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The Burlesque Poetess: A Jewess with "Artitude"

Jojo Lazar is a Boston-based multimedia visual and performance artist with a dizzying portfolio of projects. She puts her MFA in Poetry and love of vaudeville to work performing as “The Burlesque Poetess.” She plays the ukulele in the steam-crunk band, “Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys,” and with Meff in “The Tiny Instrument Revue” and in “WHY ARE THOSE GIRLS SO LOUD it’s ‘cos we’re jewish,” with fellow Jewish writer/performer Amy Macabre.

Faith is packing your timbrel

Last Pesach, I heard a sermon given in which my friend and rabbi used the phrase “faith is packing your timbrel” and I got super fixated on this concept and have found it running through my head in difficult times, a sort of mantra to reflect upon.

Nan Halperin and Family

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Nan Halperin (center, front) with her brothers and sisters, from a family photo album.
Photograph courtesy of Pam Orlando.
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Nan Halperin (center, front) with her brothers and sisters, from a family photo album.
Photograph courtesy of Pam Orlando.

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Sophie Tucker: “You’re Gonna Miss Me, Honey”

One hundred and one years ago today, Sophie Tucker sang those words from “Some of These Days” onto a four minute cylinder recording device. It became her signature song, and toward the end of her career she guessed that she had sung it over 45,000 times.

"Ale Brider (We Are All Brothers)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World)

"Ale Brider (We Are All Brothers)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World).

Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle.

Words and Music by Morris Winchevsky.

Arrangement by Lisa Gallatin.

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"Ale Brider (We Are All Brothers)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World).

Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle.

Words and Music by Morris Winchevsky.

Arrangement by Lisa Gallatin.

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"Mayn Rue Plats" Performed by the Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle

"Mayn Rue Platz (My Resting Place)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World). Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle. Words and Music by Morris Rosenfeld. Arr. By Mark Zuckerman. Adapted by Lisa Gallatin.
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"Mayn Rue Platz (My Resting Place)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World). Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle. Words and Music by Morris Rosenfeld. Arr. By Mark Zuckerman. Adapted by Lisa Gallatin.

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Adrienne Cooper performing with Mikveh

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Adrienne Cooper performing with Mikveh.

Photo: © Lloyd Wolf / http://www.lloydwolf.com.

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Adrienne Cooper performing with Mikveh.

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Adrienne Cooper Performing “Esn: Songs from the Kitchen”

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Adrienne Cooper performing “Esn:Songs from the Kitchen.”

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Adrienne Cooper performing “Esn:Songs from the Kitchen.”

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Adrienne Cooper Performing

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Adrienne Cooper performing.

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Adrienne Cooper performing.

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Adrienne Cooper and Daughter, Sarah Gordon

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Adrienne Cooper with daughter, Sarah Gordon.

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Adrienne Cooper with daughter, Sarah Gordon.

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