When the announcement was made that KlezKamp was ending, movers and shakers in the klezmer scene resolved to organize a replacement.
‘You can’t dance at two weddings with one tukhes,’ goes the old Yiddish saying. Tell that Michael Yashinsky, a 26-year-old Detroit area Yiddishist who divides his time between a Jewish day school and Michigan Opera Theatre.
Judith Malina was nothing if not a rebel. Jon Kalish recalls how the Living Theater founder lived her edgy life on the stage — right up till the end.
Judith Malina, an iconoclastic actor and theater world activist who founded the Living Theater on the Lower East Side, has reportedly died at 88.
Danny Schechter, the self-descibed father of ‘participatory journalism, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 72. Jon Kalish remembers the Boston radio legend with a healthy dose of Bronx-based chutzpah.
Pete Sokolow started playing klezmer in 1958 as a college student. He saw the music go out and come back into style, and helped teach a whole new generation of musicians.
Nearly 50 years after Lefty famously refused to pitch in the World Series on Yom Kippur, why did comedian Sarah Silverman happily do ‘Saturday Night Live’ on the Day of Atonement?
The Brothers Nazaroff, a ‘Yiddish supergroup,’ is a tribute band to a mysterious Russian Jewish troubadour known as Nathan ‘Prince’ Nazaroff.
KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.
Irwin Corey once said that if a man lives to be 100, he has the right to recite a limerick about farting at his birthday party — even if it’s inside a synagogue. And that’s what he did.