Arts Entertainment Best Bets
Celebrate the birth of our nation
Thursday-Sunday, July 3-6, at
Greenfield Village with patriotic music
and fireworks in the 11th annual Salute
to America Detroit Symphony
Orchestra Concerts. Pre-concert enter-
tainment includes historic presenters
and music by the Jazz Ambassadors of
the U.S. Army Field Band at 7:30 p.m.,
followed by the DSO at 8:30 p.m. $19
adults ($23 at the door)/$12 ages 5-12
($15 at the door)/4 and under free.
and folk singer/songwriter Christine
Lavin, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28,
$17.50; and modern western swing
band Hot Club of Cowtown, 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 3, $15. (734) 761-
Dave Matthews Band plays the
Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2. $52.50. (248) 645-
Rock the day away with the Summer
Arts & Entertainment
Tour 2003, featuring
Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park
and more, 3 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the
Pontiac Silverdome. $75. (248) 645-6666.
ON THE STAGE
DTE Energy Music Theatre welcomes a diverse
list of guests in the coming week, including
Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 28, $17-$29; pop/rock star Peter
Gabriel, with special guest Sevara Nazarkhan,
7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 29, $32-$64; Santana,
with special guest Angelique Kidjo, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1, $31-$50; classic rockers The
Moody Blues, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, $25-
$39.50; Hootie & The Blowfish, with Big Head
Todd and the Monsters, 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
July 3, $18.50-$32.50; and Smokey Robinson
Smokin' 4th of July Celebration, with fireworks
following the show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 4,
$18.50-$32.50. (248) 645-6666.
For Beatles fans, Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill
Amphitheater hosts 1964 the Tribute, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 28, $15-$25; followed by the
country sounds of Jo Dee Messina, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 4, $20-$35. (248) 645-6666.
The Ark in Ann Arbor presents comic observer
Pontiac Theater IV presents A Midsummer
Night's Dream 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June
27-28, at the Starlight Theater in the Summit Place
Mall. $15. (248) 335-1788.
Family Friday at the DIA features Storytelling
and Music: Rhythms and Songs From Around the
World as Judy Piazza combines drums, flutes, whis-
tles and vocals in an interactive performance 6:30
and 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Detroit Institute
of Arts. Free with museum admission. (313) 833-
Bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy live music
during Wild Summer Nights, the concert series
running 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2-Aug. 27,
at the Detroit Zoo. Free with zoo admission.
THE ART SCENE
hey might not admit it onstage, but the three members of Duster would
seem to have more than a musical reason for wanting to perform at this
year's TasteFest. Their home refrigerators are just about empty of any tempting
Brian Rosenworcel, Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner — scheduled to appear
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, on the MGM Grand Detroit Casino Stage in the
Fisher Building parking lot — have told fans they don't return home to any-
thing that's remotely tempting, so they request home-style foods remembered
from childhood for their tour dressing rooms. Noodle kugels and potato latkes
are the treats heading the list of this Jewish trio.
Soon, while in Detroit, the quirky rockers with a stripped-down sound can
spend the time before and after their show loading up on some of the best eats
around town. Comerica TasteFest, running Wednesday-Sunday, July 2-6,
along West Grand Boulevard between Woodward and the Lodge Freeway,
offers samplings from 175 food stars, including Mario's, Fishbone's, Mr. Pita,
Zoup!, Beans & Cornbread, Bangkok Bistro and Krispy Kreme.
"Creating a special destination just for dessert lovers was something we've
The Michigan Wine and Food Festival comes to
Meadow Brook Music Festival 4-10 p.m. Friday,
noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday,
June 27-29. $22/$19 in advance. (800) 600-0307.
Editorial Assistant Bobbi Charnas contributed
to this column.
The Huntington Woods Library and the Woods
Taste Of Detroit
Gallery present Art in the Woods, a juried fine art
and craft fair with music, food and a children's
activity tent, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Sunday, June 28-29, on the grounds of the
Huntington Woods Lutheran Church, 12935 W. 11
Mile Road. The Schmaltz Klezmer Ensemble per-
forms Yiddish songs and Jewish jazz 3-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 29. (248) 543-9720.
Deborah Friedman and Deborah Erlandson show
their paintings in a colorful summer show on dis-
play June 28-Aug. 9 at PF Gallery, 213 E. 14 Mile
Road, in Clawson. Opening reception: 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 28. (248) 989-8889.
Look Out, a multi-artist exhibition of prints,
sculpture, painting, photography, computer-realized
projects and a video installation based on social and
political concerns, runs at Ferndale's Revolution
Gallery through Aug. 2. (248) 541-3444.
Pontiac's Creative Arts Center shows A Breeze
from the Gardens of Persia: New Art From Iran,
an exhibit of contemporary Iranian art, June 28-
Aug. 9. (248) 333-7849.
Ann Arbor's Washington Street Gallery hosts
WSG Artists Midsummer, featuring work by
Norma Penchansky-Glasser, Lynda Cole, Leslie
Sobel, Michelle Hegyi, Kay Yourist and more, July
1-Aug. 3. Opening reception: 7-10 p.m. Friday, July
11. (734) 761-2287.
wanted to do for a long time,"
says Randall Fogelman, TasteFest
director. "This year, we're bring-
ing all the sweets under one
Other Jewish performers --
also able to feast — will be on
stage with scattered appearances
among 70 acts. Liz Berlin, for
instance, brings her vocals, guitar
and percussion style to Rusted Root, which plays 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3,
also in the Fisher Building parking lot. The group's sound, largely influenced
by the Grateful Dead, promises to energize the crowd.
Saxophonist Steve Berlin will be with Los Lobos 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 4,
again outside the Fisher Theatre. Known for its remake of "La Bamba," Los
Lobos mixes country, folk, R& B and blues with traditional Spanish and
Aside from all the musical talent and foods, there will be a market of fash-
ions, art, collectibles and city memorabilia featured with activities for the fam-
ily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 2-5, and 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 6. Admission is free,
while "taste" tickets are $5 for a group of nine.
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