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Rackham Symphony Choir & Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan
At 8 p.m. Friday,
March 9, in Ann
hosts the Chicago
Orchestra in an all-Brahms program
with Tel Aviv-born violinist Pinchas
Zukerman, who will perform Brahms'
Violin Concerto in D Major. $10-$120.
(734) 764-2538; www.ums.org.
Detroit native Kid Rock will join the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a
fundraising event on Saturday, May
12, at the Fox Theatre, with the goal
of raising $1 million for the finance-
challenged symphony. DSO Music
Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct.
Kid Rock, the Fox, Slatkin and the DSO
all are volunteering their services for the
concert. Tickets: $100/$150/$250/$350.
(800) 745-3000; olympiaentertainment.
corn and ticketmaster.com . (For "Rock
the Symphony" VIP packages, which
include premiere seating and access to
an exclusive after-party, call (313) 576-
POP/ ROCK / JAZZ / FOLK
Ranked as the top Adult Contemporary
chart artist of all time, Grammy, Tony
and Emmy Award-winning singer-
songwriter Barry Manilow takes the
stage at Detroit's Fox Theatre at 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.
$24.99-$144.99. (800) 745-3000; www.
ON THE STAGE
Bloomfield Players Community Theatre
brings the Lionel Bart musical Oliver!
to the Andover High School Theater
at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 9-11 and
16-18. There are 13 families repre-
sented in Oliver's 58-member cast. 4200
Andover Road, Bloomfield Township.
$15 adults/$12 students and seniors.
(248) 433-0885; www.bloomfieldplayers.
The Village Players present Lucky
Stiff, a zany musical comedy about
an unassuming shoe salesman who
is forced to take the embalmed body
of his recently murdered Atlantic City
uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo, 8
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 9-25,
with 2 p.m. matinees Sundays, March
18 and 25, at Village Players Playhouse,
34660 Woodward, Birmingham. The
musical was the first collaboration
between lyricist Lynn Ahrens and com-
poser Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime). Cast
members include Jackie
Gubow of Huntington
Woods and Clif Levin of
Detroit. $19. www.
PASSION, POWER & EXCITEMENT
March 23, 2012 7 pm.
Seligman Performing Arts Center
At Detroit Country Day School • Thirteen Mile at Lahser
Catch comic Amy
Schumer at the Magic
Bag in Ferndale, where she'll appear in
two shows on Friday, March 9. Doors
open at 7 and 10 p.m. $20. 22920
Woodward Ave., Ferndale. (248) 544-
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Rackham Symphony Choir
Detroit Country Day School Choir
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THE BIG SCREEN
The second annual Uptown Film
Festival, a celebration of Michigan-
made movies, comes to the Palladium
12 and Birmingham 8 theaters in down-
town Birmingham Thursday-Saturday,
March 8-10. For the full schedule of
film screenings and events, including
the third annual Michigan Film Awards,
and to purchase event passes and indi-
vidual screening tickets, call (248) 233-
6505 or go to www.uptownfihnfestival.
$35 General Admission
$75 Patron Reserved Seating
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The OCC Womencenter presents
its annual women's conference, A
Call to Wholeness, 8:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Oakland
Community College, Orchard Ridge
Campus, Tirrell Hall (J-Building),
27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
Hills. Keynote speaker psychotherapist
Brenda Strausz will present Living
Your Magnificence, teaching par-
ticipants how to move beyond what is
holding them back and forward to live
an authentic life filled with ease, joy
and freedom. $40 fee includes keynote
presentation, two workshops, continen-
tal breakfast, lunch and the concluding
session. Preregistration, ending March
15, is advised. (248) 522-3642; www.
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THE ART SCENE
The Jewish Historical Society and
Detroit Institute of Arts host Splendid
Works of Arts From Jewish Donors, in
which DIA and JHSM docents showcase
and discuss artworks given to the
museum by Jewish donors, on Sunday,
March 25, at the DIA. 1:30 p.m.: gather
and meet docents in Dining Room A;
2 p.m.: group tour begins; 3:15 p.m.:
afternoon tea and conversation. $26
(includes museum admission, docent
fee and tea) JHSM members/$32
nonmembers. (248) 432-5517; www.
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