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South Africa, was raised
of two engaged couples —
Jewish and adopted
one deliriously in love, the
Temple Israel's Schmier Concert Series
Buddhist practices as a
other expressing disdain for
hosts award-winning duo pianists Yuki
central part of his life.
each other — Oct. 28-Nov.
and Tomoko Mack 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
He's been described as
19. $25-$35. 4743 Cass,
30, in the Schmier Chapel at Temple Israel
"strong, subtle, a lyrical
Detroit. $20-$30. Show times
in West Bloomfield. No admission charge.
genius!' He performs 8
and tickets: (313) 577-2972;
RSVP: (248) 661-5700; bhoughton@
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at
the Ark in Ann Arbor.
Diane Hill and Barbie
At 30 years old, French countertenor
$15. (734) 761-1451; theark.org .
Amann Weisserman, both of Farmington
Philippe Jaroussky has already estab-
The University Musical Society pres-
Hills, are the founders of Two Muses
lished himself as one of the major singers
ents Audra McDonald for an evening of
Theatre, a new professional theater
in the international musical world. Hear
Broadway classics and American standards
in West Bloomfield. Their first season
him, along with the Cleveland-based
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Hill Auditorium
will begin on the stage at Barnes &
Baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire, in a
in Ann Arbor. The four-time Tony win-
Noble, 6800 Orchard Lake Road, in West
University Musical Society concert titled
ner is fresh off her acclaimed role as Bess
Bloomfield, with a production of The Odd
Handel and Vivaldi Fireworks, 7:30 p.m. in the American Repertory Theatre's
Couple (female version), with Hill and
Thursday, Nov. 3, at Hill Auditorium, 825
Porgy & Bess, the Gershwin classic
Weisserman in the lead roles. Show times
N. University Ave., Ann Arbor. Tickets start coming to Broadway in December. Ben
are 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 (preview, $10),
at $10. (734) 764-2538; ums.org .
Brantley, writing in the New York Times,
and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2
called McDonald's Bess "a performance
p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4-27 ($15-$18). (248)
POP / ROCK / JAZZ / FOLK as complete and complex a work of musi-
850-9919; twomusestheatre.org .
cal portraiture as any I've seen in years."
Enjoy jazz in a nightclub setting as
McDonald will be accompanied by Andy
Kerrytown Concert House presents
Einhorn on piano, Mark Vanderpoel on
the Hamilton Trio, with drummer Jeff
bass and Gene Lewin on drums. Tickets
The contemporary Eisenhower Dance
Hamilton, bassist Christoph Luty and
start at $10. (734) 764-2538; ums.org .
Ensemble opens its 2011-2012 season with
pianist Tamir Hendelman, 7 and 9 p.m.
On The Move, a program of premieres and
Saturday, Oct. 29. Hendleman began his
ON THE STAGE
audience favorites, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2
keyboard studies at age 6, attending the
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at Varner Recital
Anazagi Conservatory in Tel Aviv, Israel. In
Wayne State University's newly renovated
Hall on the campus of Oakland University,
1984, his family moved to Los Angeles. A
Studio Theatre presents Norwegian play-
Rochester. $18/$10 students. (248) 370-
cash bar will be available. $10-$30. 415 N.
wright Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House,
3013; starticketsplus.com .
Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor. Reservations: (734) which questions the late-1800s Victorian
Founded by dance superstar Rasta
769-2999; kerrytownconcerthouse.com .
domestic roles of men and women, 8 p.m.
Thomas in 2007, the Bad Boys of Dance
Aish HaTorah presents the Chasidic
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29. This stag-
push the bounds of dance with athletic
rock band 8th Day in concert 4 p.m.
ing of the play, which premiered in 1879,
jumps, endless turns and individuality. In
Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Berman Center for
takes creative license with a modern,
Rock the Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and
the Performing Arts on
futuristic approach to the produc-
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at the Detroit
the campus of the Jewish
tion and design, incorporating an
Opera House, the all-male troupe will take
Community Center in
indie-rock soundtrack, steampunk
old forms and techniques and make them
West Bloomfield. $18-$36.
influences and dance. $10-$12.
new again. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. $29-76.
