00 PM for Yiddishfest 2006: With Heart and Soul (Mit harts un neshame), a joyous free concert of music in mamaloshn at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center at 62nd St. near Amsterdam Avenue. The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring has hosted free public Yiddish concerts since 1969 featuring legendary and international cultural icons including Molly Picon, Itzhak Perlman, Mandy Patinkin and numerous other giants.

VIP Seating available, for more information, please contact 212-889-6800 x 271.

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July 30, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Kirtland, OH, July 30

band photoYiddishe Cup
July 30
Little Mountain Folk Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
noon
Israel Independence Day.
$.
440-255-8979
www.lakehistory.org

Joshua Nelson, Chicago, IL, Jul 30

Congregation Kol Ami is sponsoring Joshua Nelson, the acclaimed Black Jewish singer of Hebrew Religous Gospel Music. The concert is Sunday, July 30 at 3:00 PM (pre-concert program at 2:30 PM) at Thorne Auditorium, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. It's $45 for teens and adults and $20 for children 13 and under. Call 312-664-4475 for tickets or more information.

August 17, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, Aug 17

band photoYiddishe Cup
Aug 17
Wiley Middle School
University Heights, Ohio
7pm
free
216-932-7800

September 3, 2006

Lori Cahan-Simon, Lyndhurst, OH, Sep 3

WHO: Lori Cahan-Simon sings with Martin Moskow and the Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra, conducted by Norman Tischler.
WHAT: A program of Yiddish folk and theater songs, and the orchestra plays traditional klezmer instrumentals, the party and dance tunes of the Jewish people of Eastern European origin.
WHEN: This Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The pavilion/gazebo/stage at Legacy Village, right by Club Louie and Stir Crazy.
WHY: WHY NOT? Come and see us have fun this Labor Day weekend, es a bisl, trink a bisl, tants a bisl (Eat a little, drink a little, dance a little)!
The WCKO is the largest ongoing klezmer orchestra in the U.S., possibly the world! If you would like to join us, talk to Norman before or after the show.

September 7, 2006

Balkan Beat Box & Golem, Chicago, IL, Sep 7

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box with Golem
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Chicago, IL
@ The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave. (Corner of Cortez)
Chicago, IL
773-276-3600
Golem
Doors 8pm/Show 9:30 pm
Tickets: $15
Get Tickets Here

September 8, 2006

Balkan Beat Box, Minneapolis, MN, Sep 8

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Friday, September 8, 2006
Balkan Beat Box
Minneapolis, MN
@ Cedar Culture Center
416 Cedar Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612.338.2674

8:00 PM
$15 / Get Tickets Here

September 9, 2006

Balkan Beat Box, Clarks Grove, MN, Sep 9

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Clarks Grove, MN
@ The Harvest Festival
8:00 PM / $15

SoCalled, Warsaw, Poland, Sep 9

promo photoSo Called
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Warsaw, Poland
Singer Festival
@ main stage in Prozna Street.
8:00 PM / $15

Hebr'ock Havdalah with Even Sh'siyah, Chicago, IL, Sep 9

concert posterHebr'ock Havdalah
Join KFAR as we dance the fine line between holy and profane, shabbat
and the week with a new take on Havdalah at Beat Kitchen in Roscoe
Vilage.


Saturday, Sept. 9 10pm doors
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave.
18+ show $10 students/$12 adv. tix/$15 doors
#77 Bemont, #50 Damen, #49 Western

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September 10, 2006

Balkan Beat Box, St. Louis, MO, Sep 10

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Sunday, September 10, 2006
St. Louis, MO
@ Mississippi Nights
914 N. First Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
314-421-5946

8:00 PM / $10 / Get Tickets Here

Slavic Soul Party, Cincinnati, OH, Sep 10

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/10 - The Comet (Cincinnati, OH)
10pm
Located in Northside at
4579 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone 513-541-8900
www.cometbar.com

September 11, 2006

Slavic Soul Party, Madison, WI, Sep 11

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/11 - High Noon Saloon (Madison, WI)
8pm
701 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53701,US -
We're playing a show with the Mama Digdowns. This should be a fun night of brass banding!
www.high-noon.com
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September 12, 2006

Slavic Soul Party, Storm Lake, IA, Sep 12

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/12 - Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA)
7:30pm
610 Fourth Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588,US -
Schaller Memorial Chapel
www.bvu.edu/aces
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September 14, 2006

Slavic Soul Party, Minneapolis, MN, Sep 14

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/14 - Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, MN)
7:30pm
416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55400,US
www.thecedar.org
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September 15, 2006

Slavic Soul Party, Cedar Rapids, IA, Sep 15

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/15 - Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, IA)
with Cybelle
@ CSPS
1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401,US
www.legionarts.org
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Paul Brody's Sadawi, Chicago, IL, Sep 15

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Chicago, IL
Fri September 15th
$10 / 9pm
Chicago World Music Festival
Cassidy Theater

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September 16, 2006

Slavic Soul Party, Chicago, IL, Sep 16

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/16 - Chicago World Music Festival (Chicago, IL)
1pm at Borders
4718 N. Broadway Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601,US
www.cityofchicago.org/WorldMusic
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Slavic Soul Party, Chicago, IL, Sep 16

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/16 - Chicago World Music Festival (Chicago, IL)
4:30pm at Symphony Center
220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
www.cityofchicago.org/WorldMusic
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Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Sep 16

band photoYiddishe Cup Sept. 16 7:15 p.m. Congregation Bethanyu Cleveland S'lichot. free

So Called, Ottawa, Canada, Sep 16

promo photoSo Called
Saturday, September 16, 2006
8:00 PM / $12

Babylon Nightclub
317 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
613 - 594 - 0003

Slavic Soul Party, Chicago, IL, Sep 16

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/16 - Chicago World Music Festival (Chicago, IL)
10pm at UC International House
1414 E. 59th St, Chicago, IL
www.cityofchicago.org/WorldMusic
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September 17, 2006

Klezmatics, Chicago, IL, Sep 17

band photoThe Klezmatics
Please join us for the Klezmatics show at Park West in Chicago!

Susan McKeown and Boo Reiners will be in tow for this program featuring material from the Klezmatics Woody Guthrie cds.

Sunday, September 17
7:30pm
The Klezmatics
with La Mar Enfortuna
Only $15!

As part of The Chicago World Music Festival
Park West
322 West Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-1322, (773) 929-5959, (312) 440-9191

Purchase tickets via the internet and at the door. www.ticketmaster.com

Slavic Soul Party, Oberlin, OH, Sep 17

Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

9/17 - The 'Sco at Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
8pm
www.oberlin.edu/stuorg/sco
directions:
www.oberlin.edu/stuorg/sco/directions.htm
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October 7, 2006

Golem @ Lotus Festival, Bloomington, IN, Oct 7

GolemGolem
Lotus World Music Festival
Bloomington, IN
Union Board Tent @ 7:15 pm
Buy Tickets

Balkan Beat Box @ Lotus Festival, Bloomington, IN, Oct 7

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Lotus World Music Festival
Bloomington, IN
Union Board Tent @ 22:30 pm
Buy Tickets

October 13, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 13

band photoYiddishe Cup
Oct 13
Fairmount Temple
Beachwood, Ohio
7:30 pm
Simchat Torah
free
216- 464-1330

October 14, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, Oct 14

band photoYiddishe Cup
Oct 14
Park Synagogue
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
7:30 pm
Simchat Torah
free
216-371-2244
www.parksyn.org

October 23, 2006

"From Shtetl to Swing" screening, Chicago, IL, Oct 23

Benefit screening—Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir in person!
FROM SHTETL TO SWING: A MUSICAL ODYSSEY
2005, Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir, 58 min.
Narrated by Harvey Fierstein

Monday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago, IL

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with director Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir. (Maxwell St. Klezmer leader Lori Lippitz will also participate.) The audience is invited to a reception, sponsored by L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge, in the Film Center's Gallery/Café after the screening and panel discussion.

Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Gene Siskel Film Center. No blue passes valid for this screening.

Tel: 312.846.2600
www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter/2006/october/7.html

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November 4, 2006

Red Sea Pedestrians, Kalamazoo, MI, Nov 4

The Red Sea Pedestrians are performing at Bells Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 4. 9:30pm, $5. Five-piece, ecletic and original klezmer-influenced band from West Michigan.

November 11, 2006

Kolevi Ensemble, Lakewood, OH, Nov 11

INSIDE World Music presents:
Balkan Voices: THE KOLEVI ENSEMBLE
Traditional Instrumental and Vocal Music from Bulgaria

** Saturday, November 11th, 2006 8 PM **
** Concert and Dance Party **

** Bulgarian Singing and Instrumental Workshops Saturday, November 11, 3:00 PM **
** Bulgarian Dance Workshop Friday, November 10,7:30 PM **

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

Call 216-521-2540 for tickets.
Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students (tickets are $20 at the door). To order tickets, call the Beck Center at 216-521-2540.

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November 18, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, Nov 18

band photoYiddishe Cup Nov. 18 7 p.m. Beth Israel Cong. Ann Arbor, Mich. synagogue anniversary.

December 20, 2006

Rabbi Joe Black & Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, Dec 20

Hanukkah with
Rabbi Joe Black and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wednesday, December 20 (sixth night of Hanukkah)
6:00 pm Family Concert / 7:30 pm Community Concert

Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Doors and concessions open 1/2 hour before each concert
Tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door
Children age 3 and under free
Family maximum $50 advance/$55 at the door
Come early - stay late! One ticket price for one concert or both!

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Jewltide, Chicago, IL, Dec 20

jewltide graphicJewltide in Chicago
Wed. Dec. 20
Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
$12 On Sale Now / $15 Day of Show / 21+ / Doors 9 PM
Featuring Golem + SoCalled + Heeb Magazine

This event made possible through a grant from Charles & Lynn Schusterman Foundation.

December 24, 2006

Knishmas, featuring Shtreiml, Chicago, IL, Dec 24

The KNISHMASreturns! The annual xmas alternative so traditional... its truly alternative! Shtreimel joins us from Montreal on their US tour for jams that are part John Popper and Blues Traveler and part Klezmer band. Plus rising hip hop star of david Kosha Dillz and classic rock sounds by Moshe Skier Band. Its gonna be hot as ... as a knish!

Held on the mythical 9th night of Haunkah at Wicker Park's Subterranean Lounge (2011 W. North @ Milwaukee and Damen) This mini-Jewish music festival actually focuses on contemporary Jewish music and culture. "It has an alternative vibe that's at once familiar and also celebratory of the youthful, Nu-Jew culture. This year the eclectic lineup includes Hard Rock, Hip Hop and yes, Harmonicas.

Add to all that a great crowd, a great room, a midnight knish drop, the gelt pelting and airing of grievances, and its the true alternative for Xmas eve.

KNISHMAS has sold out before, so avoid the risk and the door line- Buy tix online! It's gonna be fun, its gonna hot as a knish!

Subterranean Lounge
2011 W. North Ave.
Damen Blue Line Stop
Tickets

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December 31, 2006

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, Dec 31

band photoYiddishe Cup Dec. 31 9 p.m. Akron (Ohio) First Night. concert.

January 7, 2007

Red Sea Pedestrians, Kalamazoo, MI, Jan 6, 2007

The Red Sea Pedestrians
at Bells Eccentric Cafe
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Saturday, January 6, 9:30pm
$4

January 23, 2007

Klezmatics, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 27

band logo?Boom Pam (from Tel Aviv, Israel (members of Balkan Beat Box)
w/ Dj's Pete Spynda and Andalusia Knoll
Tuesday, Jan 23, 8pm

University of Pittsburgh
William Pitt Union Ballroom
Pittsburgh, PA

$10 advance $12 day of..
Tel: 412.251.6058

www.myspace.com/pghpandemic

January 26, 2007

Klezmer Workshops led by Steven Greenman, Stillwater, OK, Jan 26-27

Steven Greenman, violinist, to lead klezmer workshops and perform with the Oklahoma State High School Honors Orchestra in Stillwater, OK Jan. 26th-27th, 2007.

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual High School Honors Orchestra January 26-27,2007. Selected string students will rehearse and perform on the OSU Campus at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of the OSU String Faculty. The Honors Orchestra will be conducted by OSU Symphony Orchestra conductor, Mr. Douglas Droste. Additional section instruction will be provided by OSU professors Dr. Laura Talbott, violin/viola, Mr. Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello, and Mr. George Speed, bass. The Honors Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday night, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall.

January 27, 2007

Klezmer Workshops led by Steven Greenman, Stillwater, OK, Jan 26-27

Steven Greenman, violinist, to lead klezmer workshops and perform with the Oklahoma State High School Honors Orchestra in Stillwater, OK Jan. 26th-27th, 2007.

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual High School Honors Orchestra January 26-27,2007. Selected string students will rehearse and perform on the OSU Campus at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of the OSU String Faculty. The Honors Orchestra will be conducted by OSU Symphony Orchestra conductor, Mr. Douglas Droste. Additional section instruction will be provided by OSU professors Dr. Laura Talbott, violin/viola, Mr. Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello, and Mr. George Speed, bass. The Honors Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday night, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall.

Klezmatics, Minneapolis, MN, Jan 27

tour logo
The Klezmatics

Jan. 27 (Sat.) 8 p.m.
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis MN

$22 in advance; $25 the day of show
Tel: 612-338-2674
www.thecedar.org

February 3, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb 3

band photoYiddishe Cup
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sat. Feb. 3
8 p.m.
The Ark
316 S. Main St.
www.theark.org
734-763-8587
$20

February 10, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Peninsula, OH, Feb 10

band photoYiddishe Cup
Peninsula, Ohio (Akron area)
Sat. Feb. 10
8 p.m.
Happy Days Visitor Center,
Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park Ass'n
www.cvnpa.org
330-657-2909
$15

February 17, 2007

Veretski Pass, Madison, WI, Feb 17

Veretski PassPlaying in an unbound, energetic "village style", the trio Veretski Pass
Madison, Wisconsin : February 17, 2007 Saturday 8 PM, FREE
Morphy Hall, University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI
455 N. Park St.—Humanities Building, Madison, WI 53706

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Veretski Pass, Madison, WI, Feb 17

Veretski PassPlaying in an unbound, energetic "village style", the trio Veretski Pass
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne :
February 20, 2007 Tuesday 7:30 PM
Smith Music Hall, open to public
For more information

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February 18, 2007

Prairie Heym Klezmorim, Minneapolis, MN, Feb 18

Prairie Heym Klezmorim
Reunion concert, with singer Amy Olson

A benefit for Mayim Rabim Congregation
Feb. 18 (Sunday) 1 to 3 p.m.
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis MN

$18 in advance; $25 the day of show (children $9 in advance, $12 at the door)
Tel: 612-338-2674
www.thecedar.org

February 24, 2007

Dance Klezmer!, Mendota Heights, MN, Feb 24, 2007

Tants Klezmer/Dance Klezmer!
Beth Jacob Congregation
02/24/2007 at 7:00pm
FREE

Join us for an evening of Eastern European dance with master teacher Steve Weintraub.

Beth Jacob Congregation
1179 Victoria Curve
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55118

March 3, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Mar 3, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

March 3
Park Synagogue
Cleveland, OH
7:15 p.m.
www.parksyn.org

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM", Batavia, IL, Mar 17

C.A.I.F. - Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab
I.I.C. - Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago
Present

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM"
Jewish Music and Poetry in Renaissance Italy
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
FERMILAB (Batavia, IL)
Ramsey Auditorium
Tickets: $ 10.00 ($ 5.00 under 18)
(630) 840 2787 (ARTS)
CAIF c/o K. Akhobadze
(630) 840 2986

www.iichicago.esteri.it
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The Ensemble Lucidarium, a famous international group of scholar musicians specialized in the works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will perform: "La Istoria de Purim," Jewish music and poetry from the Italian Renaissance, which was awarded first prize in 2004 by the European Association for Jewish Culture.

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, northern Italy was a meeting place for three separate Jewish communities: Ashkenazi, Jews coming from northeastern Europe, Sephardic Jews from the Iberian peninsula, and Italikim who had been in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire. The music from this period is characterized by a fertile exchange of ideas and culture between Jews and gentiles. The texts transcribed into the Hebrew alphabet in four-verse stanzas are written in the colorful Jewish vernacular spoken in the Po valley during the sixteenth century. The rhymes were typical of the songs performed to celebrate the festival of Purim by recounting the story of Queen Esther. Ensemble Lucidarium has reconstructed the music through painstaking research into sixteenth-century music and oral traditions still alive in certain areas of the Tuscan and Emilian Apennines.

This concert has been organized with the support of Congregation Beth Shalom
of Naperville and E.A.J.C. (European Association for Jewish Culture).

March 11, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, St. Louis, MO, Mar 11

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Sunday, MARCH 11th 7p.m.: St. Louis MO
B'nai Amoona,
Joined by the Bケnai Amoona young people's choir
324 South Mason Road
St. Louis, 63141-8029

March 18, 2007

Third Annual Yiddish Concert, Dayton, OH, Mar 18

Dayton Jewish Community Yiddish Club

The Third Annual Yiddish Concert will be March 18, 2007 at 3 pm at Beth Jacob synagogue. This concert is sponsored by the Dayton Jewish Community Yiddish Club.

At this year's concert the duo Gemini will be performing. Gemini comes to Dayton from Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have been in Dayton performing at Cityfolk concerts, Jewish community concerts and for children's concerts. This concert will be Yiddish music sprinkled with a bit of Hebrew. The brothers will share their Yiddish background with us that came from their dad who was a cantor.

The concert is $5 a person. Membership in the club is a $20 a year donation which includes the concert and covers the cost of mailings and supports the annual concert.

For reservations, membership and contributions
Dayton Jewish Community Yiddish
Lynda A Cohen
6501 Foursome Lane
Englewood, Ohio 45322
937 836 4417

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March 19, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Alliance, OH, Mar 19, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

March 19
Mt. Union College
Alliance, Ohio
8 p.m.
www.muc.edu/campus_events/campus_events

March 20, 2007

Yiddish Festival, Iowa City, IO, Mar 20

Got Chutzpah?Our annual celebration of Yiddish culture will take place March 20-23 all over Campus…Join us for all or a few of the following events:
Tuesday, March 20th, 5pm: READINGS by student and professional writers @ Hillel
7pm: Klezmer CONCERT @ Hillel featuring Adrianne Greenbaum
Wednesday, March 21st 6pm: Reception at “GALLERIES DOWNTOWN” (218 E Washington St.)
Includes our ORIGINAL student’s band and light REFRESHMENTS
Thursday, March 22nd, 4pm: Films @ IMU, 347 Minnesota room
Friday, March 23nd, 6:30pm: Yiddish style CULTURAL Shabbos services and Dinner@ Hillel

The University of Iowa Hillel
Aliber Hillel Jewish Student Center
122 East Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
319.338.0778
iowahillel.org/wordpress/index.php?p=125

April 1, 2007

Brave Old World, Beachwood, OH, Apr 1, 2007

BOW, seatedBrave Old World
Song of the Lodz Ghetto

Sunday, April 1, 2007, 2pm
The Temple-Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio

Tickets: $26 general public, $23 JCC members, $24 seniors, $13 full-time students 22 & under (www.tickets.com, 800-766-6048, and Mandel JCC in Beachwood). Groups of 10 or more $18 (call 216-593-6258).
Jewish Community Center of Cleveland
tel: 216-831-0700
www.clevejcc.org

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April 22, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Pepper Pike, OH, Apr 22

band photoYiddishe Cup

Mon. April 23 B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, Pepper Pike, Ohio. 7 p.m. Israel Independence Day. free. 216-831-6555 www.bnaijeshurun.org

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Apr 22

band photoYiddishe Cup

April 22
Israel Independence Day
Cleveland, OH
8 p.m.
www.yiddishecup.com

May 16, 2007

Esta, Chicago, IL, May 16

ISRAELI WORLD MUSIC PIONEERS ESTA PERFORM RARE 5/16 CHICAGO CONCERT

Who: Esta, presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center, Empty Bottle & Friends of Israel Arts
Where: Lakeshore Theater, 3157 N. Broadway, Chicago (corner of Belmont, lot parking)
When: Wednesday May 16th. 8pm
How: Get tickets and more information at kfarcenter.org
Hear: Mp3 samples are online at kfarcenter.org and myspace.com/kfarcenter
$$$: ALL AGES SHOW. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Call: 773.550.1543 to request more information.

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May 17, 2007

Steve Greenman w/Ludmila Sorin, Beachwood, OH, May 17

Steve Greenman with Yiddish/Ladino/Russian singer, Ludmila Sorin:
When: Thursday May 17th, 2007 at 7pm
Where: The Temple, Tifereth Israel
2600 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH (Adjacent to the Maltz Museum)
Cost: $15 or $12 for Maltz members

Ludmila will perform a wonderful melange of Yiddish, Ladino and Russian melodies together with violinist Steven Greenman and pianist Alexandra Gerchikov.

*Please call the Maltz Museum for reservations at: (216)593-0575

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216)593-0575
fax: (216)593-0576

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May 18, 2007

Slavic Soul Party, Cleveland, OH, May 18

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY

FRIDAY, MAY 18th
9:30 pm, $7 admission

The Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
http://www.happydog58.com
(216) 651-9474

www.slavicsoulparty.com

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May 27, 2007

Duo Galay, Cleveland, OH, May 27, 2007

The Annual Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert

Duo Galay
Jewish Music ~ Yiddish Texts

Sunday, May 27, 2007, 2:30 p.m.
The Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring
1980 South Green Road, Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and pianist Daniel Galay, music director at the Beit-Frankfurt
Conservatory in Tel-Aviv, and cellist Rachel Galay perform Jewish music
set to Yiddish texts, original compositions, and works by Bloch and
Stutschevsky.

Tickets $10; seating is limited.
For reservations call (216) 381-4515

Dessert reception and discussion with Daniel Galay
(in English and Yiddish) following program.

Sponsored By
National Yiddish Book Center
www.yiddishbookcenter.org

June 3, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Granville, OH, Jun 3, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

June 3
Granville (Ohio) Recreation Commission
Denison University campus
5:30 P.M.
www.granvillerec.org

June 14, 2007

Maxwell St. Klezmer, dinner and dancing, Chicago, IL, Jun 14, 2007

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band invites you to an enjoyable evening that includes a Dinner Concert and Dancing !

