Shane Baker on Shloyme Mikhoels: we discuss the upcoming program by Kultur Kongres (http://congressforjewishculture.org) to honor the memory of the great Soviet Yiddish actor and director Shloyme Mikhoels on the 70th anniversary of his murder. On Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7 PM there will be a short lecture about the life of his theater, the GOSET, video presentations of materials with Mikhoels, readings from works about him, and presentations of musical and theatrical materials related to his life and work with the stars of stage and screen Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman. The event will take place at the JCC on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is free. (NOTE: pre-registration is required, and seating is highly limited.) Email kongres at earthlink dot net to register or get more info.
Replay of our May 2015 interview with Anita Norich, Professor of English and Jewish Studies at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, about her book, Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century. Prof. Norich will give a lecture in Yiddish on the topic "Di kunst fun iberzetsn" ("The Art of Translating") this Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, at 1:30 PM at Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY. Event info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843334362624673/
Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
Outro instrumental music: AFN VEG SHTEYT A BOYM performed by Itzhak Perlman, Dov Seltzer, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra