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February 27, 1987 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-02-27

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ENTERTAINMENT

latenight
headliner

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

David Brenner
has earned acclaim
as a comedian
1) and filmmaker

HEIDI PRESS

Local News Editor

avid Brenner
isn't "into" awards. Although he has
won more than 30 as a documentary
film producer and many others as a
stand-up comedian, Brenner finds
that life brings other rewards.
The Philadelphia-born come-
dian, who will appear May 8 and 9 at
the Premier Center in Sterling
Heights, says self-satisfaction is his
greatest reward. But for awards and
honors, "It's nice to get them, but I'm
not into them."
Despite_ his humility, Brenner
has been tapped for recognition in a
variety of fields. Besides the citations

for the more than 110 documentaries
he did for Westinghouse Broadcast-
ing, Brenner received the "man of the
year" award from the Broadcast
Pioneers for his documentary work.
As a comedian he was named "male
comedy star of the year" by the
American Guild of Variety Artists,
"best comedian headliner" by Atlan-
tic City magazine and in 1985 the Na-
tional Association for Campus Ac-
tivities recognized him as "college
comedian of the year."
To his credit, Brenner also has two
best-selling books, Soft Pretzels With

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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 5

GOIN GoPLAC ES

LISTINGS WELCOME

Performing a pas de deux?
Screening a film? Staging a
play? If so, The Jewish News
wants to hear about it in our
new entertainment calendar,
Going Places. Send concert,
film, dance, comedy, club
and other entertainment ac-
tivity listings to Entertain-
ment Calendar, The Jewish
News, 20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240, Southfield 48076.
Items must be typed,
double-spaced and include
the time, date, place, admis-
sion charge of each event
and a name and phone
number of someone to call
during businest hours. List-
ings must be received at
least two weeks prior to pub-
lication.

MUSIC

DETROIT SYMPHONY OR-
CHESTRA: Ford Auditorium,
conductor David Zinman,
pianist Brigitte Engerer, 8

p.m. today,admission, 567-
1400.

OAK PARK ARTS AND CUL-
TURAL COMMISSION: Oak
Paragon
Park Library,
Chamber Players, concert,

7:30 p.m. Sunday, free, 548-
7230.

MUSICAL
UNIVERSITY
SOCIETY: Hill Auditorium,

University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Vienna Philharmonic,
8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednes-
day, admission, 764-2538.

DETROIT. INSTITUTE OF
ARTS: 5200 Woodward Ave.,
Detroit, Fontana Ensemble,

concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday,
admission, V2-2730.

FILM

ADVENTURE

WORLD
SERIES: Detroit Institute of

Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. De-
troit, The Voyage of Colum-
bus 2:30 p.m. Sunday, admis-
sion, 832-2730.
DETROIT FILM THEATRE: De-
troit Institute of Arts, 5200
Woodward Ave., Scene of the
Crime 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
today Blue Velvet 7 and 9:30
p.m. Sataurday, Rembrandt 7

p.m. Sunday, admission,
832-2730.

AFTERNOON FILM THEATER:

Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200
Woodward Ave., Bigger Than
Life 1 p.m. today through Sun-
day, Oedipus Rex 1 p.m.
Tuesday through March 8,
admission, 832-2730.
FRIENDS FILM SERIES: Court
Room 4, 26000 Evergreen Rd.,
Southfield, Suspicion, 7:30
p.m. Thursday, admission,
354-9100.

THEATER

HILBERRY THEATRE:Wayne

State University, A Delicate
Balance 8 p.m. Saturday As

You Like It, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday,
admission, 577-2972.

MEADOW BROOK THEATRE:

Oakland University, Roches-
ter, Pack of Lies, now through
March 22, admission, 377-
3300.

HENRY FORD MUSEUM THE-
ATER: Dearborn, You . Can't

Take It With You, 8:30 p.m.
today and Saturday, through
March 21, admission, 271-
1620.

REPERTORY
DETROIT
THEATRE: 13103 Woodrow

Wilson, Detroit, Waiting for
Godot, 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
through Apr. 19, admission,
868-1347.

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