...Featuring the Fabulous Vocal Duets of Lori Lippitz and Kimber Nussbaum

When: June 14, 2007 - Thursday Evening
What Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Zhivago Restaurant

www.ZhivagoChicago.com

June 21, 2007

Chevan-Byrd Duo, Hiram College, OH, Jun 21

Thursday, June 21, Chevan-Byrd Duo with special guest Saskia Laroo, 8:00 p.m., Hayden Auditorium, Bates Hall, Hiram College, Ohio, Part of the Summer Symposium, "Leveraging Change: The Economics and Politics of Global Poverty and Health Care." Hosted by the Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities, for more information please call 330-569-5380

June 22, 2007

Chevan-Byrd Duo, Cleveland, OH, Jun 22, 2007

Friday, June 22, Chevan-Byrd Duo with special guest Saskia Laroo, Friday night service at Beth Israel - The West Temple, 14308 Triskett Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 216-941-8882.

June 23, 2007

Afro-Semitic Experience, Flossmoor, IL, Jun 23

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m., Workshops for musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kezie Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois, for more information please call 708-798-1884

in concert at Homewood-Flossmoor High School auditorium, 999 Kezie Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois, for more information please call 708-798-1884

June 24, 2007

ÜSZTÜRÜ, Cleveland, OH, Jun 24

SUNDAY, JUNE 24th, 7 PM: ÜSZTÜRÜ, a ten member ensemble of traditional Hungarian musicians and dancers from Transylvania in a concert and Tanchaz/ dance party in the Beck Center Armory Beck Center. Call 216-521-2540 for tickets ($12 students, $17 adults). Don’t miss it!

July 29, 2007

Yiddishe Cup@Little Mountain Folk Fest, Kirtland, OH, Jul 29

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. July 29 Little Mountain Folk Festival, Kirtland, Ohio. noon. concert. $. 440-255-8979 www.lakehistory.org

August 3, 2007

International Assoc. of Yiddish Clubs conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug 3-6

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs 11th conference in Cleveland, Ohio August
3-6, 2007.

Each morning will start with a plenary session including Gerry Kane
(Toronto), Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (U of Penn), and Rabbi Y.Y.
Jacobson (Algemeiner Journal, editor).

Each evening will be filled with entertainment including; Adrienne
Cooper, Joanne Borts, Heather Klein, The Silvers and the Yiddishe Cup
Klezmer Band and attendance at the Concert in the Park (Cain Park).
[I'll be singing at the pre-concert with the Workmen's Circle Klezmer
Orchestra.] In addition, 30 different lectures/workshops will be
presented ranging from Yiddish in Japan, to Yidish: shpigl tsi a
shprakh.
There also will be vendors and exhibitors—all at the new Marriott
Cleveland East Hotel.

For the full program and details see the website at:
www.derbay.org/cleveland/

August 4, 2007

International Assoc. of Yiddish Clubs conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug 3-6

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs 11th conference in Cleveland, Ohio August
3-6, 2007.

Each morning will start with a plenary session including Gerry Kane
(Toronto), Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (U of Penn), and Rabbi Y.Y.
Jacobson (Algemeiner Journal, editor).

Each evening will be filled with entertainment including; Adrienne
Cooper, Joanne Borts, Heather Klein, The Silvers and the Yiddishe Cup
Klezmer Band and attendance at the Concert in the Park (Cain Park).
[I'll be singing at the pre-concert with the Workmen's Circle Klezmer
Orchestra.] In addition, 30 different lectures/workshops will be
presented ranging from Yiddish in Japan, to Yidish: shpigl tsi a
shprakh.
There also will be vendors and exhibitors—all at the new Marriott
Cleveland East Hotel.

For the full program and details see the website at:
www.derbay.org/cleveland/

August 5, 2007

International Assoc. of Yiddish Clubs conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug 3-6

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs 11th conference in Cleveland, Ohio August
3-6, 2007.

Each morning will start with a plenary session including Gerry Kane
(Toronto), Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (U of Penn), and Rabbi Y.Y.
Jacobson (Algemeiner Journal, editor).

Each evening will be filled with entertainment including; Adrienne
Cooper, Joanne Borts, Heather Klein, The Silvers and the Yiddishe Cup
Klezmer Band and attendance at the Concert in the Park (Cain Park).
[I'll be singing at the pre-concert with the Workmen's Circle Klezmer
Orchestra.] In addition, 30 different lectures/workshops will be
presented ranging from Yiddish in Japan, to Yidish: shpigl tsi a
shprakh.
There also will be vendors and exhibitors—all at the new Marriott
Cleveland East Hotel.

For the full program and details see the website at:
www.derbay.org/cleveland/

August 6, 2007

International Assoc. of Yiddish Clubs conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug 3-6

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs 11th conference in Cleveland, Ohio August
3-6, 2007.

Each morning will start with a plenary session including Gerry Kane
(Toronto), Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (U of Penn), and Rabbi Y.Y.
Jacobson (Algemeiner Journal, editor).

Each evening will be filled with entertainment including; Adrienne
Cooper, Joanne Borts, Heather Klein, The Silvers and the Yiddishe Cup
Klezmer Band and attendance at the Concert in the Park (Cain Park).
[I'll be singing at the pre-concert with the Workmen's Circle Klezmer
Orchestra.] In addition, 30 different lectures/workshops will be
presented ranging from Yiddish in Japan, to Yidish: shpigl tsi a
shprakh.
There also will be vendors and exhibitors—all at the new Marriott
Cleveland East Hotel.

For the full program and details see the website at:
www.derbay.org/cleveland/

August 15, 2007

Klezmerica, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 15

KlezmericaW
ednesday, August 15, 7:30 PM – at Weisman Art Museum.

This is a benefit for Aleksandr Ablamuets.

August 16, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, Aug 16

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs. Aug. 16 Wiley Middle School, University Heights, Ohio. 7 p.m. concert. free.
216-932-7800 www.universityheights.com

August 17, 2007

Red Sea Pedestrians CD Release, Kalamazoo, MI, Aug 17

The Red Sea Pedestrians CD RELEASE!!!

August 17, 2007

Bells Brewery
Kalamazoo, Michigan

9:30pm, $4, 21 and over with ID

August 18, 2007

Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Aug 18

Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project
with Nicolae Feraru, Cimbalom

Music from Romania, the Balkans, and the jazz universe
Special August Lineup: Juliano Milo, Accordion; Al Ehrich, double bass; Tim Mulvenna, percussion

Saturday, August 18, 10pm to 1am:
Katerina's 43, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago

Listen: www.GypsyRhythmProject.com

August 19, 2007

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Chicago, IL, Aug 19, 2007

RSD publicity photoRabbinical School Dropouts
8/19, 7:00pm, $12/$15
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

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August 25, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Chicago, IL, Aug 25, 2007

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
August 25th
HAMSA FEST
Pharaohケs Daughter
Genesis at the Crossroads
Lincoln Park
CHICAGO
TBA - evening time
$5-$10 suggested donation
www.gatc.org

September 8, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Pepper Pike, OH, Sep 8, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sept. 8
Congregation Bethanyu,
Pepper Pike, Ohio.
7:30 p.m.
www.bethanyu.org

September 23, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Sep 23, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. Sept. 23
Warehouse District Street Festival,
Cleveland, Ohio.
1:30 p.m. concert.
free.
www.warehousedistrict.org

September 27, 2007

Balkan Beat Box, NYC, Sep 27, 2007

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
9/27/2007 8:00 PM
Lotus Fest, Bloomington, IN

September 28, 2007

Golem, Detroit, MI, Sep 28, 2007

GolemGolem (gypsy punk from NYC)
9/28 @
Crofoot,
Detroit MI

September 29, 2007

Golem, Bloomington, IN, Sep 29, 2007

GolemGolem (gypsy punk from NYC)
9/29 @
Lotus World Music Festival,
Bloomington IN

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Beloit, WI, Sep 29, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Including "Dancin' Steve" Weintraub

Sat, Sept 29, 2007, 8:00 pm
Beloit College
Eaton Chapel
Beloit, WI

Tickets: $15
Call 608-363-2242 for information
Call 608-363-2755 for tickets

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September 30, 2007

Klezmerica, Minneapolis, MN, Sep 30, 2007

This coming Sunday, at 4 PM, Klezmerica (Joe Vass, Dale Mendenhall, Dave Jensen, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates and Carolyn Boulay) will be performing in concert at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church at 511 Groveland Avenue in Minneapolis. (There is a suggested but not required donation of $5 at the door.)

This will be your last chance to hear Klezmerica perform in the Twin Cities for awhile. On Saturday, December 15, we'll perform in the Chicago area at Schaumberg's Prairie Center For The Arts. This spring, we plan to resume performing "The Soul Of Gershwin" (known locally as "Gershwin The Klezmer") in various venues around the U.S. (More information on that as it becomes available).

Golem, Chicago, IL, Sep 30, 2007

GolemGolem (gypsy punk from NYC)
9/30
Schubas,
Chicago IL

October 1, 2007

Balkan Beat Box, Cleveland, OH, Oct 1, 2007

BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
10/01/2007 8:00 PM
Grog Shop
1765 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland, OH
Cost : $12.00

October 3, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 3, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Oct 3
Fairmount Temple,
Beachwood, Ohio.
8:15 p.m.
www.fairmounttemple.org

October 4, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, Oct 4, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Oct 4
Park Synagogue.
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
7:30 p.m.
www.parksyn.org

"Shalom, Ireland," plus live music, Chicago, IL Oct 4, 2007

A special duo presentation:
The Film Series at
Irish American Heritage Center,
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, 60630
Thursday, October 4, 8pm:
First: Shalom, Ireland, a film documentary about Ireland's remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community.
Then, Nicolae Feraru and Steve Gibons play Klezmermusic from Romania.

October 6, 2007

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Oct 6, 2007

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaSteve Gibons' Gypsy Rhythm Project
with Nicolae Feraru, Cimbalom
Music from Romania, the Balkans, and the Jazz Universe

October Lineup:
Juliano Milo, accordion
Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom
Dan Delorenzo, double bass
Tim Mulvenna, percussion
Mike Allemana, guitar
Steve Gibons, violin

* 2007 Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival
with Kruno Gypsy Jazz ensemble
Saturday night 8 PM at the Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

October 13, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Lincolnshire, IL, Oct 13, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Including "Dancin' Steve" Weintraub

Sat, Oct 13 2007, 7:30 pm
Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
1 Stevenson Dr.
Lincolnshire, IL

Tickets: Adults $15, Senior/Students $13
Call: 847.634.4000 x1882

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October 14, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Arlington Heights, IL, Oct 14, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sun, Oct 14 2007, 2:00-3:00 pm
Arlington Heights Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL

Tickets: Free, limited seating:
Register on-line at www.ahml.info
...or call 847-392-0100

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Yiddishe Cup, Cincinnati, OH, Oct 14, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Oct. 14
Cincinnati Art Museum,
2:30 p.m.
513-792-5661
www.jcc-cinci.com

October 17, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, Oct 17, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wed, Oct 17 2007, 1:30-2:40 pm
Skokie Theater
7924 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL

Tickets: $9 Call: 847-677-7761

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October 20, 2007

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Oct 20, 2007

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaSteve Gibons' Gypsy Rhythm Project
with Nicolae Feraru, Cimbalom
Music from Romania, the Balkans, and the Jazz Universe

October Lineup:
Juliano Milo, accordion
Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom
Dan Delorenzo, double bass
Tim Mulvenna, percussion
Mike Allemana, guitar
Steve Gibons, violin

Saturday, October 20, 10pm to 1am:
Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project
Katerina's, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago

October 28, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, Oct 28, 2007

Maxwell Street Klezmer BandStart off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of old-country spirit and soul music!

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sun, Oct 28, 2007, 7:00 pm
Skokie Central Traditional Jewish Congregation
4040 Main Street
Skokie, IL

Tickets $25 (Children under 16: $10)
info: 847.674.4117

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November 7, 2007

"The Witches of Lublin," Kalamazoo, MI, Nov 10, 2007

"The Witches of Lublin", A new radio play with klezmer.

Saturday, November 10th, 5:30 p.m. Public radio's Ellen Kushner teams up with celebrated Klezmer composer/performers Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz and actors from All Ears Theatre for the premiere of their new musical radio drama, "The Witches of Lublin", based on Jewish women's lives, music and culture through the age, with a little "magical realism" thrown in! First stop: A Polish town in 1798, where a family of four women musicians discover that music, and love, have a power greater than anyone imagined.

Joined by Tom Knific, double bass and Alex Udvary, cimbalom. First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo. $15/$12/$5

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music
269-382-2910
www.michfest-sacredmusic.org

November 8, 2007

Michael Wex, "Just Say Nu", St. Louis, MO, Nov 8, 2007

Michael WexIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in Toronto, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out.

November 8 - St. Louis Jewish book fair

book coverWhy is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

Multilingual Jewish Literature and Multicultural America, Chicago, IL, Nov 8-9, 2007

Multilingual Jewish Literature and Multicultural America
University of Chicago, November 8-9, 2007

The Quadrangle Club
1155 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

languages.uchicago.edu/yiddish/Registration.html

Multilingual Jewish Literature and Multicultural America

Jewish American literature has long been, and continues to be, a multilingual
enterprise, with significant work published in at least six languages
(English, Spanish, Ladino, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew). The literary study of
Jewish American writing, however, has been overwhelmingly defined by an
English-only approach unable to encompass its diversity, or to locate that diversity in
the multilingual and multicultural landscape of American literature as a whole.
The conference, “Multilingual Jewish Literature and Multicultural America,”
will survey the field of multilingual Jewish American literature and the new
methodological approaches that are needed, we believe, to sustain and
reinvigorate the academic study of this literature.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Werner Sollors, Harvard University
"A New Literary History of America"

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December 2, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon, Cleveland, OH, Dec 2, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon
Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm at the Workmen's Circle, 1980 S. Green., South Euclid, Ohio. You can rsvp at 216 381-4515. Seating is limited, admission is only $3!

Joining Cahan-Simon at the Workmen's Circle will be Walt Mahovlich on accordion
and Max Rothman on violin

Lori Cahan-Simon, Cleveland, OH, Dec 2, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon
Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm at the Workmen's Circle, 1980 S. Green., South Euclid, Ohio. You can rsvp at 216 381-4515. Seating is limited, admission is only $3!

Joining Cahan-Simon at the Workmen's Circle will be Walt Mahovlich on accordion
and Max Rothman on violin

December 6, 2007

Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Cleveland, OH, Dec 6, 2007

clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

12/06
Beachland Ballroom,
Cleveland OH
www.beachlandballroom.com
(216) 383-1124

www.GoodForTheJews.net
www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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December 8, 2007

The Klezmatics, Milwaukee, WI, Dec 8, 2007

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics, world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. Their music is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms.

12/8/2007
Alverno College
Milwaukee WI
(414) 382-6044
www.alverno.edu

Sean Altman in Jewmoungous, Ann Arbor, MI, Dec 8, 2007

Jewmoungous ChicagoJEWMONGOUS! w/ guests Cindy Kaplan and UMichigan's premier Jewish acapella group Kol Hakavod.

Sat. Dec. 8, '07
The Blind Pig
doors 7pm for 8pm show,
208 S 1st St (zip 48104).
Ann Arbor, MI

(734) 996-8555,
$17 advance / $20 day of show (age 18+)

JEWMONGOUS "Taller Than Jesus" CD Release Tour
JEWMONGOUS, a solo comedy song concert with occasional guests, is the colicky, uncircumcised brain child of SEAN ALTMAN: the golden-voiced, song-writing wiz behind the pioneering comedy song act What I Like About Jew and the founder and former leader of the vocal group Rockapella. Sean was featured in Time Out New York's cover story "The New Super Jews," (with Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman) and in the New York Times feature about "the Jewish Hipster Movement." He debuted JEWMONGOUS in 2006 and has garnered press accolades coast to coast (see them below).

jewmongous.com

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Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Milwaukee, WI, Dec 8, 2007

clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

12/08
Miramar Theatre,
Milwaukee WI
www.themiramartheatre.com
(414) 967-0302

www.GoodForTheJews.net
www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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December 9, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon, Cleveland, OH, Dec 9, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon
Sunday, December 9th at 1pm at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Family Fun Day, on Richmond Road just south of Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio. Free with museum admission.

Joining her will be Walt Mahovlich on accordion and Max Rothman on violin, with the addition of Ken Javor on bass.

Lori Cahan-Simon, Cleveland, OH, Dec 9, 2007

Lori Cahan-Simon
Sunday, December 9th at 1pm at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Family Fun Day, on Richmond Road just south of Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio. Free with museum admission.

Joining her will be Walt Mahovlich on accordion and Max Rothman on violin, with the addition of Ken Javor on bass.

Sean Altman in Jewmoungous, Chicago, IL, Dec 9, 2007

Jewmoungous ChicagoJEWMONGOUS! feat. Sean Altman plus guests Cindy Kaplan and Listen Up! A Capella.

Chicago Appearance:

6pm doors for 7pm show, Sun. Dec 9 In Chicago, IL
@ The Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
$10.00 Students / $15.00 adv. (ticketweb.com) / $18.00 door

JEWMONGOUS "Taller Than Jesus" CD Release Tour
JEWMONGOUS, a solo comedy song concert with occasional guests, is the colicky, uncircumcised brain child of SEAN ALTMAN: the golden-voiced, song-writing wiz behind the pioneering comedy song act What I Like About Jew and the founder and former leader of the vocal group Rockapella. Sean was featured in Time Out New York's cover story "The New Super Jews," (with Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman) and in the New York Times feature about "the Jewish Hipster Movement." He debuted JEWMONGOUS in 2006 and has garnered press accolades coast to coast (see them below).

jewmongous.com

Kfar Center logoSponsored by Kfar

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The Klezmatics, Minneapolis, MN, Dec 9, 2007

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics, world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. Their music is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms.

12/9/2007
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis MN
(612) 338-2674
www.thecedar.org
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Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Chicago, IL, Dec 9, 2007

clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

12/09
Double Door,
Chicago IL
www.doubledoor.com
(773) 489-3160

www.GoodForTheJews.net
www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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December 15, 2007

Klezmerica, Schaumbourg, IL, Dec 15, 2007

LOLLAPAJEWZA IV PRESENTS
A post-Chanukah, pre-Christmas, Mid-December stress break for everyone.
Saturday, December 15 - 7:30 pm, 2007Klezmerica with Joe Vass

Schaumberg's Prairie Center For The Arts.
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg IL 60193
1.847.895.3600

Tickets: $20 ($18 students and seniors)
to order, call (847) 895-3600
tix online at www.prairiecenter.org

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December 24, 2007

Knishmas! Chicago, IL, Dec 24, 2007

KNISHMAS! featuring. Even Sh'Siyah and RavShmuel, plus special guests Moshe Averick, Miriam Brosseau, Adam Davis, Rachel Kohl Feingold, Even Jacover, Alan Sufrin

7pm doors for 8pm show,
Monday Dec 24th
21+ show
Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, 1059 W. Addison (at Clark),
Chicago
$15.00 adv. via ticketweb.com / $18.00 door
mp3s and information at kfarcenter.com and knishmas.com.

links to participating acts and orgs:
Rav Smuel ravshmuel.com
Even Sh'Siyah thewayjewsrock.com
Cubby Bear cubbybear.com

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December 28, 2007

Red Sea Pedestrians, Kalamazoo, MI, Dec 28, 2007

Saturday, December 28 2007
The Red Sea Pedestrians with special guest "The Corn Fed Girls"

Bells Brewery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
9:30pm, $6, ages 21+

tel: 269 352-8112

December 31, 2007

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, Dec 31, 2007

band photoYiddishe Cup

Mon. Dec. 31
First Night, Akron, Ohio.
8:30 p.m. concert.
$
www.firstnightakron.org

January 16, 2008

Afro-Semitic Experience, Ada, OH, Jan 16, 2008

band photoWednesday, January 16, 2008,
the Afro-Semitic Experience,
morning program in Chapel at Ohio Northern University,

8:00 p.m., in concert
at Freed Center for the Performing Arts,
525 South Main Street, Ada Ohio,
at Ohio Northern University,
Ada Ohio.

January 17, 2008

Afro-Semitic Experience, Columbus, OH, Jan 17, 2008

band photoThursday January 17,
the Afro-Semitic Experience,
7:30 p.m., in concert
at Congregation Tifereth Israel,
1354 East Broad Street,
Columbus, Ohio.

For more information please call 614-253-8523.

February 2, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb 2, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Feb. 2, 2008
The Ark,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
8 p.m. concert.
$.
www.theark.org

February 9, 2008

Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Feb 9, 2008

Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project
with Nicolae Feraru, Cimbalom
Music from Romania, the Balkans, and the Jazz Universe

Gibons’s band brings the improvisational sophistication of jazz to Romanian and Bulgarian Gypsy music without smoothing out its ragged edges —Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Gypsy Rhythm Project at:
Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd, 60613
Saturday, February 9, 2008
10 P.M to 1 A.M.

Come to Katerina's for an exhilarating evening of East European Gypsy Jazz. This weekend we're back at our home base, Katerina's, the eclectic Mediterranean restaurant and world music club

February 10, 2008

Chicago Klezmer Ensemble+Steve Weintraub, Chicago, IL, Feb 10, 2008

Kurt Bjorling and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble will be perfoming this weekend at the University of Chicago Folk Festival

www.uofcfolk.org/2008/

Steve Weintraub will join the band to teach a free workshop this Sunday in Yiddish dance, focusing on the classic wedding dance, the sher—a kind of square dance. The workshop will be from 1 to 3 pm at Ida Noyes Hall.

The band will also be performing as part of the evening program, which starts at 6pm.

