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October 11, 2002 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-10-11

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RES1AUR ANT

Thursday, October 1 r

LAST NIGHT FOR MARK RANDISI!

singing

"The Sounds of Sinatra"
7-10 pm

The Maxwell Street
Klezmer Band will
add some Gershwin
to its traditional
klezmer sounds.

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considers its big band sound as its
identifier.
"Klezmer is an attitude," says
Lippitz, a University of Michigan lan-
guage graduate . whose family commit-
ments lately have kept her as band
manager with only a limited number
of engagements. "We've studied the
music at klez camps and sponsored
klezmer weekends.
"When I first heard klezmer; I was
excited about it. I like the joy and the
`at-home' feeling. Although we have
come to do lots of touring, we also
play at many weddings and bar mitz-
vahs," she said.

Re-Creating A Culture

Maxwell Street combines dance music
with folk songs, theater medleys and
Yiddish pop music from the 1930s-
1950s. The band's aim is to create the
feeling of the Eastern European Jewish
culture combined with sensitivities
expressed by Jewish immigrants.
The band, which performs regularly
in a Chanukah concert featuring Peter
Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and
Jewish songwriter Debbie Friedman,
has toured to the Forde Music Festival
in Norway and many German cities
among other distant bookings.
Lippitz, co-founder of the Yiddish
Arts Ensemble as a family repertory
company, has been a cantor for 10
years at the Jewish Reconstructionist

Congregation in Evanston, Ill., where
she organized a congregational klezmer
band called Heavy Shtetl.
With the goal of proinoting klezmer,
Maxwell Street established the
Klezmer Music Foundation to support
a junior klezmer orchestra, provide
learning experiences, create a song-
book for congregations and other reli-
gious groups and offer concerts for
nonprofit organizations.
"Although we interpret the material,
we don't combine it with rock or other
types of music," says Lippitz, who has
been bandleader, vocalist and guitarist
and is a frequent guest on National
Public Radio and its sister television
.
network.
The musicians in Maxwell Street are
performers she's known or their
acquaintances, she says. "Several came
to us and asked to play."
Says Lippitz, "I've researched lots of
old records to find the right klezmer
sounds, and I've gone to garage sales
looking for music. Ultimately, the
band becomes our own vision as we
express what we find very appealing
about the music." ❑

The Balfour Celebration Concert
begins 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at
the Millennium Theater, 15600
J.L. Hudson Drive, Southfield.
$50 and up. (248) 538-6088.

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