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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-09-29

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Arts & Entertainment



Gail Zimmerman

Arts Editor

Love Fest

Dr. Terri Orbuch — a.k.a. The Love
Doctor — is known around town for the
relationship segments she broadcasts
every Monday morning on FOX 2 News
and every Thursday morning on Magic
Now she is taking her show on the
road. "Dr. Terri Orbach's First Annual
Love Doctor LoveFest" takes place 10
a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the
Library, 32737 W.
12 Mile Road, in
Farmington Hills.
From 10-11 a.m.,
attendees can tour
exhibitor booths
and talk to rela-
Dr. Terri Orbuch:
tionship experts,
Relationship expert.
including individ-
ual and couple
therapists, life coach and spiritual guide
Paula Perelman and family law attorney
Annette Benson. At 11 a.m., Orbuch will

Je ws

Nate Bloom

4111, Special to the Jewish News


12 Unhappy Endings

Former Beverly Hills 90210 star
TORI SPELLING, 32, split with her
Aim husband of one year, "unknown"
w actor Charlie Shanian, 36. Their
interfaith wedding, befitting the
daughter of mega-producer AARON
SPELLING, was a lavish affair that
made all the shiny magazines.
Meanwhile, art has imitated life for
Tori — VH-1 has just picked-up her
TV show
Notorious for a
mid-season start.
She plays the fic-
tional daughter of
a famous produc-
er who has trou-
ble finding the
right guy.


give a presentation on how to strengthen
the relationships in one's life.
Door prizes, goodie bags and the
chance to play the Magic 105.1 Game
Show, where contestants will answer rela-
tionship questions and win prizes, round
out the morning.
Admission is $15 per person. For more
information and to purchase tickets
online, go to www.detroitlovedr.com .

Keyboard King

History informs the music of pianist
Andras Schiff. "Politics and art are not
really separable said Schiff in a recent
interview. A Jewish citizen of Austria who
has protested the far-right government
there in the recent past, he added, "Those
who disagree should remember the times
when the works of Heine, Mendelssohn
and others were thrown into the flames."
Considered a major interpreter of
Beethoven and Bach, Schiff has conduct-
ed orchestras from the keyboard — the
way it was done during those composers'

Reports are that

CALA (Meadow

on The
Sopranos) has
parted company
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
with her husband DiScala
and manager, AJ
DiScala, 34. In 2003, Jamie-Lynn,
now 24, married DiScala in a civil
ceremony (followed by a fancy
reception that appeared in 1nStyle

Cool Calendar

The 2005-2006 (5766) calendar
from the Hadassah-Brandeis
University Institute (HBI) exhibit
"Jewish + Female = Athlete:
Portraits of Strength From Around
the World" profiles 14 current

lives. He has collaborated with the major
orchestras of Europe, North America,
Japan and Israel, and appears regularly at
the festivals of Salzburg, Vienna, Lucerne,
Ansbach and Feldkirch.
Since coming to prominence with a
gold medal at the 1974 Tchaikovsky Com-
petition in Moscow, he has been awarded
the Bartok Prize and taken top honors in
the Leeds and Lizst competitions.
Schiff comes to Ann Arbor 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Rackham
Auditorium, in his debut recital perform-
ance for University Musical Society. He
last appeared as a
soloist for UMS with
the Budapest
Festival Orchestra in
1998. His program
will include works
by Haydn and
Tickets are $20-
call (734) 764-
Andras Schiff:


Jewish female athletic stars and 13
great Jewish woman athletes from
the past.
The calendar and a companion trav-
eling exhibit were created by HBI,
which develops fresh ways of think-
ing about Jews and gender world-
wide. The calendar is a combo
Jewish and secular one — the
Jewish month/day is noted on the
"day box" for the secular date.
Jewish holidays are noted, too.
The women whose photos/biograph-
ical profiles appear in this glossy
color calendar are world class:
Olympic medal winners, recent and
past; a Jewish woman who was an
all-star in the women's pro baseball
league depicted in A League of Their
Own; a Wimbeldon tennis champ.
Many countries and sports are rep-
The cost is $13.95, and it is avail-
able online at

Speaking Out

Israeli novelist Ronit Matalon was born
into a family of Egyptian-Jewish descent
in 1959 and studied literature and phi-
losophy at Tel Aviv University. She has
worked as a journalist for Israel
Television and for the daily newspaper
Ha'Aretz, and published two novels, one
book of short stories, a collection of
essays and a book for children.
She is one of a group of young Israeli
writers who are exploring through fiction
some of the issues confronting their
country and the Middle East today.
Matalon's most recent novel, Bliss
(English translation, Henry Holt, 2003), a
best-seller in Israel, explores the friend-
ship of two women, one burning with a
sense of national guilt about her coun-
try's treatment of the Palestinians, the
other passive and experiencing life vicar-
iously through her friend.
The Ann Arbor Library hosts Matalon
in two discussions as part of a series of
eight programs in 2005-06 titled "Middle
Eastern Women Speak Out:

www.brandeis.edu/hbi or by phone
at (781) 736-8114. Contact HBI at
hbi@brandeis.edu for info on book-
ing the traveling exhibit.

Andrea Autobiography

famous NBC news correspondent,
has written a book of memoirs
called Talking Back To Presidents,
Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels
(Viking; $25.95). Married since
1997 to Federal Reserve Chairman
answered questions related to being
Jewish in a recent interview with
Jewish Women's Magazine.
She noted she felt a "tremendous
emotional connection" to Middle
East news, such as the 1979 sign-
ing of the Camp David Accords.
Mitchell called the controversy over
President Reagan's visit to a

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