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March 29, 2007 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-03-29

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Arts & Entertainment


Here's The Skinny

Frizzy-dizzy blonde Marilyn Ray has a face fit for a mug.


She'll have one of the 400
booths (#1120) at the Michigan
International Women's Show, May 3-6, at
Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, that is
expected to attract more than 10,000 gals.
But Marilyn Tringali was only 14 years
old when it really all started for her ...
A girlfriend's sister was getting married,
and, while at the friend's home when
arrangements were being made, Marilyn
asked the party planner if she could make
a suggestion ... The planner not only took
her idea, but charged the bride-to-be's
father for it!
Marilyn didn't know then, but that was
to be the entree into her own business
world ... After years of making money
for others as an optician setting records
with eyeglass sales, she formed her own
As that 14-year-old, Marilyn Bogues
started drawing the cartoon of a skinny
blonde who eventually became her trade-
mark ... The Marilyn Ray Design Co. now
has a line of greeting cards, nightshirts,
beach cover-ups, mugs, coasters, tote bags,
She'll make her own display for the
Women's Expo and have three gals plus
herself dressed like cartoony Marilyn Ray,
wearing the shirts and blond curly wigs ...
To view the things she sells and see what
the Marilyn Ray cartoon looks like, visit
marilynraydesigns.com ... Yes, she is the
same fun-loving Marilyn married to swell
guy localite Bob Tringali.
the Caribbean Foods Festival at Bill Kruse's
Kruse & Muer Restaurants ... Delicious

Las Vegas today is much
specialties like Bahamian Conch
than just world-class
Chowder, Bahamian Mahi-Mahi,
or gambling
Island Seafood Pasta, etc.
of the world's
is restaurant number four shut-
Reason is that many of the
tered at the Applegate Square
chefs are formally trained in
location in Southfield ... It fol-
culinary arts, either in Europe
lows A La Cart, Bernardi's and
or in some of America's finest
Le Metro.
Danny Raskin
HIS LITTLE delicatessen's
Senior Columnist
And there's more to din-
name, New Deli on Middlebelt,
ing in Las Vegas than haute
east of Northwestern Highway,
cuisine ... Price and choice are two of the
Farmington Hills, may sound like the
more appealing things about eating in
city in India (New Delhi), but owner Tom
Vegas ... Because there are so many fine
Piasek is from Poland ... New Deli joins
restaurants competing against each other, a
other delicatessens through the years with
fun names ... (Pic-A-Dilly, Hello Deli, Dilly first-class meal is a lot of times less expen-
sive than in most major cities.
Deli, Deli Rama, Delicate-Essen, etc).
AS FAR AS anyone knows, the annual
JAZZ BUFFS AND pop music lovers
fundraiser by American Lung Foundation,
can't ever get enough of Johnny Trudell,
Michigan Chapter, is the only one of its
who will be featured with his I8-piece
kind anywhere ... The Third Annual
band and great trumpet every Thursday
Flavors of Michigan, Monday, June 11,
night through April ... It'll be onstage at
at Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, will have 25
Seldom Blues, the fine dining restaurant
chefs (the limit) donating their time,
and jazz club in Detroit's Renaissance
talents and food, with all using personal
Center ... Johnny and his gang also do
gas burners to cook five-course dinners
their gig on Tuesday evenings at Andiamo
behind half-moon tables of 10-12 per-
Celebrity Showroom, Warren.
sons each ... The Ritz charges American
THIS IS THE second time one of that
Lung a very nominal fee for two rooms
city's cab drivers bemoaned its popula-
used (one for cocktails and gourmet hors
tion growth ... He came to Las Vegas
d'oeuvres by the chefs) and provides a
more than 20 years ago, didn't make a lot
server at no charge for each table ... The
of money but it was a good-paced place
chefs like to bring their own servers, too
for his family ... The house he bought is
... The committee of chairgal Suzanne
worth "a ton of money" now but he says he
Gilson, Peggy Goldberg, Janet Stein, Linda
rarely gets to see his wife and children ...
Carver, Arlene Helms, Bonnie Moonka
"I'm too busy, can't enjoy easy relaxed liv-
and Anita Fontana do a remarkable job
ing like before. Las Vegas has always been
... For tickets, call Suzanne at (248) 561-
a fast-paced city," he said with a sigh, "but
never like this!"

JOINING THIS year's Grand Marshal
Florine Mark of the annual personality-
studded Walk of Ages, Sunday, May 6, 10
a.m at the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum
Jewish Community Campus in West
Bloomfield, will include walkers Cheryl
Chodun, Murray Gula, Don Shane, WXYZ-
TV; Murray Feldman, Rich Luterman,
WJBK-FOX TV2; Dell Warner, WDIV-TV;
"Big Al" Moskovitz, 104.3 FM; Robin
Schwartz, Detroit Jewish News and FOX-
2; George Cantor, journalist, author and
JN columnist; Judges Susan Moiseev, Ed
Sosnick, Marc Barron, etc.
MAIL DEPT. ... "I see the name of Joel
Surnow as executive producer on many
television shows, and wondered if he was
related to Jack Surnow who I knew very
well." ... Shirley Geyer, Royal Oak.
[I know that the late Jack Surnow had a
son named Jeff in the development busi-
ness with him, Le Chateau Apartments,
Oak Park, etc., and moved to Las Vegas and
California dabbling in TV and films ...
His birth name was Jake Shnurowitz
Don't know if Joel Surnow is a relation, but
maybe a reader can answer this for you.]
NO MORE rain checks at Jax Kar Wash
... Second one is free if within 48 hours of
the first one, shower or shine.
CONGRATS ... On their birthdays, to
Clara Krugel, 91; to Ann Miller, 90; to Pearl
Moss, 80; to Norman Lebowitz, 80; to Paul
Lebowitz, 81, to Brandon Lebowitz, to
Shelly Kalmus, to Lori Glick ... On their
54th anniversary, to Seymour and Marilyn

Danny's e-mail address is


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