February 22, 2008

Basya Schechter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 22, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
February 22-23, 2008
Basya Schechter
Cleveland, OH Venue TBA
School workshops in the Cleveland, Ohio area

February 23, 2008

Basya Schechter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 23, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
February 22-23, 2008
Basya Schechter
Cleveland, OH Venue TBA
School workshops in the Cleveland, Ohio area

February 24, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 24, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 24, 2008
Cleveland, OH Time TBA - Siegel College

March 6, 2008

Shtreiml, Ann Arbor, MI, Mar 6, 2008

shtreiml band photoShtreiml
Thursday March 6, 2008 @8PM
The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-214-9995
Free

"… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

March 16, 2008

Yiddish Swingtime, Minneapolis, MN, Mar 16, 2008

Yiddish Swingtime BandThe Yiddish Swingtime Band
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, March 16th, 2008, 1 p.m.

Yiddish Swingtime features some of the region's top musicians playing such favorites as "Oy Mama, Am I in Love," "Flat Foot Floogie," "Abi Gezint," and "Bi Mir Bist Du Sheyn": Becky Clawson, vocals; Bill Hinkley, guitar and vocals; Bruce Wintervold, vibes; Marya Hart, piano; Ralph Wittcoff, bass; and Jeff Garetz, drums.

This concert is a benefit for Mayim Rabim Reconstructionist Synagogue. For advance tickets, call 612-922-5983 or order online at www.thecedar.org.

March 20, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, Mar 20, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs. March 20
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
7:15 p.m.
Purim. free.
www.parksyn.org

March 27, 2008

Din Din Aviv, Tulsa, OK, Mar 27, 2008

Din Din AvivThursday, March 27, 2008
presenting Din Din Aviv - Israel's #1 singer & performer opening her U.S. tour in Tulsa.
Tickets $15 and $20. Senior and student discounts available.
To purchase tickets, call 595-7777

www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=653135

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March 30, 2008

Andy Statman, Chicago, IL, Mar 30, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 7:00 PM
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave.
with special guests The Golden Prairie All-Stars

Tickets: $28, $26 Old Town School members, $24 seniors and kids

Box Office: 773.728.6000

Tickets available online at Tix.com.
www.oldtownschool.org

March 31, 2008

Andy Statman, Ann Arbor, MI, Mar 31, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Monday March 31st, 8pm
The Ark
316 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-1818
www.theark.org

April 1, 2008

Andy Statman, Oberlin, OH, Apr 1, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Oberlin, OH, Tuesday April 1st - Oberlin College
The Cat

April 2, 2008

Andy Statman, Des Moines, OH, Apr 2, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Des Moine IA, Wednesday April 2nd - Caspe Terrace

April 3, 2008

Andy Statman, Minneapolis, MN, Apr 3, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Thursday April 3rd -
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S.,
Minneapolis MN

June 14, 2008

Musical Melaveh Malkah, West Rogers Park, IL, Jun 14, 2008

Super-duper musical melaveh malkah at Young Israel of West Rogers Park- 2706 W Touhy, Chicago Ill- sat night 6/14 at 10 PM featuring Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum (www.azamra.org) with songs and stories of Breslov chassidim. Musical backups by Ruby Harris, members of the Mitziut/ Shiviti drummers and others.

Speaking of Mitziut/ Shiviti drummers- yes we will be at Jewish fest the next day (6/15)- 3 PM near the cooking demo area. Some of us may be sticking aroung and joining Ruby and Rabbi Greenbaum again during Ruby's set a bit later in the afternoon.

June 19, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Jun 19, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaGypsy Rhythm Project
Thursday June 19th 6 to 8:30 pm

if you're out in Oak Park stop by the tent at the corner of Marion and Lake where we'll be animating the Downtown Oak Park Shop 'n Dine, 6 to 8:30 pm.

Maxwell St. Klezmer, Chicago, IL, Jun 19, 2008

June 19, 2008 6pm to 9:30pm
Music Garden Grant Park
601 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Invite Friends

Maxwell St. Klezmer @ Summerdance

The 12th annual Chicago SummerDance series is organized and presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. This summer the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park becomes a unique outdoor urban dance space – the largest of its kind in the United States.

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, founded in 1983, brings a kaleidoscope of colors and moods and an old-fashioned spirit of fun to their performance of traditional Jewish music. The combination of dance music, folk songs, theatre medleys and jazzy Yiddish pop music from the 1930's to the 1950's creates a rich, multi-dimensional experience of the lost world of Eastern European Jewish culture, combined with vignettes of America as seen through immigrant eyes. Audiences of all backgrounds are delighted by Maxwell Street's high-energy performances that glow with warmth and humor.

Dance lessons by Steve Weintraub begin at 6pm, Music at 7pm. FREE!

June 20, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Jun 20, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaFriday, June 20, 10 PM
Gypsy Rhythm Project
Katerina's
1920 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

June 26, 2008

Matisyahu@Ravinia Fest, Highland Park, IL, Jun 26, 2008

Matisyahu posterMatisyahu @ Ravinia

Thursday, June 26, 2008
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
Tel: 7733624760

Join KFAR on an outing as the past and present of reggae collide as Matisyahu and the Wailers share a bill at Ravinia Pavilion. Matisyahu, a Hasidic Jew from Pennsylvania, has become one of the nation's top reggae stars, scoring hits like "King Without a Crown" and "Youth". The Wailers have been performing for over four decades, and are best known for their work with the legendary Bob Marley.

Win Free Matisyahu Tix: KFAR is giving away 8 pairs of tix FREE! To enter the drawing, RSVP on the KFAR website (complete registration and upload a pic).

June 28, 2008

Mayer Kirshenblatt exhibition opening, Opat@oacute;w, Poland, Jul 28, 2008

They Call Me Meyer JulyThe Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites you to the opening of the Mayer Kirshenblatt exhibition ‘Old Opatów.'

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 12:00pm
County District Office
ul. Sienkiewicza 17
Opatów, Poland
About our lectures: www.mayerjuly.com

Here are details about Opatow: www.opatow.um.gov.pl

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June 30, 2008

Andy Statman, Chicago, IL, Jun 30, 2008

Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman

Coming on June 30th, 2008
"Andy Statman is the real thing - a musician's musician." -The New Yorker
"It's the music of Jewish mystics" - The New York Times
"A fascinating & moving mixture" - Jazz Times

WHAT: Andy Statman will be performing live at “The Song & The Spirit”
WHEN: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:30 PM
WHERE: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts,
9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL
TICKET PRICES (in advance) $25, $36, $60
Purchase tickets online at:
www.lubavitchchabad.org/songspirit
For more information call Megan Ensign at 773-262-2770

July 18, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, Jul 18, 2008

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaOn Friday, July 18, at 10 PM
Romanian and Balkan Gypsy, Folk, and Jazz, created by the unique sextet that is the
Gypsy Rhythm Project.

Katerina's
1920 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

July 19, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Detroit, MI, Jul 19, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

July 19th
Detroit, Michigan ­
8:45 - Max M. Fisher Music Center
www.concertofcolors.com Also playing is Ricki Lee Jones and other amazing artists.
Home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Detroit.
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July 27, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Kirtland, OH, Jul 29, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. July 27 Little Mountain Folk Festival, Kirtland, Ohio. noon. concert. $. 440-255-8979 www.lakehistory.org

July 31, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, Jul 31, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs. July 31, 7pm
Coventry Peace Arch,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
free.
bigfun@apk.net

August 14, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, University Hts, OH, Aug 14, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs Aug. 14, 7pm
Wiley Middle School,
University Hts., Ohio.
free.
www.universityheights.com

August 15, 2008

The Red Sea Pedestrians, Kalamazoo, MI, Aug 15, 2008

Kalamazoo's The Red Sea Pedestrians takes the stage for Rhythmz In Riley Park on Friday, August 15 at 7:30pm. A 6-member group of multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters.

Downtown Farmington, Michigan - free.
For more information and music samples, visit www.DowntownFarmington.org

August 20, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Aug 20, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Wed. Aug. 20, 6pm
Wade Oval,
University Circle,
Cleveland, Ohio.
free.
universitycircle.org/content/wow_2008.asp

August 24, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Pepper Pike, OH, Aug 24, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. Aug. 24, 4pm
Park Synagogue East,
Pepper Pike, Ohio.
free.
www.parksyn.org

September 20, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, W. Bloomfield, MI, Sep 20, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Sept. 20, 8pm
Temple Israel,
W. Bloomfield, Mich.
S'lichot. free.
www.temple-israel.org

October 4, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Middletown, OH, Oct 4, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Oct 4 and Sun. Oct. 5, time TBA.
Middfest International,
Middletown, Ohio.
www.middfestinternational.org

October 5, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Middletown, OH, Oct 5, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Oct 4 and Sun. Oct. 5, time TBA.
Middfest International,
Middletown, Ohio.
www.middfestinternational.org

October 20, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 20, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Mon. Oct. 20, 7:30pm
Fairmount Temple,
Beachwood, Ohio.
Simchat Torah. free.
www.fairmounttemple.org

October 21, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, Oct 21, 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

Tues. Oct. 21, 7:30pm
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio
Simchat Torah. free.
www.parksyn.org

October 23, 2008

Yael Naim, Chicago, IL, 23 Oct 2008

Yael NaimYaim Naim w/David Donatien
w/ special guest Peter Von Poehl

October 23, 2008 at 8pm8, ages: 17+
House of Blues
Chicago, IL
773.362.4760

Enter to win a pair of free tickets

We also have a limited number of discounted tickets. Click to pay $15 (vs. $25 w/ fees)

Kfar Center LogoSponsored by Kfar, www.kfarcenter.com

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October 24, 2008

Sanda Weigl, Chicago, IL, 24 Oct, 2008

Sanda WeiglSanda Weigl, Romanian Gypsy Jazz Singer and her Trio/Gypsy In A Tree
Potent Contemporary interpretations of Gypsy music.

SANDA WEIGL, Vocals
Shoko Nagai - Piano, Accordion, Arrangements
Kermit Driscoll - Bass
Satoshi Takeishi - Percussion

Oct 24, 7:30pm
Morse Theatre, Chicago
1328 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 312.804.4456
Admission: $15.00
www.themorse.com

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October 29, 2008

Tanzhoyz, Evanston, IL, 29 Oct 2008

Chag Sameach everyone. I'm very happy to announce that Chicago now joins NYC and the Bay Area in what I may dare to call the "Tanzhoyz Movement". (Who's next, I wonder) I'll be hosting monthly Yiddish dance parties with live music! Here's to getting those dances back into the community. Wish us luck!

Join us at the HOPKELE
Chicagoland's NEW monthly Klezmer Dance Party
Led by Internationally renowned Yiddish DanceMaster STEVE WEINTRAUB
With LIVE music provided by KURT BJORLING and Members of CHICAGO KLEZMER ENSEMBLE

Last Wednesdays of the month (mostly)
NEXT HOPKELE
October 29, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
At JRC
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois

847-328-7678
$8 / $5 JRC members and students

November 11, 2008

Sanda Weigl, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 11 Nov, 2008

Sanda WeiglSanda Weigl, Romanian Gypsy Jazz Singer and her Trio/Gypsy In A Tree
Potent Contemporary interpretations of Gypsy music.

SANDA WEIGL, Vocals
Shoko Nagai - Piano, Accordion, Arrangements
Kermit Driscoll - Bass
Satoshi Takeishi - Percussion

11 Nov, 2008, 7pm
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lincoln Hall Theater
400 Student Services Building
610 E. John St., Champaign, IL
Admission: Free
illinois.edu

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November 22, 2008

The Klezmatics, Batavia, IL, 22 Nov, 2008

band photoThe Klezmatics

11/22/2008
Fermilab
Batavia, IL
(630) 840-ARTS
www.fnal.gov/culture

November 23, 2008

The Klezmatics, Minneapolis, MN, 23 Nov, 2008

band photoThe Klezmatics

11/23/2008, 2pm
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 338-2674
www.thecedar.org

December 17, 2008

Lori Cahan-Simon & Walt Mahovlich, Beachwood, OH, 17 Dec 2008

Dec 17th, Wednesday
Green Road Synagogue
2437 South Green Road, **Beachwood, *OH* 44122. Phone: 216-381-4757
Chanukah party for Holocaust survivors
Walt Mahovlich and Lori Cahan-Simon will perform around 2pm

December 18, 2008

Jewltide w/The Sway Machinery, DeLeon, Cleveland, OH, 18 Dec 2008

The Sway Machinery with DeLeon

Cleveland, OH
Thursday, December 18th - 8PM doors
Grog Shop - www.grogshop.gs
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
(216) 321-5588
Jewltide-sponsored by JDub Records

December 20, 2008

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, 20 Dec 2008

Maxwell St. Klezmer

Sat, Dec 20 2008, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Holiday Concert including an Ars Viva Christmas program.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Skokie, IL
Tickets: www.arsviva.org

December 21, 2008

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Skokie, IL, 21 Dec 2008

Maxwell St. Klezmer

Sunday, Dec 21 2008 / First show: 1:30 PM / 2nd Show: 4:30 PM
Holiday Concert including an Ars Viva Christmas program
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Skokie, IL
Tickets: www.arsviva.org

Lori Cahan-Simon & Walt Mahovlich, Lyndhurst, OH, 21 Dec 2008

Dec 21st, Sunday
Legacy Village Bandstand
Cedar & Richmond, Lyndhurst OH
3-3:30pm Outside! Good thing it's only a 1/2 hour and with giant heaters on the stage.
Walt Mahovlich and Lori Cahan-Simon
FREE!!!!!

December 22, 2008

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Glencoe, IL, 22 Dec 2008

Maxwell St. Klezmer

Monday, Dec 22 2008
Two Dinner Seating Options
Dinner Seating #1: 4:30 PM / Concert: 6:00 PM
Dinner Seating #2: 7:00 PM

Winter Wonderland Express
Hannukah Dinner and Concert
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

December 27, 2008

Maxwell Street Klezmer, Chicago, IL, 27 Dec 2008

CD coverMaxwell St. Klezmer

Sat., Dec 27 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Hannukah Celebration - Eight Nights of Joy with Rabbi Joe Black
Come and see us LIVE (or tune in to hear it at WFMT 98.7 FM)
Made possible by a generous donation from the Vlad Moskin Foundation

Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

For tickets, call 773-525-4707

Good for the Jews, Chicago, IL, 27 Dec 2008

Good for the Jews?Good For The Jews
the 2nd annual "Putting the Ha! in Hannukah" tour.
(Our promise to you: No songs about dreidels. And no Israeli folk dancing.)

Saturday, Dec 27: Schuba's, Chicago IL
Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
Buy tickets at Schubas.com

December 28, 2008

Lori Cahan-Simon & band, Cleveland, OH, 28 Dec 2008

Dec 28th, Sunday, Noon
The Workmen's Circle
1980 S. Green Road, South Euclid, OH
This will be a terrrific show. Joining Lori Cahan-Simon will be Walt Mahovlich, accordion
and clarinet; Alexander Fedoriouk, tsimbl and other stuff; Ken Javor, bass;
Max Rothman, fidl; and Mell Csicsila, traps and other percussion.
There will be latkes, activities for the children, Chanukah storytelling (by Lori), and a fabulous concert!
All for only $5 for W.C. members, $6 for others.
Please RSVP to 216 381-4515 with your reservation so we know how many latkes to order!!!!!!

December 31, 2008

Yiddishe Cup, First Night, Akron, OH 31 Dec 2008

band photoYiddishe Cup

First Night Akron (Ohio).
8:45 p.m.
www.firstnightakron.org

January 15, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience, Chicago, IL, 15 Jan 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Thursday, January 15
Anshe Emet, Chicago, IL

January 17, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cincinnati, OH, 17 Jan 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Jan. 17, 2009
8 p.m. Cincinnati, Ohio
Mayerson JCC
www.jointhej.org

January 23, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience, Longwood, IL, 23 Jan 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Friday, January 23,
Temple Chai,
Longwood, Illinois

January 24, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience, Evanston, IL, 24 Jan 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Saturday, January 24 8:00,
Beth Emet Synagogue,
1224 Dempster St.,
Evanston, Illinois

February 7, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, Feb 7, 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Feb 7, 2009, 8pm
The Ark,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
www.theark.org

February 28, 2009

Simply Tsfat, St. Paul, MN, 28 Feb 2009

Simply TsfatSimply Tsfat

Motzei Shabbos February 28th @7pm
St. Paul, MN
Congregation Adath Israel
2337 Edgcumbe Rd
contact 651-698-8300

March 1, 2009

Simply Tsfat, Chicago, IL, 1 Mar 2009

Simply TsfatSimply Tsfat

Sunday March 1st 7pm
Chicago, IL
Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave
sponsored by KFAR Jewish Arts Center
contact: 773.362.4760

March 7, 2009

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Detroit, MI, 7 Mar 2009

Hot PstromiMarch 7, 8-10:30pm, Detroit Jewish Music Festival: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi (Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Peter Stan, Norbert Stachel, Sprocket and David Licht) in concert at the Detroit Jewish Community Center with the Michigan premiere of Strom's new documentary film, "A Great Day on Eldridge Street".

D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, JCC of Detroit,
West Bloomfield, MI.

Tickets in advance and for members: $12, at the door and non-members, $15. For tickets and
information, contact: (248) 661-1000.

www.jccdet.org

March 9, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, 9 Mar 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

March 9
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
7:15 p.m.
www.parksyn.org

March 10, 2009

Purimpalooza, Chicago, IL, 10 Mar 2009

Purimpalooza
a Shushan Purim Celebration presented by Kehilla and KFAR Jewish Arts Center
Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Theatre Building Chicago
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL

Tel: 773 362 4760
Celebrate Purim with live comedy, music and socializing with all your friends. featuring performances by Thursday's with Ryan - Improv Comedy troupe and Balkano - World Music and Jazz sextet that melds the energy of Bulgarian wedding music, the soul of traditional Klezmer and the groove of Latin jazz into an exciting original mix of the Old World and the New.

Complimentary Wine, Soda and Purim-tinis
$15 advance / $18 door

March 15, 2009

Klezundheit on the radio, St. Louis, MO, 15 Mar 2009

March 15 at 1 p.m. Eatern Time! Live radio broadcast concert in St. Louis featuring St. Louis' only klezmer big band, Klezundheit! It is From the Garden - Live! and can be heard on FM 99.1. in the St. Louis area or on the web at classic99.com. Info on how to get free tickets will be available starting March 8 from Classic 99 at www.classic99.com/pgarden.htm or by calling locally (314) 725-0099 or toll-free: (800) 844-0524. BTW, Klezundheit! is always spelled with an exclamation point

March 18, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 18 Mar 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

March 18
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage,
Beachwood, Ohio.
7 p.m.
www.maltzmuseum.org

March 22, 2009

Peysakh Concert, South Euclid, OH, 22 Mar 2009

The Lori Cahan-Simon Duo Peysakh Concert at Cleveland Workmen's Circle
Yiddish Passover Songs -- Rare and Well-Done
Songs you know and songs you don't know, performed exquisitely by Lori
and Walt Mahovlich. The cost is low and the brow is high. Come and
keep us company!

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Workmen's Circle
Street: 1980 South Green Road
City: South Euclid, OH
Phone: 216.381.4515

March 25, 2009

Hopkele - Yiddish Dance Party, Evanston, IL, 25 Mar 2009

Steve Weintraub and logoJoin us at the
Next Hopkele is March 25 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$8/ JRC members and students $5
Chicagoland's New Monthly Leading and instruction by internationally renowned Yiddish Dance Master,
Steve Weintraub
LIVE music provided by Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Kurt Bjorling, and members of Klezmer Dance Party!
Beginners welcome! Come learn the dances and have fun.
No need to bring a partner.
At JRC 303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Illinois call 847-328-7678.
Hopkele is (usually) on the last Wednesday each month.

March 29, 2009

Steven Greenman's Fiddle Madness, Akron, OH, 29 Mar 2009

Steven GreenmanThe Akron Symphony's Odyssey Series comes to a close with Fiddle Madness on Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. The concert will explore the history of the violin from the fiddle to the Stradivarius. Noted klezmer violinist Steven Greenman and 14-year old phenom Chad Hoopes will perform with the orchestra alongside the Western Reserve Suzuki School under director Marlene Moses. Akron Symphony Associate conductor Christopher James Lees will conduct the concert. Steven will be performing his own arrangement for violin and chamber orchestra of the Hutsul Fantasy (by V. Popadiuk), a suite of folk melodies from western Ukraine in addition to leading the Western Reserve Suzuki School with his klezmer string arrangements.

Fiddle Madness will be preceded by activities for kids in the E.J. Thomas Hall lobbies as well as a special silent auction of violins that have been painted and decorated by local student artists transforming them into one of a kind works of art. A preview photo gallery of the violins can be viewed here. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Akron Youth Orchestras.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call the Akron Symphony ticket office at (330) 535-8131 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com. Single tickets for Fiddle Madness are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.

