Wednesday, November 15, 2017

American Investigations: Weenie Beenie | Old school, South Arlington, Virginia

The Weenie Beenie has been a fixture in South Arlington since 1950.

Dave Grohl, a northern Virginia native, included a song called "Weenie Beenie" on the first Foo Fighters album. According to a Wikipedia article, the eatery was funded by winnings from the original owner's pool playing.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Andy Statman Trio and Andy's Ramble Bluegrass Quartet

Andy Statman, a stellar performer of klezmer music, and one of the pioneers of the klezmer revival, recently performed at the Music Center at Strathmore as part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival. In addition to his masterful renditions from a Jewish repertoire, Mr. Statman is a highly respected and accomplished bluegrass musician. This performance featured both his Trio and his Quartet of bluegrass collaborators.

It was quite the night.

Thanks to Ilya Tovbis, Kaitlin Whitman, and Sonya Weisburd of the DCJCC.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Klezmatics and Yasmine Levy at Strathmore

Double bill show of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and Israeli singer Yasmine Levy's soulful Ladino music at Strathmore Hall in Rockville, Maryland. They were part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival sponsored by the Edlovitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC.

Friday, November 03, 2017