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Vocalist to Explore Common Ground Between Yiddish Song and Black Spirituals

(HOUSATONIC, Mass.) – Vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell will perform “Convergence: Spirituals from the Shtetl, Davvening from the Delta,” a recital blending Yiddish art songs and African American spirituals, at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 8pm. As a Jew-by-choice, Russell, a former professional opera singer, discovered the soul-deep connections between…

Cabaret of Yiddish Songs from WWII Ghettos at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Ghetto Tango, an afternoon of songs and stories celebrating the cabaret music that survived and thrived in the Polish and Lithuanian Ghettos during World War II, will be presented at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Sunday May 19, 2013, at 3pm. The performance is based on Ghetto Tango. a recording…

Yiddish Folklore and Music at Barrington Stage

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – In conjunction with the critically acclaimed run of Fiddler on the Roof, Barrington Stage Company presents a mini festival of Yiddish Folklore and Music on July 8-9, 2012, featuring Yiddish Book Center founder Aaron Lansky exploring the deeper meaning behind Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye stories that form the foundation of the musical, and…

Klezmatics, Socalled Headline Yidstock Festival in Amherst, July 14-15

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics and Yiddish/hip-hop superstar Socalled headline YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, at the Yiddish Book Center the weekend of July 14-15, 2012. The five-day event, which begins on July 11 and also features performances by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with vocalist Eleanor Reissa, the Michael Winograd…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Nov 3-6, 2011

The Greencards

PROGRESSIVE BLUEGRASS by THE GREENCARDS and GRAM PARSONS TRIBUTE at CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON Austin-by-way-of-Nashville progressive bluegrass outfit the Greencards, Grammy Award nominees noted for touring with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, perform at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 9 pm. The evening before, Helsinki presents Twenty Thousand Roads, a tribute to…

New Music to Be Performed for Classic Silent Film, ‘The Golem’

Actor-director Paul Wegener as the Golem

(AMHERST, Mass.) — The Jewish legend of the golem – a human-like creature created by man, not God — has inspired numerous creative works, from Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein to Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2001 novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. One of the most recent creations is Tom Nazziola’s soundtrack to Paul…

World’s Greatest Klezmer Fiddler Performs at UAlbany Performing Arts Center

Alicia Svigals (photo by Tina Chaden)

(ALBANY, N.Y.) – Violinist Alicia Svigals, the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Klezmatics, will present a program of ecstatic Jewish melodies at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:30pm. Svigals will be accompanied by Patrick Farrell on accordion and Brian Glassman on…