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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman, Part Two

June 28, 2012 By Josephine Reed Andy Statman on the mandolin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Statman This week’s podcast is the second part of our interview with Klezmer clarinetist, Mandolin-player, composer, and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Andy Statman. While Statman is a musician who wears many hats brilliantly, he was honored with a National […]

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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman

June 21, 2012 By Josephine Reed Photo courtesy of Andy Statman This week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship, which “recognizes folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations.” Now in its 30th year, it’s the nation’s […]

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Klezmer Music and the Harvard Rowing Team

June 19, 2012 by Michal Shapiro Michal Shapiro. Photo by Bernard Levy There’s a joke about a Jewish rowing team. They practiced obsessively, hoping to compete one day, but they could never break the records of the big colleges. When one of their members got accepted to Harvard, they told him, “Observe how they row, report […]

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