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Incredible concert in Boston area, option 1

I'm going to be out of town, but I want to be sure that word gets out about this event on Wednesday. Shirim, everyone knows—on their own account, this would be a "must see" show. But the Yiddish singer from Berlin is getting plaudits all over the place. So, a chance to see your usual amazing Boston klezmer band, and see a new singer and find out what all the buzz is about:

Come dance to the Klezmer Nutcracker at Johnny D’s (17 Holland St., Somerville, MA, 617-776-2004) on Wednesday, December 20, 8:30pm, performed by your favorite klezmer band, Shirim. Warming up will be Yiddish acoustic pop singer from Berlin, Germany, Fabian Schnedler. Tickets are $10.

The band will also premiere their new Hannukah tune “Oy, Hannukah, Oy” and some other tunes appropriate to the season. Dancing will be encouraged, especially to the Klezmer Nutcracker movements: “Kozatsky ‘til you Dropsky,” “Waltz of the Ruggelah,” and “Dance of the Latkes Queen.”

Shirim has performed accross North America and Europe, is featured on the soundtrack of Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" and has released some great CDs, including "Klezmer Nutcracker," "Pincus and the Pig," (a collaboration with Maurice Sendak), and "The Golden Dreydl" (a collaboration with Ellen Kushner). Most of their CDs are available at cdbaby.com/all/grd

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra features some of Boston's finest instrumentalists: Clarinetist-bandleader Glenn Dickson is joined by trombonist David Harris, pianist Michael McLaughlin, drummer Eric Rosenthal, and Jim Gray on tuba.

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