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May 4: Cosmic Connections: The Lyrics of Michael Colby

Don't Tell Mama, NYC | Starring Maureen Taylor | Seth Weinstein, pianist

Maureen Taylor and I celebrate the release of our album, the debut of Brainstorm Records, featuring the songs of Michael Colby.

When Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. (seating starts at 6:15 p.m.)
Where Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets Cover charge waived; a two-drink minimum applies (cash only)
Reservations on-line
More Don't Tell Mama site

June 12: The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus

Merkin Hall, NYC | Binyumen Schaechter, conductor | Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus celebrates its 100th anniversary with "From Babies to Bubbies: A Lifetime in Yiddish Song." "Afn pripetshik," "Akhtsik er in zibetsik zi," "Ba mir bisti sheyn," "Shlof, mayn kind," and "Yugnt-himen." The printed program will contain lyrics and full translations, and English supertitles will be projected at the concert.

When Sunday, June 12, 1 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $54, available on-line (vaccination and masks required)
$40 per ticket for groups of 10; reserve at (212) 501-3330
More Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus site
Kaufman Music Center site

The Abecedarian Walks | Updates on Twitter

I'm midway through my endeavor to walk the perimeters of 26 islands, starting with each letter of the alphabet. Next up: "W" and "H."

Recent walks:
Curaçao Walk (Abecedarian Walk #6, November 2021)
Malta and Gozo Walks (Abecedarian Walks #4 and #5, August 2021)
Oahu Walk (Abecedarian Walk #3, May 2021)
Zanzibar Walk (Abecedarian Walk #2, February-March 2021)
Aruba Walk (Abecedarian Walk #1, December 2020 to January 2021)
Diners of New Jersey Walk (October 2020)
NYC-Boston Walk (August-September 2020)

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