Guest conductor Kenneth Raskin leads the
University Philharmonia Orchestra in a program
including Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 ("New World")
8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Michigan Theater in
Ann Arbor. Free. (734) 763-4726.
Flutist Philip Dikeman, a member of the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Chamber Winds
and Strings, performs with pianist Robert Saterlee
8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Hagopian World of
Rugs in Birmingham and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
29, at Hagopian's Novi location; hors d'oeuvre
reception begins one-half hour prior to concerts.
$19/$10 ages 12 and under. (248) 559-2095.
Hit British singer/songwriter David Gray takes
the stage 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Detroit's Fox
Theatre. $35-$45. (248) 645-6666.
R&B performer Erykah Badu visits the Royal
Oak Theatre Monday, Jan. 27. Doors at 7 p.m. $35.
Veteran songstress Maureen McGovern sings a pro-
gram of great movie music, in a Detroit Symphony
Orchestra Pops program titled "Hooray for
Hollywood," 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb.
2, at Orchestra Hall. $50-$80. (313) 576-5111.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts John Gorka, pro-
claimed by Rolling Stone magazine as the "pre-
eminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk
movement," 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. $17.50.
ON THE STAGE
The Spotlight Players (formerly Plymouth
Theatre Guild) mount a production of Frederick
Knott's classic web of murder and mystery, Dial
M for Murder, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan.
31-Feb. 15, with a 6 p.m. show Sunday, Feb. 9, at
the Water Tower Theatre in Northville. $7-$10.
The Purple Rose Theatre Company stages the
world premiere of Stand, playwright Anthony
Casselli's drama that asks hard-hitting questions
about how to keep our children safe in a world
of prejudice and cruelty, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-
Saturdays, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. and
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., through March 15.
$17.50-$32.50/student rush seats available.
Tickets for the Stratford Festival of Canada are
now available to the general public by phone, on-
line and in person. Sure-to-be blockbusters include
the musicals The King and I and Gigi. For a
schedule and tickets, go the Web site at
vvww.stratfordfestivaLca or call (800) 567-1600.
THE ART SCENE
The American minimalist movement
Ferndale's Revolution Gallery shows
is the inspiration for Resonant •
more than 30 silver gelatin prints by
Rhythms, the University of Michigan
acclaimed photographer Larry Fink in the
dance company's annual concert, which
exhibit "Reunion," running Jan. 25-
• will be performed 8 p.m. Thursday-
March 8. Opening reception: 5-7 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30-
Saturday, Jan. 25. (248) 541-3444.
Feb. 2, at the Power Center in Ann
Acclaimed teacher of Jewish art Esther
Arbor. The program includes renowned
Tarnoff Cooper speaks at a Greater
GAIL ZI MM ERMAN
choreographer Lars Lubovitch's North.
Detroit Chapter of Hadassah program
Arts cE 71te1lainmen t
Star, performed to the Philip Glass com-
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at
position of the same name, and new
the Sarah & Ralph Davidson Hadassah
dances by faculty choreographers set to
House in West Bloomfield. Her talk is
the music of Steve Reich. $7-$20. (734) 764-2538.
titled "Magic and Superstition in Jewish Art."
The award-winning River North Chicago Dance
$15/includes light dairy meal prior to the speaker.
Company performs up to 10 works in a single concert
- with styles ranging from modern to comedic to the-
The Community Arts Gallery on the campus of
atrical to jazz. The group appears 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
Wayne State University showcases the work of grad-
25, at Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts
uating master of fine arts students, including
Center. $20-$27. (313) 943-2350.
Annette Berenholtz, Jan. 31-Feb. 28. Opening
reception: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. (313) 577-2423
AT THE MOVIES
The Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of
Arts takes on Russian history this weekend. Russian Ark
(Russia - 2002 - Alexander Sokurov), screening 7 and
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 24-26, captures a 300-year meditation on history's
endless flow in a single, constantly moving, unbroken
96-minute shot filmed entirely within the Hermitage
museum of art in St. Petersburg. Andrei Rublev (USSR
- 1969/Restored 2002 - Andrei Tarkovsky), screen-
ing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, is the three-hour mas-
terpiece chronicling the life of the titular Russian monk
and icon painter in the 1400s, arguably the most ambi-
tious historical epic of them all. $6.50. (313) 833-3237.
of a fern with a fever? How
about an African violet
If so, then you need Martin
Sheyer's latest creation - a limited
edition CD called Music fir Plants.
Available at Royal Music in
Royal Oak and the Women's
Prerogative Bookstore in Ferndale,
the CD, which retails for $15.99, •
includes 19 tracks of electronic
music in a soothing mode.
"You could call it New Age
music, because it's created on a
computer using a musical program,
but its closer in style to classical
music," said Sheyer, an Oak Park
insurance salesman whose tradi-
tional instrument is the piano.
The Detroit Historical Museum presents
Techno: Detroit's Gift to the World, an explo-
ration of the development of the musical genre
started by four young men from Detroit, through
June 6, after which it will tour educational institu-
tions and museums around the world. $5
adults/$2.50 seniors ages 5-18/free ages 4 and
under. (313) 833-1805.
Founded by Abe Saperstein in 1926, the Harlem
Globetrotters bring their "Reclaiming the Game"
World Tour to the Palace of Auburn Hills 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1. $14.50422.50. (248) 645-6666.
A born tinkerer, he made head-
lines in 2001 with the
"Bagbuster," a device he invented
to help his invalid moth-
er with kidney dialysis.
Music For Plants was
the result of tinkering
with computer pro-
grams that synthesize
the sounds of traditional
instruments - cello,
recorder, ocarina. The
CD is an easy-listening
musical melange lasting
about 40 minutes, with
titles such as "Flat
Baroque," "Queen Bee," and "L-
8 For Work."
Sheyer's father was a concert
violinist, and he "grew up in a
house where violin was the first
thing I heard in the morning."
Although he had always loved
to noodle around with the key-
board, the computer
made it possible for
him to make his musi-
cal thoughts perma-
"If I had to dreg in
kup [confuse myself]
over each note on a
piece of paper, I never
would have finished
it," Sheyer said.
And the title?
Thousands of people put out
new CDs every day. This was a
way to make it stand Out from
the crowd." El
- Diana Lieberman, sta wrl ter
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