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April 2, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, 2 Apr 2009

Yuval RonThursday, April 2, 7pm
Global and Historical Studies and Peace Studies Program of Butler University Presents

Mystical Music of the Middle East
a concert with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Smadar Levi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds, Yuval Ron - oud, Jamie Papish - percussion

Butler University
Atherton Union Reilly Room
704 W. Hamptom Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Admission: Free
More Information: 317-940-948

April 3, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN, 3 Apr 2009

Yuval RonFriday, April 3

11am - Butler University Presents:
A Talk by Yuval Ron
with demonstration by The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Butler University
Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Admission: Free
For More info: 317-940-948

Indianapolis International Interfaith Initiatives Presents
7pm - Sacred Music of the Three Abrahamic Faiths
a benefit concert for the Iraqi Refugee Project with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Smadar Levi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds, Yuval Ron - oud, Jamie Papish - percussion

An evening of devotional music of the Middle East featuring songs of the Sufi mystical Islamic orders of Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Andalusia Yemen and Israel and Christian chants of Armenia. Oscar winning composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron imparts the ancient and deep intercultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share.

location:
2ns Prebysterian Church
7700 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, In 46260
Admission: Suggested donation of $20
to benefit the Iraqi Refugees Project
More information: contact Charlie at 317-466-0114 o-9480

April 4, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN, 4 Apr 2009

Yuval RonSaturday, April 4, 2009 at 7pm
FIFTH ANNUAL MIDWEST PEACE & JUSTICE SUMMIT Presents:

An evening with Yuval Ron
composer for the 2007 Oscar winning film, “West Bank Story”

The evening will open with a showing of this short film, followed by a question and answer session with Yuval Ron. The evening will conclude with a musical performance by Ron of a medley of Jewish and Arabic sacred music. This appearance is co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center

Location: IUPUI campus in Indianapolis; ROOM IT 152
ADMISSION: FREE
For more information: www.mpjs.org

Yiddishe Cup, Wooster, OH, 4 Apr 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

April 4
College of Wooster (Ohio).
9 p.m.
www.woosterhillel.org

April 5, 2009

Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble w/Mark Rubin, Cleveland Heights, OH, 5 Apr 2009

Steven GreenmanSteven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble
(with guest artist Mark Rubin - bassist - from Austin, Texas)
Performing at Cleveland's prestigious Nighttown

Sunday April 5th, 2009 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $10 per person
Where: 12387 Cedar Road; Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Reservations: (216)795-0550
Fax: (216)795-0531
www.nighttowncleveland.com

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April 18, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 18 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

The action-packed event begins Saturday at 7:00pm in Morphy Hall (Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street), with “ROOTS,” a concert celebrating the local and international continuity of old time Yiddish folk and popular culture. The performance features author and comedian Michael Wex and the KlezKamp Roadshow Orkester, a “Who’s Who” of the world’s great klezmer players: Aaron Alexander (drum), Daniel Blacksberg (trombone), Josh Horowitz (accordion), Susan Leviton (vocals), Sherry Mayrent (clarinet), Mark Rubin (tuba/string bass), Henry Sapoznik (tenor guitar, vocals), Cookie Segelstein (fiddle), Michael Winograd (clarinet). Local artists Yid Vicious and the Madison Yiddish Choir open the show.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 19, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 19 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 20, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 20 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 23, 2009

Tum Balalaika Yiddish dance party, Mundlein, IL, 23 Apr 2009

April 25, 2009

Klezmerpalooza, Cleveland, OH, 25 Apr 2009

Klezmerpalooza, part of Eco-FestAviv

Prepare yourself for the exhilarating, heart-thumping melodies of the Cleveland Klezmer All-Stars! Local favorites, Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble, the Steven Greenman Trio, and Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band, rush the stage for a one-of-a-kind evening emceed by our own Cantor Sebo with dancing led by rip-roaring shtickmeister Daniel Ducoff. A cash bar with beer and wine plus complimentary snacks, pop, fresh local fruits and cheeses, and tempting desserts will keep your palate busy as you schmooze, sing, and dance the night away. A special appearance by The Temple Youth klezmer band, Klezmer U, will complete an electrifying, family-friendly evening you will not soon forget!

The Temple Tifereth Israel
April 25, 2009
$12prepay/$15atdoor/$10stud/$5kid
Cost includes snacks, refreshments, & dessert; Cash bar available

Further info: Call Alice, 216-831-3233, Ext. 101

Yiddishe Cup in Klezmerpalooza, Beachwood, OH, 25 Apr 2009

band photoKlezmerpalooza, part of Eco-FestAviv

Prepare yourself for the exhilarating, heart-thumping melodies of the Cleveland Klezmer All-Stars! Local favorites, Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble, the Steven Greenman Trio, and Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band, rush the stage for a one-of-a-kind evening emceed by our own Cantor Sebo with dancing led by rip-roaring shtickmeister Daniel Ducoff. A cash bar with beer and wine plus complimentary snacks, pop, fresh local fruits and cheeses, and tempting desserts will keep your palate busy as you schmooze, sing, and dance the night away. A special appearance by The Temple Youth klezmer band, Klezmer U, will complete an electrifying, family-friendly evening you will not soon forget!

The Temple Tifereth Israel
April 25, 2009
$12prepay/$15atdoor/$10stud/$5kid
Cost includes snacks, refreshments, & dessert; Cash bar available

Further info: Call Alice, 216-831-3233, Ext. 101

May 24, 2009

Music at Mitziut, Chicago, IL, 24 May 2009

MITZIUT COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION - MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD & OPEN MIC PERFORMANCES North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL Limited parking available, across the street in the Sacred Heart lot: $4 Sunday May 24 - Performances by Monkey and Sweets Johnson, Sid Yiddish, Tovah, Mi Yodea (Matt Kanter, Phil Isaacson, Sue Kaplan, Ellie Kaplan) and Shir L'Shalom (Ken Monroe, Rahmiel Drizin, Ken Burnstein, Ruby Harris). Performances start at 2 PM. Gallery hours 1-5

June 3, 2009

sisters of sheynville, Toronto, ON, 3 June 2009

sisters of sheynvilleSisters of Sheynville

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 8pm
Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
www.hughsroom.com

Sisters of Sheynville (Vocal Group of the Year, Canadian Folk Music Awards) will be playing Hugh's Room only a week and a half away, so reserve your tickets now, because this is a show not to miss!

Our tasty combination of Yiddish, Swing/Klezmer and even some blues rocked up with jazzy surprises will leave you grooving to the irresistible tunes and rhythms.

The Sisters are Lenka Lichtenberg (vocals), Isabel Fryszberg (vocals), Fern Lindzon (piano and vocals), Kinneret Sagee (clairinet) Rachel Melas (bass), and Lori Wolf (drums)

Adding to our action packed evening of great music and fun we are excited to have George Grosman and the Bohemian Swing opening for us. Together we will definitely transport you to another place and time!

So don't waste a minute and hop on the Sheynville Express now!

June 28, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, 28 Jun 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

June 28
Workmen's Circle Concert in the Park,
Cleveland: OH.
7 p.m.
www.wcircle@sbcglobal.net

July 12, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Hudson, OH, 12 Jul 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun July 12
Hudson (Ohio) Bandstand.
7 p.m. concert. free.

July 26, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Painesville, OH, 26 Jul 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun July 26
Little Mountain Heritage Festival,
Painesville, Ohio.
noon. concert.
www.lakehistory.org

August 5, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, 5 Aug 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Wed. Aug. 5
Wade Oval, U
niversity Circle,
Cleveland.
6 p.m. concert. free.
universitycircle.org/content/wow_2009.asp

August 15, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, 15 Aug 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Aug. 15
W. Va. Jewish Reunion,
Marriott Town Center,
Charleston, W.Va.,
7 p.m. dinner/concert. $.
304-346-1154

August 20, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, 20 Aug 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs Aug. 20
Wiley Middle School,
University Hts., Ohio.
7 p.m. concert. free.
www.universityheights.com

September 18, 2009

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, 18 Sep 2009

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaChicago World Music Festival: Sept. 18, 7 PM
Dance Party at the Chicago Latvian Community Center
4146 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Balkan dance lessons at 7pm
Live music starts at 8pm with Gypsy Rhythm Project and Sloboda

Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Chicago, IL, 18 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 18 2009, 8:00P
CHICAGO (IL)
CHICAGO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL@ NAVY PIER

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

September 19, 2009

Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Milwaukee, WI, 19 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 19 2009, 4:00P
Milwaukee (WI)
Global Union Festival

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

September 20, 2009

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Chicago, IL, 20 Sep 2009

Gypsy Rhythm Project, Photo: Tanya TuckaChicago World Music Festival: Sunday, September 20, 12 noon
Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Guy Mendilow, Chicago, IL, 20 Sep 2009

Guy MendilowChicago World Music Festival presents Guy Mendilow Band
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL

Tel: 773 362 4760

Blurring boundaries and connecting sounds, syncopations, rhythms and roots is central to the mission inspiring the Guy Mendilow Band’s latest CD, “Skyland.” Israeli peace songs and Sephardi canticas meet Bahian street beats and blues. Drawing from a life lived in Israel, South Africa and Brazil, where musical collaboration cuts through ancient conflict, Israeli born musician Guy Mendilow is sowing the seeds of peace with music.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Guy Mendilow Band includes world class musicians from Israel, Argentina, Japan and the United States. Or to find the group now partnering with international peacemaking organizations, such as Seeds of Peace, whose work with Palestinian and Israeli youth and adult educators helps forge the personal relationships so critical to communication and reconciliation.
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Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Chicago, IL, 20 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 20 2009 8:00P
Chicago (Il) Chicago World Music Festival@ Sonotheque

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

September 23, 2009

Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Madison, WI, 23 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 23 2009, 8:00P
Madison (Wi)
Crystal Corner Bar

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

September 25, 2009

Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Bloomington, IN, 25 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 25 2009, 8:00P
Bloomington (IN)
Lotus Festival

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

September 27, 2009

Watcha Clan "Diaspora Remixed" tour, Minneapolis, MN, 27 Sep 2009

2009 US tour gifWacha Clan
"Diaspora Remix" tour

Sep 27 2009, 8:00P
Minneapolis (MN)
Global Roots Festival @ Cedar Cultural Center

For more information: www.myspace.com/watchaclan
Also check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast interview

October 9, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 9 Oct 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Fri. Oct 9, 7:30 p.m.
Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, Ohio.
Simchat Torah. free.
www.fairmounttemple.org

October 10, 2009

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, 10 Oct 2009

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Oct. 10, 7:15pm
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio
Simchat Torah. free.
www.parksyn.org

October 24, 2009

Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters, Saint Paul, MN, October 24, 2009

On October 24, Joseph Vass is premiering eight compositions based on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Artist Robyn Awend has created visual art to work along with the music. Joe has scripted a narration intended to explain, enlighten and entertain.

The Alef Bet Ensemble unites ten of Minnesota’s finest and most versatile musicians:

Bass - Chris Bates

Violin - Carolyn Boulay

Drums - Jay Epstein

Trumpet - Dave Jensen

Cello - Michelle Kinney

Woodwinds - Dale Mendenhall

Viola - Michael Rieff

Violin - Gary Schulte

Woodwinds - Bruce Thornton

Piano - Joseph Vass

Judging by contemporary audience reaction and subsequent history, those who came to previous Vass premieres at the St. Paul JCC, including Gershwin The Klezmer and Klezmerica, were delighted they came. We’re aiming for the same with Alef-Bet: Music Of The Hebrew Letters.

The world premiere of Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters is scheduled for Saturday night, October 24, 7:30 PM, at the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, 1375 St Paul Avenue in Saint Paul. More information is available at (651) 698-0751 or at www.stpauljcc.org/jewish/arts_events.lasso

November 4, 2009

Klezmer Duo with Steven Greenman and Alexander Fedoriouk, Cleveland, OH, November 4, 2009

Steven Greenman Klezmer Duo with Steven Greenman, violin and Alexander Fedoriouk, cimbalom
East European Jewish instrumental folk music
What: Music and Art at Trinity Brown Bag concerts

When: Wed. Nov. 4th, 2009 at 12 noon – 1pm

Where: Trinity Cathedral 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Telephone: 216-771-3630
Fax: 216-771-3657

www.trinitycleveland.org/arts/brownbag.html

www.stevengreenman.com

November 14, 2009

Steven Greenman with Carl Topilow, Sandusky, OH, November 14, 2009

Steven GreenmanSteven Greenman with Carl Topilow

What: Firelands Symphony Orchestra Concert: Carl Topilow and Friends Concert

Jewish, Gypsy, Jazz and Popular music

When: Nov. 14th, 2009 from 4pm-6pm

Where: Zion Lutheran Church 503 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870 419-621-4800

http://www.firelandssymphony.com/

www.stevengreenman.com

November 15, 2009

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, Skokie, Il, November 15, 2009

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, to Perform Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

"Devil May Care, a one-woman cabaret show featuring Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Sunday, November 15, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets, Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or visit www.skokietheatre.org
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Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a singer who has won rave reviews for her performances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, is, once again, bringing her talents to the Skokie Theatre in an exhilarating one-woman cabaret show.

The intimate performance will feature a collection of both popular and unique songs from the Great American Songbook and musical theatre, both past and current. The set list will explore the many ways that our life stories are spoken through the musical world. Nussbaum will be joined on stage by a few Maxwell Street Klezmer Band members, including pianist Gail Mangurten, saxophonist/clarinetist Shelley Yoelin and bassist Jim Cox.

For more information and to order tickets, contact the Skokie Theatre at 847-677-7761.

November 16, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience, Kalamazoo, MI, 16 Nov 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Monday, November 16, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Premiere of The Road That Heals The Splintered Soul, Michigan Festival of Sacred Music (Michigan Festival of Sacred Music P.O. Box 50566 Kalamazoo, MI 49005) location TBA, 269-382-2910

November 21, 2009

Yale Strom in Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, MI, 21 Nov 2009

Yale StromNovember 21, 8pm: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert,
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo. Tickets are
$15 regular, $12 senior, $5 student/18 and under.
Congregation of Moses, 2501 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo. For
tickets and information: 800 228-9858.

www.mfsm.us

Yale Strom in Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, MI, 21 Nov 2009

Yale StromNovember 22, 4:30pm: Common Chords in concert, Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo. Led by Pakistani rockstar Salman Ahmad and klezmer great Yale Strom, Common Chords promotes peace and interethnic understanding in a fusion of Sufi rock, klezmer, bhangra, tabla and Qwaali and Yiddish vocals. First Presbyterian Church/Mid-west Arts. 321 West South Street. Tickets are $15 regular, $12 senior, $5 student/18 and under. For tickets and information: 800 228-9858

www.mfsm.us

December 31, 2009

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mtn Boys, w/Steve Weintraub leading dance, Columbia, MO, 31 Dec 2009

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett and her Klezmer Mountain Boys with Steve Weintraub teaching Yiddish dance Columbia, MO for the New Years Eve city celebration - First Night Columbia! They will be performing in two venues about half a city block apart from 6:30-8:30 pm and then at 10:30 pm-?

January 9, 2010

Dvarim, Featuring Kevin Coval, Chicago, IL, 9 Jan 2010

event flyerDvarim featuring Kevin Coval
an evening of poetry and performance presented by KFAR and Zeek

Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division
Chicago, IL
www.kfarcenter.org/events/dvarim-1

KFAR Jewish Arts Center & Zeek: Journal of Jewish Culture and Thought present...

DVARIM (WORDS)
All Ages Event

Join Zeek and KFAR for an evening of poetry and performance featuring Kevin Coval, Yuri lane, Menachem Cohen, Maya Escobar and Dina Elenbogen.

Dvarim is an exploration of written, spoken and performed words by artists examining the contemporary Jewish experience.

Words carry significant meaning in Jewish life. The universe was created by utterances, as were the laws received at Sinai. For millenia, Jews have read, debated, written and treasured words. We are, in short, people of books. In partnership with Zeek: The journal of Jewish Culture and Thought, KFAR Jewish Artds Center is please to present Dvarim (hebrew for words)- a series of readings and talks on contemporary Jewish literature, poetry, prose and fiction.

Join us for this first in a series of evenings of spoken, written and performed words.

Advance tickets available via ticketweb:
www.ticketweb.com

presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center and Zeek with support from JCUA and Miztut.

January 14, 2010

Habanot Nechama, Minneapolis, MN, 14 Jan 2010

Habanot NechamaHabanot Nechama

Jan 14 2010, 7:00P
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Minneapolis, Minnesota

January 17, 2010

Mama Doni Band, Kansas City, MO, 17 Jan 2010

February 27, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, 27 Feb 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Feb. 27
7:25 Purim. free.
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
www.parksyn.org

February 28, 2010

"The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now!", Ann Arbor, MI, 28 Feb 2010

The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now!
And Why We're Missing It! (Extended Play Edition)

Sunday, February 28, 2010
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

Jewish music is exploding. Bands and labels and venues are multiplying. Rock. Hip Hop. Reggae. Punk. Klezmer. Sephardic. Choral. Chamber Music. Jazz. Chassidic-Pop. Breslov Techno. Niggunim. Pop-liturgical. Bible-gum. Beat Box. Boy Choirs. House. Socialist Yiddish Gothic. Indie. Weird hybrids. Avant-Garde experiments. Earnest devotion. But we're not immigrants clustered in tenements, in range of a local Yiddish radio station anymore. A revolution is happening but we're scattered across a big nation with no common media to connect us....except the net. Will it be enough?

This Extended Play version of Jack's recent 5 minute Ignite Ann Arbor talk will be loaded with more music, a road-map of the contemporary Jewish Music scene, a case study in social-networking Jewish Music, and the greatest Jewish song you've never heard.

Jack Zaientz is the author of Teruah, a popular Jewish music blog. Jack has been interviewed regarding Jewish music by the Israeli National Radio and was recently ranked by the Jewish Telegraphy Agency as the #36 most influential Jewish twitter.

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, 28 Feb 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. Feb. 28
7 p.m. concert. $.
Nighttown,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
www.nighttowncleveland.com

March 20, 2010

Klezmatics, Whitefish, MT, 20 Mar 2010

band photoThe Klezmatics

March 20, 2010
O'Shaughnessy Center
Whitefish, MT
(406) 862-5371
concert+outreach
www.whitefishtheatreco.org

March 21, 2010

Folksbiene "Mama's Lokshn Kugel", Dayton, OH, 21 Mar 2010

The Traveling Troupe of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, will bring its popular "Mama's Loshn Kugel" revue to Dayton,Ohio for one performance only on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Engineers Club of Dayton. The performance is sponsored by the Yiddish Club of the Dayton Jewish Community Center with generous support from the Dayton Jewish community.

The revue, performed in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles, includes classic songs and sketches from such luminaries in the Yiddish Theatre as Sholom Aleichem, Abraham Goldfadden, Molly Picon and others. The Troupe is made up of dedicated young actors, singers and musicians who are all in their 20s and 30s.

For more information or tickets, which are $10/adult or $8/student and include a reception after the show, call Karen Steiger at 937-853-0372 to reserve your tickets.

Der Yidish klub fun Dayton, Ohio vet forshteln dem Folksbiene Teater in zayer shpiel "Mama's Loshn Kugel", Zuntig, der 21 Mars, 2:00 n"m, in dem Engineer's klub fun Dayton. Der shpeil vet oyffirung zayn in Yiddish, mit ibershrift in english und roosish. Far informatzia und billeten ($10 far dervaksener un $8 far kinder un studenten), Karen Steiger, 937-853-0372.

www.daytonjewishcommunitycenter.org

Folksbiene logo

Klezmatics, Helena, MT, 21 Mar 2010

band photoThe Klezmatics

Mar 21, 2010
Myrna Loy Center
Helena, MT
(406) 443-0287
www.myrnaloycenter.com

March 24, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 24 Mar 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup
DUO: Stratton & Douglass: Driving Mr. Klezmer

Wed. March 24
7 p.m. concert. $.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage,
Beachwood, Ohio.
www.maltzjewishmuseum.org.

March 27, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Wooster, OH, 27 Mar 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. March 27
9 p.m. concert. free.
College of Wooster (Ohio).
www.wooster.edu

April 4, 2010

"Oranges rock the seder plate," Evanston, IL, 4 Apr 2010

Oranges ROCK the Seder Plate
April 4, 2010 from 3pm to 5pm

BooCoo Cultural Center
1823 Church Street
Evanston, IL
Tel: 773.362.4760
Organized By: KFAR Jewish Arts Center

April 11, 2010

"Jewish Acoustic Music," Deerfield, IL, 11 Apr 2010

J.A.M. Session

April 11, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm
BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL

Tracy Friend will be facilitating this event for sharing Jewish music. This is an open forum where you can bring your own music, the music of others or that which you want to share with the group. Sometimes those attending are asked for their feedback on an original piece, sometimes participants jam for awhile.

Some of the folks who attend are from Hava Nashira, some are involved musically at local synagogues, and some are Chicago-area musicians. All singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Its a nice way to meet other Jewish musicians and learn some new tunes.

The event will be held from 1-3pm at Congregation BJBE in Deerfield and is sponsored by KFAR Jewish Arts Center.

There is no fee to participate, but please RSVP so that we can prepare the space accordingly.

April 22, 2010

Tum Balalaika, Chicago, IL, 22 Apr 2010

Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band

Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

Dover Straits Restaurant
890 E Rt.45, Mundelein

No cover charge
Please, make a reservation to ensure seating
For reservations: 847-949-1550

From Kiev to Chicago
Klezmer, yiddish, freilachs, fiery gypsy melodies and music from around the world

May 30, 2010

Mitziut Performance Day, Chicago, 30 May 2010

The Mitziut Jewish community is pleased to announce performance days on May 30 at 1:15 PM and on June 6 at 2 PM- in conjunction with the Mitziut Community Art Exhibition (in loving memory of Laurie Sucher).Events will take place at North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, Il, 60619. Admission is free but donations to Mitziut/ art show will be accepted.

Sunday may 30 1:15 PM

Adam Shames Creativity Jam, Devorahssong, Sid Yiddish and his Minions, The Atomic Theory Dance Band

Adam Shames' Creativity jam- a mix of original and popular songs-part sing-along and part improvisational experience, welcome to all.

Devorahssong- a solo performance- piano and maybe some flute and recorder as well.

Sid Yiddish and his Minions- "Sid Yiddish & His Minions doesn't always understand what they emit. But he knows you will."

The Atomic Theory Dance Band- Theoretically correct dance explosion. A rock and drum orchestra. (Aimee Bass, Ann Gross, Ellie Kaplan, John Hardwick, M Hurley, Sid Yiddish, Sue Kaplan)

www.mitziut.org/

June 7, 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin," Pittsburgh, PA, 7 June 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin" with Rachel Calloway, Guenko Guechev, Daniella Rabbani,and the AGAM Ensemble
Monday, June 7 7:30pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Yiddish art songs of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930) bring to life the spirituality,humor, and hardships of Old World Europe. Only in recent years has his music been discovered and performed. Accompanied by the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival's resident AGAM Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, baritone Guenko Guechev, and singer/actress Daniella Rabbani interpret these long-forgotten gems. Also included is a world premiere of a new Yiddish song setting by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.

See www.pjmf.net for more information.

