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November 08, 2002 - Image 108

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-08

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ried couple's quiet little cabin into a house
of mayhem, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and
Fridays, 3 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2
and 7 p.m.. Sundays through Dec. 29. $17.
(313) 868-1347.

Michigan Opera Theatre stages
Donizetti's Don Pasquale Nov. 9-17 at the
Detroit Opera House. Call for performance
times. $18-$105. (248) 645-6666.
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra,
under maestro Arie Lipsky, presents Bizet's
Carmen 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the
Sara Smith Productions Youth Theatre pres-
Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. $22-$38.
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Mitch
(734) 994-4801.
Arts 6- Entertainment
and featuring a children's cast includ-
Cranbrook Music Guild
Goren, Ali Hodges, Kate Rosen
hosts the Michigan
Rebecca Starks, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Chamber Players, featur-
Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at the
ing violinist Paul Kantor and violist
Community House in Birmingham. $7 advance/$9 at
Yizhak Schotten, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
the door general seating; $30 limited reserved seating.
12, at Christ Church Cranbrook in
(248) 644-5832.
Bloomfield Hills. $25. (248) 644-6352.
The 10th annual Autumn Harvest Indian Festival,
Temple Israel hosts DSO violinist
traditional drumming, singing and dancing,
Greg Staples in a Schmier Chapel
storytelling and demonstrations, comes
Chamber Concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Pavilion within the Southfield Civic
Greg Staples Nov..17, at the temple in West
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
• performs Nov. 17 Bloomfield. Free; for complimentary
$6.50/free 2 and under.
at Temple Israel. tickets, call (248) 661-5700.
Youththeatre hosts a Theaterworks/USA production of
E.B.-White's Charlotte's Web 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Southfield's Millennium Theatre. $8
advance/$10 day of. (248) 557-7529.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts singer-songwriter
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and perform-
Cheryl Wheeler, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, $17.50;
ers Classical Kids join together in a fun-filled musical
blues players the John Hammond Trio, 8 p.m.
adventure, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, 4 p.m. Sunday,
Monday, Nov. 11, $17.50; and The Ark's fall fund-
Nov. 10, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. $10
raiser, 0' Brother, Where Ark Thou?, featuring the
adults/$5 children. (734) 994-4801.
bluegrass sounds of the Whites and more, 8 p.m.
An all-new stunt production, Spiderman Live!
Friday, Nov. 15, $50-$500.. (734) 761-1451.
'swings into Detroit Tuesday-Sunday,-Nov. 12-17, at
Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor hosts
the Masonic Temple Theatre. Call for show times.
Cabaretfest '02, featuring singer Mary Cleere Haran
$18.50-$29.50. (313) 832-2232.
and singer-pianist Eric Comstock, 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9. $15-$30. (734) 769-2999.
Adam Schlesinger's pop foursome, Fountains of
Wayne, take the stage at The Shelter in Detroit
The Woods Gallery, located in the lower level of the
Wednesday, Nov. 13. Doors at 7 p.m. $15. (248)
Huntington Woods Library, hosts 21st Century
Fibers, featuring the work of Muriel and Janice
Bima to Broad -Vey, featuring Congregation Chaye
through Nov. 26. (248) 543-9720.
Olam's Cantor Stephen Dubov and cantorial student
Danny Singer, will be performed 7 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, at the Parthenon House in West Bloomfield.
$40 per person/tables of 10; includes dinner and cash
bar. (248) 752-6669.
The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and the
Association of Jewish Libraries, Michigan Chapter,
present an afternoon visiting two exhibitions Sunday,
Nov. 24, beginning 1:45 p.m., at the Michigan State
University Museum. Varian Fry: Assignment Rescue
Players Guild of Dearborn stages Annie, with 'music
was on display at the. U.S. Holocaust Memorial
by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, 8
Museum; a companion exhibit, Uneasy Years:
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays,
Michigan Jewry During Depression and War,.
Nov. 8-Dec. 8 (no performance Nov. 10). $14. (313)
explores Michigan Jewish life during this era. A bus
($17) leaves the West Bloomfield JCC at 12:15 p.m.
Detroit Repertory Theatre presents the world pre-
and returns at 5:15 p.m. For information and reserva-
miere of Jason Williams' comedy What's Next?,
tions, call Adele Staller, (248) 557-8315, by Nov. 18.
about a knock on the door that turns a retired mar-

Detroit is once again on the cinematic map, as
Eminem's long-anticipated film debut, 8 Mile,
hits movie theaters today.
With some similarities to the life of Marshall
"Eminem" Mathers III, 8 Mile is about a
young man who tries to deal with his anger
and turbulent life through hip-hop music.
"There are certainly similarities between the
character's life that Em plays in the movie and
Em's own life, however the movie is not a biog-
raphy,. " says Detroit's Paul. Rosenberg, one of
the film's executive producers and founder and
CEO of Goliath Artists Inc., the management
firm that handles Eminern's career.
"He plays a white rapper struggling to come up
from Detroit's mid-'90s hip-hop scene, but there
are many differences beyond those basic themes.'
8 Mile is, of course, Eight Mile Road, signify-
ing the border between Detroit city limits and
the suburbs, the city's racial and social divide.
"The people in Detroit know Eight Mile as
the city limit, a border, a boundary," says
director Curtis Hanson. But for [Eminem's
character], Eight Mile is the psychological
dividing line that separates him from where he
wants to be and who he wants to be."
Teaming up for the film are some of
Hollywood's well-known names. Besides
Hanson (L.A. Confidential and Wonder Boys),
there's Scott Silver (The Mod Squad), who
wrote the screenplay.
Producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind)
sought out Silver because he'd done an inde-
pendent film, Johns, which entailed street-smart
realism, a quality Grazer was seeking for 8 Mile.
The cast includes Brittany Murphy, of Don't
Say A Word fame, and Academy Award winner
Kim Basinger.
"Just as you don't have to appreciate boxing
to like Rocky or Raging Bull, you don't have to
be a hip-hop fan to appreciate 8 Mile," says
Grazer. It's about human endurance, tenacity,
getting into this world and surviving it."
Rosenberg, who was involved in selecting the
studio, scriptwriter and director, thinks the film
will give people a different perspective on contro-
versial Eminem.
"I think the movie will open up people's eyes to
rap music and what the world is like that many
artists come from," he says. "It will also make
people see Eminem in a more human light, rather
than the monster he is often painted to be."

-- Alice Burdick Schweige•

8 Mile opens Friday, Nov. 8, in Detroit.

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