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April 27, 2002

Berkley's Boaz Accordions moves

Boaz Accordions is moving at the end of April. As of May 1, our new address is 1041 Folger St., Berkeley CA 94710. Telephone, email, website all remain the same. Tel. 510-845-1429 / fax 510-845-1430. email info@boazaccordions.com.

April 21, 2002

Michael Alpert to innaugurate Brookline Workmen's Circle coffeehouse, Sat Apr 27

Hosted by Michael Alpert, in the first set, he will perform and talk about his personal history and connection to Eastern European klezmer music. He will also answer questions from the audience. In the second half, he will host a klezmer jam. All instruments (including voice) at all levels are welcome. For further info: please contact The Workmen's Circle at 617-566-6281 or email at: wcircle@gis.net

Latest reviews by Ari Davidow cheer up a taxing season

The latest reviews include Byrd/Chevan / This is the Afro-Semitic Experience, 2002; Tim Sparks / At the Rebbe's Table, 2002;Yankele / L'Esprit du klezmer, 2001; Howard Leshaw / Bronx Volume II: Yiddish on the Edge, 2001; Klezmaniacs (MA) / Sveet like herring vit potatoes, 2001; Amsterdam Klezmer Band / Limonchiki, 2001; Alain Chekroun & Taouifik Bestandji / Chants des Synagogues du Maghreb, 2000; Mark Levy / Bin ikhmir a shnayderl (I'm a little Tailor), 1999; Roy Nathanson & Anthony Coleman / I could've been a drum, 1997; Rabson, Mimi / Music, 2002.

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness reviewed by Michael Spudic

Michael Spudic makes the second person in recent weeks to see the David Krakauer Klezmer Madness ensemble performing its new work, and is delighted. His writeup of the Apr 13 Klezmer Madness concert at Symphony Space in New York is now on the KlezmerShack.

Strauss/Warschauer Duo seeks bookings in Europe, Summer 2002

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be performing and teaching in Europe this coming summer from late June until early August. Our schedule is fairly full, but we do have some open dates. In addition to concerts, the Duo offers lecture/demos and hands-on workshops for all ages on klezmer instrumental music (mixed ensembles, fidl kapelye and mandolin orchestra), Yiddish song and Yiddish dance. A promo package with CD, press info and a complete listing of concert programs, lecture/demos and hands-on workshops is available. If you are interested in booking the Duo please contact us by e-mail at warschauer@aol.com, or by telephone in Brooklyn at (718) 399-1147. Fax is (718) 399-0863.

April 8, 2002

Sony Legacy Yiddish Music Reissue Series innaugurated with three historic titles

The series was produced for reissue by Henry Sapoznik and Michael Brooks. The first releases include: Yiddish & American Popular Songs from 1914-1950; Abe Schwartz / The Klezmer King; Dave Tarras & Sam Musiker / Tanz!