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Author Archives: Scott Carter
Sound Salon with Bill and Bobbie Malone: Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music and Lois Lenski: Storycatcher
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm 126 Memorial Library, 728 State St. Click here for more information.
Der Shmues the Yiddish conversation group Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm Reading Room, University Club 803 State St., Madison, WI
New date! October 18, 2016 7:00 – 9:00pm Wayside Dining Room University Club, 803 State St.
Our latest segment of In Record Time, produced for the nationally-syndicated WPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge, features Mayrent Institute director Henry Sapoznik telling the curious story of Charles A. Levine, the first transatlantic passenger. Through a series … Continue reading
Mayrent Institute director Henry Sapoznik spent 2015 as a Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow, focusing on the work of radio director and on-air personality Victor Packer. Packer worked for Brooklyn-based WLTH from the late 1930s until 1942, filling four hours of … Continue reading
Sound Salon with Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:00am – 1:00pm SPACE 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
April 14-15, 2016 Featuring panels on world vernacular musics, copyright, access, preservation, and archiving, plus a live concert with Henry Sapoznik, KlezKamp faculty members Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz, and other great local artists. See the full schedule of events … Continue reading
The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and Mills Music Library on their recent National Endowment for the Humanities grant award. This major award provides funding … Continue reading
The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is proud to announce our partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge.” This nationally heard Peabody award winning show explores in-depth a range of ideas through interviews, debates, documentaries and, of … Continue reading
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Yiddish instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With its initial offering in the fall semester of 1916, Wisconsin became the first university in the country to offer Yiddish-language instruction. An announcement for this … Continue reading