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Arts & Entertainment

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DANCE FEVER

DTE Energy Music Theatre presents
Rock Never Stops, featuring hard rockers
Festival Dancers, the dance company
Whitesnake, Warrant and more, 6:30
in residence at the Jewish Community
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, $23-$38; and
Center of Metropolitan Detroit whose
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams,
members perform modern interpretive
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, $19.50-
dance as well as traditional Israeli and
$38.50. (248) 645-6666.
Yemenite folk dance highlighting their
Meadow Brook Music Festival welcomes
Jewish heritage, hosts an open house for
GAIL ZIMMERMAN
the tribute stage presentation Get Back!
interested dancers Thursday, Aug. 28, at
Arts c Entertainment
The Cast of Beatlemania, 8 p.m. Saturday,
the Jewish Community Center in West
Editor
Aug. 23, $10-$20; and jazz artists David
Bloomfield. The open house includes an
Sanborn and The Crusaders, 8 p.m.
intermediate technique class from 9:30-
Sunday, Aug. 24, $18.50-$34.50. (248) 645-6666.
1 1 a.m. and a meet-the-company and see-the-reper-
Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
tory session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more informa-
presents the Beach Boys 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.
tion, contact group founder Harriet Berg, (313)
$25-$45. (248) 645-6666.
875-6354.
The Ark in Ann Arbor presents "country and crab-
grass" band the Austin Lounge Lizards, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, $11; and L.A. rock band Little Feat,
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, $25. (734) 761-1451.
Directed by Richard Benjamin, Marci X, rated R
Singer/songwriter Liz Phair performs Monday,
and opening in area theaters Friday, Aug. 22, stars
Aug. 25, at Detroit's St. -Andrew's Hall. Doors at 7
Lisa Kudrow of Friends fame as a pampered Jewish
p.m. $20. (248) 645-6666.
American Princess who takes over her father Ben
Re-creating Grateful Dead set lists, the Dark Star
Feld's rapper record label — despite no experience
Orchestra takes the stage at Magic Bag in Ferndale
in the business world — when he is felled by a heart
Friday, Aug. 29. Doors at 8 p.m. $20. (248) 544 3030.
attack. Benjamin, Damon Wayans, Jane Krakowski

THE BIG SCREEN

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esley and Jay Kutinsky like to
talk about Rosalyn Tureck's
piano performance at the
Meadow Brook Music Festival many
years ago, but the performances that
have the most meaning were in their
Farmington Hills home.
Tureck, an international musician
known for her mastery of the Bach
repertoire, was a cousin and stayed
with the Kutinsky family when she
appeared in Michigan concerts.
Recollections are important now
as Tureck relatives plan to attend a
memorial service at Temple Emanu-
El in New York City on Sept. 9. The
pianist, born in Chic.ago but living
most of her life in England, died
July 17 of cancer. She was 88.
"Rosalyn really was a presence,"
says Jay Kutinksy, whose late mother,
Elsi Torreck Kutinsky, was a first
cousin of the renowned artist. "She
got a standing ovation at Meadow
Brook, where she also conducted
master classes, and she brought tears
to everyone's eyes when she played in
our home."
Tureck, who performed the works
of Bach for more than 60 years in

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and Christine Baranski also appear. (The fact that
there are no advance screenings of the film doesn't
bode well for this movie!)

FAMILY FUN

The Saline Pro Rodeo, featuring bareback riding,
steer wrestling, tie down roping, saddle bronc rid-
ing, women's barrel racing and bull riding, comes to
the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds in Saline 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
22-24. (734) 429-3145.

THE ART SCENE

The Creative Arts Center in Pontiac presents
The Art of Labor, an exhibit of paintings, photos,
posters and memorabilia with a labor theme, Aug.
23-Sept. 27. An opening reception for the show,
coordinated by labor union activist Jerry Lubin,
takes place 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23; there will
be a closing reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20,
featuring Michigan State AFL-CIO President
Mark Gaffney, poetry by M.L. Liebler and the
Magic Poetry Band and music by Detroit Wobbly
folkie Bruce Liles. (248) 333-7849.
The Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans
presents a new fair, the Village Art Fair, 10 a.m.-

addition to presenting pieces by clas- orchestra. She also founded the
sical and contemporary composers,
International Bach Society and the
also taught and wrote about Bach
Tureck Bach Institute.
She began her focus at age 16 after
"Rosalyn and my mother had taken
entering the Juilliard School.
piano lessons together when they were
"My technique was grounded,
young, and they always kept in touch,"
from nay earliest years of study, in
Jay Kutinsky recalls. "Rosalyn sent us
the school of Mendelssohn as passed
her recordings and clippings, and my
on by Anton Rubinstein and many
mother would go to I\Tew York to hear
of his pupils, one of
her in person."
whom, Sophia Brilliant
During a two-week
Liven, was my teacher,
visit years ago, Lesley
Tureck, also a harpsi-
Kutinksy escorted the
chordist and conductor,
musician on long walks
wrote of her keyboard
around the Franklin Hills
style. "It's essentially a
Golf Course and enjoyed
finger technique."
listening to her daily
Tureck traveled the
rounds of piano practice.
world to perform and
Visitors to the Kutinsky
The late R osalyn
teach, and although she
home got to see movies
Tureck
was not very religious,
the pianist took on a
she kept Israel on her
then recent trip to India.
itinerary. The pianist-conductor
"We went to see her when she was
worked with the Israel Philharmonic
dying," Jay Kutinsky says. "She had
as well as the Tel Aviv, Haifa and
moved back to New York for medical
Kol Israel orchestras. She taught at
care, and her mind was perfect. We
the Hebrew University.
all had a great time talking together.
In London, Tureck extended her
She sent us a letter after our visit, and
commitment to Bach by forming the we'll always treasure that."
Tureck Bach Players, a chamber
---Suzanne Chessler

130, like NBC, needs to
move quickly to get some-
thing on the air to attract
viewers now that Sex and The
like Friends, has plans to end its
successful run.
A possible replacement for HBO is
Good in Bed based on the best-selling
2001 novel by Jennifer Weiner, 33.
Last January, Emmy-winning Sex
and the City executive
producer/writer Jenny Bicks was
brought on board to produce a pilot
from the novel. Weiner is writing
the script, and after it is completed,
the network brass will decide if a
zaftig, young Jewish woman will be
the next Carrie Bradshaw.
Good in Bed despite its title, is
actually less about sexual relation-
ships than is Sex and the City.
The book is a semi-autobiographi-
cal adventure that was inspired by
Weiner's dumping by a "nice" Jewish
boyfriend, In the novel, the nice
boyfriend describes his ex-girlfriend
as "fat," but "good in bed" in the
column he writes for a very popular
women's magazine. (Fortunately, this
part did not happen to Weiner.)

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