Curt Schleier


Jay Black's 7 Favorite Songs

By Curt Schleier

Jay Black's 7 Favorite Songs
Jay Black has been singing professionally for 51 of his almost 76 years. That “almost” comes out November 2. He’ll be celebrating that birthday with a pair of concerts, one at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., and the other at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island. We chatted with him about the stories behind a few of his favorite songs:Read More


How Jay Black Got Kicked Out of Yeshiva

By Curt Schleier

How Jay Black Got Kicked Out of Yeshiva
Jay Black isn’t feeling well. Descriptions of his aches and pains are pretty much the first thing out of his mouth, even before he asks why I’m about to interview him.Read More


Waiting on Tables, and for a Break

By Curt Schleier

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How a Midlife Crisis Turned Into Jewish Cabaret

By Curt Schleier

How a Midlife Crisis Turned Into Jewish Cabaret
Daniel Cainer’s “Jewish Chronicles,” currently at the Soho Playhouse in New York, is a delightful cabaret act filled with Yiddishkeit and Yiddish-cute.Read More


Does 'Money Grubbin' Play Need To Be Jewish?

By Curt Schleier

Photo: Zack DeZon Read More



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