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May 2017
May 29th @ 3:00 pm

Songs of Freedom: The Welcome Strangers

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Commissioned by JArts and the MFA, join klezmer great Frank London as he brings us on a global immigration tour through music. Songs of Freedom, a new performance created to complement Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, will feature creative interpretations of songs from the homeland of each of the musicians in The Welcome Strangers, an ensemble of some of the region’s finest immigrant musicians. Under the direction of Frank London, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and Iraqi-born, Jordanian violinist…

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June 2017
June 5th @ 7:30 pm

JArts TheaterWorks: God’s Honest Truth

Gann Academy

Roberta and Larry have just purchased a miraculous Holocaust Torah for their synagogue. So why does the shul in the next town have one, too? This is the premise of God’s Honest Truth, a new play by Renee Calarco, winner of the 2014 Jewish Plays Project. This first reading in the new JArts TheaterWorks series will be directed by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar and feature Boston theater treasure Annette Miller, the original star of Golda’s Balcony. Join us for a reading, followed…

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June 15th @ 7:30 pm

Martha Graham Cracker: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Oberon

Martha Graham Cracker is considered to be Philadelphia’s best cabaret performer. Created by Dito van Reigersberg, Martha is a powerful 6 foot+ cabaret singer, comedian, and entertainer. In obvious need of manscaping, Martha and her band will provide a marvelous and moving evening of song. Martha was a year-long artist-in-residence at the National Jewish Museum and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub in NYC, L’Etage, and elsewhere. After the show, enjoy an audience talkback with Martha…

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