Volume 74, Number 12 | July 21 - 27, 2004



Codrescu-klezmer combo at M.J.H.

Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist and essayist whose columns appear in The Villager, will appear at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park on Wed. July 28 in a celebration of Jewish culture that thrives in the South.

Codrescu, who is based in New Orleans, will join forces with the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars (NOKAS) for a musical and literary evening beginning at 7 p.m. A professor of English literature at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., Codrescu was born in Sibiu, Romania, and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 20. He returned to Romania for a visit immediately after the fall of the Ceausescu government and transmitted six programs for National Public Radio about his visit.

The event is part of the museum’s “Shalom Y’all” exhibit through Sept. 13, celebrating Jewish identity in the South. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students and museum members. Phone 646-437-4202 for reservations or visit www.mjhnyc.org.

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