Broadway comes to Liberty St.: Doug LaBrecque headlines tribute to Judy Dow Rumelhart
ANN ARBOR – Tony winner. Drama Critic Circle Award recipient. Lead star in “Gypsy,” “South Pacific,” “The Mikado,” and “Hello, Dolly.” Ann Arbor News Co-Citizen of the Year. Chair of the $20 million Campaign for Hill Auditorium. Active member of countless effective Boards of Directors around Southeast Michigan. Tireless contributor to the community.
With all her accomplishments and contributions to the community, Judy Dow Rumelhart is an Ann Arbor treasure. Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in celebrating Judy’s achievements with “Best of Broadway,” featuring Judy’s favorite tunes and Broadway guest star Doug LaBrecque, star of “Phantom of the Opera.” Starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 in the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor, “Best of Broadway” brings in fellow Ann Arborites Larry Henkel, Melody Racine, Deanna Relyea and U-M Musical Theater students Emily Albrink, Cathryn Basile, Brian Hissong, and Paul Wyatt.
“In the spirit of paying tribute to the great artists of our community, we are really honored to salute Judy for all she has done for our community,” said Maestro Arie Lipsky. “Judy certainly plays a major role in Ann Arbor, having been on the stage and behind the scenes, and having given so much to the community.”
Judy Dow Rumelhart is a performer of acknowledged excellence. Her talents as a producer and director have also been praised. As the associate producer of the Broadway hit Swenney Todd, Judy received the Drama Critic Circle Award and one of eight Tony Awards earned by this outstanding production.
Tickets to the performance are $19 – $36 and are available by calling 734-994-4801, visiting the A_SO office at 527 E. Liberty, Suite 208, online at http://www.a2so.com, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Michigan Theater box office starting at 5 p.m. the day of the concert.
CCS presents faculty and alumnus exhibits
DETROIT – College For Creative Studies – Center Galleries presents “Focus on Faculty: Sabbatical Exhibition” with CCS faculty members Tom Phardel and Gilda Snowden.
The exhibition will feature new work created during their 2002-03 sabbaticals.
In addition, CCS alumnus Mark Sengbusch (Fine Arts ’02) presents “101UP: A&B,” a selection of new paintings in Alumni & Faculty Hall.
Both exhibitions run through March 6.
Please call CCS-Center Galleries at 313-664-7800 for more information.
‘Echoes of Pink Floyd’ returns to Longway Planetarium
FLINT – Longway Planetarium has become classic rock central as “Pink Floyd: Echoes” returns to the Laser Odyssey line-up.
“Pink Floyd: Echoes” joins the popular “Laser Beatles” at Longway Planetarium every Friday and Saturday evening through May 1. For a limited time, visitors can see both of these classic laser shows for one low price with a Classic Rock combo ticket and save $2.00 on their admission.
After many requests, Longway Planetarium has brought back “Pink Floyd: Echoes” which features stunning computer generated laser imagery choreographed to the classic songs of Pink Floyd. The soundtrack to “Pink Floyd: Echoes” features music from “The Wall,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and more.
“Pink Floyd: Echoes” is presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. through May 1.
Continuing at 7:30 p.m. is the popular “Laser Beatles” featuring classic songs from throughout the Beatles’ career. Filled with colorful laser graphics and animation, “Laser Beatles” is fun for the whole family.
Regular admission to either “Laser Beatles” or “Pink Floyd: Echoes” is $5 general admission and $4 children 3 – 11. Now enjoy both programs for one low price with a special Classic Rock Combo ticket, $8 general admission and $6 children.
For additional information call the Laser Odyssey hotline at 810-237.3409 or visit www.longway.org. Longway Planetarium is located at 1310 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center. Longway Planetarium is a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation.
Exhibit of abstract works at Maniscalco Gallery
GROSSE POINTE – The Maniscalco Gallery presents an exhibition of new abstract works by Mark Wolak through March 13. Maniscalco Gallery is located at 17728 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe. For info about Mark Wolak or the exhibit, go to http://maniscalcogallery.com/artists/wolak.htm or call 313-886-2993.
Dave Holland Quintet in concert at The Max
DETROIT – Miles Davis’ favorite bassist, Dave Holland, leads a performance of his Quintet at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. This Standard Federal Paradise Jazz Series performance features Holland, the renowned bassist, composer and bandleader, and his award-winning quintet comprised of Robin Eubanks, trombone; Steve Nelson, vibraphone and marimba; Chris Potter, saxophone; and Nate Smith, drums.
Holland’s current quintet has earned both public popularity and critical acclaim. The quintet’s albums “Points of View” and “Prime Directive” were Grammy-nominated, and the band was voted #1 Acoustic Jazz Group of the Year in the Down Beat Critics’ Poll. The Jazz Journalists Association awarded its Live Performance of the Year Award and Best Small Ensemble Award to the Holland Quintet. In addition, saxophonist Chris Potter became, at 29, the youngest musician ever to win the Danish Jazzpar prize, Europe’s highest honor for a jazz player.
The group has made its mark by insisting on being a “group” in an age of all-star projects and by going on the road and staying there. Itineraries have taken the quintet all over North and South America, Europe and Asia, including a tour of China.
Tickets for the Ameritech Paradise Jazz Series concerts range from $18 to $52 and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office or by calling the DSO at 313-576-5111. Box seats are $85. Tickets can be purchased on line, 24-hours a day, via the DSO’s web site at http://www.detroitsymphony.com.