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Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings performs two
18th-century masterpieces, the Krommer Partita
and Beethoven's Sextet, Op 71, framing two contem-
porary pieces by Bozza and Willard, 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 16, at Christ Church Detroit, with an encore
presentation 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Temple
Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield. The March 30

concert will be preceded by a 2:15 p.m. talk on
"Beethoven's Wind Music" by U-M Professor Steven
Whiting. $19-$25. (248) 559-2095.
The Delicato Ensemble, featuring former
Michiganders clarinetist Marianne Leitch
Breneman and flutist John Philip Rush, with
pianist Anna Klein, presents music of Ibert,
Barcos, Kummer, Arnold and others 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 20, at the Farmington
Community Library in Farmington Hills.
Free/donations accepted. (248) 553-0300.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts violin-
ist Daniel Hope in concerts featuring works by
Debussy, Takemitsu and Tchaikovsky, 1:30 and 8
p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14-
15; and mezzo-soprano Nathalie Stutzman, in
concerts featuring works by Haydn, Mahler,
Webern and Elgar, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday
and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20-22, at
Orchestra Hall. $15-$80. (313) 576-5111.

POP/ROCK /JAZZ /FOLK

Motor City Brass Band stages its popular Irish
Spectacular concert, incorporating the many facets
of the Celtic music tradition, 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 16, at Southfield Centre for the Arts. $8-
$10/$25 per family. (248) 788-6618.
Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trum-
peter, composer, bandleader and jazz spokesman
Wynton Marsalis leads a performance of the
Wynton Marsalis Septet 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16,
at Orchestra Hall. $24-$85. (313) 576-5111.
Ska/metal band the Mighty Mighty Bosstones,
including Jewish band members bassist/vocalist Joe
Gittleman and guitarist Lawrence Katz, take the
stage at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 16 (doors at 6:30). $16. (248) 645-6666.
With their new album Meteora set for release
on March 25, rockers Linkin Park, including
Jewish band members drummer Rob Bourdon
and guitarist Brad Delson, play live at Detroit's
State Theater 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17. Just
$2; available at State Theater box office only;
limit of two per person. (313) 961-5450.
At The Ark in Ann Arbor: Dubbed a "folk-rock
goddess" by the New Yorker, Catie Curtis performs
8 p.m. Monday, March 17, $17.50; blending
Kenny Rankin, James Taylor and Dave Matthews
with a dash of bossa nova, Jay Webber appears 8
p.m. Tuesday, March 18, $12.50; and 2002 Boston
Music Award winner jazz/folk singer-songwriter
Rachael Davis takes the stage 8 p.m. Friday, March
21. $11. (734) 761-1451.

At Ferndale's Magic Bag: Famed for
Oakland University's Department of
his work with King Crimson and Peter
Music, Theatre and Dance presents
Gabriel, bass virtuoso Tony Levin plays
Cole Porter's Anything Goes 8 p.m.
with the Tony Levin Band Thursday,
Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m.
March 20, doors at 8 p.m., $18; and
Sundays, March 20-30, at the Studio
Rich Robinson, co-founder and archi-
Theatre on the 0 -U campus. $6-$12.
tect of the Black Crowes, brings his
(248) 370-3013.
new band, Hookah Brown, to town
Ann Arbor's Performance Network
Friday, March 21, doors at 8 p.m., $15.
hosts Copenhagen, Michael Frayn's 1998
(248) 544-6060.
Tony Award-winning drama in which the
GAIL ZIMMERMAN
Ozzy and Sharon's girl Kelly
ghosts of physicists Werner Heisenberg
Arts &Entertainment
Osbourne, with Har Mar Superstar,
and Niels Bohr reminisce about a myste-
Editor
takes the stage Friday, March 21, at
rious meeting in 1941, 8 p.m. Thursdays-
Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall. Doors at
Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays,
6:30 p.m. $12. (248) 645-6666.
March 20-April 13. $19.50-$27.50/pay what you
Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, with special
can March 20. (734) 663-0681.
guest Chaka Khan, performs 8 p.m. Friday,
St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook
March 21, at Detroit's Fox Theatre. $52-$77.
stages Warren Leight's 1999 Tony Award winner
(248) 433-1515.
for best play, Side Man, which captures the cli-
mate of the New York jazz scene and is directed
by Mark Nathanson, 8 p.m. March 21-22, 27-29,
ON THE STAGE
with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 23. $11-$13.
(248) 644-0527.
Oakland Theatre Guild presents its first major
Stagecrafters presents Oscar Wilde's The
production, Fiddler on the Roof, starring Mitch
Importance of Being Earnest 8 p.m. Thursdays-
Master of Birmingham as Tevye, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 21-April 6,
and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March
at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. $12-$14.
14-16, at the Starlight Theatre, located in the
(248) 541-6430.
Summit Place Mall. $15. (248) 335-1788.
Birmingham's Village Players mounts a produc-
tion of Edmond Rostand's classic tale of Cyrano De
LAUGH LINES
Bergerac 8 p.m: Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
Sundays, March 14-23. $15. (248) 644-2075.
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase presents the
Meadow Brook Theatre stages Frederick Knott's
Sklar Brothers — twins who graduated from U-
thriller Wait Until Dark, about a blind heroine
M and are now based in L.A., where they are fre-
(played by Audrey Hepburn in the film version)
quent guests on late-night network and cable TV
who, when stalked by evil, makes use of her world
— 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday
of darkness, March 19-April 13. Call for show
and Saturday, March 20-22, at 314 E. Liberty.
times. $19-$28. (248) 377-3300.
$7-$12. (734) 996-9080.

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RENT' RETURNS

t may be seven years since
Rent hit Broadway by storm,
but the Tony-Award winning
musical is still drawing huge
crowds — both on Broadway
and on the road. The show
returns to Detroit for its third
visit — this time at the Detroit
Opera House with a new touring
company — March 18-23.
"There is still great enthusi-
asm for the show," says producer
and Oak Park native Jeffrey
Seller.
"Happily, Rent still speaks to
teenagers, and there is a whole
new wave of audience members
who may have been too young
to see it when it premiered."
For Seller, who graduated

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from Oak Park High,
religious school at
Temple Israel and the
University of Michigan,
it was Rent that brought
him instant fame and
opened up doors he
had only dreamed
about.
His latest produced
The cast of "Rent"
Broadway hit is Baz •
Luhrmann's version of
struggling artists, AIDS and
Puccini's opera La Boheme,
poverty in present-day
which is receiving rave reviews
Manhattan's East Village, the
and is certain to nab-several
Broadway production of La
Tony nominations. It's elabo-
Boheme updates the original
rately presented in the original
19th-century Paris-set opera
Italian, with English surtitles.
about the doomed love affair
While Rent, a modern adapta-
between the seamstress Mimi and
tion of La Boheme, is about
the writer Rodolfo to 1957.

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