Arts 15 Life
Long Way Home recounts the sojourn of
Holocaust survivors following World War
II as they search for a place to set down
roots, and In Search of Peace Part One:
1948-1967 probes the Middle East and its
conflicts during the first 20 years of Israel's
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
opens its season with Verdi's Requiem,
featuring soloists and the UMS Choral
Union, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11-13, at the
Detroit Opera House. $19-$60. (313)
THE SMALL SCREEN
Showtime commemorates the second
anniversary of Sept. 11 with the docudra-
ma DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, an inside
view of the Bush administration, 8 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 7. Portraying Jewish members of the Bush
team are Stephen Macht as Deputy Secretary of
Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Scott Alan Smith as
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. Check
your local listings.
Arts & Entertainnzent
Beatlesque band The High Strung
(taking the stage 7-7:45 p.m.) are part of
the 26th annual Daily in the Alley performing arts
festival, running 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
(rain date Sunday, Sept. 7), in Detroit's Cass
Corridor. Schedule: http://dallyinthealley.net .
The Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band performs 7:45
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Temple Shir Shalom in
West Bloomfield. $12. (248) 737-8700.
Sterling Heights' Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
hosts Aretha Franklin's Final World Tour, 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, $25-$55; and crooner Tony
Bennett, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, $25-$65. (248)
The Ark in Ann Arbor presents veteran folksinger
Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 7:30 - p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7,
$17.50; and Aussie acoustic pop group Fruit, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, $13.50. (734) 761-1485.
Wharton Center in East Lansing welcomes Linda
Ronstadt, with the MSU Symphony Orchestra, 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 13. $30.50-$50.
ON THE STAGE
Village Players of Birmingham mount a produc-
tion of the rock opera Chess, with music by ABBA
songwriters Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson and
lyrics by Tim Rice, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
Sept. 12-27, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 21 and 28.
$15. (248) 644-2075.
PuppetART/Detroit Puppet Theater presents a
new production, Turtle Island, inspired by the leg-
ends of Native Americans, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept.
6-27. $7 adults/$5 children/puppetry workshop
after performances: $8 per puppet. (313) 961-7777.
THE ART SCENE
F Tim Alas
ust as the planes were crashing into the World
Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, attorney Ed
Cherniak was taking a picture of the
Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The photo
was not to have been a traveler's remembrance; it was
to have been the latest in a series of images building
his artistic portfolio.
Although associated with all the emotion of the day
on which it was taken, the Guggenheim picture is
among 29 others Cherniak has prepared and framed
for showing at the Detroit Festival of the Arts to be
held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 12-14, in a 20-block area
of Midtown Detroit's University Cultural Center.
Besides featuring juried artists in a variety of
media, the.event will offer international performers,
children's activities and food concessions. One act,
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys,
will mix some traditional Jewish sounds with blue-
grass 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on the
MASCO/Metro Times Stage.
"I will be showing
and flowers," says
Cherniak, who has been
a photo hobbyist for 30
years and a photo artist
.,.. for three years. "My
interest in photography
kept growing, and I
read books, took classes
and set up a studio and
darkroom in my
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's Robinson
Gallery showcases The Art of Fun, a collection of
works by Jerome Ferretti, Jim Pallas and Ronald
Paysner, Sept. 5-Oct. 10. Opening reception: 6-8
p.m. Friday, Sept. 12; gallery talk by Ronald
he. ;nia-k, who Prefers
Paysner: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. (248) 644-
e starknesS and drama
black and white
Meadow Brook Art Gallery in Rochester hosts the
m es . likes to bring
work of sculptor Sharon Que in "Retrofit," an
exhibit running Sept. 6-Oct. 5. Opening reception:
Sept. 11, 2001, photograph.
6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. (248) 370-3005.
1,17'Ginf::1.ri i t i steothuse
ard°d a h
Pewabic Pottery in Detroit presents the work of
. ti . 1 look,, and he works with tracing paper to draw
West Coast ceramicist Jun Kaneko Sept. 12-Nov. 1
negatives for a distinct, style in final °rms.
Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. (313)
n in other shows but never one as big as
erniak, who lives in West Bloomfield
More than 1,000 quilts, as well as quilted cloth-
' with r Temple.Ico
of 'before his chi
ing, dolls and other quilted items, will be on display
a ibfits spon- -
in nine venues in the Flint area during Quilts at the
Crossroads, running Friday-Sunday, Sept. 12-14.
e Street Gallery in Pontiac." ° rh Arts
Info: www.gfn.org/gfac/quilt or (810) 238-2787.
Cherniak photographs buildings, he tries to
Comedy Works, featuring the Guild, a collective
of veteran improvisers, returns to Detroit's Century
Theatre 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 5-
Nov 8. $15/$6.50 students. (313) 963-9800.
Professional comedy troupe the Cottage Cheese
House Players take the stage at the Starlight
Theater in Summit Place Mall 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 5-6. $10. (248) 335-1788.
Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman,
Broadway's longest-running solo comedy, comes to
Meadow Brook Music Festival Wednesday-Sunday,
Sept. 10-14. $15-$39.50. (248) 645-6666.
NEW ON DVD
Two documentaries from the Simon Wiesenthal
Center and its Moriah Film Division become available
on DVD Sept. 9 through Koch Lorber Films: The
Performance artist Michael Israel creates art on
canvas live on stage, which will be auctioned to ben-
efit the autism research of Dr. Mark Geier, 7 p.m.-
midnight Friday, Sept. 12, at Canterbury Village-
Castella DiBologna Banquet Hall in Lake Orion.
$75/ includes strolling buffet, auction and dancing.
Common Ground Sanctuary needs volunteers to
help run Art in the Park in Birmingham's Shain
Park Sept. 20-21. Call Liz Christopher, (248) 456-
8158, Ext. 208, by Sept. 12.
zero on certain Parts, either because of their
%%Metrical form. , His other images
also have to do with unique sights.
"My summer has been devoted to preparing for this
show," he says. "I'd like people to enjoy what I have
done without thinking about the technical part."
-- Suzanne Chessler
The Detroit Festival of the Arts runs 4-10 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12-14, in Detroit's University
Cultural Center. Info: vvwvv.detroitfestival.com
or (313) 577-5088.
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