Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Midwest Dance/Music New Update - www.ethnicdance.net

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Dear [first] [last]:

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#1 – Al Spear’s Passing
#2 – Balkanske Igre Spring Festival – Mar 28-30
#3 – Turkish Dance Wkshp-Evanston (Ahmet Luleci) – Mar 31
#4 – Bulgarian Dance Wkshp-Atlanta (Yuliyan Yordanov) – Apr 4-6
#5 – Duquesne University Tamburitzans in Milwaukee Area – Apr 6
#6 – Chicagoland Spring Fling–Ed Birchfield Birthday Party – Apr 11
#7 – Dance in Millennium Park with Zlatne Uste-Chicago – Apr 12
#8 – Fox Valley Wkshp (Kuharski/Rudin/Bratkovich)-Appleton – Apr 12
#9 – Festival of Nations in St Paul - May 1-4
#10 – Detroit Folk Dance Camp (Romanian-Florescu/Dion) May 2-4
#11 – Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares-Milwaukee - May 16
#12 – Pittsburg Folk Festival - May 16-18
#13 – Chicago Turkish Festival-Chicago - May 28-31
#14 – Regional June Camp-Beloit (J.Leegwater/L.Otterholt)-May 30-Jun 1
#15 – Door County Folk Festival-Wisconsin – Wed-Sun, July 9-13, 2008
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#1 - Al Spear’s Passing
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Alex “Al” Spear, beloved husband, dance partner and best friend of 60
years to Edith “Edie” Spear (nee Finkelstein) passed away from this
earth last Monday night. Al was the loving father of Leah Shepard,
Stephen (Sarah Evens) Spear, Mika Yehezkeli and Laura (Michael) Solan;
the cherished grandfather of Amy (Phillip), Chezi, Yael, Talia, Daniel,
Julia, Ariel, Zachary, Brandon, Ryan, Michael and Leah; the adored great
grandfather of Conrad, Savanna and Cooper; the fond brother the late of
Louis (Esther) Spear, Jack (the late Phyllis) Spear and the late Edna
Friedman (Sam); and dear uncle cousin and friend of many.

In lieu of flowers, the Spear family requests donations to Magen David
Adom, Midwest Region, 3175 Commercial Ave., Suite 101, Northbrook, IL
60062 - a fund-raising organization for Israel's Red Cross society.

On Wednesday this week (March 26, 2008), at the Oak Park Folk Dance
Group Edie Spear will honor Al's memory by playing many of his favorite
dances. The group meets from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Harvard
Congregational Church, 1045 S Kenilworth, Oak Park, IL 60304. Edie
Spear: (847)-674-6308, edancemore@comcast.net


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#2 – Balkanske Igre Spring Festival – March 28-30
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Balkanske Igre Spring Festival, International House on University of
Chicago Campus, 1414 E 59th st, Chicago, IL 60637, Dance Workshops: Sani
Rifati (Roma), Atanas Kolarovski (Macedonian), Ahmet Luleci (Turkish),
Ventzi Sotirov (Bulgarian), Martin Koenig (Balkan), & Others TBA. Music
Workshops: Chris Bajmakovich, Ljupco Milenkovski, James Stoyanoff,
Contact: John Kuo, (773)-324-1247, (847)-965-8495,
balkanske_igre@yahoo.com, Schedule:
www.ethnicdance.net/downloads/spring_festival_2008_schedule.pdf


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#3 – Turkish Dance Wkshp-Evanston (Ahmet Luleci) – Mar 31
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Turkish Dance Workshop with Ahmet Luleci - Evanston Monday Night Folk
Dancers, Evanston Monday Night Folk Dancers, 7:30-10:30, Lake Street
Church of Evanston, 607 Lake Street (at Chicago Ave) - Evanston, IL
60201, enter from courtyard on Chicago Ave., Info: Judy/Harry Solomon:
(847)-748-8002, jss53@yahoo.com


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#4 – Bulgarian Dance Wkshp-Atlanta (Yuliyan Yordanov) – Apr 4-6
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Rang Tang 2006 in Atlanta w/teaching by Yuliyan Yordanov (Bulgarian),
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 5140 Memorial Dr, in Stone Mountain,
GA (Atlanta Suburb), Liz Nunan, (404) 292-7176, liznunan@hotmail.com,
Mary Turlington, (770)-270-6884, maryturl@juno.com


