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October 20, 1995 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-20

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No Longer A Maniac

fter recording six albums
with 10,000 Maniacs, Natal-
ie Merchant set out to launch
a solo career with the release
of her first album, Tigerlily.
Ms. Merchant, who left 10,000 Maniacs
after recording one of its most successful
albums, 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged,
brings her performance to the Fox Theatre
on Sunday.
"The Unplugged album taught me that
a single live performance could be very, very
powerful," Ms. Merchant said. "I tried to

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record Tigerlily in that spirit."
The album features a variety of Ms. Mer-
chant's newest work, including
the popular song "Carni-
val," about city streets seen
through the eyes of a
woman. She sees them
transformed by her own
perceptions.

Natalie
Merchant: "I've
walked these
streets."

Is A Kiss Just A Kiss?

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eter marries Rita only six
weeks after he meets her.
When a mysterious old man
appears at their wedding,
both newlyweds think he is
the other's relative.
So when the old man asks Rita
for a kiss, she politely obliges.
Then, things get weird. Rita's
behavior changes dramatically,
and Peter realizes the old man is

now Rita and Rita is the old man
(remember, it's a play).
What follows is a comic scene of
mistaken identity where Peter and
the old man, who is Rita, try to
trap Rita, who is the old man, into
switching back.
Prelude to a Kiss runs through
Nov. 30 at the Hilberry Theatre.

Is a kiss
just a kiss?
The Hilberry
Theatre's
Prelude To A
Kiss answers
the question.

This Weekend's Best Bets

"Our Town"

Art exhibition and
sale by Michigan

Fri.- Sun.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

artists. Birming-
ham Community
House. (810) 644-
5832. Oct. 20, 21
and 22.

Friday 8 p.m.

The Supremes

with special guests
The
Contours.
Macomb Center
for the
Performing Arts.
(810) 286-2222.
Oct. 20.

Escanaba in
da Moonlight

Clifford the
Big Red Dog

A new play by Jeff Daniels
at the Purple Rose Theatre
in Chelsea. (313) 475-7902.
This weekend
throug h Nov. 19

Storytelling and a
visit with Clifford.
Kids' section at
Borders Books and
Music, Farmington
Hills. Oct. 21.

Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 2 & 7 p.m.

Saturday
11 a.m.

Sunday
8 p.m.

Natalie
Merchant

The former lead
singer of 10,000
Maniacs at the
Fox Theatre.
(810) 433-1515.
October 22.

For The Week's Best Bets See The Calendar On Page 80

INSIDE:
ENTERTAINMENT
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Cantors share their musical loves
away from the bimah. page 74

Per Frampton is what's hot in mil is
this week. pe
ag 77

A profile of Kathy Kosins. page 86

Re-views, Eye Spy,
Best Bets and more.

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