When fans of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ learned the real-life Alice was in dire straits, they all chipped in to lend a hand.
“More and more people are dying, people of all kinds: Sephardim, religious, traditional, Litvishe. There are bodies on top of bodies.”
“I feel very fortunate that I only have a mild case and God willing it’ll stay like this,” Statman said.
The Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler’ was scheduled to tour three cities in China this spring.
In its heyday, WBAI was a champion of free speech and a thorn in the side of the establishment.
The small museum also has a particular focus: telling the story of the Shoah through the eyes of Orthodox Jews.
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 to 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.