In the lower level of the Hilberry
(313) 237-SING; michiganopera.org .
Theatre on the WSU campus; 4743
Like Leonard Cohen,
Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972;
THE BIG SCREEN
one of his musical heroes,
indie folk artist Gregory
WSU's Hilberry Theatre stages
The University Musical Society, in col-
Alan Isakov, origi-
William Shakespeare's comedy
laboration with the Michigan Theater,
nally from Johannesburg, Gregory Alan Isakov Much Ado About Nothing, the story presents a screening of British Jewish
v ilig I Nate Bloom
Special to the Jewish News
L Koppel Comeback
Xi Veteran TV news journalist Ted
Koppel, 71, has signed on as a corre-
spondent for the new NBC newsmaga-
zine, Rock Center, which debuts 10
46 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
160 11 Anchored by Brian Williams, the
program replaces The Playboy Club, a
drama with anemic ratings.
Koppel, of course, was the host of
ABC's Nightline for 25 years. Other
Rock correspondents include Meredith
Viera and Harry Smith, with the Today
show's Matt Lauer, 53, listed as a
October 27 • 2011
High Holiday Notes
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, 30, was spot-
ted attending Yom Kippur services at
a Manhattan synagogue. Gyllenhaal,
like his sister, actress Maggie
Gyllenhall, 33, are the children of a
non-Jewish father (director Stephen
Gyllenhaal) and a Jewish mother
(screenwriter Naomi Foner).
A few years
back, Foner said
her own Jewish
vance and that her children were
raised the same way. However, in the
last year, Maggie has flat out called
herself "Jewish." She lives in New
York City, where the siblings appar-
ently shared the holiday.
Attending Yom Kippur services at
a Sydney, Australia, synagogue were
comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen,
40 on Oct. 13,
and his wife,
Isla Fisher, 33.
Fisher grew up
Cohen and Fisher
playwright Arnold Wesker's The
Kitchen, in a production by the National
Theatre, London, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
30, in Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater.
This screening is a delayed cinema
broadcast of a live performance at the
National Theatre, where, in the kitchen
of an enormous West End restaurant
in 1950s London, the orders are pil-
ing up as chefs, waitresses and porters
from across Europe — English, Irish,
German, Jewish — argue and flirt. 603
E. Liberty St. $18-$22/$12 students.
(734) 764-2538; ums.org .
Bring kids 5 and older to the Detroit
Institute of Arts' Museum Mystery Days
and explore the artists whose works haunt
the American, European and contempo-
rary art galleries. 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and
1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
28-30. Free with museum admission.
(313) 833-7900; dia.org .
The Detroit Historical Society hosts
the 10th annual Treats in the Streets, for
children ages 3-12, noon-3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 30, at the Detroit Historical Museum's
Streets of Old Detroit. 5401 Woodward Ave.
Admission to the museum is free for chil-
dren under 12 dressed in costume. (313)
833-1805; detroithistorical.org .
The Southfield Pavilion Antiques
Exposition, with a selection of American,
European and Asian antiques, runs 2-8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-30. $8 (one paid admis-
sion is good for all three days)/free 12 and
under. www.AntiquesExposition.com . Fl
Please email items you wish to have
considered for Out & About to Gail Zimmerman
at gzimmerman®thejewishnews.com . Notice
is requested three weeks before the scheduled
Australia, Los Angeles and Cohen's
Some hours before Yom Kippur
began, the couple were photographed
boating with their daughters, Olive,
3, and Elula, 1. Fisher came from New
York, where she just finished filming
Bachelorette, a comedy starring Fisher,
Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan, 29.
Caplan (Party Down on Starz, Amy
Burley on HBO's True Blood) has just
been cast as the girlfriend of one of
Zoey Deschanel's male roommates
on the FOX TV comedy New Girl. This
new series is a big ratings winner, and
Caplan's three-episode arc on New
Girl will air next month. Her character
may turn into a series regular.