June 27, 2010

"New Voices of the Yiddish Stage," Cleveland, OH, 27 Jun, 2010

"New Voices of the Yiddish Stage"
Concert presented by the Folksbiene and the Workmen's Circle of Cleveland
Sunday, June 27 at 3 PM Cain Park's Evans Amphitheater in Cleveland, Ohio
Information: 216-381-4515
www.workmenscircle.org/news.htm

July 18, 2010

Shalechet Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Troupe, Evanston, MI, 18 July 2010

Shalechet Aviv
Israeli Folk Dance Troupe
@ Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
2:30pm, Sunday, July 18,
Dawes Park, Evanston

Shalechet Aviv's movements have roots in Romanian Hora, the Arabic Dabke and traditional Yemenite life cycle celebrations. This elegant troupe has traveled near and far to perform in a folk style reminiscent of dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East that combined in the State of Israel.

Futher info: www.kfarcenter.org

July 25, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Painesville, OH, 25 Jul 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun July 25
noon. concert. $.
Little Mountain Heritage Festival,
Painesville, Ohio.
www.lakehistory.org

The Levins, Evanston, MI, 25 July 2010

The Levins in Concert
7pm, Sunday, July 25th,
BooCoo Cafe
1816 W. Church, Evanston

Ira and Julia Levin are The Levins, performing a blend of many world musical styles that might be called “Mystic Folk.” With influences ranging from Jethro Tull to Debbie Friedman, their spiritual Americana blends sea shanties with Hebrew lyrics and blues riffs with whimsical musings on the miracle of Manna. Family friendly.

Futher info: www.kfarcenter.org

July 29, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Hts, OH, 29 Jul 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup
DUO: Stratton & Douglass: Driving Mr. Klezmer

Thurs. July 29
Cain Park,
7 p.m. concert. $.
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
www.cainpark.com.

August 19, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, University Hts, OH, 19 Aug 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs Aug. 19
7 p.m. concert. free.
Wiley Middle School,
University Hts., Ohio.
www.universityheights.com

September 29, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 29 Sep 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Wed. Sept. 29
7:30 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
Fairmount Temple,
Beachwood, Ohio.
www.fairmounttemple.org

September 30, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 30 Sep 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs. Sept. 30
7:15 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio
www.parksyn.org

October 9, 2010

Narada Burton Greene Duo, Chicago, IL, 9 Oct 2010

Oct. 9 Narada Burton Greene Duo with Harrison Bankhead-Bass
Chicago Calling Arts Festival in Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Bldg,
410 S. Michigan Ave. 10th Floor Chicago, IL 7PM
tel.(312) 291 0000.
(Also on program: Seda Röder-Turkish Contemporary Music)

"Greene retains his fiery, pyrotechnic pianism, though he imbues the performance with a sense of elegance, a refined approach where he makes the notes count, whether lushly harmonic or cuttingly vibrant." —Noise Magazine

October 17, 2010

Narada Burton Greene, Ann Arbor, MI, 17 Oct 2010

Oct. 17 Narada Burton Greene-Solo Piano concert of his recent compositions.
Kerrytown Concert House, 4
15 N. 4th Ave.,
Ann Arbor, MI.
7:30 PM
tel. (734) 769 2999.

"Greene retains his fiery, pyrotechnic pianism, though he imbues the performance with a sense of elegance, a refined approach where he makes the notes count, whether lushly harmonic or cuttingly vibrant." —Noise Magazine

October 23, 2010

Shir L'Shalom & Mi Yodea melaveh malkah, Chicago, IL, 23 Oct 2010

Melaveh Malkah Young Israel of West Rogers Park- 2706 w touhy Chicago, IL 10/23 9 PM featuring Shir L'Shalom (Ken Burnstein, Ruby Harris, Al Goldberg) and Mi Yodea (Phil Isaacson, Ann Gross, M Hurley, Sue and Ellie Kaplan) and a jam featuring members of both bands and....? $10 suggested donation. Free soda, chips, etc, & pizza for purchase. ... the adventure in home made Jewish music (straight from the heart) continues. 6'th mi yodea show and we're still here—boruch Hashem. I'm particularly looking forward to jamming with Ruby and (mitziut drum circle co-leader) Al at end of evening as well. "Mi Yodea" is on first—around 9.

October 26, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band headlines Jewish Cultural Arts Fest, Dayton, OH, 26 Oct 2010

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October 26th, 7:00pm

Dayton Jewish Cultural Arts Festival
Dayton Jewish Community Center
525 Versailles Dr.
Dayton, OH

October 27, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Chicago, IL, 27 Oct 2010

Guy Mendilow Band: Songs of Imaginery Migrations
Wednesday, October 27 · 7:00pm
Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Ave
Chicago, IL
Transit/Parking: Steps from the Morse Red Line El Station

Discount rates available for Group/Block Tickets
Buy tickets:
www.ticketweb.com

Sponsored by KFAR

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October 29, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Chicago, IL, 29 Oct 2010

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October 29nd, 12:15pm
Music Without Borders
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL

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October 31, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Cincinnati, OH, 31 Oct 2010

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October 31st
4:30pm
Songs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion/UC Ethics Center
3101 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Free to the community!
Info: 513-487-3053

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November 1, 2010

Guy Mendilow lecture, Cincinnati, OH, 1 Nov 2010

Guy Mendilow
November 1st, 11:30am
Special lecture demo: The Ladino Project

Hebrew Union College
Cincinnati, OH
Info: 513-487-3053

Guy Mendilow Band, Cincinnati, OH, 1 Nov 2010

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November 1st, 7:00pm
Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
The Kentucky Theater 214 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY

Appearing on Michael Johnathon's Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour on Monday November 1st 7PM EST.
Join us! Make reservations at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington at 859-252-8888.

Watch the live multicamera web cast FREE at woodsongs.com!

November 2, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Gambier, OH, 2 Nov 2010

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November 2nd, 8:00pm
Kenyon College
The Horn Gallery
105a College Park Street
Gambier, OH

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November 3, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Oberlin, OH, 3 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowSongs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

November 3rd, 8:00pm
Oberlin College
The 'Sco
Wilder Hall
West Lorain St
Oberlin, OH

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November 5, 2010

Afro-Semitic Experience, E. Lansing, MI, 5 Nov 2010

band photoNovember 5, 7:30 or 8:00 p.m.
Friday night service with The Afro-Semitic Experience
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
1924 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, Michigan,

for more info please call: 517-351-3570, or visit www.shaareyzedek.com

November 6, 2010

Afro-Semitic Experience, E. Lansing, MI, 6 Nov 2010

band photoNovember 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday night service with The Afro-Semitic Experience

Temple Emanuel,
1715 East Fulton Street,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

for tickets and more info please call (616) 459-5976 or visit www.templeemanuelgr.org

November 10, 2010

Raquy and the Cavemen, Chicago, IL, 10 Nov 2010

band photoRaquy and the Cavemen
November 10, 2010, 8:30pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago
Tel: 773.362.4760

Organized By: KFAR Jewish Arts Center

December 2, 2010

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, 2 December 2010

First Night of Hannukkah Concert
Thursday, December 2, 2010
6:00 PM
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Celebrating the reinstallation of Chagall's American Windows exhibit
www.artic.edu

December 5, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Columbus, OH, 5 Dec 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sun. Dec. 5, 6pm
Congregation Tifereth Israel,
Columbus, Ohio
Chanukah concert/dance. $.
www.tiferethisrael.org

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, 5 December 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010, 7:00pm
Hannukkah Concert
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Glencoe, IL
www.chicagobotanic.org

Tickets: Adults $38.00 / Children 3-12yrs $32 / under 2yrs free

December 9, 2010

Clare Burson, Cleveland, OH, 9 Dec 2010

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Dec 9, 2010
Grog Shop
Cleveland, OH

December 10, 2010

Clare Burson, Bloomington, IN, 10 Dec 2010

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Dec 10, 2010
The Bishop
Bloomington, IN

December 11, 2010

Clare Burson, Chicago, IL, 11 Dec 2010

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Dec 11, 2010
Beauty Bar
Chicago, IL

December 12, 2010

Clare Burson, St. Louis, MO, 12 Dec 2010

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Dec 12, 2010
Off Broadway
St. Louis, MO

December 25, 2010

Jewmongous, Chicago, IL, 25 Dec 2010

band photoJewmongous
December 25, 2010, 7pm
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL
Tel: 773.362.4760

Organized By: KFAR Jewish Arts Center

December 31, 2010

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, 31 Dec 2010

band photoYiddishe Cup

Fri. Dec. 31, 7:30pm
First Night
Akron, Ohio
concert. $.
www.firstnightakron.org

January 2, 2011

Mi Yodea, Ovadya, Chicago, IL, 2 Jan 2011

aft of jan 2, 2011 in chicago- mi yodea and ovadya at young israel of west rogers park (along with pick-a-prize raffle- my idea :) 2706 w touhy chicago doors open 1:30. music starts at 2. kol isha observed (which these 2 bands take on in the spirit of an 'out of your zone' musical challenge). closing with the latest from mi yovadya (the ongoing project that combines both these bands along with possibly a friend or two) big fundraiser for the shul- 10 bucks (comes with one free pick-a-raffle ticket). further info at
www.youngisraelwrp.com/raffle

January 15, 2011

Golem, Chicago, IL, 15 Jan 2011

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Martyrs Live
3855 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
9pm Saturday January 15th
$12 advance, $15 door 21+

Rock band GOLEM transforms the music of its Jewish grandparents, making it modern, edgy, sexy and brash. Their explosive onstage attitude gets Klezmer to rock.

"Smoking hot, a recklessly giddy amalgam of eastern European styles…" —Chicago Reader

Organized by: KFAR Jewish Arts Center

January 21, 2011

23rd Annual Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 21-23 Jan 2011

You and your party-hearty friends are invited to enjoy Madison's 23rd annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL
January 21-23, 2011
Memorial Union (800 Langdon Street, Madison WI)
featuring AHMET LULECI presenting folk dances of Turkey !

Miraculously funded by your generous voluntary donations—make one full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall or donate for each event you attend, but please DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration! THANK YOU.

Friday Night Dance Parties -- three of them!
INTERNATIONAL DANCE: Great Hall (4th floor) 7:30-midnight.
YID VICIOUS: Virtuous Klezmer (Yiddish), Madison
IZVOR ORCHESTRA -- Flagship Ethnic Band of Milwaukee
BLACK BEAR COMBO -- Redhot Serbian-style Brass Band from Chicago

CONTRA DANCE: Tripp Commons (2nd floor east)
7:30-8:00 instruction, dancing 8:00-11:00 or later if you like …
Calling by Steve Pike, Music by CHIRPS SMITH, Roger Diggle, & friends
Info: Roger / 608-242-0373
Suggested donation $7.

HUNGARIAN TANCHAZ (village-style "dance-house")
Beefeaters Room (3rd floor east)
7:30pm -- music by SZASZKA (traditional string band)

Presented by Madison Folk Dance Club (a UW Registered Student Organization).
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Languages, College of Letters & Science.
Welcomed by WORT 89.9FM Community-Sponsored Radio.
Website (workshop details, band links, schedule updates, lodging info, photos...)

www.plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/folkball.html
Further Info: Michael 608-241-3655

January 22, 2011

23rd Annual Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 21-23 Jan 2011

You and your party-hearty friends are invited to enjoy Madison's 23rd annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL
January 21-23, 2011
Memorial Union (800 Langdon Street, Madison WI)
featuring AHMET LULECI presenting folk dances of Turkey !

Miraculously funded by your generous voluntary donations—make one full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall or donate for each event you attend, but please DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration! THANK YOU.

Visit Joan Amsterdam's FOLKSTUFF SHOP in Great Hall anytime Saturday!
To offer or ask crash space: Tami 608-274-3132

Saturday Folk Arts Workshops
10-noon Great Hall: TURKISH FOLKDANCE—Ahmet Luleci
10-noon Tripp Commons: HUNGARIAN COUPLE DANCE (Mezoseg, Transylvania)—Dan Talmo & Paula White (music by Szaszka)
12-1pm Old Madison Room: Brownbag Lunch—"Tamburica, a Thriving Tradition"—Rick March & Members of "Do Zore"
1-3pm Great Hall: BHANGRA DANCE—Jay Singh
1-3pm Tripp Commons SERBIAN FOLKDANCE—Michael Malich
1-3pm Old Madison Room CELTIC SINGING—Members of Navan
1-3pm Beefeaters Room ETHNIC DRUMMING—Robert Schoville
3-5pm Great Hall TURKISH FOLKDANCE—Ahmet Luleci
3-5pm Tripp Commons SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE—Teachers: Kate Deck, Janice Lacock, Norma Briggs
Musician: Michael Briggs
3-5pm Beefeaters Room: MEZOSEGI CSARDAS (Advanced Session)—Dan Talmo & Paula White (music by Szaszka)

Saturday BUFFET DINNER - serving at 5:00 in the Union
(Inn Wisconsin Room - 2nd floor east)
Lasagna (meat or vegetarian), salad, Italian squash medley,
bread sticks, cookies, coffee/tea/milk/soda.water.
Per person $17.50. Reservations required—accepted thru Sunday, Jan.16.
Contact Joan / 608-242-1168
or Michael / 608-241-3655
Cafe-style tamburica music for dinner by "Do Zore" !

The Legendary FOLK BALL DANCE PARTY (Great Hall)
Saturday 7:00pm-1:00am
Music By:
DO ZORE—The Milwaukee Sound from a New Generation!
VESELIYKA—Village-Style Balkan on Traditional Instruments (Madison's bitov band)
ORKESTAR BEZ IME -- IFD Band from Rogaria (via Twin Cities)
SZASZKA -- Totally Real Transylvanian String Band (Madison)
REPTILE PALACE ORCHESTRA -- High-Octane Eclectic Ethnic (Madison Island)

Presented by Madison Folk Dance Club (a UW Registered Student Organization).
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Languages, College of Letters & Science.
Welcomed by WORT 89.9FM Community-Sponsored Radio.
Website (workshop details, band links, schedule updates, lodging info, photos...)

www.plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/folkball.html
Further Info: Michael 608-241-3655

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra, Grand Rapids, MI, 22 Jan 2011

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra
(playing as a quintet)

January 22, 2011, 8pm
Temple Emanuel
1715 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI

Individual Tickets $12 / Seniors $10 / Students $5
Advance Registration Requested by January 20
To RSVP contact the Jewish Federation office at 942-5553

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra formed at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and plays various klezmer styles influenced by Greek, Romanian, Turkish and Bulgarian music.

More info and streaming songs at chickenfatklezmer.com

January 23, 2011

23rd Annual Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 21-23 Jan 2011

You and your party-hearty friends are invited to enjoy Madison's 23rd annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL
January 21-23, 2011
Memorial Union (800 Langdon Street, Madison WI)
featuring AHMET LULECI presenting folk dances of Turkey !

Miraculously funded by your generous voluntary donations—make one full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall or donate for each event you attend, but please DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration! THANK YOU.

Sunday Workshops / Reviews in Great Hall
10:00am - 2:00pm: TURKISH FOLKDANCE—Ahmet Luleci

Visit Joan Amsterdam's FOLKSTUFF SHOP in Great Hall anytime Saturday!
To offer or ask crash space: Tami 608-274-3132

Presented by Madison Folk Dance Club (a UW Registered Student Organization).
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Languages, College of Letters & Science.
Welcomed by WORT 89.9FM Community-Sponsored Radio.
Website (workshop details, band links, schedule updates, lodging info, photos...)

www.plantpath.wisc.edu/~tdd/folkball.html
Further Info: Michael 608-241-3655

February 5, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, 5 Feb 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat. Feb. 5, 8pm
The Ark,
Ann Arbor, Mich
concert. $
www.theark.org

February 20, 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”, Chicago, IL, 20 Feb 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Wed, Feb 20
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

This highly acclaimed sequence of songs from the Yiddish repertoire recreates the original, Schubertian journey in a Holocaust context. The singer reflects on the life and world he has just seen destroyed as he flees the Vilna ghetto. "Half of them are arranged by the superb pianist Alexander Knapp, an expert on Jewish music... Glanville was masterly in sustaining its technical and emotional demands" - Opera Now

Mark Glanville - bass-baritone
Alexander Knapp - piano


A live performance of 'Vilne' from 'A Yiddish Winterreise'

For more info: www.yiddishwinterreise.com

March 19, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, 19 Mar 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

Sat March 19, 7:30pm
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
Purim. free.
www.parksyn.org

April 3, 2011

Steven Greenman/Kurt Bjorling Violin-Tsimbl Duo Concert, 3 Apr 2011

Sunday, April 3, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Park Synagogue East - 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH

Klezmer Concert and Spaghetti Supper
Join us for Park's final chometz meal before Passover, featuring Park's klezmer teacher and performer Steven Greenman and master clarinetist and tsimbl player Kurt Bjorling.
Opening act: Park Teen Klezmer Band
$10 Adults, $5 children
Family special: 2 adults and 2 children $25

Any questions: Call 216 371-2244 Ext. 165
Sponsored by the Wolf Religious School and Park Synagogue Sisterhood
More Info at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150026751726140

May 5, 2011

Yiddish Dance Workshop & Klezmer Dance Party with Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and Steve Weintrau, Chicago, IL, 5 May, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop & Klezmer Dance Party with Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and Steve Weintraub

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7:00pm
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Yiddish Dance Workshop 7 - 8 P
& Klezmer Dance Party 8:30 - 9:30?... and probably later...

Come to learn the dances ... stay for the tantshoyz.
... or "just" listen! Live music the whole evening.

Beginners & experts welcome.
No need to bring a partner.
Food & refreshments available.

Note: Take the opportunity to take one of the last classes with our Dance Master Steve! - before he moves away from this our lovely region...

June 5, 2011

Steve Weintrab, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, dance party, Berwyn, IL, 5 Jun, 2012

Steve’s Sendoff Klezmer Dance Party

Tuesday, June 5, 8 - 11 PM
6:30-7:30 pre-party dance workshop
FitzGerald’s,
6615 Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL
T: 708-788-2118

Admission $10. Cash Bar & Food available.
With live music provided by Chicago Klezmer Ensemble
Dances led by Yiddish Dance Master Steve Weintraub who will be moving to NYC shortly thereafter.

Beginners & experts welcome. No need to bring a partner.
“Just listeners" are welcome. Live music the whole evening.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/227210074059829/

June 11, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, 11 Jun, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

June 11, 11am, FREE
Parade the Circle.
Pre-parade concert from the bandstand.
Cleveland, OH
www.universitycircle.org

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, 11 Jun, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

June 11, 8pm
Temple Israel
Akron, OH
www.templeisraelakron.org

June 14, 2011

The "Klezmer Guy" Show, Cleveland Heights, OH, 14 Jun, 2011

band photoThe "Klezmer Guy" show, featuring Bert Stratton
Spoken word and music

June 14, 7:30pm
Nighttown
Cleveland Heights
www.nighttowncleveland

June 26, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Springfield, OH, 26 Jun, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

June 26, 2011, 8:30pm
Springfield, OH Arts Festival
www.springfieldartscouncil.org

July 10, 2011

Summer KlezKamp, 10-14 Jul 2011

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Like its parent event, "KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program," which has defined proactive and innovative Yiddish cultural continuity since 1985, Madison KlezKamp will offer the same exciting, challenging classes on klezmer music, Yiddish language, cultural and linguistic history, vocal arts, dance, crafts, and children's program. All will be taught by some of the world's greatest exponents of Yiddish culture, including: Aaron Alexander (drums), Adrian Banner (piano), Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Joanne Borts (singing), Sarah Gordon (KlezKids), Josh Horowitz (accordion), Miriam Isaacs (Yiddish), Susan Leviton (singing/crafts), Mark Louden (Yiddish), Sherry Mayrent (clarinet), John Mysliwiec (chorus), Mark Rubin (tuba/bass), Henry Sapoznik (tenor banjo/Yiddish culture), Cookie Segelstein (fiddle), Steve Weintraub (dance), Michael Wex (Yiddish) and Michael Winograd (clarinet).

Tuition: $750 (adults), $300 (children ages 5–12). Program includes all lunches and dinners; accommodations are not included. A limited number of work/study scholarship discounts are available.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.

July 11, 2011

Summer KlezKamp, 10-14 Jul 2011

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.

July 12, 2011

Summer KlezKamp, 10-14 Jul 2011

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.

July 13, 2011

Summer KlezKamp, 10-14 Jul 2011

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.

July 14, 2011

Summer KlezKamp, 10-14 Jul 2011

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.

August 25, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, 25 Aug, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

Aug 25, 2011, 7pm, FREE
Wiley Middle School lawn
University Heights, OH
www.universityheights.com

September 11, 2011

Lori Cahan-Simon, Minneapolis, MN, 11 Sep, 2011

Lori Cahan-Simon will be giving a concert there this Sunday, accompanied by Walt Mahovlich (Harmonia) on accordion, performing a program of Yiddish favorites, theater and folksongs, as well as songs for the Fall holidays, mostly from my repertoire of virtually forgotten material from the secular schools in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Poland, Argentina and Mexico.

Sunday, September 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sabes JCC Auditorium
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota

admission $5 (tickets at the door)
Dessert reception follows event
Call Annalee Odessky at 952.544.5423 with questions.

September 18, 2011

Yuval Ron kids workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 18 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonSunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Just for kids! Storytelling, Music, and Instruments of the Middle East

Bring in your kids to hear Award winning World Music artist Yuval Ron's engaging storytelling and musical performance. Kids will also learn about the instruments used to create the spicy sounds of Middle Eastern music!

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street (Central Library—Learning Curve, green screen theatre)
Parking: Parking is available in the Central Library garage off of Pennsylvania Street (for a fee). There is also street parking available.
No tickets required. FREE and open to everyone.
For more information: call (317 )275-4099.