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#5 – Duquesne University Tamburitzans in Milwaukee Area – Apr 6
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NOTE: New Location & Time: 3:30pm, Greendale HS, 6801 Southway,
Greendale, WI 53129, CFU Contact: Sharon Sharko, teachershark@aol.com,
(414)-671-5112, evenings, Tammies Website:
http://www.tamburitzans.duq.edu/schedule.html


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#6 – Chicagoland Spring Fling–Ed Birchfield Birthday Party – Apr 11
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Chicagoland Spring Fling 2008, Dancer Appreciation Night – Ed
Birchfield’s Birthday Party, Live Music with Orkestar Sloboda and Zlatne
Uste, Chicago Latvian Community Center, 4146 N Elston Ave - Chicago, IL
60618, NW corner of Elston (NW Diag) & Hamlin (3800W), Balkan Dance
Lesson – 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Balkan Dance Party – 8:00pm to midnight

Orkestar Sloboda (Milwaukee) – Serbian & Balkan - Orchestra "Sloboda"
(Freedom, Liberty), a gathering of musicians coming from two Serbian
Orthodox churches in the Milwaukee Area (St. Nikola and St. Sava) was
first formed in 1972. Sloboda and has performed all around the Midwest
for consecrations, weddings, dances, and festivals and for international
folk dance events. Members are: Milan Kontich (Accordion), Harley
Schoville (Percussion), Stevo Petrovich (Tambura), and Savo Radjenovich
(Bass Guitar). Website: www.balkanmusic.com/sloboda

Zlatne Uste (New York City) – Balkan Brass Band - Zlatne Uste (Golden
Lips) is an internationally known group of American-born musicians
playing traditional music of the Balkans, primarily representing
Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Romany (Gypsy) traditions. Four-time
invited guest at the Dragachevo Brass Festival in Gucha, Serbia, the
12-piece band is among the foremost presenters of traditional Balkan
dance music in the United States. Each year Zlatne Uste hosts and
produces the Golden Festival, New York's biggest and best Balkan music
festival with an astounding 40 or more bands and something for everyone.
Website: www.zlatneuste.org, BYOB! – BYO Desserts, Please RSVP to
rsvp@ethnicdance.net, No Charge, www.ethnicdance.net/downloads/springfling


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#7 – Dance in Millennium Park with Zlatne Uste-Chicago – Apr 12
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(Tentative) Free Live Music Dance in Millennium Park with Zlatne Uste
Brass Band (New York) - Rain/Bad Weather Location TBA, Millennium Park,
55 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, Chicago Department of Cultural
Affairs Information: (312)-742-4007


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#8 – Fox Valley Wkshp (Kuharski/Rudin/Bratkovich)-Appleton – Apr 12
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Fox Valley (WI) Folkdancers (Appleton), Workshop with Michael Kuharski
and Catherine Rudin, South Greenville (WI) Grange Hall, 6920 County Hwy
BB, Appleton, WI 54915, Live music by Nick Bratkovich, Barbara
Westhofen, (920)-734-4029, westhofenb@aol.com, Patricia Scott,
(715)-831-0057, pjscott@pressenter.com,
www.angelfire.com/music4/walenski/FolkDancers.html


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#9 – Festival of Nations in St Paul - May 1-4
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Festival of Nations in St Paul, MN, Performances, Ethnic Foods,
Shopping, Crafts, Cultural Exhibits, at RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg
Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101 (Downtown), Advance Tickets: At all Byerly's
locations and at the International Institute of Minnesota,
(651)-647-0191, sheckler@iimn.org, http://www.festivalofnations.com


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#10 – Detroit Folk Dance Camp (Romanian-Florescu/Dion) May 2-4
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Detroit Folk Dance Camp @ Camp High Scope, Clinton, MI, Guest Teachers:
Christian Florescu & Sonia Dion (Romanian Dances), Rick King,
(248)-376-6992, detroitfolkdancing@comcast.net, www.detroitfolkdancing.com


