22 2018

Happy Hour (BSS)

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Beth Shalom Synagogue 5827 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
803-782-2500 bethshalom.tonya@gmail.com

A Happy Hour To Launch Arnold Breman’s new book
(New Program)
Wednesday February 22, 2018 6:30 PM
Refreshments will be served *Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.

A Jewish boy from Brooklyn who was dragged off the streets from stickball and forced to endure Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts at Carnegie Hall. Handed a theater at 19 years old with a mandate to fill it with an African-American audience from the surrounding neighborhood. His first presentation was Duke Ellington and then came a parade of stars and a 50 year career directing four performing Arts Centers in New York and Florida and working with more than 2,000 artists and attractions including; BB King, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Beverly Sills, The New York Philharmonic, Ethel Merman, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Leonard Nimoy, Victor Borge Liza Minnelli, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Harry Connick Jr. Patti Labelle, The Monkees, Itzhak Perlman and the list goes on and on. He also served as the Executive Director of the world- famous Joffrey Ballet in New York and Chicago.


Upon retiring his wife insisted he write a book, “LAUGHTER IN THE WINGS.” He did so for his children, but it was so successful, his second book “MORE LAUGHTER IN THE WINGS” arrives on February 22. His presentation will include humorous and entertaining backstage stories, photos and videos of some of the performers that caused him to loose all his hair.