Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yale Strom (@YaleStrom) films, photos, music, around town #NYC


Coming this Fall at
The Anne Frank Center

  September 10, 2014—November 28, 2014

  Havdalah, Budapest   by Yale Strom
Havdalah, Budapest
by Yale Strom
Polish Cultural Institute New York
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Fragments: Jewish Life in Central and Eastern Europe, 1981–2007
The Post-War Photography of Yale Strom
An exhibit of photographs by artist Yale Strom, documenting the Post-War traditions of Central and Eastern Europe’s remaining Jewish communities. To be accompanied by a concert, film screening and artist’s lecture. With support from the Hungarian Consulate and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
$8 adults, $5 students & seniors (65 and over)
Exhibition is free with admission.
  Tuesday, September 30, from 4:30— 6:30pm


Open House

FREE for registered educators
Space is limited.
Reservations recommended. RSVP at:
Join us for an afternoon exclusively for educators, featuring a FREE performance of our signature theater piece and popular school program, Conversations with Anne. Tour our gallery and learn about The Anne Frank Center’s field trips, artist-in-residence programs, one-day workshops, and professional development opportunities. Door prizes, raffle (WIN A FREE FIELD TRIP and more!), and a wine and cheese reception are included. For more information and to RSVP, visit annefrank.com/teacher.

  Tuesday, October 7, from 6:30—8:00pm

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years
“Zev Godinger, caretaker of the Jewish
community of Beregovo, Ukraine.”

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years A Film by Yale Strom
Part of the Anne Frank Center’s Human Rights Film Series
$8 adults,
$5 students & seniors

(65 and over)

Space limited. Reservations required.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com
In conjunction with the exhibit Fragments, we present Yale Strom’s 1996 documentary feature Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years, a powerful film about the remaining Jewish community living in a small town in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. In 1931 the Jewish community of the Carpathian region (then in Czechoslovakia, today Ukraine) numbered a quarter of a million Jews. Today sixty-five years later there are fewer than 1,500. This beautiful and moving documentary, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, presents the rich Jewish culture that once thrived in the Carpathian Mountains.
“Bittersweet and poignant...” —Stephen Holden, The New York Times
  Thursday, October 16, from 6:30—8:00pm

Fragments – Klezmer from the Hinterlands of Eastern Europe

Yale Strom &
Hot Pstromi present:

Fragments—Klezmer from the Hinterlands of Eastern Europe
$8 adults,
$5 students & seniors

(65 and over)

Space limited. Reservations required.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com
As part of the exhibit, Fragments: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe 1981-2007, musicians Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Peter Stan and Norbert Stachel will perform music from Eastern Europe, combining klezmer with Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs.
  Saturday, October 18


“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ohio has lost one of its greatest citizens; the world one of its greatest people, RIP Susan Truitt

On September 16, 2014, Susan Truitt passed away at the young age of 56, finally succumbing in her long struggle with breast cancer.

I have no words to say what a special person she was.

I knew her from her being the sparkplug who ignited the firestorm after the Ohio election fraud of 2004, culminating in the historic January 6, 2005, Joint Session of Congress.

Her passionate testimony in December, 2004, about irregularities and fraud in the Ohio election before the House Judiciary Committee Democrats, led by Congressman John Conyers, helped form the basis of the Conyers Report, which was the trigger for the Joint Session.

I participated and marched with her at the rallies on January 6, 2005, in Washington DC, and watched the Joint Session with her, on TV from Senator Barbara Boxer's office, Senator Boxer being the Senator whose solitary Senate vote forced the Joint Session to take place.

Without Susan, the movement would not have had the spirit and perseverance that it had.

Her courage, energy, devotion, warmth, spirit, and goodness are beyond my words to describe.

The world is a lesser place without her in it.

And she left it way too soon.

Here is a link to a December, 2004, congressional forum in Washington DC; Susan
is the young lady wearing the blue suit. She makes a statement at about 1 hr 15 minutes of the video.

Here is a link to the December 13, 2004, testimony of Susan before the Conyers Committee,
also at about 1 hr 15 minutes of the video:

Here are links to Susan's

-obituary in the Columbus Dispatch
-Facebook page
-Twitter page

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW RELEASE out today from Woody Guthrie Foundation! "My Name Is New York: Deluxe 3-CD Audio Book"

Hey friends!
Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town
Deluxe 3-CD Audio Book
September 23, 2014

WOODY GUTHRIE first arrived in New York City on February 16, 1940. Although he continued to ramble, New York was the city he called home and always returned to. Written & narrated by Woody's daughter NORA GUTHRIE, this 3-CD set tells the story of Woody's 27 years living here.
NOW you can hear these stories told by those who knew him best!
Music partners PETE SEEGER, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, SONNY TERRY, and BESS LOMAX HAWES, Woody's first wife MARY GUTHRIE, Woody's merchant marine buddy JIMMY LONGHI, BOB DYLAN, Woody's second wife MARJORIE GUTHRIE, son ARLO GUTHRIE and many others share their memories of living and working with Woody Guthrie.
Many of Woody's most popular songs were written in apartments, lofts, and other locations around New York Town: Jesus Christ, Vigilante Man, Hard Travelin', Tom Joad, The Sinking of the Reuben James, All You Fascists Bound to Lose, 1913 Massacre, and This Land Is Your Land are among the more than 600 songs he composed in The Big Apple. This historic New York City tale highlights 19 significant locations, providing an expansive yet intimate portrait of Woody Guthrie's NYC life.
Produced by Grammy Award winners STEVE ROSENTHAL and NORA GUTHRIE, and journalist MICHAEL KLEFF, the 3-CD package also includes 6 previously unreleased songs from the archives;
The New York Trains (The Del McCoury Band), My New York City (Mike + Ruthy), Union Air In Union Square (Lowry Hamner), Woody's Beatitudes (Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir), Go Coney Island, Roll On the Sand (Demolition String Band with Stephan Said) and the title track My Name Is New York (Woody Guthrie).