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tity as he tries to deal with his family,
including his older brother Stanley,
whom he idolizes, and his cousin Nora,
whom he develops intimate feelings
toward. It runs through Dec. 1 (show
times and tickets: (734) 394-5460 or
www sp otlight. net ) .
Oakland University's Meadow
Brook Theatre is scheduled to present
Biloxi Blues Feb. 13-March 9, 2008. In
a "trifecta" performance, Eugene is
expected to be played by WSU alumni
Jason Richards, who portrayed Eugene
in Brighton Beach Memoirs and
Broadway Bound for Jewish Ensemble
Theatre (show times and tickets: (248)
377-3300 or www.mbtheatre.com ).
Raising the curtain on the 35th season
of Great Performances on PBS, The
Israel Philharmonic 70th Anniversary
Gala Concert, recorded last December
in Tel Aviv, premieres Wednesday, Nov.
21, at 9 p.m. on PBS stations nation-
Works by Brahms, Bruch and Ravel
take center stage as Daniel Barenboim,
Pinchas Zukerman and Zubin Mehta
lead a special birthday gathering hon-
oring the IPO.
Mehta, the group's music director
for life, leads the orchestra as it accom-
panies Zukerman in a performance
of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1.
Ravel's "choreographic poem" La Valse
offers the orchestra a chance to sparkle
on its own, while Barenboim takes
the keyboard for Brahms' first great
orchestral work, the D Minor Piano
Concerto No. 1.
One of two conductors particularly
associated with the IPO (the other is
Leonard Bernstein), Bombay-born
Mehta is a longtime champion and
supporter of the IPO. "It's my fam-
ily," he says, terming the orchestra
"the flagship of the nation, culturally
Founded in 1936 by Polish violinist
and Zionist Bronislaw Huberman, the
orchestra — known at that time as the
Palestine Orchestra — was established
to save Jewish musicians in Europe
from the imminent Holocaust; con-
ductor William Steinberg helped orga-
nize and prepare the ensemble. Arturo
Toscanini led the premiere concert.
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Jewish character: the father of
Brad Garrett on the FOX series
Til Death. A special Thanksgiving
episode has been shelved until
the strike is over. Valerie Harper,
friend Rhoda on
TV and Golda
Meir on stage),
Adler recently was seen back-
stage at a Bruce Springsteen
concert at Madison Square
Garden – which is pretty cool for
a septuagenarian. He was there
as the special guest of Steven Van
Zandt, who plays lead guitar for
Springsteen as well as, of course,
co-starring on The Sopranos as
gangster Silvio Dante.
Adler is pretty hip for 77, but
Larry King seems even older than
his age (73).
King is notorious for not prep-
ping for guests, and sometimes it
seems that, except for sports, he
hasn't really absorbed a new fact
in the last decade. He recently
drove Jerry Seinfeld crazy dur-
ing an interview when he seemed
unsure whether Seinfeld, the No.
1 show on TV when Jerry decided
to end it, had been canceled.
Jerry said to Larry, "Are you
under the impression that I got
canceled? Is this still CNN? Do
you know who I am? Can we get a
resume in here for me that Larry
can go over?"
Seinfeld might have been a little
harsh. Still, I have to believe that
a lot of King's famous guests have
thought the same thing over the
years (does this guy know who I
am?) but didn't have the chutzpah
and wit to call King on the carpet
as Seinfeld did.
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