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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-11-17

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arts & entertainment >> editor's picks



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, led
by Leonard Slatkin, presents Festival of
Flutes, featuring James Galway and works
by Vivaldi, Bach, Paquito D'Rivera and
Mozart, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 10:45 a.m.
Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 17-20, at Orchestra Hall, Detroit.
Tickets start at $15. (313) 576-5111;
The Met: Live in HD presents Philip
Glass's 20th-century opera masterpiece
Satyagra, an inspirational retelling of
Gandhi's formative philosophical experi-
ences as a young man in South Africa, in
select movie theaters nationwide 12:55
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. There will be an
encore screening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 7. The approximately four-hour opera
(with two intermissions) features a mini-
malist score, sung in Sanskrit, with lyrics
drawn from the Bhagavad Gita. Theaters
and tickets: fathomevents.com .


In support of his latest CD, So Beautiful
or So What, Paul Simon tours to Detroit's
Fox Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. $39.50-
$110. olympiaentertainment.com ; (800)
The Pairadocs Trio — Drs. Tom
Ditkoff and Jeff London, along with Mike
Mullen, headline an open-mic Baseline
Folk Society concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
19, at Plymouth Community Arts Council,
774 N. Sheldon Road, Plymouth. London is
the evening's host. $5 at the door.


Planet Ant Theatre stages Linda Ramsey's
Sunday Punch, a comedy, about aging,
marriage and family roles that addresses
the dangers of apathy and silence in the

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.12 New Flicks


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,
Part I, the fourth installment in the

series based on the best-selling
Mir novels about a family of vampires,
e) opens Friday, Nov.18. The film opens
with Bella, the lead human character,
finally wed to Edward Cullen, a vam-
pire. But the birth of their daughter
sets the stage for a major battle, pit-
ting Edward and his family against the
fearsome vampire council.
Bloomfield Hills native Elizabeth
Reaser, daughter of Karen Davidson



November 17 2011

face of injustice, 8 p.m.
Ferndale. $20. (248) 544-
Fridays and Saturdays
3030; themagicbag.com
and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov.
18-Dec. 10. The play is
directed by Yolanda
Fleischer, who recently
Just opened at the University
Gail Zimmerman
helmed Jewish Ensemble
of Michigan Museum of Art
Arts Editor
Theatre's Imagining
in Ann Arbor are Face of
Madoff. 2357 Caniff;
Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol,
Hamtramck. $20 general admission, with
Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel
discounts for seniors and students. (313)
Schwartz, Richard Misrach, an exhibit by
365-4948; planetant.com .
five documentary photographers (through
The Oakland Theatre Arts Guild
Feb. 5, 2012); and Recent Acquisitions:
mounts a production of Rodgers and
Curator's Choice, Part I, introducing
Hammerstein's The Sound of Music
recently acquired works from UMW&
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
collections — mostly prints, drawings
Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at the Starlight Theater,
and photographs by artists as diverse as
7370 Highland Road, Waterford. $12-$15.
Annie Leibovitz, Edward Steichen and
(248) 886-8880; starlighttheater.net .
Rembrandt van Rijn (through March
The MorrisCo Art Theatre presents
18). Sandra Phillips of the San Francisco
Wendy Kesselman's 1997 adaptation of
Museum of Art and curator of "Face of Our
The Diary of Ann Frank 8 p.m. Thursday Time,' will discuss the past, present and
and Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday,
future of photography 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
Nov. 17-19, at Riverside Arts Center, 76 N.
4, in the Helmut Stern Auditorium at the
Huron, Ypsilanti. $20/$16 students and
museum. 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. (734)
seniors. (734) 996-2549; morrisco.org .
764.0395; umma.umich.org .
From Nov. 18-March 25, 2012, the Toledo
Museum of Art presents Small Worlds,
an exhibition curated by Amy Gilman,
The Redford Theatre shows Fiddler on the
the museum's curator of contemporary art
Roof the 1971 film version starring Topol
and associate director. Five contemporary
as everyone's favorite Jewish milkman, 8
artists offer works — drawings, relief
p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
paintings, photography and sculpture —
18-19. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. $4. (313) 537-
that explore the realms of the home, the
2560; redfordtheatre.com .
studio, the neighborhood, the city and the
natural world. There's also a fully func-
tional, 65-square-foot house. "The artists
encourage the viewer to consider space and
Growing up in Southfield, writer-come-
perspective in different ways',' said Gilman.
dian Mike Young was the class clown.
Admission is free. 2445 Monroe Street,
Today, he lives in Los Angeles and splits
Toledo. (800) 644-6862; toledomuseum.org .
his time between standup comedy and
Paint Creek Center for the Arts fills
writing and producing for television and
its galleries with unique gift items of
film. Young will host Mike Young's Young
handmade objects and artworks of all
American Comedy Tour — with four to
kinds created by Michigan artists working
five comics representing the melting pot of in all media with a Morning Shopping
America — 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25,
Extravaganza 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave.,
19, featuring special discounts and break-

