a LOT OF CHUTZPAH: An entertaining evening of American music comes to Jerusalem on Saturday, January 12, featuring Chutzpah!, one of Israel's leading a cappella quartets, and the Tel Aviv University Wind Band. Both groups will present a program of music in their own styles and then join together to present the score of Meredith Willson's hit musical, "The Music Man." Joining Chutzpah! and the wind band for the concert will be soprano Shani Wahrman, temporarily reprising her role as Marian Paroo, River City's officious and standoffish town librarian. Two members of Chutzpah! are sabras - tenor Boaz Feinberg and bassist Alon Aviv, whose mother is from San Francisco. Baritone Martin Rogovein is originally from Houston and moved to Israel 17 years ago, while Patrick Kelly, the lead, hails from Ohio. "I am the non-Jew in the group," he told Anglo File yesterday. "I came here for work nine years ago ... and after moving here, I fell in love with the country and hope to never leave." The concert will be held at the Hirsh Auditorium at Beit Shmuel. For reservations, call (02 ) 620-3463.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: A group of 15 recent immigrants from North America will have their artwork exhibited starting tomorrow night at the Lady Roslyn Lyons Gallery at ORT Braude College in Carmiel. The exhibit is a joint project of Nefesh B'Nefesh, the immigration organization that works in cooperation with the Immigrant Absorption Ministry, the Jewish Agency, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and ORT Braude. The exhibit, "From There to Here," which is the first collaborative exhibition of its kind, will showcase a variety of choice works from 15 immigrant artists who live in northern Israel: Linda Lieff Altabef, Rita Ackert, Rebecca Gris Ashburn, David Bar-Chai, Janet Caterina, Milton Frank, Tanya Freedman, Neil Hodge, Nick Jaron, Masha Kolman, Boruch Len, Nathasha Len, Robin Rosenzweig, Jodi Sugar and Elliot Tucker. Michele Kaplan-Green, the New York-born director of Nefesh B'Nefesh's Go North program, told Anglo File yesterday that the idea came up in a meeting with her colleague Tamara Klinger-Levy at ORT Braude to discuss ways to work together. She said she has "seen a much deeper source of expression" in the artists through their work. The opening and the exhibit, which runs through February 28, are open to the public.
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