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August 14, 1987 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-08-14

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Queen

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Catering to

SUCCESS

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At Town Center

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FRIDAY, AyG. 14 1987

!,

of parties at the house, and I
was brought up as a hostess."
Sarko's introduction to
music was through her older
sister Barbara. "Barbara
started it. Every week she
had to know the top 100
records," recalls Sarko. It was
not unusual for Sarko to pur-
chase records and clip and
chart the weekly record
ratings for her sister. "She
and her sister supported
Mumford Music," says
Eleanor Sarko.
Barbara Sarko died about
ten years ago from Crohn's
disease, but her sister re-
mains close to her daughter,
Stacey Karr. Karr, 22, refers
to her aunt as Auntie Mame.
"She is like the famous aunt
you always dreamed about
and never thought was real,"
says Karr.
Her childhood friend, Linda
Feldman of West Bloomfield,
has Sarko and her mother
every Thanksgiving for din-
ner. "Anita was always very
creative and artistic," says
Feldman, recalling the days
when they both designed doll
clothes. Feldman also notes
that Sarko cannot be defined
along traditional lines.
After graduating from
Mumford, Sarko attended the
University of Arizona for one
year. She was graduated from
Michigan State University
with a degree in special
education and a major in
psychology. She then attend-
ed the University of Miami
Law School for one year. "I
just didn't fit in. I didn't look
like a law student," says
Sarko who wears outlandish
clothing.
However, the following
year she married a lawyer
and moved to Atlanta. There
she attended a course at
Georgia State University
called Commercial Music and
Recording. With her
Midwestern, sexy voice, she
immediately got a job at
WRAS in Atlanta, a univer-
sity radio station. She also
got a job at a top 40 station
WFOX, and became a per-
sonality deejay.
After a divorce and being
dismissed from the radio sta-
tions for not conforming to
the rules (Sarko would play
music the managers deemed
as weird), she left for N.Y.,
knowing that there she
wouldn't be bored, and that
her non-conforming style
would be accepted. She work-
ed at the Mudd Club in the
late '70s. "I knew this was
the place for me when I saw
the Sex Pistols and Pat Boone
next to each other on the
jukebox."
Eventually she met Steve
Rubell, of Studio 54 fame, and
he needed a deejay at his new

Anita Sarko cues up some records for the dancers at New York's
Palladium.

club, the Palladium. He
showed her the Michael Todd
room and said, "It's yours.
Make it happen."
Sarko has "made it hap-
pen" at the club and with her
career. The Palladium is a
haven for the elite N.Y.
crowd. She recently put the
music together for the Andy
Warhol memorial service. "I
tried to provoke happy
memories. It was the party of
the decade," notes Sarko.
Sarko does not like to
namedrop. In fact, to those

who grew up with her, Sarko
was never a snob even grow-
ing up with sports cars, credit
cards and a fabulous war-
drobe. Reporters interrogate
her in order to find out her
celebrity status. She finally
admitted that Robert Palmer,
of Addicted to Love fame,
wanted to meet her, and they
plan on exchanging tapes.
"You're it. Don't let it go to
your head," cautioned Rubell.
"And I haven't," says
Sarko. "But you know, my
feet have grown one size." ❑

GOING PLACES

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24, admission, 661-1000 ext.
342.
SOUTHFIELD PUBLIC
LIBRARY 26000 Evergreen,
Southfield, special children's
program, 2:30 Wednesday,
354-5342 or 354-9100.
PUPPETS IN THE PARK
Bloomer Park, Richardson
Road, West Bloomfield
Ilawnship, Cinderella, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, free, 334-5660.

COMEDY

DUFFY'S ON THE LAKE
3133 Union Lake Rd.,
Union Lake, Bob Posch and
John Cionca, 9 and 11 p.m.
every Friday and Saturday
through Aug., admission,
363-9469.
THE COMEDY CASTLE
2593 Woodward, Berkley,

Vic Dunlop, 8:30 and 11:30
p.m.today and Saturday,
Roger Peltz 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Aug. 22,
admission, 542-9900.

THEATER

SHAW FESTIVAL
Niagara-On-The-Lake,
Ontario, Peter Pan, today
until Oct. 11, Fanny's First
Play, now until September
27, Augustus Does His Bit,
now until Aug. 30 and
Night Of January 16th, now
until Sept. 27,
(416)468-2172.
DOWNTOWN DINNER
THEATER Veterans
Memorial Building banquet
hall, They're Playing Our
Song, presented by Jimmy
Launce Productions,
cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner
at 7 p.m., curtain at 8:45

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