YIDDISH IN THE PARK

Published July 11, 2003, issue of July 11, 2003.
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Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper performs and co-emcees at the Workmen’s Circle’s second installment of Yiddishfest 2003, the first installment of which was at Lincoln Center. For this performance, Cooper — the only Yiddish singer ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award — sings songs about lovers in the early 20th century who can only find privacy in a forest or train station.

Other performers include actress Joanne Borts; Claire Barry, once half of the singing Barry Sisters; King Django, whose influences include dancehall, ska, roots reggae, punk, rock, soul, swing and American and Yiddish folk music; and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, led by clarinetist Margot Leverett. This year’s festival theme is “Four Generations of Yiddish.”

Hempstead Harbor Beach Park, West Shore Drive, Port Washington; July 17, 7 p.m.; free. (212-889-6800, ext. 270 or www.circle.org)






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