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Kultur Festival 2009: Film—"A Cantor's Tale, 26 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Film/Q&A: "A Cantor's Tale" - with Cantor Jacob Mendelson
Thursday February 26, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

A Cantor's Tale has received rave reviews for its exploration of the American roots of "hazzanut" (liturgical music) through the eyes and voice of Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob Mendelson. The New York Times called him "a voice that heralds a culture." This feature length documentary provides a nostalgic journey through family, neighborhood and tradition. Q&A with Cantor Mendelson will follow the film.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

Kultur Festival 2009 is the first festival of its kind in South Florida. This five-day celebration of Jewish culture includes concerts, presentations and lectures that feature a diverse selection of music, song, dance, film and book arts. Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), led by conductor and festival director Aaron Kula, presents the festival's grand finale concert Tantz, Samba & Soul together with the renowned Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches. Other guest artists and speakers include distinguished New York City Cantor Jacob Mendelson, filmmaker David Weintraub and authors Rabbi Irwin Kula and Heidi Smith Hyde.

Kultur Festival takes place on FAU's Boca Raton campus at four different venues:
the Wimberly Library (fifth floor), the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center, the Live Oak Pavilion in the Student Union and the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

Kultur Festival 2009 has been made possible in part through a grant from American Express. Additional support provided by the Nathan and Marion Crosby Holocaust and Judaic Library Collections Endowment Fund, Jewish Cultural Society at FAU, South Florida Association of Jewish Libraries, FAU's Lifelong Learning Society and FAU's Student Union.

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