Unusual as it is being an adopted Korean Swedish Jew

If it’s an okay (I almost said “aoki”) segue from Ai Weiwei below (and Kara Maria) to Rebecca Erickson, the self-described “Korean Swedish Jew”, I actually bumped to this because my morning email included a newsletter from my close personal friend, and quasi-client Beth Custer, which included mention of a Bruce Abbott of St. Paul, MN who bought 12 copies of Beth’s Clarinet Thing.

I met beckoclar at my cousin’s bat mitzvah a few years back and was intrigued by her story, and liked her playing. For a minute we corresponded about some kind of appropriate project to work on.
(the headline is the first 10 words of her bio — I was trying to recall to what level of confidentiality I had learned of her background — somewhere there is an article that gives her Korean birth name — Good luck, mazel, namaste to this spirit, under whatever pka…My advice, not that anyone is asking, is to change the name or go solo co-leader under the name You Betcha Klezmer All-Stars, I’m just saying. You betcha!)
I found this clip of her klezmer trio busking:

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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