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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-05-16

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Oscar-winning Searching
for Sugarman, which has
led to the resurgence in
the musician's career. See
Rodriguez perform in
concert at Masonic Temple
Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday,
May 18. $35-$45.

Chamber Music
Society of Detroit
presents American
cellist Lynn Harrell
Gail Zimmerman
in an all-Beethoven
Arts Editor
program at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, at
the Seligman Performing Arts Center in THE ART SCENE
Beverly Hills. In 1994, Harrell appeared
in a papal concert at the Vatican — the
College for Creative Studies show-
first of its kind —commemorating
cases more than 3,500 pieces of student
the Holocaust; the audience included
artwork during the Annual Student
Pope John Paul II and the chief rabbi of Exhibition, running May 17-May 31
Rome. $30-$60/$15-$24 student tickets. at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for
(248) 855-6070; chambermusicdetroit.
Design Education located at 460 West
Baltimore in Detroit's New Center. The
public is invited to purchase many of
these original and highly unique pieces
with all proceeds from art sales going
"Nobody in our band is a WASP," says
directly to the students to help jump-
lead singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig of
start their art and design careers. The
Vampire Weekend, the indie pop/rock
exhibition is open to the public for free
band playing the Fillmore Detroit at
beginning Saturday, May 17. Hours:
7 p.m. Friday, May 17. The band was
Saturday-Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4
formed by Koenig, a Jew, and a fellow
p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 10
student, lead songwriter/keyboardist/
a.m.-8 p.m. Opening Night on Friday,
backing vocalist Rostam Batmanglij
May 17, will feature a number of recep-
(Iranian), at Columbia University
tions: For info and ticket prices, call
in 2006, with bassist Chris Baio
(313) 664-7464, or go to
(Italian) and drummer Chris Tomson
(Ukrainian). Koenig, who had a bar
Through May 30, the Center for
mitzvah and is the son of a psycho-
Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne
therapist and TV/film set dresser, made State University and Detroit's Swords
it through Columbia, where he majored Into Plowshares Peace Center and
in English literature, on scholarship
Gallery present Visions of Peace
and student loans, and took a job as an
2013, a multimedia exhibit of
English teacher at a Brooklyn middle
student art created by Metro Detroit
school before signing a record contract.
area youth in support of the United
Opening is Haim, a folk-rock group
Nations Convention on the Rights of
featuring sisters Este, Danielle and
the Child, reflecting the life's work
Alana Haim, whose father, Mordechai, of the late Lillian Mellen Genser,
is Israeli. The girls, ages 21 to 26,
a lifelong advocate for peace and
recently won the BBC's annual "Sound
social justice and an inductee into
the Michigan Women's Hall of
of" poll (past winners include Jessie
J and Adele). Their first gig was in
Fame. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m.
their family band, Rockinhaim, whose
Thursdays-Saturdays; group visits
first-ever show, they told London's
or visits at non-scheduled times by
Jewish Chronicle, was in a Jewish deli
appointment. 33 E. Adams. (313) 963-
in Hollywood, where they were paid
7575; swordsintoplowshares@prodigy.
in matzah ball soup. $33.50-$46. (313)
961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com .
Born to an Orthodox observant fam-
ily in South Africa, Stephen Segerman
first heard a cassette of Cold Fact by
Paul Vachom, author of the new picto-
rial history book Legendary Locals
Mexican-American Detroit-based musi-
cian Rodriguez in the early 1970s. "His
of Detroit (Arcadia Publishing), will
lyrics [were] all wonderfully evocative
participate in a book signing 3-6
and inspirational to young whites liv-
p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Marwil's
ing under apartheid's strict rules and
Bookstore, 4870 Cass Ave., in Detroit.
censorship:' he recalled. It wasn't until
Among the Jewish figures included:
Mel Ravitz, Sonny Eliot, Max Fisher,
1995 that Segerman learned that the
Cold Fact CD was nowhere to be found
Robin Seymour, Mickey Schorr,
in the U.S. "It prompted me to go and
Soupy Sales, Gilda Radner, Albert
find out what happened to Rodriguez"
Kahn, rabbis Leo Franklin and Morris
The odyssey of his search, which was
Adler, Hank Greenberg and members
joined by South African journalist Craig of the Purple Gang. (313) 832-3078;
Bartholomew, comprises the basis of the marwilbookstore@liveonatt.com . ❑


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