Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz too. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz. (See you.)

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.

Stratton has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.



umbrella nancy the eccentric

Nancy Hoffman changed her middle name from Arlene to “3.” Nancy runs the Umbrella Cover Museum in Peaks Island, Maine, and does “eccentric artistry” (to quote her website). Nancy also plays accordion in the Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band and is a friend of Avner the Eccentric.

I was at Nancy’s book-signing in Cleveland for Uncovered and Exposed: A Guide to the World’s Only Umbrella Cover Museum. Nancy kept a ledger of her book sales. That didn’t seem eccentric.

Yiddishe Cup plays for the community-wide Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) celebration tomorrow evening (Thurs., May 12) at Landerhaven, Cleveland.  Free.

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1 Dave Rowe { 05.11.16 at 10:14 am }

Guess it pays to specialize.

2 Ken G. { 05.11.16 at 9:48 pm }

I’m anxious to know if there’s an umbrella handle museum, too!

3 Seth B. Marks { 05.12.16 at 3:13 pm }

Did you wake up in the middle of the night and realize you had a deadline? Where’s the rest of the column? Is there an upgrade premium version of this blog that enables you to see the full text?

4 Bert Stratton { 05.13.16 at 4:16 pm }

To Seth B. Marks:

Sorry, no “upgrade premium version.” Nothing wrong with small. Blog reader Mark Schilling commented about a previous post: “You shooting for a haiku, Bert?” [Paraphrased.]

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