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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
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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!

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