Arts & Entertainment
The Best Of Everything
Her Time To Shine
Hannah Raskin's California bat mitzvah has
a Motown melody.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, living
Motown legend Gladys Knight performs all her
Grammy winning hits including 'Midnight Train
to Georgia" and 'Neither One of Us (Wants to
be the Fist to Say Goodbye) ... Come see Gladys
Knight in a rare Detroit appearance.
A star everywhere you look: television, film
and the stage, comedian Howie Mandel has
been entertaining audiences for years. Come
laugh the night away with Howie, one of
today's most successful comedians.
Grammy Winner and one of country music's
brightest stars, Lee Greenwood captivates
audiehces with a variety of musical styles
from movies themes to his patriotic anthem
"God Bless the LISA".
CHOOSE ANDIAMO FOR YOUR
BAR/BAT MITZVAH, WEDDING,
ENGAGEMENT PARTY, REHEARSAL
DINNER OR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION.
East 14 Mile Road. West of Van Dyke.
east of Greenfield in Oak Park.
BKC 2 Go, opened by Chaim
Goldgrab on March 17 of this year,
also has seating for 20 ... with cus-
tomers getting their Chinese and
American food from the counter and
taking it to one of six tables.
Although already open, BKC 2 Go
won't have its official grand opening
until after Passover.
SPECIAL REPORT ... From Rita
Geiringer ... "When I learned that
Buddy's Pizza was offering a pizza for
lactose-intolerant people like me, I was
THRILLED!! But I knew better than
to get too excited until I actually tried
it, since some of the food products
sold in the stores that are lactose-free
taste pretty awful.
"I took a friend with the same type
of intolerance and, considering that
this pizza contained no dairy, we thor-
oughly enjoyed it. We are planning on
not only going back for more but on
telling all of our lactose-intolerant
friends about it.
"We hope that other restaurants will
follow Buddy's lead and also have lac-
tose-free food for us to enjoy."
REUNION DEPT ... Biggie 50th
anniversary will be by Mumford High
class of 1953 ... Saturday, May 17, at
signage as "Supremes,"
ISA `N DATA ...
Gaye," "Stevie Wonder,"
"Diana Ross," etc.
she tried to be the
Of the 180 attendees, 80
star, but it was brother
were youngsters who had
Matthew's time for howling
their own menu and joined
... After all, even though
in a good time of dancing,
Matt's sister Hannah is a
fun and entertainment.
usual fun-loving life of the
Plus an excellent job on the
party ... she would have to
University Synagogue bimah
come in second since it was
Local Columnist (and that's not just talk from
his bar mitzvah reception.
her poppa), Hannah's rabbi,
But granddaughter Hannah
Arnold Rachlis, kept up the entertain-
Raskin knew that one day it would be
ment motif by almost being a Jay
her turn iu the sun, too ... when she
Leno lookalike ... with salt and pepper
would be able to make the most of it.
hair parted the same as Leno's, same
And believe you me, Hannah did
weight and features structure ... and
being the former host of both a
She had a true three-day celebration
national cable television show and a
... Not just countdowns to the big
event and then a memory, but all actu- program on ABC-TV.
Hannah's cantor, University
al moments of partying.
Synagogue's Ruti Braier, played a striking
Shabbat - dinner for a house-load
guitar on the bimah and mixed her
before services on Friday evening ...
the University Synagogue in
Irvine, Calif., for her
great day on
ating thi, gteat evening with
Enjoy Wale tountte
by bagels, cream
cheese, etc. after a
a Supreme pose.
of officially becom-
back CD cover
ing a young woman.
Then came the
evening ... and a lav-
made up of
ish filet and salmon
black-tie festivity for
about 180 people at
the country club ...
and then back to the
house for many to
Somerset Inn in Troy ... It was
Hebrew liturgy and American folk music
• continue eating, drinking and rollick-
Mumford's first graduating class and had
with modern Israeli songs and jrn.
ing with fun.
412 cap and gowners ... For more info,
Hannah's bat mitzvah wasn't the
It still went on Sunday ... when Alan
call Joyce Prag Sachs, (248) 851-5477.
usual ... She had to have something
and Vicki Hahn gave a brunch recep-
STANLEY ROSENBERG of
tion for the attendees.
Federal Disability Law Associates in
Bonnie and Scott Raskin, did the
An interesting appearance at
Miami knows it is Passover and not
thing up top-notch in honor of a very
Hannah's shindig was by guests Joe
Purim for a bit of spoofing ... but
precious moment for them ... just as
and Kathy Cornell ... He was the
spoofs anyway that "The Hallandale
it was almost three years ago when
emcee at the bar mitzvahs of both her
Housecoat Festival just ended its sec-
son Matthew made them so proud as
dad, Scott, and uncle Howard Ball.
ond go around this year and Yetta
a bar mitzvah.
The bat mitzvah reception theme
Yarmein of Stinson Beach, Calif., won
IT CLOSED AS A kosher pizza
was Motown, a favorite of Hannah,
best of show. Dressed to kill in a
and seating arrangements were on
housecoat made from satin brassieres
and had been dark ever since.
actual CDs showing her and two girl-
sewed together she said, 'This will give
Now the locale is a strictly kosher
friends, Ali Metzger, daughter of Lisa
all my girlfriends a lift." She claimed
Chinese and American restaurant,
and Jeff Metzger, and Stacy Landers,
first prize of a pastrami sandwich from
supervised by the Council of
daughter of Jim Landers, as the
the Sage Deli in Hallandale. This deli
Orthodox Rabbis ... on Lincoln, just
Jewpremes" ... All tables had large