Jon Kalish appears in the following:
Saturday, August 09, 2014
The preservation of Yiddish as a spoken language gets more attention, but Yiddish once had a vibrant written tradition as well.
Plays, poetry, novels, political tracts — all were published in Yiddish until the Holocaust. A great deal of these works can now be found at the National Yiddish ...
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Collective Cadenza — CDZA for short — is a loose-knit group of musicians in New York that makes videos. Sounds pretty ordinary, right? But what sets CDZA apart is that these conservatory-trained musicians don't just play music in front of a camera: They play with it, often turning familiar pieces ...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Bread and Puppet Theater has been a familiar presence at political demonstrations since the anti-war protests of the 1960s. Its giant puppets and raucous brass band also marched against wars in Central America, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1982, Bread and Puppet led a parade in New York that, according to ...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
If you’re one of those people who say, “Bah, Humbug!” when you hear yet another version of “Silent Night” on the store muzak systems, give a listen to the eclectic holiday mixtape that Chelsea resident Bill Adler has been doing for close to 30 years.
Saturday, July 09, 2011
For $50, guests can spend a night aboard a makeshift flotilla in the Rockaways known as the Boggsville Boatel — a group of five abandoned boats tied together on a dock in an inlet off Jamaica Bay. But the maritime accommodations aren't for everyone.
Friday, January 14, 2011
The film "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish," which stars first-time actors who left theirclose-knit Chasidic communities in Brooklyn, debuts at the New York Jewish Film Festival on Sunday at Lincoln Center.
Monday, October 17, 2005
New York, NY —
Last night Broadway's Virginia Theater was named after playwright August Wilson, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 60. It is the first theater on the Great White Way to be named after an African-American. Jon Kalish reports.
REPORTER: The rededication ceremony included ...
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Monsey, NY —A 38 year-old orthodox rabbi in upstate Monsey has been performing his original folk-rock compositions in an East Village nightclub. Jon Kalish has a report on the artist know as Rav Shmuel.
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
New York, NY —One of the greatest American fencers, it turns out, is from the New York area. Peter Westbrook won a bronze medal in sabre fencing at the 1984 Olympics in Atlanta. He fenced competitively into his 40's, which is unheard of in the sport. Westbrook is ...
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Portland Oregon is the unlikely center of old-timey, jug-band music. The city just wrapped up its the fourth annual Old-Time Music Gathering and the people who came out to out to hear and play early gospel, country, and folk weren’t the nineteen-sixties holdovers you'd expect. Some have blue hair ...