~ egie n1 al Fred
Assisted Living from S3,600 per month
mounts a production of
Neil Simon's Tony Award-
Bartoli performs a program
graphical comedy Brighton
of arias by Salieri, Gluck and
Beach Memoirs, about a
Vivaldi in her first Michigan
15-year-old aspiring writer
appearance since 1997, 8
growing up in a large
p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Hill
Jewish family in 1930s
Auditorium in Ann Arbor.
New York, Feb. 13-21, at
$10-$85. (734) 763-0611.
Arts c Entertainment
the Sponberg Theatre on
the EMU campus in
Pepe Romano plays
Ypsilanti. Call for show
Rodrigo's flamenco-inspired Concierto times. $12-14. (734) 487-1221.
de Aranjuez in Detroit Symphony
Three of the top prizewinners of the
Orchestra concerts 8 p.m. Thursday,
annual Louise Heck-Rabi Playwriting
10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and
Contest will have their original work
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18-21, at the
produced in their world premieres 8
Max M. Fisher Music Center in
p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 19-28,
Detroit. $19-$56. (313) 576-5111.
at WSU's Studio Theatre. $6-$8.
The famed Newport Jazz Festival
THE BIG SCREEN
celebrates 50 years of performances as
The Detroit Film Theatre at the
trumpeter Randy Brecker joins other
DIA screens Robert Altman's latest
jazz masters in concert 8 p.m. Friday,
ensemble feature, The Company, this
Feb. 13, at Wharton Center in East
time focusing on the day-to-day per-
Lansing, $22-$34, (517) 432-2000;
sonal and professional lives of the
and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at
members of a ballet, company, 7 and
Macomb Center for the Performing
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4
Arts, $29-$36, (586) 286-2222.
and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13-15.
Twenty-two-year-old singer Josh
$5.50-$6.50. (313) 833-3237.
Groban, out with a new No. 1 CD,
A special charity screening of
C/os , takes the stage 8 p.m. Saturday, Against the Ropes, benefiting STARS
Feb 14, at Detroit's Fox Theatre. $55-
(Seeking Techniques Advancing
$1/ 5. (248) 433-1515.
Research in Shunts), with a personal
/Aretha Franklin performs a
appearance by former Detroiter Jackie
/Valentine's Day concert benefiting
Killen upon whom the movie is
' programming and educational initia-
based, takes place 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
tives of Detroit's Music Hall Center
Feb. 19, at the Star Southfield
for the Performing Arts 8 p.m.
Entertainment Centre. Doors at 6:30
Saturday, Feb. 14, at Music Hall. $40-
p.m. $20 movie only/$100 includes
$100. (248) 645-6666.
movie and VIP afterglow at Sposita's
Rock guitarist Dweezil Zappa and
Restaurant. To reserve tickets, call
pop singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb take
a break from their Food Network
show, Dweezil and Lisa, to perform an
THE ART SCENE
all-ages show at Detroit's Magic Stick
Tuesday, Feb. 17. Doors at 7 p.m.
Park West Gallery presents an art
$15. (313) 833- 9700.
auction benefiting the Jewish
The Children of Uganda, a group
Community Center's Jimmy Prentis
originally founded to teach orphaned
Morris Building in Oak Park Saturday,
children traditional songs, dances and
Feb. 21, at the Oak Park JCC. More
stories, presents a program of East
than 300 custom-framed original works
African music and dance 7 p.m.
of art (for sale below their appraised
Thursday, Feb. 19, and 8 p.m. Saturday,
value) will be offered. Dessert reception
Feb. 21, at the Power Center in Ann
and preview begins at 8 p.m.; benefit
Arbor. $18-$40. (734) 764-2538.
auction begins at 9 p.m. Tickets: $15
per person/$25 per couple, in advance
ON THE STAGE
or at the door. Information and tickets:
The EMU Theatre Department
c. "Th / • /
Orchard Lake Rd. South of Lone Pine Rd.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Nights fell peacefully but ended prematurely at
the Kaplan family home in West Bloomfield,
when Steve and Lisa Kaplan's teenage daughter's
late-night returns would consistently wake them
in the neighboring bedroom. This couplelwith a
dining room table that would no longer gpport both
dinners for four and Lisa's home office equipment
led the Kaplans to Gittleman, with a cry for more
space and privacy.
After customizing four distinct plans for the Kaplan's
selection, Gittleman allowed the couple to modify
the winning plan to their liking. "They were really
flexible," praised Lisa Kaplan, whose 3-bedroom
ranch would soon include an office—converted from
hers and Steve's former bedroom—and a new master
suite added to the rear of the house, strategically
buffered by the office to prevent sound from leaking.
The Kaplans commend both Gittleman's
administrative staff and the crew for an unwavering
show of respect and courtesy while rearranging the walls of their bedroom come office. Even their
family of gerbils went undisturbed.
Today, the Kaplans are thrilled with what is, essentially, a new home for them. Everyone sleeps
soundly, and the neighbors marvel at Gittleman's flawless matching of 30-year old brick. "I don't
know how they did it!" said Lisa.
They may not share their secrets...but they'll shape your dreams.
Just ask the Kaplans.
28580 ORCHARD LAKE RD., SUITE 102
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48334
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