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The Michigan Daily - Wc4e-, e. - Thursday, November 30, 1995 -9B

Hakavod features voices of greatness

Created through the initiative of -Wr:il
ee Sluents in the winter semester Tickets: $3 students, $5 others
1904, the 16-member group plays
icerts to packed audiences and has
s in Israel and Europe. There was
eed for an outlet for people who Competition for acceptance into
e performing, but feel uncomfort- the quickly growing and improving
e having to sing Christmas songs group is getting tough. This semester
>erform on Friday nights, the Jew- only about a third of those who audi-
Sabbath, Kol Hakavod leader, tioned for the group were accepted.
chel Barbanel-Fried (LSA '96), Members of the group all have sing-
>lained. The group wanted to cre- ingormusical backgrounds andnearly
a new venue for all types of Jewish all have performed in front of an audi-
sic. ence prior to Kol Hakavod.
[hbeir eclectic repertoire appeals to Based at Hillel, the group delivers a
tevis and non-Jews. Jonathan large concert every semester as well
r# °L SA '97) described the as having performed at Temple Beth
up's music as encompassing ev- Israel and the Jewish Arts Festival.

Since their first concert nearly two
years ago the group's audience size
has doubled. Students make up about
60 percent of the audience with the
local community making up the rest.
They even have some groupies who
have not missed a single one of Kol
Hakavod's concerts.
The group hopes that the CD and
the school wide publicity for tonight's
concert will expand their audience
even farther beyond friends of the
performers and Hillel members.
. "I can't believe how far we've come.
The group that I lead now is com-
pletely different than the one that I
joined [as a sophomore]," commented
Barbanel-Fried. The group's rapid
success steams from its members'
desires to share their love of being
Jewish and creating Jewish music with
their audience. Barbanel-Fried ex-
plained that people like the group
because it is tight and "we always
look like we are having fun." Their
entertainment value stems from audi-
ence participation, funny introductions
to their songs and musical variety.
After only a short time together, in
the Wintersemesterof 1995, the group

The 16-member accappella group Kol Hakavod perform inovative music. Missing them would be sheer craziness.

recorded their CD, "Sheer Michigas,"
whose 17-song track features every-
thing from the traditional synagogue
song, "Adon Olam," to "Shneinu
Beyachad," a Hebrew version of the
famous Turtles song, "So Happy To-
gether." The collection of numbers,
some of which are musically arranged
by group members themselves, spans
Kol Hakavod's varied repertoire and
highlights solo voices.

The title of the album plays on the
word "sheer," which is the Hebrew
word for "song." "Meshugas" is a
Yiddish word for craziness, which
became "Michigas" because of the
group's school spirit.
Around 300 copies of the cd have
already been sold and many more are
expected to sell tonight at the concert.
Berger spoke positively about the re-
cording experience. "We were only a

year old, but we figured that it would
help us reach a wider audience and
giveusagood reputationplus itwould
help gage our progress and spring us
Their first concert of the semester
tonight at Hillel should be no excep-
tion to Kol Hakavod's history of put-
ting on good shows. There will be
something for everyone, Jews and
non-Jews alike.

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ntinged from page 1
Boulevard" and "Show Boat" will not
ons theboard, nor likely will "Victor/
:toria." Also check out student/rush
kits'available on the day of the show
" "Sunset Boulevard" and "The Tem-
Enjoy.gand give my regards to Brbad-
"Beauty and the Beast": Disney does
o dway. Palace Theater, 1564 Broad-
ty' (22) 307-4100 or (800) 755-4000.
"Cats': Now and forever. Blech. Win-
Grden Theater, 1634Broadway,(212)
"Co pany":ClosesDec.3,butifyou
jet lt there and snag a cancellation
t do it. It's not perfect, but the
ival of the 1970 Stephen Sondheim
sical about abachelorandhisdysfunc-
til married friends holds up wonder-
ly. Go now. Your professors will un-
ta .Roundabout Theater, 1530
dw ay,(212) 869-8400.
'Crazy For You": The "all-singing,
ncing, all-Gershwin"extravaganza
W feaures Pia Zadora and Ann B.
s. lises Jan. 7. Shubert Theater,
W. 44th St., (212)239-6200 or (800)
'Defending the Caveman": Rob
ae' one-man heterosexist rant of
ate-controland toilet-seatjokes. John
gkln Theater, 240 W. 44th St., (212)
tool Moon": Vaudeville-style com-
Tevuestarring Bill Irwin and David
,212) 239-6200.
'Grease!": Bring your sunglasses and
ar-your bobby socks. Jon Secada stars.
gene O'Neill Theater,230 W.49th St.,
"Having Our Say": Emily Mann's
it of the Delaney sisters, 100-year-
4Iaughters of a former slave, the first
can-American to become an Episco-
ishop. Closes Dec. 31. Booth The-
rt222 W. 45th St., (212) 239-6200.
."TPiiEc"n - tra. d C'n iia rn7-'c

