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CLASSICAL NOTES

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs a
concert titled Virtuoso Italian, in which U-M
professor/violist Yitzhak Schotten will be fea-
tured in Berlioz's Harold in Italy, 8 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 8, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.
$19-$36. (734) 994-4801.
Birmingham Temple's Vivace Music Series pres-
ents classical guitarist Paul Vondiziano 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, at the temple in Farmington Hills.
$15-$18. (248) 788-9338 or (248) 661-1348.
The Wonderland Trio - harpist Kerstin
Allvin, flutist/piccolist Jeffery Zook and violist
Caroline Coade - perform in a Temple Israel
Schmier Chapel Chamber Series concert 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the temple in West
Bloomfield. Free/open to the public; reservations:
(248) 661-5700.

POP/ROCK/JAZZ/FOLK

Michael Feinstein and composer Jimmy Webb
bring their tour, in support of their new album,
Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb, to
Detroit's Gem Theatre 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
$40. (248) 645-6666.
With backgrounds in classical music, musical
theater, jazz and rock, the members of Groovelilly
-. electric violinist Valerie Vigoda, percussionist
Gene Lewin and keyboardist Brendan Milburn
- stage a show of their pop-folk-rock tunes 8
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at The Ark in Ann
Arbor. $12.50. (734) 761-1451.
North Carolina singer-songwriter Chuck
Brodsky performs his folk material 8 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 14, at First United Methodist Church, 1001
Green Road, in Ann Arbor. $12. (734) 662-4536.

awn In The News

NATE BLOOM

Special to the Jewish News

Fleiss Film

Combine sex, Hollywood stars and money - and
you have the reason for the endless media coverage
of Jewish "Hollywood Madame HEIDI REISS.
It's been 10 years since her arrest for pandering, but
she's still big in "infotainment."
Just when it looked like Fleiss fever was over,
she got headlines this year when her former lover,
actor Tom Sizemore, was convicted of terrorizing
her. Fleiss took a lot of abuse, and went back for
more, until she called the cops. You do the pop
psychology on that one.
In any event, Sizemore's trial helped the sales of

Nate Bloom is the editor of jewhoo.com .

Theatre stages David Mamet's Pulitzer
Prize-winning comedy, Glengarry Glen
The Players Guild of Dearborn
Ross, about cutthroat real estate salesman
stages Kander and Ebb's hit
in search of the American dream, 8 p.m.
musical/film Chicago Nov. 7-30. Call
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. The
for show times. $14. (313) 561-8587.
production, directed by WSU theater
Spotlight Players presents Neil
professor David Magidson, runs in
Simon's comedy The Odd Couple, a
repertory through Jan. 31. $12-$20.
dinner theater production directed by
(313) 577-2972.
Barbara Bloom, 7 p.m. Fridays and
Village Players of Birmingham presents
GAIL ZIMMERMAN
Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, Nov.
Edna
Ferber and George S. Kaufman's
Arts c;-- Entertainment
7-16, at Summit on the Park, 46000
Stage Door, based on the 1930s movie
Editor
Summit Parkway, in Canton. $30
about a bevy of young, talented actresses
advance/$35 at the door includes
living at the "Footlight Club," 8 p.m.
Italian dinner and performance. (734) 394-5460.
Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 14-
Stagecrafters mounts a production of To Kill A
23. Lauren Franklin of Bloomfield Township takes
Mockingbird, a drama adapted by Christopher
the lead. $15. (248) 644-2075.
Sergel from the Harper Lee novel, 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7-23, at
the Baldwin Theatre. $14-$16. (248) 541-6430.
LAUGH LINES
U-M Rude
Monty Python's Eric Idle, with special guests
Mechanicals, a student
John Du Prez, Nigel Spasm, the Bruces, Sir Dirk
theater group at
McQuickly of the Rutles, Peter Crabbe and
University of Michigan,
Jennifer Julian, perform a program of songs and
performs Shakespeare's
skits on the stage of Ann Arbor's Michigan
The Merchant of
Theatre 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. $36.50-
Venice, a tragicomedy
$39.50. (248) 645-6666.
whose Jewish character,
Shylock, continues to
arouse controversy, 8
THE BIG SCREEN
p.m. Friday and
A new film adaptation of Thomas Findley's
Saturday and 2 p.m.
Elizabeth
Rex, originally commissioned and
Sunday, Nov. 7-9, at
developed
as a play by the Stratford Festival of
Lydia Mendelssohn
Canada,
screens
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at
Theater in Ann Arbor.
the
Detroit
Film
Theatre at the DIA. The plot
Lauren Franklin takes
$6-$8. (734) 763-8587.
imagines a fictional encounter between
Wayne State
the lead role in Village
William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I.
University's Hilberry
Players' Stage Door."
$15. (313) 833-4005.

ON THE STAGE

Fleiss' 2003 book, Pandering, not so much an auto-
biography as a scrapbook of her life, laced with her
musings on various subjects.
Now the USA TV network has announced that
they do a TV movie on Fleiss, starring JAMIE-
LYNN DISCALA, best known as "Meadow
Soprano," from HBO's The Sopranos. (She was
known as Jamie-Lynn Sigler until she married her
manager last summer and took his name.)
It looks like this film will paint Fleiss as the
"poor little rich girl." In the words of Stan Brooks,
the producer, The perfect actress for the role had
to capture [Fleiss'] innocence, the intelligence
behind her eyes and a sexual allure, and that's one
thing Jamie has in spades.
"And the fact that [Jamie's] a Jewish girl from a
nice family in New York, and Heidi was a Jewish
girl from a nice family 'n California, isn't a bad
thing, either."
Discala does come from a "nice Jewish family."
Her father, STEVE SIGLER, is the founder/head

of the Mens' Senior Baseball League, a national
success. Her mother, CONSTANCE, is from Cuba
and is a convert to Judaism.
Jamie had a traditional Jewish upbringing and
was a bat mitzvah. She has a fine singing voice and
recently appeared in Aida on Broadway.

Paltrow Returns

GWYNETH PALTRO'W 31, has emerged out of
her relative obscurity of the last year to promote her
latest film, Sylvia, about poet Sylvia Plath, who
committed suicide in 1963.
Paltrow says she almost didn't make the movie
because production began a week after the death,
last October, of her father, director BRUCE PAL-
TROW. Her brother urged her to go ahead with
the project, and she was helped by the presence of
her non-Jewish mother, actress Blythe Danner, in
the Sylvia cast.
Gwyneth, who identifies as Jewish, was very close

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