Innovative Arts Presenting in Lean Times

    Posted: 2010-10-13 16:52:11

    Schmoozer Dan Wolf runs The Hub at the JCC of San Francisco,an innovative program that promotes Jewish identity among 20s and 30s with arts, events, new Jewish ritual, social action and social networking. The Hub was one of the early Joshua Venture cohorts, and Wolf, who has since come on board as director, is also an accomplished actor, writer and rapper with the hip hop group, Felonious.\\r\\n

    Novelist Adam Mansbach [] is the author of several books, The End of the Jews, A Fictional History of the United States With Huge Chunks Missing, and Angry Black White Boy or The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay. A satire about race, whiteness and hip-hop, it was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005, and the recipient of an Honorable Citation from the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards and a PEN/Faulkner Writers in the Schools grant. A theatrical version played for three sold-out months at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, and was named the Best New Play of 2008 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner

    Wolf and Mansbach meet on stage in a live production of Angry Black White Boy, which reaches young audience with challenging experimental theatre. Catch an excerpt on line at For more information on Dan Wolf, the production of \\\"Angry Black White Boy\\\" and another of his innovative productions, \\\"Stateless,\\\" visit

Featured Artists

  • Trio C tot de derde
  • The Dutch music group Trio C tot de derde consists of the three young musicians Carel den Hertog (violin), Coos Lettink (accordeon) and Caspar Terra (clarinet). The music they play is inspired by klezmer, music from the Balkans and gypsy-music. They create their own unique sound, performing traditional melodies in a particular and often unexpected way. Since the boy’s enjoy improvisation so much, no musical piece ever sounds twice the same. While improvising, the members of Trio C tot de derde are playfully challenging each other to virtuosity and lyrical sounds. The music they play expresses euphoric happiness, as well as intense sadness, which means music for dancing, but also for dreaming.

  • Rami Kleinstein
  • Rami Kleinstein is known as one of Israel's greatest composers. Rami Kleinstein has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel. In 2005 Rami released his latest album, “Harbe Panim” (Many Faces), receiving great reviews and many of its songs penetrated the top of the charts in Israel. In 1997, Rami produced his sixth album entitled "Kol ma She Tirtzi” (Everything You Want) which reached triple platinum after only ten days. This success was no surprise as Rami had already been elected Israeli Radio and Television's "Singer of the Year" in 1995 after his "Tapuchim U’ Tmarim” (Apples and Dates) album reached triple platinum. Rami is also known for composing and arranging music for other singers. ..

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