Klezmer Podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb

Violinist Estelle Goldfarb

Klezmer podcast 114- Estelle Goldfarb. This episode features a two-part interview with Violinist Estelle Goldfarb.

Beloved Original Star Wars Cast Strikes Back

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Die Hard Director John McTiernan Fights Imprisonment

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Netflix Raising Prices

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Boomer George Strait is Entertainer of the Year

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Mickey Rooney Passes Away at 93

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Letterman to Retire from “Late Show” in 2015

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Tiger Woods Back Surgery Keeps Him Behind Jack Nicklaus

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New Michael Jackson Songs to be Released

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The Muppets are Back in Theaters

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Random Thoughts about March Madness

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