KlezKamp Roadshow at Block and Hexter

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The Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Poyntelle, PA once again hosts a week-long KlezKamp Roadshow from August 10 through August 17. I’ll be teaching every day, and my topics will include: The Art of Jewish Papercutting; Transmigrations: Our Lives, Our Dreams, Our Songs; Songs of Yearning and Healing the World; Shifting Sensibilities in Jewish Art; Songs That Rage Against the Sewing Machine; and Jews and Food, a Feast for the Ears! For information and to register, visit the Block and Hexter...

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Jewish Papercutting Workshop

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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society hosts a 3-hour traditional folk arts workshop with Susan Leviton titled The Art of Jewish Papercutting, on Sunday, July 24 at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 Princess Street, York, PA. For information or registration for this free event, call 717-846-6452, or visit Susan Leviton’s page on folkartpa.org.

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KlezKamp Madison 2011

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KlezKamp Madison rolls into town July 10-14! What an exciting kick-off event for the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin. Come join us for the first annual Summer KlezKamp where I will join Michael Wex, Henry Sapoznik, and a host of Klezmer luminaries for a rollicking time in Yiddishland. I’ll be teaching Lettering Arts, Papercutting, Jewish Life in Song, as well as a special plenary titled, “Rage Against the (Sewing) Machine,” accompanied by Adrian Banner, as I sing through the musical history of labor struggles and the continuing fight for human rights and worker safety. For more information, visit www.mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu or call (608)...

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Repertoire Class

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Repertoire Class

Classes like this one at KlezKamp are always full of exchanges among participants because the song material seems to elicit comments both from people who are familiar with Yiddish culture as well as those to whom it’s totally new.  

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Lecturing

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Lecturing

The use of PowerPoint has freed up time in lecture/recitals because I can provide translations on a screen and spend more time providing context and singing.

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