Nuriya & Gerard Edery, Chicago, IL, 18 Sep, 2011

posterKFAR Jewish Arts Center presents:
Who: Nuriya & Gerard Edery Ensemble
What: 2011 Chicago World Music Festival
Where: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago (Rogers Park)
When: Sunday, September 18th, 7:00pm
Tickets: $15

Tix and more info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199082410153785

September 20, 2011

Yuval Ron, "Seeking of Truth and the Legend of Baal Shem," Indianapolis, IN, 20 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonTuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Seeker of Truth and the Legend of Bal Shem
Celebrating the musical traditions of the Middle East and the Hassidic spirit

A Concert by The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring the stunning Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, master Qawwali singer Sukhawat Ali Khan
And Special guest dancer: Jamila Ali Sukhawat

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260
Parking: Surface lot parking available
Tickets: $8 JCC members/$12 non-members/$6 all children under 13. Register at jccindy.org or by calling (317) 251-9467, or visit one of the JCC membership desks
Info: Larry Rothenberg (317) 715-9233
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September 21, 2011

Yuval Ron Ensemble, International Day of Peace Concert, Indianapolis, IN, 21 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonWednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM

International Day of Peace Concert
with Yuval Ron Ensemble presenting: Sacred Music of the Middle East
featuring the stunning Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, master Qawwali singer Sukhawat Ali Khan
And Special guest dancer: Jamila Ali

Arab, Jewish, Muslim and Christian artists come together to unite the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church. Composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron imparts the ancient and deep intercultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share.

Address: Indianapolis - Marion County Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street (Central Library at Clowes Auditorium)
Parking: Parking is available in the Central Library garage off of Pennsylvania Street (for a fee). There is also street parking available.
Tickets: No tickets required. FREE and open to everyone. Limited seating.
Info lines/email: For more information, call 275-4099.

October 10, 2011

SoCalled, "Beats to Break Fast," Chicago, IL, 10 Oct, 2011

SoCalledBeats to Break Fast

October 10, 2011, 8pm
Martyrs,
3855 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Armed with his Akai MPC, heritage and love for genre-bending music, Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin, is a Yiddish rapping, accordion wielding hip-hop maestro. Heralded by Klezmer and hip hop musicians alike, he builds Jewish music from the bottom-up. Previous albums Hiphopkhasene (Piranha), Socalled Seder (2005, JDUB), Ghettoblaster (2007, JDUB ) and now Sleepover (2011, Dare to Care) reached into the past to mine an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary influences.

more info: www.kfarcenter.org/events/broadway-bar-mitzvah-or-shalom

Sponsored by Kfar Jewish Arts Center

October 19, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, 19 Oct, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

Oct 19, 2011, 7pm, FREE
Fairmount Temple
Simchat Torah holiday
Beachwood, OH
www.fairmounttemple.org

October 20, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland Heights, OH, 20 Oct, 2011

band photoYiddishe Cup

Oct 20, 2011, 7:15pm, FREE
Park Synagogue
Simchat Torah holiday
Cleveland Heights, OH
www.parksyn.org

October 23, 2011

Vagabond Opera, Skokie, IL, 23 Oct, 2011

posterVagabond Opera
October 23, 2011, 7pm
Skokie Theatre
7924 N. LIncoln Ave.
Skokie, IL

Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as "A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic."

The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera–lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone!

Sponsored by Kfar Jewish Arts Center

November 12, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 13, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 14, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

December 4, 2011

Chanukah with a Twist, Skokie, IL, 4 December 2011

Chanukah with a Twist--Rocking for Limmud!
Skokie Theatre, Skokie IL (SkokieTheatre.com) Dec 4, 7pm
We offer a unique, meaningful, and very diverse show of new, local Jewish music of three different bands...

The wonderful pop satire of The Alte Rockers, featuring Lori Lippitz of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the psychedelic MidEast fusion of Ovadya,the €œtradition with a twist€ neo-exotica of Mi Yodea--plus a finale with all three bands on stage together.

This benefits Limmud Chicago, a festival of Jewish learning!
Info: 847-302-1155.

$20 in advance / $25 at the door / $15 17 & under
http://limmudchicago.org/

December 6, 2011

Broadway's Bar Mitzvah, Vernon Hills, IL, 6 Dec, 2011

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December 6, 2011, 7pm
Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL

Join us for this conversation on Jewish culture as we explore the maturation of Jewish themes and stories on the Broadway musical stage.

Fiddler wasn’t the first or last Jewish musical—Jewish theatre on Broadway has a long history. The portrayal of Jewish imagery and stories on the Broadway boards has grown increasingly nuanced, specific and poignant.

Sponsored by Kfar Jewish Arts Center

December 11, 2011

Klezmatics 25th Anniverary Tour, Jackson Hole, WY, 11 Dec, 2011

imagesKlezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, 25th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, December 11th, 7pm
Center For the Arts
265 Cache Street, Jackson, Wyoming
Box Office: 307.733.4900

Tix, info: www.jhcenterforthearts.org

Tour/CD kickstarter campaign: www.kickstarter.com

December 18, 2011

Lori Cahan-Simon and Walt Mahovlich, Cleveland, OH, 18 December 2011

A Chanukah concert presented by vocalist/folklorist Lori Cahan-Simon accompanied by Walt Mahovlich on accordion.

Yiddish songs rarely heard, collected by Lori, with texts by our most beloved poets set to music by the finest Jewish composers, from the 18th through 20th centuries, as well as a story by I.L. Peretz.

You can also purchase the CD at CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/lcahan3

When: Dec. 18th, 2011 at 3pm
Where: The Cleveland Workmen's Circle, at the Rockefeller Pointe building, 2490 Lee Blvd., Suite 300B, Cleveland Heights, OH. This is at the Northwest corner of Lee & Mayfield Roads, entrance at the rear.
How much: only $5 gets you a concert as well as frishe heyse latkes and other refreshments!!

RSVP requested by Dec. 14th.

Call (216) 381-4515 for reservations and information.
We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for our Mitzvah Food Pantry at the event.

Lori Cahan-Simon Chanukah concert, Cleveland, OH, 18 Dec 2011

Khanike iz freylekh!

A Chanukah concert presented by vocalist/folklorist Lori Cahan-Simon accompanied by Walt Mahovlich on accordion.

Yiddish songs rarely heard, collected by Lori, with texts by our most beloved poets set to music by the finest Jewish composers, from the 18th through 20th centuries, as well as a story by I.L. Peretz.

You can also purchase the CD at CD Baby.

When: Dec. 18th, 2011 at 3pm
Where: The Cleveland Workmen's Circle, at the Rockefeller Pointe building,
2490 Lee Blvd., Suite 300B, Cleveland Heights, OH.
This is at the Northwest corner of Lee & Mayfield Roads, entrance at the rear.
How much: only $5 gets you a concert as well as frishe heyse latkes and other refreshments!!

Call (216) 381-4515 for reservations and information.
We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for our Mitzvah Food Pantry at the event.

Hope to see you there!

December 27, 2011

Soulfarm, Skokie, IL, 27 Dec, 2011

12/27 Soulfarm's 7th Night Hanukah Concert @ Skokie Theatre!

8pm Dec. 27th
Skokie Theatre
all ages show
7924 N. Lincoln Ave,
Skokie IL (map)

$15 adv. / $20 door
Tix: www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=kfar

Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase.

Their uncomparable sound has been dubbed as New American music, full melodic song writing and progressive modern arrangements. Their live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, Carlebach melodies, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks.

Soulfarm has a wide range of influences from rock and Latin, to Hebrew and Celtic folk music. Soulfarm has recorded with many well-known musicians such as Perry Farrel and Dispatch; and has opened for Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin and The Wailers George Clinton.

They regularly sell out national venues, such as Whiskey-A-Go-Go, L.A., BB Kings Blues Club, NYC, Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, The Knitting Factory, L.A., NYC, Fox Theater, Boulder, CO, and Firehouse – St. Louis, MO. Through extensive tours of the U.S. and Europe, the group has gained great popularity.

December 31, 2011

Yiddishe Cup, Akron, OH, 31 Dec, 2011

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First Night
Akron, OH
www.firstnightakron.org

January 14, 2012

Harmonia, Russian New Year's Party, 14 Jan 2012

Harmonia Performs at Russian New Year’s Party

Saturday, January 14, 2012 6 PM
Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room

1005 N. Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035-1613
Phone: 440-366-4590

The Friends of Sacred Landmarks Initiative invite you to join them at a Russian New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, January 14, 2012, in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and dancing into the night. Enjoy music provided by Harmonia, and dance to folk music from Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, the Balkans and many other countries in the heart of Europe. To learn more about this amazing ensemble, visit their website www.harmoniaband.com.

There will be door prizes, raffles and much fun for all!

Tickets for the celebration are $50 per person, or two for $95. To order tickets, please call the Sacred Landmarks Initiative office at 440-366-4590 during our office hours M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or leave a message with your name and number, and they will return your call.

There will be a cash bar at the event; Spitzer Conference Center does not permit guests to bring outside alcohol. A menu is available on request for those with specific dietary needs.

January 27, 2012

"Di Tsvey" klezmer worship service, Indianapolis, IN, 27 Jan 2012

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The Greenman/Rushefsky Violin/Tsimbl Duo will be leading klezmer workshops and performing with Cantor Janice Roger and the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's "65th Street Klezmorim".

Friday January 27th, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Erev Shabbat service with Cantor Janice Roger and guest artists Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
6501 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317)255-6647

January 28, 2012

"Di Tsvey" klezmer workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 28 Jan 2012

Di TsveyDi Tsvey

The Greenman/Rushefsky Violin/Tsimbl Duo will be leading klezmer workshops and performing with Cantor Janice Roger and the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's "65th Street Klezmorim".

Saturday January 28th, 2012 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Klezmer workshop led by Di Tsvey with 65th Street Klezmorim
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
6501 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317)255-6647

January 29, 2012

"Di Tsvey" klezmer workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 29 Jan 2012

Di TsveyDi Tsvey

The Greenman/Rushefsky Violin/Tsimbl Duo will be leading klezmer workshops and performing with Cantor Janice Roger and the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's "65th Street Klezmorim".

Sunday January 29th, 2012 from 10:30am-11:30am
Klezmer workshop led by Di Tsvey with 65th Street Klezmorim

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
6501 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317)255-6647

"Di Tsvey", Shelbyville, IN, 29 Jan 2012

Di TsveyDi Tsvey

The Greenman/Rushefsky Violin/Tsimbl Duo will be leading klezmer workshops and performing with Cantor Janice Roger and the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's "65th Street Klezmorim".

Sunday January 29th, 2012 @ 3:00pm
Concert: Di Tsvey and Di Tsvey with 65th Street Klezmorim
The Strand Theatre
215 South Harrison Street
Shelbyville, IN 46276
(317)421-ARTS
www.strand-theatre-shelbyville.org/?ec3_days=800

February 4, 2012

Yiddishe Cup, Ann Arbor, MI, 4 Feb, 2012

band photoYiddishe Cup

Feb 4, 2012, 8pm
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
www.theark.org

February 23, 2012

Klezmatics 25th Anniverary Tour, Columbus, OH, 23 Feb, 2012

imagesKlezmatics 25th Anniversary/cd release tour

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 08:00 PM
Lincoln Theater
769 E. Long Street
Columbus, OH
www.citymusiccolumbus.com

February 25, 2012

Klezmatics 25th Anniverary Tour, Bloomington, IL, 25 Feb, 2012

imagesKlezmatics 25th Anniversary/cd release tour

Sat, 25 Feb, 2012, 7:30pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East St, Bloomington, Illinois
(309) 434-2777
www.cityblm.org/bcd/page.asp?id=13422&show=main

February 26, 2012

Klezmatics 25th Anniverary Tour, Chicago, IL, 26 Feb, 2012

imagesKlezmatics 25th Anniversary/cd release tour

Sun, 26 Feb, 2012, Two shows: 4pm & 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL
www.oldtownschool.org

March 21, 2012

Steven Greenman w/Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Cleveland, OH, 21 Mar 2012

Steven Greenman">Steven Greenman in collaboration with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

Ethnomusicologist David Badagnani has created a fantastic ensemble dedicated to performing traditional Chinese folk music showing once again the bountiful richness and diversity of Cleveland's cultural and ethnic communities. The ensemble has graciously invited me for the finale to create a fusion of both traditional Chinese and traditional East European Jewish folk music.

The Melodies of Mah Jongg
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road
Beachwood, Ohio
$14 for the general public and $12 for Maltz Museum members; order in advance and save $2. Call (216) 593-0595 to order tickets.

Join the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (featuring vocalist Xue "Snow" Yu of Qingdao, Shandong, China) for an intimate evening of graceful and exotic music inspired by the fanciful images seen on mah jongg tiles--the four seasons, flowers, winds, and dragons--played on traditional Chinese instruments.

As an added attraction, interspersed between the pieces will be selected readings (in both Chinese and English) of evocative poems from China's classical antiquity, as well as showings of traditional watercolor flower paintings.

For a memorable finale, the internationally renowned, Cleveland-based klezmer violinist Steven Greenman will join the ensemble for a cross-cultural performance of a Jewish favorite, recreating the kind of musical interaction that could have taken place between Jewish and Chinese musicians in the Lower Manhattan of the early 20th century.

This program is held in conjunction with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's showing of the "Project Mah Jongg" exhibition, which documents how this Chinese game of chance became a tradition among Jewish Americans beginning in the 1920s. The traveling exhibition, which was developed in New York City in 2010, opened at the Maltz Museum in January 2012.

Article about the concert from Cleveland Jewish News

Article about the concert from ClevelandClassical.com

More information: www.maltzmuseum.org/events/the-melodies-of-mah-jongg-2

April 3, 2012

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Overland Park, KS, 3 Apr, 2012

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Mideast Music, Song, and Sufi Devotional Whirling
The Yuval Ensemble presents an Interfaith Feast

Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, Jewish Community Center,
5801 W 115th Street,
Overland Park, KS.
$10/adult; $5/student-reserved seats purchased through the JCC Theatre Box Office, (913) 327-8054.
Free parking adjacent to the building.
Contact: Jill Maidhof, Director of Jewish Life and Learning (913) 327-8077

On April 3rd - just days before spring religious festivals - The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, with the endorsement of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, is proud to present the Yuval Ron Ensemble. Formed in 1999, this group consists of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian artists who by their performances endeavor to nurture peace and fellowship between historically opposing people in the middle east.

The result is a stunning feast for the eyes and the ears, as musicians combining sacred musical traditions and songs of the middle east play in concert behind Sufi devotional dancing performed by a whirling dervish. Following their performance, the group will receive questions from the audience and speak about their mission, their passion, and their experiences.

Presented by: the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (JCC)
Endorsed by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council

April 4, 2012

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Manhattan, KS, 4 Apr, 2012

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Christian Music of the Holy Land

What kind of music would Jesus have heard 2000 years ago in Jerusalem? This session will present and explore music of the ancient biblical Hebrew, Yemenite and Babylonian musical traditions, music of the early Armenian church, and Christian Maronite musical traditions.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilson Worship Center located in Jolliffe Hall,
Manhattan Christian College,
Anderson at 14th Street,
Manhattan, KS 66506

This workshop is free and open to the public. Parking: Limited parking available in the Beach Museum of Art lot directly across Anderson from Jolliffe Hall or on street. For More Info: Call (785) 539-3571

Hebrew Music of Biblical Time
5:30-7:00 PM
The Ojai Foundation,
9739 Ojai Santa Paula Road,
Ojai CA 93023

Seminar, accommodation and 5 meals: $389, for those of choose to stay off-site and attend sessions only: $309. Space is Limited and may sell out! - please reserve early! RSVP and more info: Tel: 805-646-8343

This session will include demonstration and discussion of the music and poetry of the first temple in Jerusalem, the unique Hebrew tribe of musicians (the Levites), the heritage of King David, and Kabalistic music and its lasting impact of Sacred Hebrew Music.

May 12, 2012

Steven Greenman w/Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Cleveland, OH, 12 May, 2012

Steven GreenmanSteven Greenman in collaboration with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

This Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 2:00pm I'll be performing once again with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble at the Cleveland Public Library. Ensemble founder and ethnomusicologist David Badagnani has created a fantastic ensemble dedicated to performing traditional Chinese folk music showing once again the bountiful richness and diversity of Cleveland's cultural and ethnic communities. For my participation, I will be performing two pieces from the "classical" Chinese repertoire: 1) excerpts from the beautiful "Butterfly Lover's Violin Concerto" with the brilliant pianist Shuai Wang and "Xin Chun Le" together with David playing the sheng (Chinese mouth organ). I hope you can attend this wonderful event!

Cleveland Public Library Fine Arts Department
presents
"A Celebration of Spring"
featuring
Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble
and
Xue "Snow" Yu, voice
with special guests
Steven Greenman, violin
Shuai Wang, piano
Guangsheng Wang, Chinese painting and calligraphy

2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Cleveland Public Library Main Library
325 Superior Avenue Northeast
Cleveland, Ohio
Free

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May 19, 2012

The Klezmatics do Woody Guthrie, Chicago, IL, 19 May 2012

imagesKlezmatics
This Land Is our Land

A centennial concert celebration of the legendary Woody Guthrie.
All-star lineup with: Tom Morella; The Night Watchman; The Klezmatics; Son del Viento; Jon Langford; Holly Near; Bucky Halker; Kevin Coval; B.S. Brass; Toshi Reagon

Saturday May 19 2012
8:00 PM
18+
Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

June 2, 2012

Klezmer Dance, Decatur, IL, 2 Jun, 2012

Maxwell St Klezmer BandSat., June 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Klezmer Dance Master Dancin' Steve Weintraub leads Old-Country dances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Quartet
International Arts Festival Madden Arts Center
125 N. Water St., Decatur, IL
www.decaturarts.org/event/495/international-arts-cultural-event-2012

June 10, 2012

Greater Chicago Jewish Music Fest, 10 Jun, 2012

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Sun., June 10, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Greater Chicago Jewish Music Festival
Appearing on the Crain-Maling Stage
Saint Paul Woods, Oakton St West of Lehigh, Morton Grove, IL
Also appearing from 11:15-11:30: the Junior Klezmer Orchestra
www.pocet.org

Ovadya, Chicago, 10 June 2012

Ovadya is playing the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. A short but powerful set - not your father's pirkei-chazzanut! For more info, see www.ovadya.net and www.jewishfestival.org.

11:00 am, Sunday, June 10th

Heartland Klezmorim, Ann Arbor, MI, 10 June, 2012

The Heartland Klezmorim will be performing at The Ark in Ann
Arbor, MI on Sunday June 10 at 8 pm. The doors open up at
7:30 pm. Tickets are $15.00.

The Ark is located at 316 S. Main in Ann Arbor. For more
information, call The Ark at 734-761-1451 or go to their
website at www.theark.org

June 21, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Highland Park, IL, 21 Jun, 2012

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Thurs., June 21, 7:00 PM
Summer Concert Series in Port Clinton
Highland Park, IL
www.cityhpil.com/index.aspx?nid=447

July 4, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Highland Park, IL, 4 Jul, 2012

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Wed., July 4, 10:00 AM
Highland Park Independence Day Parade
Highland Park, IL
www.cityhpil.com/index.aspx?NID=530

July 8, 2012

Lori Cahan-Simon, Chicago, IL, 8 July 2012

The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble in Concert
Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:30 PM
Goodman Auditorium
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, Illinois

July 13, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz, Mackinac Island, MI, 13 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 13, time TBD:
Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz share music and tales from their treks throughout Eastern Europe, St. Anne Church, Mackinac Island, hosted by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.

July 14, 2012

"A Great Day on Eldridge Street," + Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz, Ann Arbor, MI, 14 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 14, 7pm: Screening of "A Great Day on Eldridge Street", followed by a concert by Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI. For reservations and information: (734) 665-4744

July 15, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz, Windsor, Ontario, Canada+Detroit, MI, USA, 15 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 15, 12pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz in concert, JCC of Windsor, Canada. 1641 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario. For reservations and information: (519) 973-1772

July 15, 4pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz present a benefit concert for Jewish Voice for Peace, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, 1457 Griswold, Detroit, MI.

July 17, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz, Sylvania, OH, 17 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 15, 12pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz

July 17, 7:30pm
United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo,
6465 Sylvania Avenue,
Sylvania Ohio.
For reservations and information: 419-885-4461

July 18, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz w/Mahovlich, Fedoriouk, Chagrin Falls, OH, 18 Jul, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzJuly 15, 12pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz in concert with Walt Mahovlich and Alexander Fedoriouk

July 18, 4:30pm
South Franklin Circle,
16575 South Franklin Street,
Chagrin Falls, OH

July 26, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Lincolnwood, IL, 26 Jul, 2012

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Thurs., July 26, 7:00 PM
Concert at Proesel Park
6915 Kostner Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL
Free Admission
www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/lincolnwood/published_documents
/Parks%20and%20Recreation/Flyers/Market%20and%20Music.pdf

August 9, 2012

Yiddishe Cup in Mickey Katz tribute,

band photoYiddishe Cup

7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Alma Theater
Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, OH
Tx: 216-371-3000, www.cainpark.com or www.ticketmaster.com

August 11, 2012

Greenman & Mahovlich, Cleveland, OH, 11 Aug, 2012

Steven Greenman and Walt Mahovlich

Chinato Restaurant
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Chinato - Master Chef - Zack Bruell
Italian Cuisine on Cleveland's East 4th Street
2079 East 4th Street Cleveland OH 44115 USA

I hope you can come to hear Walt and me perform at this fabulous restaurant that is located on Cleveland's revitalized E. 4th street district.

August 12, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Skokie, IL, 12 Aug, 2012

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Sun., August 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skokie Summer Concert Series
Devonshire Park, Skokie, IL
Open to the public
Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket!
www.skokieparks.org/special-events

August 23, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Oak Park, IL, 23 Aug, 2012

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Thurs., August 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Thursday Night Out"
Oak Park, IL
www.downtownoakpark.net/special_pages/tno.html

August 26, 2012

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Chicago, IL, 26 Aug, 2012

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NEW SERIES!
Sun., August 26, 2012, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
"Klezmer Brunch"
City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL
$10 per person for brunch and music
(to continue the last Sunday of each month, excluding November).

September 2, 2012

Heartland Klezmorim, Oak Park, MI, 2 Sep, 2012

The Heartland Klezmorim will be performing at the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park MI, on September 2 at 2pm.
$7.00/adults and $5.00/children.

