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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-08-09

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Best Bets


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts Israeli
conductor Uriel Segal and Jewish Russian violinist
Philip Quint in a Tchaikovsky Spectacular, two dif-
ferent programs of the composer's works both fol-
lowed by fireworks, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 9-10, at Meadow Brook Music Festival. $14-
$59. (313) 576-5111.
University Musical Society holds its single ticket
day, when individual tickets go on sale for perform-
ances by mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson,
Audra McDonald and Trio, the Royal Shakespeare
Company and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Aug.
12. For a complete schedule with ticket prices, go to
vvww.ums.org . (734) 764-2538.


Rising, as well as their classic hits, 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Palace of
Auburn Hills. $72.50. (248) 645-6666.
Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill
Amphitheatre hosts quintessential soul
man Al Green, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
15, $25-$55; and making a rare Detroit
appearance, Paul Anka, 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 16, $19-$49. (248) 645-6666.
Pop underground band Sonic Youth
takes the stage 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at
the Royal Oak Theatre. Doors at 7 p.m.
$20. (248) 645-6666.

works of the great Japanese director Akira
Kurosawa, call (313) 833-3237 or go to
the Web site at www.dia.org .



Arts c Entertainment


The Treetown Performance Festival at Ann Arbor's
Performance Network hosts the Greenhouse Theatre
Company in Anton in Show Business, featuring an all-
female cast in a back-stage comedy about mounting a
production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, 8 p.m.
Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 15-25.
$15-$18/pay what you can Thursdays. (734) 663-0681.

Kids' Day, featuring magic, juggling and
puppets emceed by Roscoe the Clown,
comes to Meadow Brook Music Festival 2
and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Kiddie train and
face painting on the grounds. $10 pavil-
ion/$5 lawn. (248) 645-6666.


College for Creative Studies is holding an Alumni
Art Auction and Show to benefit GCS's Community
Arts Partnership initiatives. Artwork will be on display
until Saturday, Aug. 17, when a closing reception,
beginning at 6 p.m., and silent auction, 6-8 p.m., will
be held. $10 advance/$15 at the door. (313) 664-7664.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center hosts the
Michigan Water Color Society 55th Annual
Exhibition through Aug. 23. (248) 644-0866.
Representing Cinema: The Art of the Film
Poster, a selection of international film posters dat-
ing between 1929-1974, is on display 1-5 p.m. daily
through Sept. 15 at Chatham Cultural Centre, 75
William St., in Chatham, Ontario. Reception: 7
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; curator-led walk-through: 2
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. (519) 360-1998.

The Ark in Ann Arbor presents the Flatlanders,
featuring original members Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale
Gilmore and Butch Hancock, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.
9, $25; blues artist Keb' Mo', 8 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday, Aug. 12-13, $35; and Western swing artist
Ray Benson with Asleep at the Wheel, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, $30. (734) 761-1451.
The Detroit Film Theatre opens its fall season with
The Great Lakes Folk Festival, featuring music, •
My Lips (France), a suspenseful new Hitchcockian
crafts, food, games and children's activities, comes to
7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 and
downtown East Lansing 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, 12-10:30
Aug. 9-11. $6. For a complete schedule
p.m. Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9-11. Free.
of all this season's films, including a celebration of the
(517) 432-4533 or wwvv.greatlakesfolkfest.net .
DTE Energy Music Theatre hosts the Jeep World
Outside Festival, featuring Sheryl Crow, Train,
O.A.R., Ziggy Marley and more, Saturday, Aug.
10, doors at 3 p.m., $29.50-$49.50; and the classic
aftermath of a 1919 pogrom.
66 I n many ways it was a
rock of Creedence Clearwater Revisted, 7:30 p.m.
The picture of shted and city life
good world, in many
Wednesday, Aug. 14, $17-529. (248) 645-6666.
ways it was a hard world," in the E.astern European Pale of
Alternative rock singer-songwriter Beck performs fan-- narrator Elliott Gould observes in
Settlement painted by these sur-
vivors tends to be more "good" than
favorites and previews his upcoming September CD
introducing A Yiddish World
release 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Michigan
Remembered, a one-hour PBS spe- "hard," shading into the sentimental
in the vignettes of childhood life
Theater in Ann Arbor. $30. (248) 645-6666.
cial premiering Aug. 11 on
recalled many decades later.
Performing a concert of classic songs, Disney
WFUM and Aug. 18 on WTVS.
favorites, big band standards 'and patriotic tunes,
It's not easy to
The smells and
vocalist Sandi Patty closes out the DSO season at
evoke a lost era
savor of heavenly
Meadow Brook Music Festival 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
cholent, chicken
through television
Aug. 11. $14-$59. (313) 576-5111.
footage, but Yiddish
soup, gefilte fish, or
Punk rocker Billy Idol takes the stage 8 p.m.
World largely over-
even herring and
Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Detroit's State Theatre. $30.
potatoes, all but
comes the difficulty.
(248) 645-6666.
S. leap off the screen.
The special pres-
The Motor City Brass Band plays 7 p.m.
ents lively interviews
Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Burgh Historical Park,
wasn't as happy as
with six elderly men
Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, in Southfield.
I was on Friday
and women who
Free. (248) 354-9603.
nights when we
remember the shtetls
Jazz artists Spyro Gyra and Nelson Rangell take
from their child-
made Kiddush,"
the stage 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Detroit's
recalls one former
hood, vintage pho-
Chene Music Park. 58-$15. (248) 645-6666.
shtetl child.
tos and some newly
The Boss is back! Bruce Springsteen & the E
discovered archival
The vibrant cul-
Street Band — including veteran drummer Max
films, including one
tural life of the
Weinberg — perform songs from their new CD, The
time and place is
showing the bloody
Two cheder boys

perhaps familiar, as are the politi-
cal and religious rivalries among
Chasidim, Bundists and Zionists.
Still, it gives one pause to learn
that there were no less than 24
competing Yiddish dailies in
Poland at the turn of the century.
In the end, it is the language
itself that binds together all other
aspects of this lost world.
"Yiddish is the soul of the Jewish
people, it speaks by itself," says one
old-time immigrant to America.
Even if you don't know the lan-
guage — you feel it."

-- Tom Mgend, JTA

A Yiddish World Remembered
airs 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
11, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug.
18, on WFUM-Michigan
'Television; and 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 18, on WTVS-

Detroit Public Television.
Check your local listings.

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