Community Center in West
Bloomfield. $5 members/$8 non-
members. (248) 432-5577.
Storyteller/actress Yvonne Healy
tickles funnybones and touches
hearts with multicultural stories
from around the world 6:30 and 8
p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, during Family
Friday at the Detroit Institute of
Arts. Free with museum admission
(museum remains open until 9
p.m.); $4 adults/$1 children. (313)
THE ART SCENE
The Museum of New Art
(MONA) presents the second annual
Detroit International Video Fest,
featuring 250 videos from 32 coun-
tries, through Feb. 22..
Selections include Pale-Judea,
directed by Constantino Ciervo
(Italy/Germany), an emotional
Palestinian-Israeli debate delivered in
German, and A Blow, from Israeli
filmmaker Skuka Glotman, which
starts in a forest and follows a tree as
it goes from workshop lathe to
become a club, ending up in the
hands of Israeli army patrols.
Other troupes showcasing new
works are Planet Ant, Chimera Theatre
Company, Prop Thtr Group and
Backstage Theatre Company. Themes
cover dance legends, gender roles,
independence, dreams and invention.
"The festival provides a far-reaching
and diverse voice in the public critiques
of the productions," says David Wolberg,
Performance Network marketing direc-
tor. "We want to foster the growth and
development of original work."
— Suzanne Chessler
A fully staged workshop production
of Saving Anne will be performed 8
p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays,
through Jan. 26 at the Performance
Network, 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor.
$27.50 for access to all performances
in the festival. Pay-what-you-can for
other staged readings. (734) 663-
0681. For a complete schedule, go to
• Coney Specials
• Greek Specialties
Jewish game-show host CHUCK
BARRIS insisted on one script
change in GEORGE CLOONEY's
movie adaptation of Barris' best-
selling autobiography in which he
claims to have been a CIA assassin.
Barris insists he's thrilled with
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,
Clooney's directorial debut which
opens in Detroit on Jan. 24, and
he's relieved the movie hunk lis-
tened to him when he asked for the
He says, "They had me into
drugs in the script, and I was never
"My daughter died of a drug
overdose, so I asked for that to be
In more spy news, legendary funny-
man HARPO MARX also is alleged
to have led an extraordinary double
life — he was an American secret
agent at the same time as being a
top Hollywood star.
Papers released by the U.S. govern-
ment reveal the Marx brother smug-
gled secrets out of the Soviet Union
while on tour there in the 1930s.
Marx was inducted into the shad-
owy world of espionage after he was
personally invited to the Communist
state in 1933 by dictator JOSEPH
FBI director J. EDGAR HOOVER
was so pleased with Harpo's services to
his country, which involved smug-
gling sensitive documents in his socks,
that he sent him a letter in 1949
thanking the comic for his "loyal past
services to the country"
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO made
his mom's dreams come true on the
set of his new film Catch Me If You
Can by introducing her to BAR-
The actor's mother was on the set
when Streisand paid a visit to see her
husband JAMES BROLIN, who
also stars — and DiCaprio decided
to make her day.
He says, "Mom loves photo
opportunities so I had to go up to
Babs and ask her if she'd pose with
my mom. You have to do those
things for your mom."
& Dinner Specials
Comerica Park Stadium
30985 Orchard Lake Rd.
(between 13 & 14 Mile Rd.)
154 S. Woodward Ave.
(Middlebelt & 1-96)
6527 Telegraph Rd.
1735 Canton Center Rd.
1235 S. University
37580 W. !2. Mile Rd.
15131 Sheldon Rd.
(Sheldon at 5 Mile Rd.)
15647 W. 9 Mile
at Greenfield Rd.
47830 Grand River Ave.
(Grand River & Beck Rd.)
841 E. Big Beaver
Laurel Park Mall
(37622 6 Mile Rd.)
4763 Haggerty Rd.
(Pontiac Trail &
3999 Center Point
26540 Ford Rd.
(The Heights Plaza)
9845 Telegraph Rd.
512 N. Main
Hercules Family Restaurant
33292 W. 12. Mile Rd. • Farmington Hills
% TOTAL BILL
OFF With This Coupon
Expires 1/31/03. Not good with any other offers.
VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT
By METRO DETROIT!
• PRIVATE PARTIES FOR 55 IN OUR DINING ROOM
• PARTY TRAYS
•ALL MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR CARRY OUT
•GREEK & AMERICAN CUISINE
•CHEF'S SPECIALS DAILY
• FULL BAR
1 coupon per table.
Not good with any other offers.
© 2003 WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NET-
WORK. All global rights reserved. No unauthorized
copying or redistribution permitted.
4301 Orchard Lake Road • West Bloomfield • Crosswinds Plaza