July 17, 2019

Steven Mirkin

Bela Fleck, the banjo virtuoso, continues to take the instrument most closely identified with country and blue grass into musical realms
Sister Cecylia Roszak, one of the Polish nuns who risked her life rescuing Jews from the Holocaust and was honored by Yad Vashem, died
How does “a Jewish virtual outreach organization” without a building of its own, that doesn’t charge dues or have a paid staff, get Blue Note
In Yiddish, it's called a “mensch.” And, by all accounts, Peter Weintraub, who died Oct. 18 at the age of 75, was a mensch.
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