In 2003, Maxwell Street was joined by Dancin' Steve Weintraub, one of the world's leading klezmer dance masters.
Among Public Radio and Public Television appearances, Maxwell Street's performance on WTTW's one-hour special, "Do it Yourself Hanukkah" in 2001, has been rebroadcast during subsequent holiday seasons. The band also provided music for the soundtrack of ABC Network Television's program, "State of Grace" (2002).
As part of its mission to carry on traditional Jewish music, the band established its own not-for-profit, the Klezmer Music Foundation, Inc., in 1992. The KMF helps to support concerts in schools, nursing homes, and the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, a training band for young musicians. The KMF was also the organizer and co-sponsor of the bi-annual Midwest Klezmer and Yiddish Music Institute in the 1990s, which drew up to 800 participants. The KMF co-sponsored performances with the Yiddish Arts Ensemble of family theater productions with original scores. Most recently, the KMF works with Genesis at the Crossroads, Inc. to work for peace through Jewish-Arabic musical collaborations and performances.
Lori was recently recognized as a "Jewish Chicagoan of the Year 2004" in The Guide to Jewish Chicago.
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1. Lebedike Honga (A Lively Honga)
2. Shpil di Fidl, Shpil/Yidl mitn Fidl (Play Fiddle, Play/Yidl with
3. Leah's Saraband
4. Chusn Kalleh Mazl Tov (Congratulations, Bride and Groom)
5. Friling (Spring)
6. Zol Zayn Gelebt (Live to Enjoy!)
7. Oy, Abram
8. Galitzianer vs. Litvak (The Polish Jew vs. the Lithuanian Jew)
9. Abi Gezunt (Good Health is All that Counts)
10. Undzer Toyrele (Our Beloved Torah)
12. Yoshke/Tantz, Yidelekh (Dance on, Jewish People)
13. Klezmer Rhapsody for Violin