Michigan Opera Theatre stages Dead Man Walking
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and
2 p.m. Sundays, June 7-15, at the Detroit Opera House.
Sung in English, the two-act opera was composed by
Jake Heggie, with libretto by Terrence McNally, and like
the film of the same name, is based on the book by
Sister Helen Prejean. $18-$105. (313) 237-SING
The Beth Elders of Temple Beth El present
Cantor David Montefiore in From Phantom to the
Opera, featuring performances from musical theater,
operetta and opera, noon Tuesday, June 17, at the
temple in Bloomfield Township. $10/members;
$12/guests; includes lunch. Reservations: (248) 352-
5882 or (248) 354-9569.
Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House hosts vet-
eran cabaret star Julie Wilson 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 7. $15-$30. (734) 769-2999.
The David Cook Jazz Trio, with former U-M
student and *NSYNC keyboardist David Cook,
joins Urban Transport at Baker's Keyboard Lounge
in Detroit 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7. No
cover charge. (313) 345-6300.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts a Summer Bluegrass
Blowout, with Todd Phillips, David Grier and
Matt Flintier on bass, guitar and mandolin, and
special guests The Gibson Brothers, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, $15; and country-pop singer-song-
writer Laura Cantrell 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11,
$15. (734) 761-1451.
Join the Metropolitan Singers of
Southfield for their annual fund-raiser as
Ann Arbor Dance Works presents
they present Broadway, Etc! 7 p.m.
Trail to Open Field, U-M profes-
Sunday, June 8, at the Southfield Civic
choreographer Jessica Fogel's
Center. $8-$10. (248) 548-6652.
dance work on the
Ferndale's Magic Bag hosts the quirky
the U-M Matthaei
rock 'n' roll of
Botanical Gardens, 7 p.m. Friday-
June 8, doors at 8 p.m., $10; and rock 'n'
Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6-8,
roll pioneers The Yardbirds Friday, June
rain dates 7 p.m. Monday-
13, doors at 8 p.m., $17. (248) 544-3030.
June 9-10. $8/adults; $5/ chil-
Alternative rock star Beck performs at
Meadow Brook Music Festival, with spe-
cial guest Dashboard Confessional and
The Black Keys, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.
$35. (248) 645-6666.
Legendary rock bands Journey, REO Speedwagon
Actor/comedian Kevin Pollak (Avalon„ A Few
and Styx take the stage 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June
Good Men) performs at Mark Ridley's Comedy
11, at DTE Energy Music Theatre, $29.59-$59.50;
Castle in Royal Oak 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
and at Joe Louis Arena 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12,
Friday-Saturday, June 6-7. $25. (248) 542-9900.
$35-$57.50. (248) 645-6666.
The Palace of Auburn Hills presents An Evening
THE BIG SCREEN
with Fleetwood Mac 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12.
Woodward Film Society and Detroit Docs
$49.50-$127.50. (248) 645-6666.
screen all of this year's Academy Award-nominat-
ON THE STAGE
Celebrating a 10-year collaboration between the
Village Players and the Cranbrook Writers' Guild on
their "Authors on Stage" performance series, Americis
Poets Behind the Curtain, a fund-raiser for both organi-
zations and a tribute to the lyricists of American musical
theater, takes the stage at the Village Players Theatre in
Birmingham 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14,. $20-
$75/includes afterglow. (248) 6465-2907.
ed Best Documentary Short Subjects Wednesday,
June 11, at the Uptown Palladium 12 in
Birmingham: 7 p.m., Why Can't We Be a Family
Again?, directed by Detroit native Roger
Weisberg; 7:40 p.m., Mighty Times: The Legacy
of Rosa Parks; 8:45 p.m., The Collector of
Bedford Street, about a developmentally disabled
Jewish man who raises thousands for charity;
and Twin Towers, this year's winner. $8.
Jews IN THE News
Special to the Jewish News
The In-Laws, a remake of the 1979
comedy film of the same title, opened
late last month. It stars ALBERT
BROOKS and MICHAEL DOU-
GLAS (Douglas is Jewish on his
Brooks and Douglas play the charac-
ters that were originally created by
ALAN ARKIN and PE I ER FALK,
respectively. The remake got mixed
reviews, but the critics singled out Brooks
for praise. (Brooks also'voices the lead
role in the animated Finding Nemo.)
Brooks, 55, was born in Los Angeles
as "Albert Einstein. His father, comedi-
an Harry Einstein, aka "Parkyakarkus,"
showed a wicked streak when he named
Nate Bloom is the editor of
his son "Albert." Brooks' older
brother, BOB EINS1'EIN, is a
Kimberly's maternal grand -
leading comedy writer vvho is
best known for his comic 'per-
to the 'Bay Area in 2001.
sona, ",Super 1)a-ve Osborne."
KimbetlY's sister is
Brooks' early efforts to get
TIFFANY SHLAIN, who is
acting work failed, so he turned
to stand-up comedy. He became
ds- ' She
NV nbbasy Awards."
a hit with appearances on the
The In-Laws" serves as a technology com e
Mery Griffin and Tonight shows. Albe rt Brooks and MichaelDolig s
spoild.erit for Good Mornzlig,
Still, good acting roles eluded
d t atiasbrioesxnaooffice success es
him, and he decided to create his
only been m
ae.sa that she
fHotoWever even es
own roles by writing, directing and
a e f°11t1
starring in what are now universally
funded by STEVEN
the broadest possible audience.
called "Albert Brooks movies."
Brooks filmed Mother (1996) near
Real Lift (1979) was his first film, and
make a fearen%\treis- l e n gt h film on
San Francisco, and met his future wife,
it anticipated the current "reality Tv"
like an exciting
craze. Brooks was hilarious as the subur- KIMBERLY SHLAIN, while making
ban father who made the big mistake of this flick. Shlain arid Brooks married in you naore about it t th e rutu
1997 (it is Brooks' first marriage). The
;allowing TV documentary filmmakers
couple have two children.
to fitin his family every minute of the
Bujj51' I31tes The Dust
Kimberly's family has strong roots
day. Five other comedic gems have fol-
have bid adieu to Bu , the
in the Detroit area. Both her mother
lowed, including Mother and The Muse.
Slayer, the hit show that was
and her father (Dr. Leonard Shlain
Brooks' own films have received
and attracted surprisingly
huge critical acclaim and a strong
good reviews from the critics.
Detroit. They relocated to the San
semi-cult'' following, but they have
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