BRAMA, January 15, 2010, 9:00 AM ET|
City of Lviv to erect plaque honoring Kvitka Cisyk
New York Lviv (Ukraine) will erect a plaque honoring Ukrainian American singer Kvitka Cisyk on Hlyboka Street in the city's historic center, on January 22. The singer of movie soundtracks and commercials for companies like Ford Motor and Coca-Cola recorded two Ukrainian-language folk albums before she died of breast cancer in 1998. Beloved by Ukrainians in the United States since the 1980s, Kvitka's music has in recent years gained widespread popularity in Ukraine.
Hlyboka Street was the home of Kvitka's grandparents Sophia and Wasyl Lew. Kvitka's parents, Ivanna and Wolodymyr Cisyk, lived there during their stays in Lviv.
The installation of the plaque was initiated by the producer Aleksander Guttmacher, who since 2008 has hosted evenings of Kvitka's music both in the United States and Ukraine. These evenings have been co-sponsored by the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council.
Ukrainian American Coordinating Council
142 Second Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10003
Tel: (212) 505-1765
Fax: (212) 475-6181
P.O. Box #1405
Columbia, MD 21044-0405
Tel.: (410) 992-3550
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