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Join us on February 24th, 7pm - lOpm
THE SMALL SCREEN
THE ART SCENE
Detroit Public Television-Channel 56's
Great Performances series airs Cole Porter's
Kiss Me Kate, in its first Broadway revival
in almost 50 years, 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 26. Check your local listings.
Toledo Museum of Art hosts Van
Gogh: Fields, focusing on the artist's
rendition of the field in its many guis-
es, Feb. 23-May 18. The exhibit con-
sists of 20 paintings and a selection of
works on paper. For timed tickets and
information, call (419) 243-7000.
Cranbrook Institute of Science's Maple
Syrup Festival takes place 1-4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 22-23 and
March 1-2. The museum also features
Treasures of the Institute Collection, its
first major new exhibit in 25 years. Free
with admission. (877) 462-7262.
The acrobatic feats and comedic
performances of the New Shanghai
Circus can be enjoyed 10 a.m., 1 and
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at
Macomb Center for the Performing
Arts, $18-$25; and 8 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 23, at Southfield's Millennium
Centre, $28-$45, (248) 557-7529.
Disney on Ice Presents Princess
Classics visits the Palace of Auburn
Hills Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 26-
March 2. Call for show times. $15-
$25. (248) 645-6666.
Michigan State University's Jewish
Studies Program hosts University of
Louisville Professor Lee Shai
Weissbach, speaking on The
Synagogues of Michigan:
Architecture and History, 10 a.m.-
noon Sunday, Feb. 23, at the
University Club on Forest Road in
East Lansing. $12. Advance registra-
tion: (517) 432-3493 or
An open-house book-release party
for Lynne Schreiber's Hide and Seek:
Jewish Women and Hair Covering
will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, February
23, at the home of Dr. Bert and Mrs.
Rita Schreiber, 22560 Kenwyck,
Southfield. (248) 827-1199.
• Fine Imported Wine with special
sampling of Scotch and Cognac
• Gourmet Hors d'oevres
• Live Jazz Entertainment
$75 in advance $90 at the door
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"There are no mikes at all;
the acoustics are unique," says
Mishura, who won critical
praise for her voluptuous voice
and smoldering intensity.
"Performances start at 9:30-10
in the evening, and are over at
about 2 a.m. Everybody holds
a candle before the overture.
"It's very romantic," she
adds, "but not so much when
you are by yourself."
Mishura's husband, Jack
Morris, a credit manager for
Michigan Consolidated Gas,
can sometimes join her for a
few days on the road. And
when she's singing at the Met,
she frequently sees her daugh-
ter, Rachel, a student at NYU.
"I just wish I was a little less
busy," Mishura admits. "You
miss sleeping in your own bed.
I went from 'waiting in the
wings' to 'too much.'"
But Mishura has many more
years on the opera stage before
she decides to call it quits. She's
especially excited to be selected
for the role of Marina in the
Met's new production of the
Mussorgsky epic Boris Godunov,
to be performed early in 2004.
In 10 years in the United
States, I have never sung a
Russian opera," she says.
Although she is looking for-
ward to singing the music of her
native tongue, Mishura does not
miss the former Soviet Union.
"I consider myself exception-
ally lucky to have come here,"
she says. "The people in
Detroit really took me close to
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Pianist & Jazz Ensemble
Irina Mishura performs 8
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26,
at the Detroit Institute of
Arts Auditorium. Enter
from John R on the east
side of the DIA. $35/call
(313) 833-4005; tickets
also available at the door
for cash or check only.
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