Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lucy Kaplansky Performs in Abq!

Summer Nights @ Abq BioPark::  What a treat!  Abq Jew is extremely pleased to announce the upcoming performance of PhD psychologist and singer / songwriter

Lucy Kaplansky
Abq BioPark
Thursday 18 August 2011
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Click here for tickets

Originally from Chicago, Lucy Kaplansky decided -  right after high school - not to go to college.  Instead, she moved to New York City and became involved in the city's folk music scene, particularly around Greenwich Village.

A few years later, she decided to become a psychologist.  She earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University, set up a private practice, and become a staff psychologist at a New York hospital.

But Lucy's first love was music.  She eventually gave up the psychology thing and began performing full time, appearing with such folk music icons as Shawn Colvin,  Suzanne Vega, Nanci Griffith, and John Gorka.  Her best-known collaboration was with Richard Shindell and Dar Williams, in the 1998 one-album supergroup Cry Cry Cry.

Lucy's father was the noted mathematician Irving Kaplansky.  Lucy sometimes performs songs composed by her father (who was also an accomplished pianist) on mathematics-related themes.  Here is the Song About Pi:

"A truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs."
The New Yorker

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