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Main Squeeze Orchestra

Friends, Loved Ones Remember Walter Kuehr of Main Squeeze Orchestra

Walter Kuehr, the inspiration for the Main Squeeze Orchestra, died this past weekend after a long battle with cancer. Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Kuehr opened an accordion shop at 19 Essex St. in 1996. In 2002, he created the...

Main Squeeze Brings the Russians to Bowery Poetry

According to neighborhood lore, ten years ago Walter Kühr, the German-born owner of the Main Squeeze Accordion shop on Essex Street, had a dream that he was conducting an all-female accordion orchestra. Not just any all-female accordion orchestra, but...

Some National Exposure for the Main Squeeze Orchestra

We've been following Walter Kuehr of Main Squeeze Accordians, 19 Essex Street, since The Lo-Down's Jesse Jiryu Davis photographed him more than a year ago.  So we were interested to hear the profile that just aired on NPR's "All...

Main Squeeze Orchestra Preps For Valentine’s Day

If you're looking for some exotic fun on Valentine's Day weekend, The Main Squeeze Orchestra, (also known as the "Western World's Only 14 Piece All-Female All-Accordion Orchestra") will be celebrating their annual Valentine's Day concert with a special...

Weekend Guide

There's plenty to do this Halloween Weekend.  Along with our Halloween Guide, our Weekend Music Picks and the last weekend of the season for the Hester Street Fair, here are a few more special events you might want to...

This Week’s Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this week: TALL TALL TREES - Friday, July 30 at 10pm If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last 10 years, it’s that banjos do have a...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...
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