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Nimoy Fronting New Radio Show

By Chris Wales
September 27, 2004 - 7:58 AM

The man responsible for bringing Trek's first Vulcan to life will soon be beaming into millions of homes once again – this time, eschewing the final frontier in favour of exploring sacred and secular Jewish music.

According to the website for Canton, Ohio's newspaper The Repository, Leonard Nimoy (Spock) will be presenting the 13-part series of two hour episodes, which will cover a variety of select material from the Milken Archive, a project aimed at preserving and cataloguing 350 years of Jewish music. The show will go out on WFMT Radio Network stations and XM Satellite Radio, with the first broadcast of the latter to be aired at 8:00pm ET on October 7th.

"I grew up speaking Yiddish at home in Boston and hearing this music during services at synagogue and at social events where my uncle and four cousins played klezmer music," said Nimoy, adding that he felt "very much at home" with both the program and the music.

The show will explore a variety of themes and American Jewish music, ranging from film scores and operas to Holocaust reflections, through to world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by renowned composer Leonard Bernstein.

In addition to current appearances alongside former co-star William Shatner (James T. Kirk) in TV commericals for Priceline.com, Nimoy will be teaming up with his former captain for a photo session at the Creation Convention in New Jersey on October 2nd, where he will also perform his acclaimed one-man show, Pictures, Poetry and Prose.

For more information, the original article can be found at The Repository.

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