JCC - Oak Park
15110 W. Ten Mile Rd. Oak Park, MI 48237
248.967.4030

November 4, 2012

Klezmatics, Milwaukee, WI, 4 Nov 2012

imagesKlezmatics

4 Nov, 2012, 6 pm
Helen Bader Concert Hall
Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI
$30 Adult
$15 Ages 12-18
$5 Ages 12 and under
FREE for UWM Students (with ID)
UWM student tickets are not available online. Contact the PSOA Box Office at
414-229-4308 to reserve your ticket.
yoa.uwm.edu/the-klezmatics-in-concert

November 11, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dr. Herman Blumenthal Concert, St. Louis, MO, 11 Nov, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dr. Herman Blumenthal Memorial Concert
Sunday, November 11th, 2:00 pm
Rubenstein Auditorium, Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel
1107 Linden Avenue,
Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO

Fred Blumenthal and Friends
A suggested donation of $18 to the Social Action Committee at BSKI may be made at the door

This series of annual Memorial Concerts was conceived to reflect a passage in the funereal prayer "Eil Male Rachamim" that calls on the mourner to do acts of charity in memory of the departed. In these years they have consisted of a mix of classical, Jewish and other music, and this year will include songs from Victorian St. Louis with Linda Blumenthal, clarinet music with Stanley Topfer, Irish dance with the Simmons family, choir of Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel, and the Meshorerim quartet.

For further information contact BSKI at 725-6230, or Fred Blumenthal at 772-2171

November 14, 2012

Di Tsvey (Greenman and Rushefsky), Beachwood, OH, 14 Nov, 2012

Greenman and RushefskySteven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, Di Tsvey will be performing and leading klezmer music workshops throughout Northeast Ohio between Nov. 14th-18th, 2012

Wednesday November 14th, 2012 from 7pm-8pm
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

$14/$12 for Museum Members; Purchase in advance and save $2
(216)593-0575

Concert programs to include soulful and stunning Jewish compositions and all in remembrance of the tragic Krystallnacht event. Workshops will focus on learning traditional East European Jewish instrumental folk music (Klezmer music). Details of all events are listed below.

For more information: www.maltzmuseum.org

November 15, 2012

Di Tsvey (Greenman and Rushefsky), Youngstown, OH, 15 Nov, 2012

Greenman and RushefskySteven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, Di Tsvey will be performing and leading klezmer music workshops throughout Northeast Ohio between Nov. 14th-18th, 2012

Workshop/Demonstration-Youngstown State University
Thursday November 15th, 2012 from 4pm-5pm
Youngstown State University - Dana School of Music
Bliss Hall - Room 3026 (3rd floor)

Contact: Dr. Randall Goldberg - Assistant Professor of Musicology
Dana School of Music - Youngstown State University
tel: (330)941-1841, fax: (330)941-1490

November 16, 2012

Di Tsvey (Greenman and Rushefsky), Cleveland, OH, 16 Nov, 2012

Greenman and RushefskySteven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, Di Tsvey will be performing and leading klezmer music workshops throughout Northeast Ohio between Nov. 14th-18th, 2012

Friday November 16th, 2012 from 1pm-2pm
Cleveland Public Library - 3rd floor of the main library
325 Superior Avenue East; Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: (216)623-2800
For more information: www.cpl.org

November 17, 2012

Di Tsvey (Greenman and Rushefsky), Klezmer Festival, Hudson, OH, 17-18 Nov, 2012

Greenman and RushefskySteven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, Di Tsvey will be performing and leading klezmer music workshops throughout Northeast Ohio between Nov. 14th-18th, 2012

Temple Beth Shalom Klezmer Festival Weekend
Saturday and Sunday November 17th-18th, 2012

Saturday Nov 17th, 2012
10:30am-noon Rehearsal 1
Noon-1 Lunch break
1:00pm-2:30pm Rehearsal 2

Sunday Nov 18th, 2012
11:15am Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky perform for the religious school
1:00pm-3:45pm Rehearsal 3
6:00pm Klezmer Band Performance at the Blue Rock Cafe

Temple Beth Shalom
50 Division St
Hudson, OH 44236

Signup for musicians at: piratepad.net

Questions: Contact Robin Selinger at (330)319-4026

Come play an instrument at our klezmer festival week-end at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson! The program is open to boht adults and students in grade 7 and up with 3 or more years of experience on their instrument. We need all kinds of instruments: brass, woodwinds, strings, keyboard, percussion, accordion-- you name it. Our music directors for the week-end are the wonderful Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky.

We'll have three rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday, then perform at the Blue Rock Cafe on Sunday evening at 6pm. Come join the band and have a blast!

November 18, 2012

Di Tsvey (Greenman and Rushefsky), Klezmer Festival, Hudson, OH, 17-18 Nov, 2012

Greenman and RushefskySteven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky, Di Tsvey will be performing and leading klezmer music workshops throughout Northeast Ohio between Nov. 14th-18th, 2012

Temple Beth Shalom Klezmer Festival Weekend
Saturday and Sunday November 17th-18th, 2012

Saturday Nov 17th, 2012
10:30am-noon Rehearsal 1
Noon-1 Lunch break
1:00pm-2:30pm Rehearsal 2

Sunday Nov 18th, 2012
11:15am Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky perform for the religious school
1:00pm-3:45pm Rehearsal 3
6:00pm Klezmer Band Performance at the Blue Rock Cafe

Temple Beth Shalom
50 Division St
Hudson, OH 44236

Signup for musicians at: piratepad.net

Questions: Contact Robin Selinger at (330)319-4026

Come play an instrument at our klezmer festival week-end at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson! The program is open to boht adults and students in grade 7 and up with 3 or more years of experience on their instrument. We need all kinds of instruments: brass, woodwinds, strings, keyboard, percussion, accordion-- you name it. Our music directors for the week-end are the wonderful Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky.

We'll have three rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday, then perform at the Blue Rock Cafe on Sunday evening at 6pm. Come join the band and have a blast!

December 8, 2012

Harmonia dance party, Lakewood, OH, 8 Dec 2012

Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 PM
A Cafe Concert and Dance Party featuring HARMONIA

Admission: $10
Mahall's 20 lanes, 13200 Madison, Lakewood, OH 44107.
Call 216-521-3280 for more information

Jozef Janis, violin ~ Alexander Fedoriouk, cimbalom ~ Walt Mahovlich, accordion, clarinet ~ Brano Brinarsky, bass, vocals ~ Beata Begeniova, vocals

The Gypsy Cellar, Settler’s Tavern, and the Two Cro’s may have passed from the scene in Cleveland, but Harmonia brings the spirit of a Gypsy Café back for a night of music and dancing on Saturday December 8th. An intimate candle lit setting, a glass of wine, and the sound of virtuoso violin and cimbalom and Beata's soulful vocals; what could be a better way to kick off the holiday season? As usual, Harmonia will play music from all over Eastern Europe: Hungarian, Slovak, Gypsy, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian and more. The concert and dance party takes place at Mahall's 20 Lanes located at 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood OH 44107. Tickets are $10.Music begins at 8 PM, doors open at 7. For information and reservations call Mahall's at 216-521-3280. Mahall's features delicious, reasonably priced food and excellent drinks as well as a great line-up of music. There is plenty of free parking. Copies of Harmonia's latest CD, Hidden Legacy, will be available at the concert. Join us December 8th for an unforgettable evening of music and and dancing!

December 9, 2012

Maxwell St. Klezmer, Chicago, IL, 9 Dec 2012

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Band

This year, the Botanic Gardens is expanding the Hanukkah concerts to two sets (so that they don't have to sell out/turn people away) AND lowering the price by eliminating the dinner. Dec. 9, 1:00 and 3:00 PM. This year's concert includes the full band, plus Hanukkah cameos by singers from the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, singer-composer Billy Kaplan, and violinist Alex's Yiddish-singing daughter, Sonya, who is as cute as a button. To get tix, visit: register.chicagobotanic.org

December 14, 2012

Klezmatics, Ann Arbor, MI, 14 Dec 2012

imagesKlezmatics (with Joshua Nelson)

December 14, 8:00pm
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI

December 15, 2012

Klezmatics, Notre Dame, IN, 15 Dec 2012

imagesKlezmatics (with Joshua Nelson)

December 15, 7:30pm
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Leighton Concert Hall
Notre Dame, IN

December 16, 2012

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra, Bainbridge, OH, 16 Dec, 2012

The (workmen's)Circle Klezmer Orchestra, consisting of 3 violins, one mandolin, 4 or 5 clarinets, one flute, one trumpet player, a singer and a drummer. Most of our
repetoire consists of klezmer music and includes old favorites like Odessa Bulgar, A Jumping Night in the Garden of Eden, Freilachs, etc. We rehearse from 1:30 to 3:00 every other Sunday at 2490 Lee Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio.

Our next performance will take place on December 16, 1:30-
the Weils of Bainbridge,
Bainbridge, Ohio.

Fees to be negotiated.

For further information contact Cleveland Workmen's Circle at 216-381-4515 or 216-382-6180.

"Stars of Russian Immigration," Wilmette, IL, 16 Dec 2012

December 16, 2012
Sunday 7:00 PM
Stars of Russian Jewish Immigration
featuring: Cantors Pavel Roytman and Marina Shemesh
Beth Hillel Congregation
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL

Klezmatics, Evanston, IL, 16 Dec 2012

imagesKlezmatics (with Joshua Nelson)

December 16, 7:00pm
Space
Evanston, IL

December 30, 2012

Maxwell St. Klezmer, City Winery Klezmer brunch, Chicago, IL, 30 Dec 2012

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Sun., Dec 30, 2012, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
"Klezmer Brunch"
City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
$10 per person for brunch and music

December 31, 2012

Yiddishe Cup, 1st Night Akron, 31 Dec 2012

band photoYiddishe Cup

December 31, 2012, 7pm
First Night Akron

January 13, 2013

Russian Roullette, City Winery Klezmer brunch, Chicago, IL, 13 Jan 2013

January 13, 2013
Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM "Klezmer Brunch"
with "Russian Roullette"
a duet featuring Alex Koffman (violin) and Yuri Bokov ( piano)
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
$10 cover charge
Scrumptious brunch menu available!

January 19, 2013

Quartet from Maxwell St. Klezmer, Deerfield, IL, 19 Jan 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Sat., January 19, 2013, 7-9pm
Stained Glass Coffee House
255 Wilmot Rd.
Deerfield, IL

January 20, 2013

Maxwell St. Klezmer, City Winery Klezmer brunch, Chicago, IL, 20 Jan 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:30am - 1pm
"Klezmer Brunch"
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
$10 cover charge
Scrumptious brunch menu available!

January 27, 2013

Maxwell St. Klezmer, City Winery Klezmer brunch, Chicago, IL, 27 Jan 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:30am - 1pm
"Klezmer Brunch"
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
$10 cover charge
Scrumptious brunch menu available!

February 10, 2013

Maxwell St. Junior Klezmer Orchestra, Chicago, IL, 10 Feb 2013

February 10, 2013
Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 PM Purim Performance
with the Maxwell St. Junior Klezmer Orchestra
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL

February 15, 2013

Klezmer Guy w/Gerald Ross, Ann Arbor, MI, 15 Feb, 2013

band photoKlezmer Guy w/Special Guest Gerald Ross

Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 08:00 PM
The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI

February 17, 2013

Maxwell St. Klezmer, Chicago, IL, 17 Feb 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer

Sun, Feb 17, 2013, 2-3pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Chicago, IL

March 3, 2013

Maxwell St. Klezmer, City Winery Klezmer brunch, Chicago, IL, 3 Mar 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:30am - 1pm
"Klezmer Brunch"
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
$10 cover charge
Scrumptious brunch menu available!

March 19, 2013

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, Detroit, MI, 19 Mar, 2013

image from brochureDaniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

March 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Birmingham Temple
28611 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Tel: 248 477 1410
$20

cd coverIt's a night of cutting-edge Jewish music when the Berlin-based Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird hosts a release party for the band's new CD, "Bad Old Songs."

March 20, 2013

Downtown Seder w/Daniel Kahn, David Broza, Maxwell St. Klezmer, Jewmongous, more, Chicago, IL, 20 Mar, 2013

image from brochureDaniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

March 20, 2013, 7pm
(downtown seder)
City Winery, Chicago, IL

cd coverTickets available online

It's a night of cutting-edge Jewish music when the Berlin-based Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird hosts a release party for the band's new CD, "Bad Old Songs."

April 5, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Chicago, IL, 5 Apr, 2013

Tum Balalaika
Evening of Music and Dance

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Bait Cafe
706 S Buffalo Grove Rd,
Buffalo Grove, IL

...and don't forget the wonderful Russian and Mediterranean food

Call for reservations: (847)229-1434

April 14, 2013

Cantor Arik Luck & Maxwell St. Klezmer Trio, Evanston, IL, 14 Apr 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer Band"American Klezmer"
with Cantor Arik Luck and a trio from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Sun, April 14, 2013, 3-4pm
Beth Emet
1224 Dempster
Evanston, IL

April 23, 2013

The Klezmer Guy, Cleveland Heights, 23 April, 2013

band photoThe Klezmer Guy trio

Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.
Nighttown,
12387 Cedar Rd.
Cleveland Hts.,
216 795 0550

$10

Bert Stratton, clarinet and prose; Alan Douglass, vocals and piano; and Tamar Gray, singing mostly Motown songs.

April 27, 2013

Strom, Schwartz, Fedoriouk, Pittsburgh, PA, 27 Apr, 2013

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzApril 27th, 7:30pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz and
Alexander Fedoriouk in concert at the International
Association of Yiddish Clubs, DoubleTree Hotel, 500
Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

May 12, 2013

"the Witches of Lublin", Detroit, MI, 12 May, 2013

Yale Strom and Elizabeth SchwartzMay 12th, 7pm: Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz will present a staged reading of the award-winning audio drama "The Witches of Lublin", featuring live musicians, sound effects and actors, led by the incomparable Tovah Feldshuh (star of the "Witches" audio recording) at the Stephen Gottlieb Music Festival, Detroit JCC's Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI. The performance will be followed by a klezmer concert featuring Strom, Schwartz, tsimbl maestro Alexander Fedoriouk and others. For tickets and information: (248) 661-1000

June 19, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 19 Jun 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesday, June 19, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

July 3, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 3 Jul 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

July 10, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 10 Jul 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

July 17, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 17 Jul 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

July 20, 2013

Isle of Klezbos, Evanston, IL, 20 Jul 2013

band photo by Angela JimenezIsle of Klezbos

Saturday, July 20, 3:40pm, one set
Isle of Klezbos at Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
Free! Outdoors! Dawes Park (by the riverside)
Evanston IL

www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/ethnic-arts-festival/

July 21, 2013

A Biselle KlezKamp, Madison, WI, 21 Jul 2013

event logoA Biselle KlezKamp (a bit of KlezKamp)

Please join us for our next day-long, free event on July 21, 2013, 9am-9pm.
UW-Madison campus
Union South
1308 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

More info: call 608-890-4818 or visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/

Music, dance, language, art, and cultural studies—plus age appropriate children's programming—are the lively core of this whirlwind 12-hour extravaganza of Eastern Euro pean / American Jewish life. A Biselle KlezKamp is the Midwest's premiere Yiddish event.

This year's program will be as rich as ever. Our world renowned staff will return with new and exciting offerings, and we've implemented suggestions from previous attendees to make this event even more responsive to the needs of all participants, veterans and newcomers alike.

If you've attended A Biselle KlezKamp before, come back to continue deepening your exploration of the bounties of traditional and popular Yiddish culture with our new workshops and lectures.

And if you've never joined us, what are you waiting for? Yiddish culture is a thousand years old, but it can't wait for you forever!

We'll be there. Will you? Join us!

Henry Sapoznik
Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture

Isle of Klezbos, Chicago, IL, 21 Jul 2013

band photo by Angela JimenezIsle of Klezbos Chicago debut!

Sunday, July 21, 7:30pm (doors open 6pm)
Mayne Stage
Concert stage & full restaurant / bar
1328 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Tickets: (773) 381-4551
www.maynestage.com/klezbos.aspx

ISLE of KLEZBOS: Midwest tour quintet special
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & sax
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Shoko Nagai, accordion & piano
Eve Sicular, drums | leader
Brian Glassman, upright bass (guest Klezbian!)

July 24, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 24 Jul 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

July 25, 2013

Yiddishe Cup, University Heights, OH, 25 Jul 2013

band photoYiddishe Cup

Thurs. July 25, 7:30pm
Wiley Middle School lawn,
University Heights, Ohio

Indoors if raining. Free ice cream.

July 31, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 31 Jul 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

August 6, 2013

Klezmerica, St. Paul, MN, 6 Aug 2013

Klezmerica

Tues, August 6, 6:30pm
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St Paul, MN

Admission is free.
The live music and dancing start at 6:30 PM.

More info: events.mnhs.org/calendar/Results.cfm?EventID=5710&bhcp=1

August 7, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 7 Aug 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

August 14, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 14 Aug 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

August 21, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 21 Aug 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

August 28, 2013

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 28 Aug 2013

Tum Balalaika
From Klezmer to Swing

Wednesdays, 6pm
Skokie Club Restaurant
4741 W Main St,
Skokie, IL
(no cover)

See Skokie Club menu here: skokieclub.com/menu.htm
Call for reservations: (847) 673-9393

November 3, 2013

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, 30th Anniversary, Chicago, IL, 3 Nov 2013

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Band celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4:00 PM
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

Tix: www.oldtownschool.org

Band members from all five of our recordings will be flying in from across the country to take part in this reunion, including Rabbi Joe Black (Denver), who recorded "Eight Nights of Joy" with the band in 2008. There are only 350 seats available at this point.

It's been a really interesting 30 years. Hopefully, there's more in store.

January 11, 2014

Yiddish Art Trio, Somerville, MA, 11 Jan 2014

Yiddish Art Trio with Michael Winograd (clarinet); Patrick Farrell (accordion); Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass, vocal)

Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 7:30pm
Nave Gallery
155 Powder House Blvd
Somerville, MA

The Yiddish Art Trio features three of the top klezmer musicians in New York today. Blending infectious traditional melodies with new compositions, sumptuous chamber music-like arrangements and breathtaking improvisations, this rising new ensemble is out to redefine the sound of contemporary klezmer.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/546119438811240/

January 19, 2014

Diaspora Yeshiva Band Reunion, Chicago, IL, 19 Jan 2014

Diaspora Yeshiva Band reunion

Sun, Jan 19, 2014
Congregation Kins of West Rogers Park
2800 W North Shore Ave,
Chicago, Illinois

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/619003794827074/

January 24, 2014

26th Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 24-26 Jan 2014

Please join us for the 26th Annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL

January 24-26, 2014
Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.,
Madison WI

Friday Night Dance Parties
INTERNATIONAL DANCE -- Great Hall -- 7:30pm-Midnight
7:30 DO ZORE -- The Milwaukee Sound from a New Generation
9:00 REPTILE PALACE ORCHESTRA -- High-Octane Eclectic Ethnic
10:50 YID VICIOUS -- Virtuous Klezmer (Yiddish)

HUNGARIAN TANCHAZ (village-style "dance-house")
7:30-11:00pm -- music by SZASZKA (traditional string band)
Please Note *NEW LOCATION* for Tanchaz!
Class of 24 Reception Room - next to Great Hall on 4th floor

CONTRA DANCE: 8:00 - 11:00 pm (teaching 7:30-8:00)
in spacious Blakeman Hall, downstairs at
The Crossing (former Methodist Center)
1127 University Avenue = SE corner of Univ Ave & Charter St
(enter via shielded stairway off center of rear lot)
Calling by CAROL ORMAND, Music by HARRISON'S FOLLY
Suggested Donation $7

Miraculously funded solely by your GENEROUS DONATIONS!
Make a full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall
(checks to "Madison Folk Dance Club") or donate at each event you attend, but
PLEASE DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration.

January 25, 2014

26th Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 24-26 Jan 2014

Please join us for the 26th Annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL

January 24-26, 2014
Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.,
Madison WI

Saturday Folk Arts Workshops
10am - Noon
Great Hall -- Yuli Yordanov -- BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE
Tripp Commons -- Dee Saunders of Rotation Nation -- HOOP MOVES
(hula hoops will be available; yours welcome)
Noon - 1pm
Beefeaters Room -- Richard March -- TAMBURITZA & DANCE TRADITIONS
(BYO Brown Bag Lunch)

1pm - 3pm
Great Hall -- Karen Holden & Ron Perkins -- CAJUN DANCE
music by Cajun Strangers Trio (Tom Nickel - accordion,
Brian O'Donnell - fiddle, Scott Kiker - guitar)
Tripp Commons -- Yuli Yordanov
-- Regional Styles of BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE
Old Madison Room -- Natalie Nowytski -- SONGS OF EASTERN EUROPE
Inn Wisconsin Room -- Robert Schoville -- SAMBA-REGGAE Drumming Workshop with cultural background

3pm - 5pm
Great Hall -- Yuli Yordanov -- BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE
Tripp Commons -- Sheba McCants & Cody Jussel -- SAMBA-REGGAE (Brazilian Dance Workshop)
percussion accompaniment by members of Handphibians

Saturday BUFFET DINNER
Serving at 5:00 in the Union
(Inn Wisconsin Room - 2nd floor east)
Lasagna (meat or vegetarian), salad, Italian squash medley,
bread sticks, cookies, coffee/tea/milk/soda,water.
Per person $20. Reservations required --
Contact Michael 608-241-3655

Saturday Night!
The Legendary FOLK BALL DANCE PARTY Great Hall of the Union -- 7:00pm-12:30am
7:00 ORKESTAR SLOBODA -- Milwaukee's Full-Spectrum Ethnic Sound 8:30 VESELIYKA -- Trad Bulgarian with special guest Yuli Yordanov 10:15 ORKESTAR BEZ IME -- Award-winning Balkan Party Music (Twin Cities)
11:45 INTEMPERANCE COLLECTIVE -- Madison's IFD commune

Miraculously funded solely by your GENEROUS DONATIONS!
Make a full-weekend contribution at Info Table in Great Hall
(checks to "Madison Folk Dance Club") or donate at each event you attend, but
PLEASE DO YOUR PART to keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration.

