Joan Timmis Strasbaugh

Joan Timmis Strasbaugh has written about dance for numerous publications, including Dance Magazine, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch. She is currently the publisher of Jones Books.

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Pearl Lang

In Pearl Lang’s socialist, working-class family, music, theater, and poetry were integral to the daily routine. Her father played piano, her mother wrote poetry, and both actively participated in Chicago’s Jewish cultural societies. Yiddish was the first language in the household. Pearl would be powerfully influenced not only by her family’s Jewish heritage but also by the cultural riches of Chicago. She learned English with her mother at night school and at Hibbard Elementary School, which offered classes integrating art, literature, history, and geography. Not surprisingly, her own interest in artistic activities began early.

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