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#11 – Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares-Milwaukee - May 16
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RESCHEDULED FROM FRI-SAT JAN 18-19, Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
(Bulgarian women's choir) in Milwaukee, 8:00 PM, Pabst Theater, 144 E.
Wells St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, Tickets: (800) 511-1552 or (414)
286-3663 http://pabsttheater.org/bulgares.html


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#12 – Pittsburg Folk Festival - May 16-18
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52nd Annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival, David L. Lawrence Convention
Center, Downtown Pittsburgh, Folk Festival Office, (412)-278-1267, or
Julie Rhyner, (412)-571-0541, jcrhyner@attbi.com, www.pghfolkfest.org


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#13 – Chicago Turkish Festival-Chicago - May 28-31
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‘All Things Turkish' Festival, various times at Daley Plaza, Daley Plaza
& Lobby, 50 W. Washigton St, Chicago 60601, The 2008 Festival will once
again feature demonstrations of art and dance, gourmet food, Turkish
merchandise and much, much more! Don't miss out on the opportunity to
savor Turkish culture and cuisine, Info:
info@chicagoturkishfestival.com, www.chicagoturkishfestival.com


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#14 – Regional June Camp-Beloit (J.Leegwater/L.Otterholt)-May 30-Jun 1
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Regional "June" Camp at Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Guest Teachers: Jaap
Leegwater (Bulgarian) & Lee Otterholt (Balkan/Norwegian), Mady Newfield,
(630)-584-0825, junecamp2008@gmail.com,
http://junecamp2008.googlepages.com/junecamp2008


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#15 – Door County Folk Festival-Wisconsin – Wed-Sun, July 9-13, 2008
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Preliminary Announcement - The 29th Annual Door County Folk Festival
(DCFF) begins on Wednesday, July 9 and runs through Sunday, July 13,
2008. Specific details will be posted on the website www.dcff.net and
in subsequent announcements

WORK SCHOLAR PROGRAM
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DCFF provides funding for the equivalent of 12 Work Scholars to attend
the festival. 2008 Work Scholar positions are currently open -
(www.dcff.net/workscholar).

LIVE MUSIC
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Balkan Cabaret, Nick Bratkovich and Last Gaspé return to provide live
music for the parties, workshops and other events.

WORKSHOPS
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The festival offers a variety of learning opportunities for participants:

* 14 Ethnic Dance workshops. 6 geared to beginning level dancers
* 3 Contra/Square Dance workshops with live music
* 2 Argentine Tango workshops (Nick & Mary)
* 2 Polynesian/Hawaiian Dance afternoon workshops (Grace)
* 3 Sunday review workshops
* 6 Balkan singing workshops, 4 with live music
(Mary Sherhart, John Morovich, Tri Bratovchedki, Balkan Cabaret)
* Teacher Training Track for Continuing Education Credits

PARTIES
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Each night features great parties with live & recorded music in Sister
Bay and Ephraim:

* Wednesday Night Dance Party with live and recorded music
* Thursday Night Dance Party with live and recorded music
* Friday Night Ethnic Dance Party with live and recorded music,
featuring a “Stuffed Animal” dance party
* Friday Night Contra/Square Dance Party offers alternative dancing to
live music at Ephraim Village Hall
* Saturday Night Ethnic Dance Party with live and recorded music
featuring the “Larry Hoey Memorial Folk Dance Olympics”, a friendly
and fun “competition”, offering groups and individuals a chance to
strut their stuff
* Saturday Night Ethnic Dance Party with your favorite recorded music
at Ephraim Village Hall
* Sunday Night Survivors’ Dance Party where dancers (instead of
leaders) take responsibility for running the program

SILENT AUCTION
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The Silent Auction is a way for everyone to support the work scholar
program and to find new life for ethnic dance/music related stuff you no
longer use. To donate items to the auction, (a) contact Mercedes
(mercedes@dcff.net) (b) arrange for delivery, pickup or shipping; (c)
download short form from auction webpage (www.dcff.net/auction), (d) for
each donation, complete form’s top section and include with item.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
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Friday Group Dinner at the Sandpiper Restaurant
Saturday Fish Boil Dinner is Sister Bay Park
Friday & Saturday Children’s Activities in Sister Bay Park
Dance Relief Sessions


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Paul Collins

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10pm-midnite - Dance Party & Requests
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4146 N Elston Ave - Chicago, IL 60618

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