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May 30, 2003 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-30

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Young Audiences of Michigan presents the
Southfield Philharmonic, with conductor/music
director Joseph Striplin, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at
Southfield Centre for the Arts. The concert will fea-
ture two works by Sibelius with soloist Zachary
Huang, a student at Andover High School and win-
ner of the orchestra's first annual Levine Student
Concerto Competition. $5-$10/tickets available at
the door. (248) 569-9420.


Ferndale's Magic Bag hosts classic rocker Leon
Russell, with members of the Bangladesh Band,
Saturday, May 31, doors at 8 p.m., $20; and
blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Chris
Duarte, Tuesday, June 3, doors at 8 p.m., $16.
(248) 544-3030.
Jazz band the Skol Trio, featuring Alex Skolnick
on guitar, performs a free show 5 p.m. Sunday, June
1, at Motor City Guitar, 1565 Crescent Lake Road,
Waterford. (248) 673-1900.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts the Jeff Haas Trio,
with guest artists saxophonist George Benson and
multi-instrumentalist Rob Smith, playing new, orig-
inal material and contemporary arrangements of
jazz classics, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, $11; and the
California Guitar Trio, playing classical music, pro-
gressive rock, surf music, jazz, blues, country and
Asian sounds, 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, $20. (734)
Pop/rock group Three Dog Night performs at
DTE Energy Music Theatre 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June
1. $15.50-$29.50. (248) 645-6666.
Country superstars the Dixie Chicks take the
stage 7:30 p.m. Monday (sold out) and Tuesday,
June 2-3, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. They'll be
joined by special guest Joan Osborne. $37.50-
$67.50. (248) 645-6666.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts pres-
ents Grammy Hall of Famer Johnny Mathis, per-
forming in concert with a full orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 6, at the second annual Cars and Stars
gala fundraiser to benefit Music Hall's programming
and educational initiatives. $45-$125 concert only;
call (248) 645-6666. $350 includes concert ticket
and gala amenities; (313) 963-2366.
Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew,
the indie rockers of Yo La Tengo, visit Detroit's
Majestic Theatre Friday, June 6. Doors at 8 p.m.
$17.50. (248) 645-6666.


Cheat, a drama about love, war and struggles to
break old social taboos in the Motor City during
World War II, written by former Detroiter Julie
Jensen, runs at the Detroit Repertory Theatre 8:30
p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, June 5-
June 29. $17. (248) 645-6666.





Comedy Works teams up with the
Triangle Foundation for a Motor City
Pride fundraiser and special performance
featuring special guest improvisers from
GayCo Productions 8:30 p.m. Friday, May
30, at the Century Theatre in Detroit.
$25. (313) 963-9800. Regular perform-
ances of Comedy Works continues
through June 28. $12.50. (248) 645-6666.

Danielle Peleg Gallery in
West Bloomfield hosts an
exhibition of the works of actor-turned-
artist Steven Shortridge Friday and
Saturday, May 30-31. Meet the
artist champagne reception: 6-9 p.m.
Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
(248) 626-5810.
A spring juried art show on "The
Arts & Entertainment
in Grosse Pointe Farms takes
place Saturday and Sunday, May 31-
June 1. (313) 882-4626.
Ann Arbor's Washington Street Gallery presents
Pitting good versus evil and hosted by Arnold
At the Edge of Form," ceramic sculpture by
Schwarzenegger, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes and
and John Stephenson, June 3-29. Gallery
Villains is the sixth in a series chronicling the best
Friday, June 13. (734) 761-2287.
American films, and airs 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, June 3,
Museum in Jackson, Mich., fea-
on CBS. Carl Bernstein, Kirk Douglas and
Photo Exhibit 10 a.m.-
William Friedkin are among those interviewed.
4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, with hours extended
Turner Classic Movies celebrates the world of
until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, June 4-Sept. 4. $4-$6.
Indian cinema Thursdays, beginning at 8 p.m.,
(517) 787-2320.
with a 12-film festival dedicated to "Bollywood."
Running June 5-26, the series is co-hosted by film-
maker Ismail Merchant. For a complete schedule, go
to vvww.turnerclassicmovies.com .
Detroit's Indian Village opens seven residences
for public viewing as part of the Historic Indian
Village Home & Garden Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 7. Info: (313) 922-0911.
Cranbrook Institute of Science presents T.rex on
Sample culinary delights from 30 restaurants,
Trial, a murder mystery with "evidence" including
enjoy entertainment on three stages, in
dinosaur fossils and hands-on demonstrations, to
Ann Arbor 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday,
determine whether Tyrannosaurus rex was really a
June 1, during Taste of Ann Arbor and the Rest
scavenger rather than a predator. Cast your jury bal-
of the World. Info: (734) 668-7112.
lot May 24-Sept. 1. $5-$7. (877) 462-7262.


Walled Lake's historic Lakefront District will be
transformed into a European plaza with an Italian
Chalk Art Festival to benefit Huron Valley-Sinai
Hospital in Commerce.
The festival, running noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May
31, features chalk art displays and Italian goods and
entertainment with street vendors, a restaurant
court and music.
Chalk art, recently introduced at American
events, began in 16th-century Italy. Traveling artists
made street designs with chalk, hoping that show-
ing their talents would bring them commissions for
paintings made of more enduring materials.
Along the shores of Walled Lake, professional and
amateur chalk artists will compete for prizes, and
children will have the opportunity to complete their
own works in chalk. It is believed that this will be
the first such art festival ever held in Michigan.
"Chalk art has become a popular feature of out-
door festivals throughout the United States," says
William Roberts, Walled Lake mayor. "We think it
is a great theme for our historic district."
While admission to the festival is free, proceeds
from activities will benefit the hospital, a nonprofit

Chalk art has become apopuLvfrature of outdoor festivals.

corporation expanding surgical and other services to
meet the growing needs of western Oakland
County. The hospital, founded in 1986, is affiliated
with the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State
The festival, planned with the help of the Walled
Lake Downtown Development Authority, will be
on the northern shore of Walled Lake at the inter-
section of East Walled Lake Drive and Pontiac Trail.
For more information, call (248) 937-5200.

Suzanne Chessler

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