The George Crumb Trio, featuring Norbert
Girlinger on flute, Andreas Pozlberger on cello and
Sven Birch on piano, plays compositions from the
classical and contemporary repertoire in a Brunch with
Bach concert 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at the
Detroit Institute of Arts. Concert and brunch: $22
adults/$11 children; concert only: $5. (313) 833-4005.
Pianist Michael Gurt, a U-M School of Music
graduate and professor of piano at Louisiana State
University, performs works by Schumann, Albeniz,
Brahms and Prokofiev 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in
Britton Recital Hall (located in the E.V. Moore
Building on North Campus). Free. (734) 763-4726.
Featuring psychedelic guitar riffs and lush vocal har-
monies, the High Strung, a Beatlesque band with
Detroit rock roots - its members include former
MSU-ers Mark Owen, Chad Stocker, Josh Malerman
and Derek Berk - takes the stage at Jacoby's, 624
Brush St., in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 10. Show time is
9:30 p.m. Cover charge. (313) 962-7067.
The Congregation Beth Shalom Coffee House
hosts Steve Klaper and Azamra, featuring the local
recording artist's 17-year-old daughter, Caitlin
Klaper, with Judy Lewis on vocals and Larry Shlom
on bass, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the syna-
gogue in Oak Park. The name of the group is based
on Steve Klaper's first CD of original Jewish music,
Azamra, which featured a collection of jazz, pop and
folk-rock songs. Tickets are $5 at the
door/children 12 and under free.
Refreshments will be available. Information:
(248) 332-6653 or (248) 593-9083.
The Ark in Ann Arbor presents the fol-
lowing: Susan Werner, a singer-songwriter
known for her jazz-inspired, classically
trained vocal style, appears 8 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 11, with opening act folk-rock trio Grey
Eye Glances; $15. With a musical style
encompassing jazz, pop and folk, veteran
singer Kenny Rankin performs 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, with special guests folk
singers/songwriters Lowen & Navarro; $15.
East Coast singer-songwriter Charlie King,
who composes in the populist tradition of
Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, performs
with vocalist Karen Brandow in a fund-rais-
er for the Interfaith Council for Peace and
Justice 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17; $13.50
advance/$15 at the door. (734) 761-1451
Local folk, country, blues and rock per-
formers each perform two of their favorite
Bob Dylan songs in Dylanfest, running 7:30
p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Leopold
Bros. Brewery in Ann Arbor. $6 at the door
only/proceeds benefit Ann Arbor Safe House, a local
shelter for battered women and their children. (734)
minutes - as a giant revolving box
becomes a music screen, a Western
Jewish Ensemble Theatre's well-reviewed
saloon or a film set celebrating the work
of Federico Fellini. Brachetti makes his
production of Visiting Mr. Green has
been extended. There will be additional
Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre with
performances 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and
performances 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays,
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11-12. Reduced
7:30 p.m. Sundays and 2 p.m. Saturdays
price tickets, at $20, are available for all
and Sundays, Jan. 14-Feb. 2. $25-$50.
performances. (248) 788-2900.
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, during "Kids'
Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House
on Broadway," children 18 and
hosts the Sara Schreiber-directed improvi-
under can see the show for free when
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accompanied by one paid adult (ask for
sational theater troupe, Empatheatre, 7:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. "Weighing" is the
the "T-type" ticket discount). Info: (313)
theme of tonight's show. $10-$15. (734) 769-2999.
872-1000; tickets: (248) 645-6666.
Players Guild of Dearborn stages Neil Simon's
Daniel Walker directs the premiere production of
classic comedy The Odd Couple 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saving Anne, a new musical drama about a young
Saturdays, Jan. 10-26, with 2:30 p.m. matinees
man's obsession with Anne Frank, 8 p.m.
Sundays, Jan. 19 and 26. $11. (313) 561-TKTS.
Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 16-
Ridgedale Players of Troy present Susan Cooper
26, during Ann Arbor's Performance Network
and Hume Cronyn's Foxfire, with music by Jonathan
Fireside Festival of New Work. The theater is locat-
Holtzman, about a woman's conflict about leaving
ed at 120 E. Huron. $18 adults/$15 seniors/pay-
her farm, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
what-you-can Thursdays. Reservations: (734) 663-
Sundays, Jan. 10-26. $11-$12. (248) 988-7049.
0681; charge by phone: (734) 663-0696.
WSU's Hilberry Theatre mounts a production of
Stagecrafters presents Kander and Ebb's Chicago
Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, a gender-bending jour-
(now on the silver screen in a film version starring
ney through time for mature audiences, 8 p.m.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11, and continuing in
Gere) 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m.
repertory through March 27. $12-$20. Show times
Sundays, Jan. 17-Feb. 9 (no performance Feb. 6), at
the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. Farmington resi-
and tickets: (313) 577-2972.
A multimedia extravaganza combining comedy,
dent John Luther's choreography captures Bob Fosse's
music, choreography and an array of costumes,
original dance moves. $14-$16. (248) 541-6430.
Arturo Brachetti features "the fastest man on earth"
The Shaw Festival's Candida, interweaving themes
transforming himself into 100 characters in 100
of spiritual longing with an exploration of the
ON THE STAGE
ESSENCE OF FLIGHT
Lauren Cohens mobile 'Aerial" was
inspired by the sky and mountains
of Israel's Golan Heights.
A 1999 -graduate of Detroit's
The Oct. 10 conference of the
College for Creative Studies,
Society of Women Engineers'
Cohen has exhibited extensively
Detroit chapter included a
keynote address by Sally Ride, the in the Detroit metropolitan area,
including several shows at
first American woman
the Jewish Community
to orbit the earth.
Center's Janice Charach
The Cobo Hall event
also introduced an art
Much of her inspiration
work specially commis-
has come from Israel,
sioned for the occasion
Cohen said. She has lived
- a mobile called Aerial.
and worked in Jerusalem
The work, which repre-
and in a kibbutz in K'far
sents a view of the earth
Artist L auren
HaNassi, located in the
from the sky, was
Upper Galilee. She has
inspired by the view
taken classes in painting
from Israel's Golan
and Hebrew, assisted in an archeo-
Heights, said its creator,
logical dig and volunteered in the
Birmingham artist Lauren Cohen.
Recently, Aerial, which Cohen
The 25-year-old artist, whose
built in partnership with Texas
forte is glass and metal, applied
artist Konrad Bouffard, was per-
for the SrIE commission based
manently installed at Cobo
on her work in sculpture.
Center's north entrance, near the
"They chose my work, but
People Mover station.
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