Diane Cypkin

Towers residents loved the show
Towers residents loved the show
North Shore Towers David Beltran 1/19/2012 at 5:06PM

“Oy vey!” It was quite a night in the VIP Room on January 13 as many “yentes” came out to see Dr. Diane Cypkin, professor of media and communication arts atPaceUniversity, salute and sing the songs of Molly Picon —considered by many as the first lady of Yiddish theatre. The concert, which began at 8 [...]

Bringing an icon to life
Bringing an icon to life
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 1/19/2012 at 5:04PM

College professor by day and entertainer by night, Diane Cypkin brings nostalgia, harmony and history with her to every performance. Born in a displaced persons camp in Munich, Germany after the war, Cypkin grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home. Now inBrightonBeach, Brooklyn, her shtick is making sure the story of well-loved entertainer Molly Picon — [...]