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Arts & entertainment

Best Bets

Detroit rockers Iggy and the Stooges, 7
Taking the stage at Sterling Heights'
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, $25-$51.50;
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre are soprano
The Detroit Institute of Arts' Brunch with Bach
and American Idol star Kelly Clarkson,
saxophonist Kenny G — ne Gorelick,
series hosts Taiwanese pianist Julia I, playing works
7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 15, $20-$38.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, $29.50-
by Beethoven, Debussy and Rachmaninov, 11:30
(248) 645-6666.
$49.50; country music's Kenny Rogers,
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the DIA. Seating at 11
The Ark in Ann Arbor welcomes
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, $25-$45;
a.m.;$22 adults/$11 children under 12/$5 concert
country/blues artists Mitch Greenhill
and Scintas, a family of musicians,
only stairwell seating. (313) 833-4005.
and Mayne Smith, 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
impersonators and comedians, 7:30
Aug. 10, $15; guitarist Adrien Legg,
p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, $15-$55. (248)
voted Best
645-6666.
GAIL ZIMMERMAN
POP/ROCK /JAZZ /FOLK
Acoustic
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos brings
Arts 6- Entertainment
Fingerstylist four
DTE Energy Music Theatre hosts
her "Lottapianos Summer Tour 2003,"
Editor
years in a row by
pop/rock group the Beach Boys, led by orig-
with special guest Ben Folds, to
Guitar Player mag-
inal member Mike Love and longtime mem-
Meadow Brook Music Festival 7 p.m.
azine, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
ber Bruce Johnston, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10,
Friday, Aug. 15. $29.50-$39.50. (248) 534-6666.
12, $17.50; contemporary
$20-$29.50; rock band Steely Dan, with
Titans of rock Aerosmith, Kiss — with Jewish
blues artist Otis Taylor, 8
Walter Becker and Jewish co-founder,
co-founders Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz)
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13,
Donald Fagen, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11,
and Paul Stanley (born Stanley Harvey Eisen) —
$13.50; and acoustic pop
$30.50-$68; R&B legends The Temptation
and Detroit's own Ted Nugent rock Motown 6
singer-songwriter Andrew
Review featuring Dennis Edwards, with spe-
p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Comerica Park. $65.
cial guests Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Donald Fagen and Walter Bird, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
(248) 645-6666.
14, $11. (734) 761-1451.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, $16.50-$29;
Becker of Steely Dan

CLASSICAL NOTES

LAUGH LINES

T

here's one more day
tel Berman (metal), Donald
view decorative arts
Friedlich (sculptured jewelry),
selected by Linda Ross
Ferric' Jacobs (fiber) and Lillian
and Arlene Selik for their Sybaris Elliott (basketry).
Gallery in Royal Oak.
"-We worked very hard for each
The co-owners, both of whom
of the artists we represented,
are Jewish and live in Huntington
says Ross, who was introduced to
Woods, have been in business since Selik through a mutual friend,
1989 and are closing the space that painter Paula Stein. "We've been
has held works of national atten-
Happy to be able to place some
tion on Aug. 9.
Just a.s they expect to
move forward into new
ventures that have to do
with contemporary art,
they have titled their
final show "Going
Forward" and have
included an eclectic
selection from artists
familiar to gallery
patrons.
"I don't think we real-
Syban:s Gallery owners Linda Ross and
ized how many lives we
Arlene Selik
had touched until people
began learning of our closing," says of the work in museums."
Selik, who had started the Woods
Although the two hadn't known
Gallery in Huntington Woods
each other before their business
before entering the Sybaris part-
venture, they developed a close
nership. "We've heard from artists
friendship. Ironically, they never
and curators from all over the
showed Stein's work because the
country, and it has been a very
Sybaris focus was lifting decora-
emotional time."
tive arts out of the craft domain.
The two Jewish gallery owners
The decision to close the
have represented a number of
gallery came quickly for the two,
Jewish artists, including Harriete who shared a passion for art and

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2003

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similar' tes in various media.
Just about the time the lease was
expiring on the building, the
manager decided to leave, and
there were personal considera-
tions. For a time, the partners
had been noting that the market
for art was not growing.
"We will miss representing those
talented artists whose work we
were able to show," says Ross, who
had been employed, in a gallery
before opening Sybaris. The
work we had on view made us see
things in different ways, and we've
always appreciated that."
Both owners, also collectors,
wish that more people in the com-
munity would visit galleries and
support the arts. Actually, that's
what they intend to do. After the
ery is closed, they plan on reg-
ularly visiting the places they have
missed because of their own busi-
ness commitments.
"We have offered to find other
galleries to represent the artists who
have shown their work through
us," Selik says. "We also will be
looking into curating exhibits."
Suzanne Chessler

The Second City mainstage cast brings its latest
revue, Woodward to Your Mutha, to the
Stagecrafter's Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak 8 and
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. $20. (248) 541-6430.

THE BIG SCREEN

The Detroit Film Theatre inaugurates its 2003-
2004 season with two critically acclaimed Italian
films from 2002: Respiro, a family drama set on
an island near Sicily, screens 7 and 9 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8-10;
and The Embalmer, a comedy and winner of
Italy's "di Donatello" awards for Best Screenplay
and Actor, screens 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
$6.50. (313) 833-3237.

FAMILY FUN

Greenfield Village plays host to a World Series
of Historic Baseball, in which more than two

dozen matches will be played by the same rules as
the original World's Tournament of 1867, Friday-
Sunday, Aug. 8-10. Included with museum admis-
sion: $10-$16/children under 5 free. For more
info: call (313) 271-1620 or go to
www hfmgv o rg.

THE ART SCENE

Rochester's Paint Creek Center for the Arts hosts

Sybaris Gallery closes its
last show Saturday, Aug. 9.
Visit the gallery at 202 E.
3rd St., in Royal Oak.
(248) 544-3388.

Made in Michigan, showcasing Michigan artists

and the art of fine craft, Aug. 8-Sept. 20. Opening
reception: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. (248) 651-
4110.
Pewabic Pottery hosts the 2003 Antique and
Contemporary Summer Art Tile Fair 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Grosse Pointe War

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