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June 17, 2009

Fourth Annual NY's Best Emerging Jewish Artists, NYC, 17 June 2009

logoFourth Annual New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists
June 17, 2009, 7pm

Hosted by comedian Johnny Lampert

Featuring indie rock bands DeLeon and Girls in Trouble; comedian Ray Ellin;
storytellers Sarah Saltzberg and Boris Timanovsky; a screening of Ode to
Murray Hill, a film by D.J. Lubel; and the presentation of Moment Magazine's
"Emerging Writer" award to Harry Bernstein.
A new line-up of the best local Jewish talent will be showcased followed by an after-party on the terrace overlooking New York Harbor.

$25, $20 members

Ticket price includes open bar at after-party
Co-sponsored by the Young Friends of the Museum
Refreshments are courtesy of Manhattan Beer Distributors

Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

visit www.mjhnyc.org for more information

Michael Winograd Hot 7 / City Winery Brunch, NYC, 31 May 2009

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm.

City Winery's brunch on May 31, 2009 features the Michael Wingrad "Hot 7" Klezmer Ensemble, woohoo!

Michael Winograd - clarinets
Judith Berkson - voices
Joey Weisenberg - mandolins
Patrick Farrell - accordions
Dan Blacksberg - trombones
Nick Cudahy - basses
Richie Barshay - drums

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

Israeli String Orchestra of Arad, Newton, MA, 17 Jun 2009

The Israeli String Orchestra of Arad comes to Newton for one performance

In an unusual visit outside of Israel, the 13-member string orchestra of Arad arrives at Temple Reyim, Newton, for one concert, Wed. evening, June 17. 7:30 pm. Long considered by many to be one of the best in Israel, the orchestra is performing its first concert outside of Israel since 2006, when it toured Canada.

Consisting of young talented musicians, the orchestra plays classical and modern pieces, including pieces by Israeli composers. Some pieces feature vocals in Hebrew, Yiddish, or English. Much of its repertoire is played by the finest orchestras all over the world.

The orchestra comes from Arad, Israel, a small town that lies at the border of the Negev and Judean deserts, between Beersheva and the Dead Sea. The modern town sits near the site of Tel Arad, an ancient city of the same name. While visiting Newton, the orchestra will be hosted for two nights in the homes of Temple Reyim members.

The only performance by the orchestra in Newton will be Wed., June 17, at 7:30pm at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. The cost is $10 for adults; free for students and children. Temple Reyim is handicapped accessible with plenty of free adjacent parking and easy access from the Woodlawn MBTA stop (Green line, D train). For more information contact the Temple Reyim office, 617-527-2410

Beyond the Pale, Princeton, NJ, 17 June 2009

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Wed, June 17, 8pm
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ

Visit the Arts Council's website for ticketing information or call 609-924-8777.
Critically-acclaimed and award-winning, Toronto’s Beyond the Pale is one of the most exciting ensembles in the Canadian folk, roots, and world music scenes. Their explosive acoustic sound is inspired by a wide range of cross-cultural influences, from European folk styles (Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian) to contemporary and North American styles (bluegrass, jazz, reggae, funk, and more). They are known for their instrumental virtuosity, infectious energy, and unique repertoire featuring both original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material. With spectacularly dynamic and exuberant live performances, Beyond the Pale’s unique genre-defying sound has delighted audiences of all kinds at major music festivals, concert theatres, and clubs across Canada and the US.

Beyond the Pale's most recent CD release "Consensus", an exciting and wideranging live set of all-new material, has met wide critical acclaim and received honours from the 2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2005 Toronto Independent Music Awards, and Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 2005 songwriting Competition. Their debut CD "Routes" also received rave reviews from across the globe and was nominated "Best World Music Album" at the 2002 Canadian Independent Music Awards. Their recordings are heard regularly on folk and world music radio across North America and they have been featured in a number of national live concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. The group is now beginning work on their third CD, to be released fall 2006.

Beyond the Pale features Eric Stein (mandolin), Martin van de Ven (clarinet), Milos Popovic (accordion), Bogdan Djukic (violin, percussion), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), and Bret Higgins (bass). They are frequently joined by reedman Alex Kontorovich and guest vocalists Josh "SoCalled" Dolgin, Dave Wall, and others