in Livonia. Free. (248) 474-2720.
The Ark in Ann Arbor presents diva of
Pianist Kevin Cole performs 8 p.m.
blues Marcia Ball, 8 p.m. Monday, July
Saturday, July 19, at Cranbrook's
21, $22.50; All On a Michigan Night: A
Performing Arts Center; proceeds support
Michigan Songwriters' Festival, 8 p.m.
Cranbrook's summer theater school. $20-
Saturday, July 26, $12.50; an Ark benefit
$25. (248) 645-3678.
concert with Nanci Griffith, Billy Joe
Michigan Opera Theatre's Learning@The
Shaver and The Cash Brothers, 7:30 p.m.
Opera House 2003 features a lecture/recital
Sunday, July 27, $50-$250; Todd
by Eric French on Fanny Mendelssohn,
Rundgren, 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, $25;
child prodigy and older sister of composer
folk artist Michael Cooney, 8 p.m.
Arts a Entertainment
Felix Mendelssohn, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July
Aug. 1, $15. (734) 761-1451.
29; and a multimedia retrospective by
For those with an interest in folk tradi-
writer/oboist Sylvia Starkman on award-
tions, an Ark-sponsored course, For the
winning, nationally recognized Michigan composer
Love of Folk With Michael Cooney: The Fascinating
Elaine Lebenbom, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. $15.
Evolution of Folk and Roots Traditions, will be held
10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 29-31, at the Ark in
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents
Ann Arbor. $30 fee includes Aug. 1 concert. To regis-
Meadow Brook Fantasia, a program featuring classic
ter, call (734) 761-1800.
Fantasia soundtracks and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5,
Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera appear
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2, at Meadow
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Palace of Auburn
Brook Music Festival. $9-$55 advance/ $14-$60 at
Hills. $42-$72. (248) 645-6666.
the door. (313) 576-5111.
Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill Amphitheater hosts
blues artists Robert Cray and John Hiatt, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 25, $20-$40; the Irish Tenors with the
Warren Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, $25-
The Firefly Club in Ann Arbor features the modern
$55; and Paul Anka, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, $25-
jazz sounds of up-and-coming composer/pianist Ryan
$55. (248) 645-6666.
Cohan, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, July 18; and blues by
William Bolcom and Joan Morris, the Ann Arbor
the Bruce Katz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, July 25.
husband-and-wife duo renowned for cabaret-style
$12 at the door. (734) 665-9090.
showcases of early American popular song, perform 7
DTE Energy Music Theatre presents pop
p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Congregational
rocker/actor Rick Springfield, 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Church, 121 E. Middle, in Chelsea. $15-$22/ $67
July 19, $19.50-$34.50; an evening with singer/song-
families. (734) 475-7050.
writer James Taylor, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20,
John Morris Russell conducts the Detroit
$30.50-$54; experimental musical theater act Blue
Symphony Orchestra in Aliens, T-Rex, and
Man Group, 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, $33-$48; rock
Superheroes: The Music of John Williams 6 p.m.
legends Sammy Hagar and Lynyrd Skynyrd, 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, at Meadow Brook Music Festival. $9-
Tuesday, July 22, $22.50-$39.50; hard rockers Def
$55 advance/ $14-$60 at the door.
Leppard, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, $33-$48;
The city of Oak Park presents the jazz group
OzzFest 2003 featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Korn,
Straight Ahead 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at
Marilyn Manson and more, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and
Shepherd Park. Free. (248) 691-7555.
Friday, July 24-25, $58-$82.50; classic rockers
The Detroit Music Festival kicks off 5:30 p.m.
Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, $27.25-$41.25;
Friday, Aug. 1, at Comerica Park, with R. Kelly, the
blues rockers The Allman Brothers Band, 7 p.m.
