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Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown is a Cantor at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. A native of New Jersey, she graduated from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Education/Voice, and from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a Master of Sacred Music and Master of Jewish Education. Theater roles include Lili in Carnival, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Hope in Anything Goes, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Zorah in Ruddigore, and Margot in Yours, Anne. Opera performances include roles in Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, and Amelia Goes to the Ball. Movie credits include a role as a jazz singer in Reunited, and appearances in the Cantors Assembly's The New Faces of the Cantorate, and One Hundred Voices. Ari recently sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium and the Home Depot Center.

While living in New York, Ari fell in love with Yiddish Theater, and went on to perform in this genre off-Broadway in On Second Avenue, as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Safra Hall, and the Disney Concert Hall. Performances with the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater include Di Kishifmakhern (The Witch),, Akeydes Yitzkhok (The Binding of Isaac), and Motke Ganev (Motke the Theif).. As a cast member of a traveling troupe, she performed the show Mamas Loshn Kugl throughout the East Coast. Arianne wrote, directed, and performed a show entitled The Enchanting Tale of the Yiddish Theater at the Ida Kaminska State Theater in Warsaw. She was a featured performer at the Krakow Jewish Music Festival, a conducter of New York's Workman's Circle Yiddish Chorus, and a faculty member of Klez Kanada. For over three years, Ari has authored a bi-weekly advice column entitled Tayere Khaznte (Dear Cantor) for the Yiddish Forverts.

Aranne's trio, Ashira, released an album entitled Suddenly Spirited in 2008. Arianne is most excited to present her new cd, a recording of some of the most beautiful, heartwarming, and entertaining Yiddish songs of all times, entitled - Eternal Flame: A Yiddish Love Story. To order: www.cantorari.com

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