MIKE STOLLER AND CORKY HALE STOLLER TO APPEAR AS
INAUGURAL GUESTS KICKING OFF A NEW
“IN CONVERSATION” SPEAKER SERIES
AT THE MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET, CELEBRATING THE
125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSEUM’S LANDMARK HOME,
THE 1887 ELDRIDE STREET SYNAGOGUE
Legendary Music Couple Shares Stories
Of Working with Hit-Makers From
Elvis Presley, The Coasters and Peggy Lee to
Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand
Moderated by Amy Krakow
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Museum At Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles-based Grammy Awardâ winning songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, renowned pianist, harpist and singer, Corky Hale Stoller, will appear as the inaugural guests kicking off a new “In Conversation” Speaker Series at the Museum at Eldridge Street; 12 Eldridge Street (between Canal and Division Streets); New York, NY 10022, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Series is part of an ongoing 125th Anniversary celebration of Jewish life and culture in the museum’s landmark home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue.
The legendary music couple will share stories of working with hit-makers from Elvis Presley, The Coasters and Peggy Lee to Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. The event will be moderated by noted producer and author, Amy Krakow.
Other upcoming speakers in the “In Conversation” Series will include: actor Fyvush Finkel who will be interviewed by his son, xylophone virtuoso Ian Finkel on Sunday, March 11, 2012; Los Angles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and filmmaker Henry Bean who will explore ways their Jewish upbringing and heritage has influenced their work on Thursday, March 29, 2012 and Rabbi Elliot Dorff who will explore the confluence of medical technology and Jewish law and ethics with the Museum’s Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Regina Stein on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
“In Conversation” events are $25 each for Adults, and $18 each for Students and Seniors. RSVP for three or more 125th Anniversary “In Conversation” events and receive a 20% discount. Tickets may be purchased by calling 212-219-088 or online at www.eldridgestreet.org. The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue; 12 Eldridge Street (between Canal and Division Streets); New York, NY 10022, and can be accessed via subway on the F line to East Broadway or the B line or D line to Grand Street.
When Mike Stoller and Corky Hale Stoller sit down to talk, they have no shortage of extraordinary stories to tell. The pair met in the late 1960s when Hale, a world-renowned pianist, harpist and singer did a demo for the legendary songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller. Happily married since 1970, Hale and Stoller’s shared life in the music industry covers some of the most exciting times in music and politics. In this public conversation, they will talk about working with a Who’s Who of hit-makers.
Corky Hale has played harp with Liberace, piano with Billie Holiday, and has appeared at the White House with Tony Bennett. She soloed with Barbra Streisand in Central Park, appeared with Björk on her MTV Special in London, and has sung with the bands of Harry James, Ray Anthony and Jerry Gray. In partnership with the late Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller’s many hit songs include: “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Love Potion #9,” and “Is That All There Is?”Smokey Joe’s Café, which still holds the record as the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, features 39 Leiber & Stoller songs.
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