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  • At 97, Holocaust survivor and mandolin player Emily Kessler gets her Lincoln Center debut

    November 3, 2014 | 10:57 am

    For Emily Kessler, a Holocaust survivor, the prospect of performing at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall is less worrying than figuring out what to wear for the occasion.

    “I came to the conclusion,” she said, in an interview at her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, “that...

  • The Mandolin Rock Star

    By Rick Schultz

    May 17, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    Avi Avital plays the mandolin sitting center stage in a hard-back chair. He curls into himself, his face turned downward, and nestles the small stringed instrument on his lap. His intense concentration draws a listener in, whether he’s performing a piece composed by mandolin...

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