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July 13, 2006

Fasten your seatbelts. We're in for a bumpy night

I apologize for the parts of this website that don't work at the moment. The short story is that there is a problem such that my service provider keeps disabling comments. In my non-existent spare time I try to fix the problem and sometimes, as over the last couple of days, things get significantly worse.

There is also a general problem to which I am no closer in resolution: the minimal time which once sufficed to maintain the website is now also maintaining the calendar and other online services such that nothing gets the time it needs and everything is behind. I have been through several solutions that haven't worked, and will probably continue doing so until I find a way to do it all (or convince others to do it instead—differently from how I might have done, but done, all the same).

If you have ideas, or want to volunteer to review CDs, maintain the calendar and/or listings, post to the KlezmerShack blog, let me know. If you are one of the dozens of people awaiting a review, a listing change, a calendar listing, please bear with me.

Many thanks. Look forward to seeing lots of ya'll at KlezKanada

July 10, 2006

Live from Tzfat Klezmerfest Tues, Jul 11

This Tuesday, July 11, 2006
7:00PM - 10:00PM Israel time
12:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time

Live from Tzvat for the annual Tzvat Klezmer Music Festival! Join us in the city of the birthplace of the Kabballah. Music from Giora Fiedman, Aaron Razel, Moussa Berlin, and more. Hosted by Benyamin Bresky of The Beat and Walter Bingham of Walter's World.

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July 2, 2006

3rd KlezMORE Fest starts today

festival logFor all those who haven't been paying attention to some exciting organizing happening in Vienna, I point out that today is the first day of the 3rd KlezMORE festival, which kicks off at the Porgy and Bess club. The levels of irony abound, given that those deracinated Jewish intellectuals who abhorred Klezmer and overtly Eastern European Jewish culture, who were so fond of the Vienna coffeehouses until the arrival of Hitler and their destruction, now get a sort of revenge (albeit, not one that they would all have appreciated) as out Jewish culture takes over the town for a couple of weeks, and starts off in a club named for a Jewish-written opera about another non-Aryan culture the Nazis abhorred. The festival organizers possibly think of this differently:

3rd KlezMORE Festival
July 2-16
Vienna, Austria
Festival-info: +43(0)676 - 512 91 04 www.klezmore-vienna.at