Gap Band, the Isley Brothers and more, and con-
Sunday, July 27, $25.50-$39; rock/pop group Roxy
tinues 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, with Nelly, the
Music, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, $30.50-$52.50;
O'Jays, the Four Tops, the Temptations, India.Arie
rockers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, 7:30 p.m.,
and more. $43.50-$103.50. Info: www.detroitmu-
Wednesday, July 30, $18.50-$32.50; country artists
sicfestival.net or (800) 452-3132. Tickets: (248)
Brooks & Dunn, 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31, $32.50-
$52.50; and pop/rockers Gin Blossoms, Soul
Asylum, The Verve Pipe and Sponge, 7 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 1, $18.50-$32.50. (248) 645-6666.
ON THE STAGE
Bon Jovi, with special guests Sheryl Crow and the
Chuck Mitchell and David Marion appear as
Goo Goo Dolls, takes the stage 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
Stephen Foster and Mark Twain in Mr. Foster & Mr.
July 19, at Comerica Park. $29.50-$59.50. (248)
Twain, an evening of songs, stories, wit and wisdom,
8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 24-25, at The Ark
Ferndale's Magic Bag welcomes co-founder of
in Ann Arbor. $15. (734) 761-1451.
Traffic Dave Mason Saturday, July 19. Doors at 8
Treetown Performance Festival presents The
p.m. $22. (248) 544-3030.
Search for Intelligent Improv in the Universe:
American Idols Live visit Detroit's Joe Louis Arena
Project Pangaea, a series of wacky improvised skits
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20. $35-$45. (248) 645-6666.
directed by Isaac Ellis, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays
The ninth annual Michigan Jazz Festival features
and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 31-Aug. 10, at Ann Arbor's
19 bands performing noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday, July
Performance Network. $15-$18. (734) 663-0681.
20, in the VisTaTech Building at Schoolcraft College
Trinity Irish Dance Company takes the stage 7:30
p.m. Friday, July 30, at Meadow Brook Music Festival.
$15-$35. (248) 645-6666.
Carrot Top brings his antics to Meadow Brook
Music Festival 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22; Jewish comic
Jason Douglas opens. $15-$25. (248) 645-6666.
Jack? A Modern Musical, a new spin on the
beanstalk story, comes to the Players Guild of
Dearborn stage July 18-27. Call for show times. $5.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra welcomes actor
John Lithgow in Farkle & Friends, a child's guide to
the orchestra, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Meadow
Brook Music Festival. $13-$55. (248) 645-6666.
THE ART SCENE
Bid Royal Oak's Sybaris Gallery — co-founded by
gallery directors Arlene Selik and Linda Ross — a
fond farewell 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 18, at an opening
reception for the gallery's final exhibition, Going
Forward, running July 18-Aug. 9 and featuring the
work of an eclectic mix of artists. (248) 544-3388.
Featuring food, dancing and an art auction, Serious
Moonlight, an outdoor gala benefiting Cranbrook
Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum, takes
place 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19. $95 advance/$115 at
the door/$200 patron level. (248) 645-3144.
The Michigan Water Color Society's 56th annual
exhibition is on display July 27-Aug. 30 at the Scarab
Club in Detroit. (313) 831-1250.
Celebrate the Art of Photography through Aug. 1
at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in
Develop Stop Fix and Eight Photographers, two
exhibits curated by instructor/artist Linda Soberman.
The 2003 Ann Arbor Antiques Market runs 7
a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Washtenaw Farm
Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.
Jill Sklar and Annabel Cohen, authors of Eatingfir
Acid Rqqux: A Handbook and Cookbook for Those with
Heartburn, offer a cooking demonstration/talk and
book signing 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the
Woodward Avenue Borders in Birmingham. (248)
Morrie Warshawski discusses Shaking the Money
Tree, his guide for filmmakers seeking grants and dona-
tions, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Borders, 612 E.
Liberty, in Ann Arbor. (734) 668-7652.
Editorial Assistant Rabbi Charms contributed to this
column. Out & About will return Aug. I.
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