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Mini KlezFest w/Golem, Rogovoy, Aug 22

On Sunday, August 22, at 3p.m. and 8 p.m., the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Mass., will host a mini Klezmer Festival featuring Yiddish/klezmer group Golem and klezmer expert Seth Rogovoy. The New York-based Golem -- a sextet led by singer/folklorist Annette Ezekiel, featuring fiddler Alicia Jo Rabins -- performs Old World Yiddish folk and instrumental music, with Balkan, Slavic and Gypsy influences mixed in. Music critic and WAMC Northeast Public Radio commentator Seth Rogovoy -- the author of the best-selling guidebook "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music" ­ will present "Rockin' the Shtetl," his exciting, multi-media show tracing klezmer's journey from Old World shtetls to New World nightclubs and concert stages. Tickets are $18; $16 for Guthrie Center members. Call 413-528-1955 for reservations. more info: www.guthriecenter.org;

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