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August 18, 1995 - Image 91

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-08-18

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> LAMP CHOP page 87

up to me and say: 'I watched you
on television this morning. Re-
member?'
"The question I'm asked most
often involves the reality of Lamb
Chop. Not wanting to be the one
to say there is no tooth fairy or
that Santa Claus is really daddy
in costume, I tell them that Lamb
Chop is a real puppet. If they
want more of an answer, I refer
them to The Velveteen Rabbit."
To emphasize her point, the
entertainer, who recently
brought her talents to Broadway
and emceed the White House
Easter Festival, recalls a con-
versation she had with a little
boy:
"Shari," he said, "Charlie
Horse is made of jersey, isn't he?"
"Yes," I answered.
"His ears are felt, right?"
"Yes."
"His nose is papier-mache?"
"Yes."
"Shari, how is Charlie Horse?"
"I think that kind of under-
standing makes shows like Tow-
er Rangers' so dangerous,"
commented the ventriloquist.
She remembers her childhood as-
sociation of Yom Kippur with the
World Series simply because
they came at the same time of
year.
"These violent shows are like
a drug that gives kids a momen-
tary sense of power that's not
real. Kids should not think they
get power by kicking or socking
people whenever they believe
they're right.

Interacting
for the '90s.

"I think that what parents
have to do is get their kids in-
volved in other activities so tele-
vision is not the only activity.
Scouting costs a small amount
each year. The JCCs have terrific
gyms.
"If parents would just take the
time to get their kids started on
activities other than television,
they will be so glad they did in
the long run."
Ms. Lewis, who has been mar-
ried to publisher Jeremy Tarcher
for 38 years, has a 32-year-old
daughter, Mallory. She is a mem-
ber of the production team on Ms.
Lewis' show and a novelist with
16 young adult books to her cred-
it.
Ms. Lewis is entering her sec-
ond year as chairperson of the
American Lung Association
Christmas Seal Campaign be-
cause of her daughter.
"I am very distressed because
she smokes," Ms. Lewis said. "I
love her so much, and I hate the
thought of losing her to ciga-
rettes." The Tarchers enjoy a
mountain retreat, where they are
able to work in quiet and relax
by taking long walks, exploring

the rural towns near their home
and having big, midday meals,
which Ms. Lewis likes to barbe-
cue.
The couple also enjoy taking
one-week trips to faraway places.
Among the people Ms. Lewis
relies on when she is out of town
is former Detroiter Robert Ker-
nen, whose dad, Richard Kernen,
is an administrator at the Specs
Howard School of Broadcast
Arts. The younger Kernen writes
and handles production respon-
sibilities.
"I love working with kids be-
cause of their very eager quali-
ties, all that makes them ready
to jump in and play," Ms. Lewis
said. "I have a family that's very
playful and perfectly willing to
participate and pretend. That re-
ally makes life delightful." ❑
23 Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
will star at the Meadow Brook
Music Festival 7 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 31. For information, call
(810) 377-0100.

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Autumnfest
In Southfield

The city of Southfield, Parks and
Recreation Department, Cul-
tural Arts Division will present
the 8th Annual Autumnfest on
Sunday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. at the historic Mary
Thompson Farm south of the
Southfield Civic Center at 25630
Evergreen Road. Parking at the
Southfield Civic Center and
shuttle service to and from the
Mary Thompson Farm are free,
as is admission to Autumnfest.
Entertainment and activities
are planned throughout the day
for every age group. The festival
will open with a hot breakfast;
food will be available throughout
the day from local vendors. At-
tractions offered include an
authentic Indian tepee, a moon-
walk, a tractor pull for the chil-
dren from 2 to 5:30 p.m., and on
display will be a fire engine and
an EMS unit.
Adults can browse through the
many arts and crafts booths of-
fering ceramics, games and puz-
zles, hand-made jewelry and
more. Beginning at 1 p.m., en-
tertainment will be offered at the
Showmobile stage. Acts featured
this year include a presentation
of country line dancing, the an-
tics of Noodles the Clown, and
the Purple Dinosaur.
At 3 p.m. there will be a ben-
efit auction of goods and services
donated by area businesses.
Autumnfest buttons will be on
sale for $1. Proceeds from the
sale of Autumnfest buttons will
go toward Children in Crisis pro-
grams which helps children in
need to attend area camps and
classes.

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