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Prying Eyes

A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater

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Adele Sicular in the 1920s(Photo courtesy Eve Sicular.)

Eve Sicular is the founder of and drummer for the bands Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, but her new work offers much more than traditional music. It’s called J. Edgar Klezmer – Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files. In the show, Eve combines archival materials, spoken word, and original songs from a variety of genres to explore the life of her paternal grandmother, Adele Sicular, who was a psychiatrist and activist in New York City.

J. Edgar Klezmer will be performed in New York City on June 4th at the Manhattan JCC. 

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What a nice refresher on a very interesting show–as usual, Sarah Ivry’s interviews hold up well! So, hope it is okay to mention that a track from the show is on the new Metropolitan Klezmer release, “Mazel means good luck,” and that Isle of Klezbos, Eve’s other band, will be performing excerpts from the show on Feb. 6, 2015, at The Actors’ Temple, 339 W. 47th St.


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Prying Eyes

A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater

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