) JN Digest
Selected news and feature stories
from the Detroit Jewish News.
) Back In Time
Look for Alexis P. Rubin's
"This Month in Jewish History"
) Chaos and Quiet
Back in Israel after a
recent trip to India,
Brian Blum reflects on the
differences between the
two countries in his
This Normal Life.
) Untitled For Now
A year after her Bat
Mitzvah, Hana Daley
found out she isn't Jewish.
How did she handle the
news? Find out on
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Tuesdays at the JCC in Oak Park from Jan. 19-
Feb. 10. Staged readings include A Song for
Chaim Levy, by Art Schwartz, Jan. 19-20; It
Should Be, by Ted Herstand, Jan. 26-27;
Mensch, by Shoshannah Boray, Feb. 2-3; and
Coming of Age, by Kitty Dubin, Feb. 9-10.
Suggested ticket/donation: $5. (248) 788-2900.
A celebration of University Musical Society's
125th anniversary and the reopening of the
Albert Kahn-designed Hill Auditorium in
Ann Arbor will culminate with a performance of
Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, a
work inspired by Shakespeare's The Merchant of
Venice, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hill
THE SMALL SCREEN
Auditorium. The evening's performers include
GAIL ZIM M ERMAN
TNT airs a new production of Neil Simon's
countertenor David Daniels, violinist Midori,
Arts & Entertainment
soprano Audra McDonald and more. $10-$75.
The Goodbye Girl, directed by Richard
Benjamin and starring Patricia Heaton, Jeff
In a concert titled Winter Wonderland,
Daniels, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and Alan Cumming, 8
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings performs works by
p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 16-18. It's based on Simon's
classical masters Haydn, Rossini and Reicha, and contem-
1977 film that starred Richard Dreyfuss in an Academy
porary composer Elliot Carter, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at
Award-winning Best Actor role. Check your local listings.
Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield. U-M musicolo-
Detroit Public Television-Channel 56 hosts the docu-
gist Steven Whiting offers a preview presentation, titled
mentary The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's, in
"Night Winds and Haydn Seek," at 2:15 p.m. Tickets
which three victims of the disease and their families are
available at the door; $19-$25. (248) 559-2095.
profiled along with the researchers battling Alzheimer's, 9
p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21. A follow-up show, beginning at
10:30 p.m. and hosted by David Hyde Pierce, offers
viewers an opportunity to find answers to their questions
With lyrics both heartbreaking and hilarious, pop/rock
about the disease. Check your local listings.
singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson visits The Ark in Ann
Arbor 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. $10. (734) 761-1451.
Ann Arbor's Wild Swan Theater presents Frog and Toad,
an adaptation of Arnold Lobel's beloved stories about animal
friends, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11
Akiva Hebrew Day School in Southfield hosts its annu-
a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22-24, at Towsley
al family concert and afterglow, featuring the Detroit
Auditorium in Washtenaw Community College's Morris J.
debut performance of the popular band The Chevra,
Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., in Ann Arbor.
Saturday, Jan. 17, at the school. Doors open at 7:45; tick-
$6-$8. (734) 424-9591.
ets available at the door. General seating: $15 adults, $10
children 12 and under. (248) 352-2772.
Visions, a trio of college women who have been singing
THE ART SCENE
together since they were teens, have recorded three
Ann Arbor's Washington Street Gallery hosts 12 + 12,
albums of Jewish music and return to the Detroit area 2
an invitational exhibit featuring the work of a dozen gallery
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
members and the regional artists each has chosen to exhibit
Advance purchase general admission tickets: $5 (free, ages
with them. Artists whose works are on display include
2 and under); advance purchase patron tickets (premium
Laura Strowe (pastel landscapes), Norma Penchansky-
seating and meet and greet pass): $25. Tickets at the
Glasser (figurative bronze sculptures), Kay Yourist (ceram-
door: $7 general admission; $30 patron. (248) 357-5544.
ics), Michelle Hegyi (abstract and digital prints) and Leslie
Sobel (digital prints and encaustics). (734) 761-2287.
ON THE STAGE
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's production of Fiddler on the
Roof is staged not in a Russian village but amid the
expressionist art (based on the paintings of Marc Chagall)
of the show's early 1900s timeframe. Performances are 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16-18,
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor. $19-
$21. (734) 763-8587.
St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook presents The
1940s Radio Hour, a nostalgic trip down memory lane fea-
turing big-band music and an old-fashioned situation comedy,
Jan. 16-25. Call for show times. $13-$16. (248) 644-0527.
Jewish Ensemble Theatre presents the 2004 Seymour J.
and Ethel S. Frank Festival of New Plays 7:30 p.m.
Mondays at the JCC in West Bloomfield and 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Sheri Fink has
worked in conflict and dis-
aster zones around the
world. Meet the author of
War Hospital: A True Story
of Surgery and Survival?
p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at
32737 W. 12 Mile Road.
Free; call (248) 553-0300,
Ext. 327, to register.
Visions, a college-aged trio,
performs Jan. 25 at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
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