and stepdaughter of the late Bill
Davidson, plays Edward's adoptive
mother, Esme. Nikki Reed, 23, returns
as Rosalie Hale, Esme's adopted
daughter. (Reed recently married
Season 10 American Idol contestant
Paul Mc Donald). The screenplay is by
Melissa Rosenberg, 49, who wrote the
other Twilight films.
Reed and
Rosenberg, who both
identify as Jewish,
are the children of
Jewish fathers and
non-Jewish mothers.
Rosenberg has long
been married to Lev
Spiro, a TV director.
Nikki Reed

Surprise Ancestry

There are many Jewish connections
in the family life of singer-actor Harry
Belafonte, 84.
His second wife, dancer Julie
Robinson, to whom he was married
from 1958 to 2004, is Jewish. They
had a daughter, Gina, and a son,
David, together.
Gina, a former actress, produced
the recent HBO documentary Sing
Your Song, about her father's role in
the civil rights movement.
The actress Shari Belafonte, 57, is
Harry's daughter with his first wife.
She has been married since 1989 to
actor Sam Behrens, 61.
Harry Belafonte's autobiography,

fast treats. More info: (248) 651-4110;
The artists of the Michigan Weavers
Guild offer a wide array of handwoven
items for gift giving at their Holiday
Trunk Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 19, at the Costick Center, 28600
W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. For
more information, call the Cultural Arts
Division, (248) 473-1856.


Young People's Theatre presents a produc-
tion of Oliver!, with music, lyrics and
script by Lionel Bart, 7 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17-20, at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, 911 N. University,
Ann Arbor. $10-$15. (734) 763-8587;
Barney Live in Concert — Birthday
Bash!, a brand-new, interactive concert
with Barney and friends, sings and dances
its way into Detroit's Fox Theatre 10:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 19-20. Texan Sheryl Leach, who creat-
ed the big purple dinosaur, was bestowed
in 1996 with B'nai B'rith's Distinguished
Achievement Award for creating whole-
some children's programming. She was
the first woman to win the award since
Eleanor Roosevelt. $12-$35/$65 Dino Seats
offering a front-row seat and pre-show
meet-and-greet. Info: (313) 471-6611.
Tickets: (800) 745-3000;
Temple Israel's Apple Family Concert
presents contemporary musicians Dan
Nichols & el8hteen 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
20, at the Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield. For more info, contact
Brandi Houghton at (248) 661-5700 or

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for Out & About to Gail Zimmerman at

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My Song: A
Memoir, has
just come
out. In it, he
discloses for
the first time
that both his
parents are
of mixed race Gina & Harry
and that he
is "one-quar-
ter" Jewish himself.
His mother was born in Jamaica, the
child of a white, Scottish mother and a
black father.
His father, also born in Jamaica,
was the child of a black mother and a
Dutch Jewish father.

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