Cherry Jones plays a woman whose fa-
ther persuades her that every man is a
fortunehunter. Closes Dec.31. Cort The-
ater, 252 W. 45th St., (212) 239-6200.
"Hello, Dolly!": Starring Carol
Channing. It's not just a show - it's a
theatrical institution. ClosesJan. 7. Lunt-
Fontanne Theater,205 W. 46th St.,(212)
"How To Succeed in Business With-
out Really Trying": Revival of the 1961
Frank Loesser musical about climbing
the corporate ladder. Since Tony-winner
Matthew Broderick has departed to film
"Cable Guy" with Jim Carrey, John
Stamos has taken over the role of J.
Richard Rodgers Theater, 226 W. 46th
St., (212) 307-4100.
"Les Miserables": It'slong,it'sFrench,
andit's stillexquisite after all theseyears.
Imperial Theater, 249 W. 45th St., (212)
Tony-winning "Love! Valour! Compas-
sion!," Terrence McNally presents this
love letter to La Divina, opera singer
MariaCallas. StarringZoeCaldwell(just
give her the Tony now).
"Miss Saigon": "Madame Butterfly"
does the '70s. Broadway Theater, 1681
Broadway, (212) 239-6200.
"Moon Over Buffalo": Carol Burnett
retumsto Broadway after30yearsin Ken
Ludwig's theatrical farce; Philip Bosco
co-stars as the second half of a second-
rate acting couple. Martin Beck Theater,
302 W. 45th St., (212) 239-6200.
"Moonlight": Jason Robards and
Blythe Danner star in the American pre-
miere of Harold Pinter's play.
Roundabout's Laura Pels Theater, 1530
Broadway, (212) 869-8400.
"The Phantom of the Opera": Duck!
It's a flying chandelier! Majestic Theater,
247 W. 44th St., (212) 239-6200.
*"Show Boat": Harold Prince'sstellar
reconception of the Kem-Hammerstein
1927 musical. Gershwin Theater,222W.
51st St., (212) 307-4100.
"Smokey Joe's Cafe": Musical revue
of the songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike
Stoller, including "Love Potion No. 9,"
"Stand By Me" and "Hound Dog." Vir-

ginia Theater, 245 W. 52nd St., (212) f
239-6200. I
"Sunset Boulevard": Andrew Lloyd- c
Webber's latest ubermusical, now star-
ring Betty Buckley. Minskoff Theater,
200 W. 45th St., (212) 307-4100. t
"Swinging on a Star": Musical revue
celebrating the lyricist Johnny Burke.
Music Box Theater, 239 W. 45th St.,
(212) 239-6200.
*"The Tempest": The down-and-dirty
New York Shakespeare Festival produc-I
tion, under the direction of George C.
Wolfe. Patrick Stewart stars as the exiled
Duke Prospero. Broadhurst Theater, 235
W. 44th St., (212) 239-6200.
"VictorNictoria": Julie Andrews rec-
musical, but the real show-stopper is
Rachel York as agangster girl. Thesongs
are second-rate, and the production not
much better. And for $75 you'd expect
the star would be doing all her own sing-
ing. Marquis Theater, 1535 Broadway,
(212) 307-4100.
"After Play": Anne Meara's play about -
four old friends who get together for a
night at the theater; starring the author.
"Blue Man Group: Tubes": Perfor-
mance art by a group of, well, blue men.
Astor Place Theater, 434 Lafayette St.,
(212) 254-4370.
* "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da
Funk": A tap-rap discourse on the power
of the beat, created by Savion Glover,
Reg E. Gaines and George C. Wolfe.
Joseph Papp Public Theater(Anspacher),
475 Lafayette St., (212)260-2400.
"Death Defying Acts": A triple bill of
short plays, including "An Interview" by
David Mamet, "Hotline" by Elaine May
and"Central Park West"by Woody Allen;
starring Valerie Harper.Variety Arts, 110
Third Ave., (212) 239-6200.
* "The Food Chain": Nicky Silver's
play about fat and thin people, sex, and
the impact of Jewish mothers; starring
Phyllis Newman. Westside Upstairs,407
W. 43rd St., (212) 315-2244,
* "Mrs. Klein": Uta Hagen has the title
role in Nicholas Wright's play about

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