January 26, 2014

26th Folk Ball Festival, Madison, WI, 24-26 Jan 2014

Please join us for the 26th Annual
FOLK BALL FESTIVAL

January 24-26, 2014
Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.,
Madison WI


10am - 1pm in the Great Hall Review of Workshop Dances -- Yuli Yordanov

February 1, 2014

Yid Vicious, Madison, WI, 1 Feb 2014

Yid Vicious

February 1, 2014, 8 PM
Mother Fool's
1101 Williamson St.,
Madison, Wisconsin

Seven dollars for adults, free for kids
Benefiting the Adam Greene memorial fund at directrelief.org

Details on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/553494624743583/

February 8, 2014

Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Cincinnati, OH, 2 Feb, 2014

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals Opening Night: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 8pm Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Schaeur Chapel 3101 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio Tickets Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Dr. Michael Meyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will provide some extra insight into the film! And stay after the film for a dessert reception and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the artists.

February 28, 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat, Wilmette, IL, 28 Feb 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat

Friday, 28 Feb, 2014, 7:30pm
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Ave.
Wilmette, Illinois

Join Cantorial Soloist Adam Davis and world music ensemble Lamajamal on a musical journey through the melodies and maqams of Jewish Morocco! We'll explore exciting, exotic sounds of Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Essouira, Rabat and the Atlas mountains in this special Shabbat service at Sukkat Shalom celebrating the rich musical heritage of Moroccan Jewry. A tasty Moroccan-themed oneg follows!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1406149229636519/

March 1, 2014

Klezmatics, Rochester, MN, 1 Mar, 2014

imagesKlezmatics

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7.30pm
Mayo Civic Center
Presentation Hall
Rochester, MN

Tix online

March 2, 2014

Klezmatics, Minneapolis, MN, 2 Mar, 2014

imagesKlezmatics

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 7.00pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

Tix online

March 26, 2014

Vishkonsin! Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, 28 Mar, 2014

Viskonsin! symposium
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UW-Madison Memorial Library
728 State Street, room 126

This day-long symposium will include presentations about Yiddish culture in Madison, Milwaukee, and other areas of the upper Midwest, along with three oral history discussions with community members who can share their personal stories about the history of Yiddish Wisconsin.


More information online

Madison Yiddish Choir & Sing-along @ Vishkonsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 Mar, 2014

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce "Viskonsin! Tales from Yiddish Wisconsin," a new project on Yiddish culture in the upper Midwest. With Viskonsin!, we seek to uncover the often hidden history of Yiddish life in the Midwest which, while it mirrored Jewish communities in larger cities, took on a unique character all its own.

This program will feature invited speakers, community history panels, and a participatory concert and sing-along.

Madison Yiddish Choir Concert & Sing-along
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Italian Workmen's Club
914 Regent Street

Join us for a concert and community sing-along that calls up the rich history of community singing prominent in political, educational, and labor organizations of the early and mid-twentieth century. No knowledge of Yiddish language or song required.

More information online

March 29, 2014

David Krakauer's Ancient Grooves CD release tour, Lincoln, NE, 29 Mar, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer's Ancient Grooves CD release tour

Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 7:30pm
Lied Center
301 North 12th St.
Lincoln, NE

Tix: $34. Purchase tickets online

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage, Milwaukee, WI, 29 Mar, 2014

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theater
with Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Lorin Sklamberg

Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:00 PM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arts Lecture Hall
(Located behind Mitchell Hall)
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Sponsored by the UWM College of Letters and Sciences
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
www4.uwm.edu/jewishstudies/images/cjs%20A&Cpress2.pdf

milwaukee.planitjewish.com/jp/events?page=1&location=home&ID=43978

"A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theatre", w/Hankus Netsky, Milwaukee, WI, 29 Mar, 2014

The Art of Jewish Music
Featuring Hankus Netsky, Eden Macadam-somer, Robert Abelson, Joyce Rosenzweig, and special guests.

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014, 8pm
UWM Arts Lecture Hall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

The Center for Jewish Studies at the UWM (University of Wisconson, Milwaukee) will present klezmer revival musician Hankus Netsky and his band Hebrew National Salvage with Lorin Sklamberg(vocalist), Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel(vocalist), Eden Macadam-somer(violin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet), Doug Scharf (trumpet), Dan Anderson (bass), Grant Smith (percussion).

One of the richest and most neglected Jewish musical traditions, the music of the Yiddish Theatre offers incomparable insights into the lives and worlds of Eastern European Jews and American Jewish immigrants.

This concert will feature some of the top Yiddish performers of today exploring the work of the Yiddish Theatre's major composers and performers in a diverse program that explores the full range of Yiddish popular music.

For more information about these events, contact the CJS, 414-229-6121

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/243329812457449/

April 26, 2014

A Klezmer's Voice - A Musical Search For Identity And Connection, Pittsburgh, PA, 26 Apr, 2014

A Klezmer's Voice - A Musical Search For Identity And Connection
w/Susanne Ortner

Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 3pm
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St
Pittsburgh, PA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1443123552593091/

May 23, 2014

Heartland Klezmorim @ TAW Fest, Remus, MI, 23-25 May, 2014

The Heartland Klezmorim

Heartland Klezmorim will be performing three sets at the Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend, starting May 23rd. We will be joined by several wonderful groups and solo artists during the course of the weekend.

Here is the link to the Wheatland TAW website. The complete listing of performers, workshops, dances, and other events, are all listed on this site.

TAW is very family-friendly.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/299981180161019/

May 30, 2014

Balkan Bloc Party, Lakewood, OH, 30 May 2014

BALKAN BLOC PARTY
KAFANA NIGHT & DANCE PARTY

Friday, May 30at 8:00pm
Mahalls
13200 Madison Avenue,
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Show @ 8:00. Admission = $10
Call 216-521-3280 for tickets

Walt Mahovlich - "Vlado"- clarinet/sax/ frula
Justin Greenwald - "Griz"- accordion/keyboard/vocals
Adam Good - guitar/oud
Milo Destanovski - drums: tapan/daouli/davul/goc/tarabuka/dumbek

Haunting vocals, swirling clarinet and sax melodies soar over powerful accordion cascades, dizzying guitar solos, and irresistible Balkan beats. Four veteran musicians come together for a night of soulful songs and high energy dance music. Don't miss this Balkan cabaret;come party with us the way only people from the Balkans know how!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/789282681083473/

Harmonia @ Balkan Bloc Party, Lakewood, OH, 30 May 2014

Harmonia@ Balkan Block Party

Friday, May 30th, 8 PM
Mahalls 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

For Tickets call 216-521-3280
Details at mahalls20lanes.getn2.it/events/2025984

May 31, 2014

Harmonia, @ Primavera Romainian Fest, Fairlawn, OH, 31 May 2014

Harmonia

Saturday, May 31
PRIMAVARA 2014 Romanian Festival of Spring

Our Lord Orthodox Church
3365 Ridgewood Road,
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Free Admission, Continuous entertainment, activities and food from 11 AM to 11 PM
Music by HARMONIA 6:30-11 PM
Traditional Romanian and other East European Dance music
Come dance your favorite ethnic dances: Învârtita, Sârbă, Horă, Csárdás, Kolo and much more!
Don’t know how? There will be Romanian dance teaching in the afternoon!
Entertainment includes Romanian, Russian, Macedonian, Greek dancers
Traditional Romanian Food: Sarmale, Mititei, Mamaliga cu Branza, homemade Pastries
Imported Beers and Wines ~ International Café, Ethiopian Coffee Bar, Wine Tasting
For more information Contact: 330-666-8054; Visit www.festivalofspring.org for details and diretions.

June 21, 2014

Harmonia @ Simply Slavic Heritage Fest, Youngstown, OH, 21 Jun 2014

Harmonia

Saturday, June 21 HARMONIA returns to Simply Slavic Heritage Festival in downtown Youngstown - details at www.simplyslavic.org THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

June 22, 2014

Harmonia @ Buckeye Rd Reunion Picnic, Hiram, OH, 22 Jun 2014

Harmonia

Sunday, June 22
Buckeye Road Reunion Picnic
Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio,
12027 Abbott Rd. H
iram, OH 44234

Celebrate the Hungarian and Slovak heritage of one of Cleveland's greatest old ethnic neighborhoods!

Contact Mark Zamiska (216) 381-2685 for more information.
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June 26, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Southfield, MI, 26 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 8pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI
(248) 357-5544

More info: www.shaareyzedek.org/events/

June 27, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 27 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 28, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 28 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 28, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 29, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Beverly Hills, , MI, 29 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Sat, Jun 29, 2014, 8pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center
Beverly Hills, MI

More info: http://www.dcds.edu/page.cfm?p=8135

August 8, 2014

Heartland Klezmorim @ Great Lakes Folk Fest, E. Lansing, MI, 8-10 Aug 2014

The Heartland Klezmorim will be performing four sets at the Great Lakes Folk Festival August 8, 9, 10, 2014 East Lansing, MI FREE More info: www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

August 9, 2014

Heartland Klezmorim @ Great Lakes Folk Fest, E. Lansing, MI, 8-10 Aug 2014

The Heartland Klezmorim will be performing four sets at the Great Lakes Folk Festival August 8, 9, 10, 2014 East Lansing, MI FREE More info: www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

August 10, 2014

Heartland Klezmorim @ Great Lakes Folk Fest, E. Lansing, MI, 8-10 Aug 2014

The Heartland Klezmorim will be performing four sets at the Great Lakes Folk Festival August 8, 9, 10, 2014 East Lansing, MI FREE More info: www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

August 15, 2014

Harmonia, Cleveland, OH, 15 Aug 2014

Harmonia

Friday, August 15 at 7:00 PM
Arts in August
Lincoln Park
Tremont, Cleveland, OH

The harmonic, rhythmic and tonal richness of Gypsy and village music from east of the Danube are channeled by this "musical gem" (National Public Radio).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-in-August/328702187213527

August 18, 2014

Itzhak Perlman & Yitzchak Meir Helfgot @ Ravinia Fest, Highland Park, IL, 18 Aug 2014

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Eternal Echoes

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Cantor (Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue, New York City)
Chicago Philharmonic
Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, Music Director)
Russell Ger, Conductor

Monday, August 18, 2014
5:00 PM Gates Open
8:00 PM Concert Start
Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Rd,
Highland Park, IL 60035

Reserved seats - BUY NOW Lawn Tickets - BUY NOW
Tickets: $95/80
Lawn: $20

More info/tix: www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/?show=790

October 25, 2014

David Krakauer's "The big picture", Denver, CO, 25 Oct 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer presents The Big Picture,
“a multimedia show exploring the relationship between music and movies, while reminding us of the contributions they’ve made to our lives.”

10/25/2014, 8:00pm
JCC - Denver Jewish Music Festival
MIZEL ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: (303) 316-6360

November 20, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet, Madison, WI, 20 Nov 2014

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is pleased to present:
Sound Salon: The Klezmer Clarinet

Sherry Mayrent with Henry Sapoznik
The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Free and open to the public
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30pm
University Club,
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik as they conduct a unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent and Sapoznik will discuss the lives and careers of great klezmer clarinetists like Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras, and Shloimke Beckerman and will play period historic recordings of their work.

The event will conclude with a live concert.

More info: mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/klezmer-clarinet

Klezmer music workshop, Madison, WI, 19 Nov 2014

Sherry Mayrent Klezmer music workshop

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm
Pyle Center,
UW-Madison campus,
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Join Sherry Mayrent for an open klezmer music workshop. This workshop workshop is aimed primarily at musicians who are relatively new to klezmer music, but may also be of interest to students interested in learning more about klezmer music theory.

More info: mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/klezmer-workshops-nov2014/

November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair, W. Allis, WI, 21-23 Nov 2014

Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair offers

Ample opportunity for dancing to Milwaukee's outstanding folk orchestras, as well as authentic ethnic food, a world market, and dance performances by dozens of the city's vibrant ethnic groups -- fifty-three participate in the city's flagship ethnic festival, a regional tradition for some seventy years! More info, including detailed schedule of dance performances throughout the weekend, is at www.folkfair.org

Fri, Nov 21, 5-10pm through Sunday, Nov 23.

The Folk Fair is entirely in a single spacious building with adjacent surface parking at southwest corner of State Fair Park (84th St. and Greenfield Avenue) in West Allis, immediately south of I-94 at the 84th Street exit. Enter fairgrounds at 84th Street gate.

November 22, 2014

Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair, W. Allis, WI, 21-23 Nov 2014

Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair offers

Ample opportunity for dancing to Milwaukee's outstanding folk orchestras, as well as authentic ethnic food, a world market, and dance performances by dozens of the city's vibrant ethnic groups -- fifty-three participate in the city's flagship ethnic festival, a regional tradition for some seventy years! More info, including detailed schedule of dance performances throughout the weekend, is at www.folkfair.org

Fri, Nov 21, 5-10pm through Sunday, Nov 23.

The Folk Fair is entirely in a single spacious building with adjacent surface parking at southwest corner of State Fair Park (84th St. and Greenfield Avenue) in West Allis, immediately south of I-94 at the 84th Street exit. Enter fairgrounds at 84th Street gate.

Heather Klein, Tulsa, OK, 22 Nov 2014

Heather KleinHeather Klein

November 22nd, 2014, 7pm
Temple Tulsa
2004 E. 22nd Pl, Tulsa, OK

Yiddish Concert @ 7 p.m.
(also join me for Friday and Saturday morning services)

November 23, 2014

Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair, W. Allis, WI, 21-23 Nov 2014

Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair offers

Ample opportunity for dancing to Milwaukee's outstanding folk orchestras, as well as authentic ethnic food, a world market, and dance performances by dozens of the city's vibrant ethnic groups -- fifty-three participate in the city's flagship ethnic festival, a regional tradition for some seventy years! More info, including detailed schedule of dance performances throughout the weekend, is at www.folkfair.org

Fri, Nov 21, 5-10pm through Sunday, Nov 23.

The Folk Fair is entirely in a single spacious building with adjacent surface parking at southwest corner of State Fair Park (84th St. and Greenfield Avenue) in West Allis, immediately south of I-94 at the 84th Street exit. Enter fairgrounds at 84th Street gate.

December 10, 2014

Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu, Chicago, IL, 10 Dec 2014

shtreiml band photoShtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu

Wednesday December 10, 2014 @ 8PM
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

December 13, 2014

The Klezmatics, W. Lafayette, IN, 13 Dec 2014

imagesThe Klezmatics Sat, Dec 13, 8pm Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University W. Lafayette, Indiana More info: www.convocations.org/portfolio/the-klezmatics-12-13-14/

Red Sea Pedestrians and Heartland Klezmorim, Kalamazoo, MI

Red Sea Pedestrians and Heartland Klezmorim Saturday, December 13, 9:00pm Bell's Eccentric Cafe 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 Join us for a night of high-energy traditional and non-traditional world music at Bell's! Bring your dancing shoes and a taste for the exotic.. Heartland Klezmorim, from Lansing, play masterful traditional Klezmer music, keeping the centuries-old style alive with rollicking trumpet, violin, banjo, upright bass and drums. Kalamazoo's The Red Sea Pedestrians are a one-of-a-kind, full-blown, instrument-swapping fusion between tradition and the here-and-now. We're talkin' high-energy world-beat grooves, hypnotic laments from the earth, songs of celebration and wonder: a warped and beautiful blend of Klezmer, Gypsy, Rock, Jazz and American Roots, all filtered through the band's original vision. Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/602295186565019/

December 14, 2014

Temple Arts Program Winter Concert, Beachwood, OH, 14 Dec 2014

TAP Winter Concert

Sunday, December 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Temple Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Blvd,
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Do you love music? Do you know a TAP musician and want to show them your love and support?? Well, here's your chance!

Come cheer your congregant musicians at this year's TAP Winter Concert. All family, friends, and fans of our 4, YES FOUR(!!), Temple musical groups are welcome:

The Temple Ensemble
The Congregational Choir
Klezmer U
...and announcing our newest endeavor: The Youth Choir

Join us for the concert at 4pm and a dessert reception following the concert.

You're going to have a blast...we promise!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1509762449273909/

January 9, 2015

Tim Sparks & Phil Heywood, Plymouth, MN, 9 Jan 2015

Some of you in the Minneapolis area (especially the western burbs) may want to know about this impending TIM SPARKS & PHIL HEYWOOD performance date:
Friday, January 9 • 8 pm • $12
Higher Grounds Coffeehouse at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
12235 Old Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN
763-559-2775

March 28, 2015

Alicia Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket, Gambier, OH, 28 Mar 2015

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

Saturday, March 28, 6 PM
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College,
Gambier, Ohio

INFO AND TICKETS: calendar.kenyon.edu/event/the_yellow_ticket

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alicia.svigals/posts/638108802955697

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

April 3, 2015

Tim Sparks & James Buckley, 3 Apr 2015

Tim Sparks and James Buckley

Friday, April 3, 6:30pm
Icehouse MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The electrifying guitar and bass duo plays Monk, Merle, Tzadik, Trane, Roots and Post-Modern. Excellent refreshments provided by Ice House.

www.facebook.com/events/360395510820700/

April 11, 2015

Steven Greenman w/Firelands Symphony, Sandusky, OH, 11 Apr 2015

Firelands Symphony Orchestra - Sandusky State Theatre
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 7:30pm
107 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States
(419) 621-4800

"Steven Greenman will perform Chen Gang and He Zhanhoa's 'Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto' one of the most famous works of modern Chinese music. Based on an enduring Chinese love story about a pair of ill-fated lovers, this work embodies the same romantic and social impact for the Chinese as Romeo and Juliet does for western culture."
The concert will take place at the Sandusky State Theatre.

For more information:
www.sanduskystate.com/events/firelands-symphony-butterfly-lovers-concerto"

For tickets:
sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=835248&presenter=SST&venue&event

April 23, 2015

Klezmer music workshop, Madison, WI, 23 Apr 2015

Sherry Mayrent Institute presents: Sound Salon with Kurt Bjorling
Jews and Jazz

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30pm
University Club,
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI

Join clarinetist Kurt Bjorling and Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik for a lively discussion of the history of Jewish musicians and jazz. This event will include both historical recordings and live performance.

The event will conclude with a live concert.

April 25, 2015

Daniel Kahn, R2G Klezmer, Detroit, MI, 25 Apr 2015

image from brochureKlez MoTown
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird with R2G Klezmer Trio ( Steven Greenman, Joel Rubin, Pete Rushefsky)
Special Guest w/Painted Bird: Sarah Gordon

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015, 8pm
The Community Arts Center
Wayne State University
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MA 48202

Tickets at door: $10/$5 w/student ID

For more info: 248.432.5677, www.circlemichigan.org

Sponsored by the Workmen's Circle Michigan in partnership w/Wayne State University School of Music and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies

April 27, 2015

Klezmer recital, workshop, w/R2G Klezmer, Daniel Kahn, Detroit, MI, 27 Apr 2015

Klez Motown recital and workshops led by The R2G Klezmer Trio and The Painted Bird -

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

11:45am-12:40pm - Recital/concert by The R2G Klezmer Trio and The Painted Bird
12:50pm-2:40pm - Klezmer/Yiddish music workshops

For more info, price: 248.432.5677, www.circlemichigan.org

The R2G Klezmer Trio (Steven Greenman, violin; Joel Rubin, violin; Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl) and Dan Kahn's 'The Painted Bird' will perform a joint recital/concert at Wayne State University's music department followed by klezmer/Yiddish music workshops. This unique collaboration is sponsored by The Workmen’s Circle Michigan in partnership with the Wayne State University School of Music and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies.


Workmen’s Circle Michigan is an organization focused on fostering Jewish community, the promotion of an enlightened Jewish culture, and social justice. Founded more than a century ago, the organization continues its historically important mission through arts and education programming for Yiddish, Jewish and progressive culture, and family-friendly opportunities for real social action.

May 17, 2015

Heartland Klezmorim, E. Lansing, MI, 17 May 2015

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Sunday, May 17th, 2015, 3 pm.
East Lansing Art Festival
downtown East Lansing

This concert is free.

June 17, 2015

Heartland Klezmorim, Okemos, MI, 17 Jun 2015

Heartland KlezmorimHeartland Klezmorim and Gracewood Singers

Wednesday, June 17 at 8:00pm
Meridian Historic Village
Okemos, Michigan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/699011166911182/

June 20, 2015

Simply Slavic Festival, Youngstown, OH, 20 Jun 2015

Simply Slavic Festival

Saturday June 20, 2015 12PM to Midnight
Downtown Youngstown, OH

More info: www.simplyslavic.org/

June 28, 2015

37th Annual Yiddish Concert in the Park, Cleveland, OH, 28 Jun 2015

The 37th Annual Yiddish Concert in the Park

Cain Park
Evans Amphitheater
Cleveland, OH

FREE concert, so no excuse for locals not to go. Steven Greenman will be performing his set with the fabulous pianist Mark Freiman and he'll be singing some exciting Yiddish melodies as well as playing my virtuoso klezmer violin. Other acts to include the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble and the Yiddish Cup Klezmer Band. More info with the flyer below. FREE concert!!!!!

More info: www.facebook.com/steven.greenman/posts/10153399594137170

July 30, 2015

Tum Balalaika, Wheeling, IL, 30 Jul 2015

Enjoy an evening of great live music by Tum Balalaika Band

Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m.
DEKA Restaurant
401 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling
(847) 520-DEKA (3352) or Open Table

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1452463925078184/

August 1, 2015

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, 1 Aug 2015

Hot PstromiYale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Saturday, August 1, 8pm,
The Ark
316 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI.

Tix: $20 from: www.theark.org
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August 2, 2015

Heartland Klezmer, Lansing, MI, 2 Aug 2015

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Sunday, August 2, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Concerts in the Courtyard
408 E Grand River,
Lansing, Michigan 48906

Tickets are $15, available in advance at the Old Town General Store or at the door. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase at the Old Town General Store. More information is available at: oldtown-generalstore.com/concerts-in-the-courtyard/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1026649277354730/

August 3, 2015

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, 3 Aug 2015

Hot PstromiYale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Monday, August 3, 7:30pm
Calumet Theatre
340 Sixth Street
Calumet, Michigan

906-337-2610

Info and tickets: www.calumettheatre.com

August 9, 2015

Yiddish Singalong, St. Paul, MN, 9 Aug 2015

A Yiddish Sing-Along concert with Yosl Kurland and Peggy Davis

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015, 7&ndash9pm
Rsvp for directions via F