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May 28, 2004 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-05-28

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Best Bets


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents
Signature Jarvi, an eclectic program featuring lesser-
known works by Busoni, Beethoven, Stravinsky and
Yuzo Toyama with pianist Antti Siirala, 8 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, June
4-6, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
$19-$105. (313) 576-5111.


Detroit garage rock band the Von Bondies per-
forms Sunday, May 30, at Clutch Cargo's in
Pontiac. Doors at 7 p.m. $12. (248) 645-6666.
"Godfather of Soul" James Brown takes the stage
at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 4. $25-$45. (248) 645-6666.
The Workman's Circle/Arbeter Ring -- The Circle
of Jewish Culture presents Celebrate Yiddish --
Sounds of Immigration, a multimedia benefit con-
cert starring New York-based Yiddish performers
Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek, as well as a
cast of local actors including Shirley Benyas,
Yolanda Fleischer and Ellen Sandweiss-Hodges, 2

Celebrity Jews

Special to the Jewish News


MI he American Jewish contingent at the just-con-
di dudedpowerhouse Cannes International Film
Festival included Ethan and Joel. Coen, Jonathan
Nossiter, Irwin Winkler and Terry Zwigoff.
The Coens were in competition with their remake
of The .Ladykiller.s, the Tom Hanks vehicle that
opened stateside to mixed reviews.
Meanwhile, Nossiter's Mondovino was a Cannes rar-
ity: a documentary selected to compete for prizes with
feature films. It follows the world of wine growing
from Italy to Burgundy to the Napa Valley. Jonathan's
father was the late Bernard Nossiter, a reporter for
the New York Times. Jonathan's brother, Adam
Nossiter, is an author whose books include Algeria
Hoteh a study of French anti-Semitism during World
War II.
Zwigoffs Bad Santa, a black comedy, was shown
out of competition. '' It did well when it was released
in America last year. Likewise, Winkler's DeLovely, a
bio of composer Cole Porter, was simply screened and
not judged. The flick will open in America on June
In competition was Look at Me, a film about a
young girl obsessed with singing, directed and co-
written by Agnes Jaoui, who also acts in the film.
Jaoui, a French Jew of Algerian origin, has long been

Nate Bloom, editor ofwww.Jewhoo.com , can
be reached at Middleoftheroad l @aol. corn

p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Jewish
Community Center in Oak Park.
$40/$20 students; dessert reception fol-
lows program. Reservations: (248) 545-

stage during the disastrous run of a tour-
ing show, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 4-
5, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, and 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, June 10-12, at the
Barn playhouse, 32332 W. 12 Mile Road,
in Farmington Hills. $13/$10 on June
10. (248) 553-2955.
St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of
Cranbrook presents the Cole Porter musi-
Detroit Repertory Theatre stages
cal comedy Anything Goes 8:30 p.m.
Unspoken Prayers, Claudia Allen's drama
Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, and 8:30
about finding justice when a 16-year-old
Arts & LIP Editor
Thursday-Saturday, June 10-12, at
girl is murdered and her family differs on
outdoor Greek Theater (rain
what is appropriate punishment for the
date: June 13). $13-$16. (248) 644-0527.
crime, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8:30
p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, June
3-27. $17. (313) 868-1347.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre mounts a production of
My One and Only, a Tommy Tune, boy-meets-girl,
The third installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry
1920s-set musical filled with Gershwin songs and
Potter series comes to life in an IMAX version as
lots with dancing, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The
p.m. Sunday, June 3-6, at Ann Arbor's Lydia
IMAX Experience opens at the Henry Ford IMAX
Mendelssohn Theatre. $14-$21. (734) 971-0605.
Theatre on Friday, June 4. $8.50-$10. (313) 271-
The Farmington Players encore their highly suc-
cessful production of the Michael Frayn comedy
Noises Off, in which a real-life farce develops back-

one of the leading lights of the French cinema.
Not part of the festival, but opening at an off-site
Cannes cinema, was Priyaruth Paul's first film, Peilect
Husband This tongue-in-cheek Indian film (in
English) about arranged marriages has received good
"bun." Paul's father is a Sikh lawyer; her mother, a
French Jewish doctor, is credited with introducing the
polio vaccine to India.
The festival's musical highlight was provided by
Lab Shifrin, the famous Argentine-American Jewish
composer, who conducted
a concert of film music as
a festival extra.

In 1985, he married gossip columnist Claudia
Cohen, and they had a child. Their marriage was,
pretty much over when he fell in love with socialite
Patricia D iff in 1992. (Claudia got an $80-million,
dollar divorce settlement.)
Duff finally gave in to Perelman's courting and con-
verted to Judaism before she married him in 1994.
(This time Perelman insisted on a prenuptial agree-
ment). As you may recall, Duff and Perelman were all
over the gossip pages in the late 1990s as they battled
over the amount of child
support payments for their
Perelman seemed to set-
tle down when he married
Revlontng- Door
sexy Jewish actress Ellen
Revlon billionaire owner
Barkin ( The Big Easy) in
Ron Perelman, 61, always
2000 in a big Jewish wed-
seems to land on the
financial or gossip pages.
Then, late in April,
The perception of
New York papers were
Perelman as a hard-charg-
buzzing with the news
ing businessman and an
that Barkin had left
ardent romantic suitor is
Perelman and moved
encapsulated in the title of
into a hotel with her two
New York Post columnist
children from a previ-
Christopher Byron's
ous marriage.
Ron Perelman and Ellen Barkin: Happily ever 4
upcoming Perelman bio,
However; in mid-
Testosterone Inc. Byron chronicles Perelman's four
May, the couple's spokesman announced that
marriages; his corporate raiding; his acquisition of
Barkin had moved back home and that "they love
Revlon; his Orthodox Judaism; and his substantial
each other very much and are 100 percent com-
charitable contributions.
mitted to their life together."
Perelman married Faye Golding, a member of a
But methinks you would get good Las Vegas odds
wealthy New York family, in 1964. They stayed
that this marriage won't last `til death does them
together for 20 years and had three kids. Their
part. Fl
divorce cost Perelman a mere $8 million.

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