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December 14, 2005

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!, Seattle, WA, Dec 14

band photoDavid Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
The Triple Door
216 Union St., Seattle, WA
291 W. 8th Ave.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door

The music on Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me, the new Label Bleu CD that teams David Krakauer with Jewish hip hop beat architect Socalled, is not your gramma's klezmer. Unless gramma likes remixed Hasidic chant, klezmer tributes to James Brown, and an in-your-face raving battle for reinvented Jewish identity.

Divan screened, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14

divan posterJoin Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Workmen's Circle, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Community Library of L.A., and Jewish Genealogical Society of L.A. for Divan, presented by Director Pearl Gluck, with Q&A following the screening.

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
Parking in lot immediately west of building and on the street

Free Admission, Limited Seating, RSVP Required
Call 323-761-8648 or email resource@jclla.org for reservations

Divan is a Hasidic tale five years in the making and is Pearl Gluck's debut feature documentary, developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute. Although she broke from her past, Gluck continues to draw from her rich Hasidic heritage and through her current work seeks to provide both a bridge to the past and a form of cross-communal dialogue through the arts. She was the first to receive a Yiddish Fulbright to Hungary and her work was created with the support of foundations such as New York State Council on the Arts, Eva Eastman Fund, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. Ten years after leaving her native Borough Park, Brooklyn, Pearl Gluck received a Fulbright grant to collect oral histories from Yiddish speakers in areas of Hungary once home to thriving Hasidic communities. At heart, she is a zamler, Yiddish for collector, an ethnographer.

In English, Hungarian and Yiddish with English subtitles, 77 minutes.

The Leevees, San Francisco, CA, Dec 14

album cover The Leevees open for Bare Naked Ladies
Nob Hill Masonic Center
San Francisco, CA
Dec 14

Guster's Adam Gardner and The Zamboni's Dave Schneider have joined forces to bring you an instant indie-pop Hanukkah classic. JDub Records / Reprise Records are proud to announce The LeeVees on tour, kicking off in Baltimore on November 28th, in support of their debut release, "Hanukkah Rocks."

The song styles range from the Beach Boys-esque "Latke Clan" to the punk crunch of Ramones-inspired, "Gelt Melts" to the Hawaiian-sounding ode to a retiree who longs to be in Florida, "At the Timeshare." Yes, every song is about Hanukkah. Some say such a concept is a bit obsessive but Adam and Dave prefer the phrase "extremely focused."

The LeeVees touring band also features rabbi's-kid Shank Bone (keyboards) and Michael Azzerad (drums) author of "This Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991."