“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.
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.