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August 23, 2002 - Image 76

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-08-23

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- Entertainment

Best Bets



In Arab' and Jew: Return to the
Promised Land, filmmaker David K.
Shipler returns to Israel to revisit some of
the people from his 1988 award-winning
Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
(based on his Pulitzer
Prize-winning book) and
re-examines the deeply
Arts e: En t ertainment
symbolic and emotional
Ed itor
issues that have been the
most difficult to resolve
— among them the right of
return, the holy city of Jerusalem
Paint Creek Center for the Arts hosts a 20-year
and the West Bank Jewish settle-
anniversary retrospective celebration, featuring
ments. The documentary airs 10
more than 40 artists who've shown their work at
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, on
the center, including Stanley Rosenthal, Marilyn
Detroit Public Television-Channel
Schechter and Ray Katz, Aug. 23-Sept. 21.
56. Check your local listings.
Opening reception: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
(248) 651-4110.
Women See Women, an all-female photo
exhibit featuring the work of Dale Sparage,
Barbara Abel and more, is on exhibit through
Motor City Theatre Organ
Sept. 14 at the Living Room, 3249 12 Mile
Society screens. Woody Allen's
Road, in Berkley. (248) 544-4100.
Play it Again, Sam 8 p.m. Friday
The Detroit Institute of Arts hosts a fashion-
and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
focused mini-exhibition, Style of the Century,
23-24, at the Redford Theatre,
nine fashion photographs from Richard Avedon,
located at Lahser Road and Grand
Bert Stern, \Villiam Klein and more, through
Ne_chama Carlebach per forms at
River in northwest Detroit.
the West Bloomfield JCC.
Oct. 27. Info: www.dia.org .
Organ overture begins one-half

Neshama Carlebach, daughter of the late
renowned singer and rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, per-
forms in an outdoor concert 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 24, on the pool deck of the Kahn Building at
the West Bloomfield Jewish Community Center.
$5 members/$8 nonmembers.
(248) 432-5577.


Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill
Amphitheatre presents George
Benson and Natalie Cole 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. $25-$55.
(248) 645-6666.
DTE Energy Music Theatre hosts
pop musicians Hall & Oates with
special guest Todd Rundgren, 7:30
p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, $19.50-$32;
classic rock bands REO
Speedwagon and Styx, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, $24.50-$42.50:
and B.B. King's Blues Festival, 7
p.m. Thursday', Aug. 29, $18.50-
$42.50. (248) 645-6666.
Detroit's St. Andrew's Hail hosts
An Evening with Chris Robinson, o f
the Black Craves, 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 27. S20. (248) 645-6666.


hour before show time. $3. Info:
The Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA
presents the Academy Award-nominated
Promises, in which filmmakers B.Z.
Goldberg, Justine Shapiro and Carlos
Bolado film and document the feelings
of a group of seven Israeli and
Palestinian children prior to the latest
intifada, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
$6. (313) 833-3237.


fiar've got one in six chances of open-

ing for Robert Mein," quips
Jewish comedian Jason Douglas, assess-
ing his opportunity for 15 minutes of
fame Saturday, Aug. 24, on the stage of
the Meadow Brook Music Festival.
He and five other area comics will
perform in "Robert Klein and Six
Guys From Detroit," a late add-on
show to this summer's festival fare.
In a unique format devised by come-
dy impresario Mark Ridley and
Meadow Brook promoters, the six each
will do 10 minutes of standup comedy
before a panel of celebrity judges. The
winner then will do an additional 15
minutes, officially opening for Klein.
The versatile Klein has spent more .
than 4(.) tears as an entertainer, delight-
ing audiences in movies, on Broadway
and television, in comedy clubs and con-
certs and through his comedy albums.
A career in entertainment was a rea-

sonable pursuit for the Bronx-born
Klein, whose ,father, Ben, was a good
living-room comedian.
Klein attended Alfred University as a
premedical student, but got the acting
bug and went on to the Yale Drama
School. His big comedy break was
becoming a member of the famous
Second City troupe in Chicago.
"When his appearance at Meadow
Brook was arranged; we wanted to do
something a little different,"
explained Ridley, who has operated
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle for 23
years, most of them in Royal Oak.
"We brainstormed some ideas and
thought of holding a full-blown come-
dy festival, similar to the annual festivals
in New York, Colorado and Canada.
But that was a bit difficult to put
together in a short time. So, we decided
to assemble the 'mob' of six guys from
Detroit for this standup competition."
Two of the "mob" members are
Jewish:. Douglas, 23, a full-time comic

Besides being paid
from Saginaw, and Ben
for the work Saturday
Konstantin, 36, of
night, the winning
Royal Oak, who's an
comic will receive an
advertising agency

extra bonus.
copywriter. The other
four include J. Chris
is single, likes the coin-
Newburg, Jason
petinve format because
Slocum, Keith Ruff
"it's new and different'
and Horace HB
and he's also excited to •
Sanders. All are
be working with Klein.
Comedy Castle veter-
"Of course, I feel I'm
ans and were chosen by
always out there com-
Ridley. "No matter
peting on the stage
who wins, they'll all be
with the other comedi-
great for the Klein
Ben Konstantin.:
ans; I always try to do
show," he said:
Opening act?
my best."
Douglas, whose entire
- - - Bill Carroll
family converted to Judaism when he
was a teenager, is single and spends
about 45 weeks a year performing in
`An Evening with Robert Klein
comedy clubs throughout the country,
and Six Guys From Detroit"
mainly in -Midwestern cities. "I'm excit-
begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24,
ed to be working with Robert Klein —
at Meadow Brook Music Festival:
heck, I'm just happy to get a free ticker
$10-$20. (248) 645-6666.
to the show," he mused.
L 7firg



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