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Clarkston is ready for its close-up, thanks to Kid Rock and the Food Network’s Guy Fieri . Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” will feature Union Woodshop, the 2011 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year and one of Rock’s favorite local spots, on an upcoming episode. The two were in Clarkston to shoot the Food Network segment in August, and they also visited Clarkston Union and the Michigan Brewery in Webberville, where Rock’s American Badass Beer is made. The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 12 on the Food Network. From the Beat to the D For rock ’n’ roll lovers in metro Detroit, there’s a new option on the radio dial. Clear Channel Radio announced Fridaythat WDTW-FM (106.7) has been rebranded. The station is now knownas the D instead of the Beat and is featuring an updated take on the classic rock format. Some of the acts listeners can expect to hear include AC/DC, U2, Nirvana, Rush, Van Halen, Talking Headsand Journey. The D kicked off its new format at 10 a.m. Friday and will continue to rock with 10,000 songs straight. The block of music will play on for about a month, said Todd Thomas , Clear Channel Detroit operations manager. “There are a lot of things people “I’m addicted to food and I love to eat. But I don’t find it (dieting) hard at all. … It’s like a crackhead: A crackhead just hits rock bottom and they realize they don’t wanna smoke crack no more. …So I just said to myself, ‘I don’t wanna be overweight no more.’” Rapper Fat Joe , 41, talking to World Entertainment News Network about losing more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise. “Can’t nobody tell me it’s too hard. I’m Fat Joe, the king of food. If I can do it, anybody can do it.” Fat no more 6D WWW.FREEP.COM SATURDAY, NOV.5,2011 TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: You’ll pay your debts and your dues and step into an exciting new level of power. Loved ones push you to be your best in December, and you’ll effectively split your time between responsibilities and desires. You’ll get in on a good deal in January. Family additions revive the spirit in March. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Art will take you to places you’ve never been and leave you breathless in admiration of the amazing craftsmanship and imaginative genius it took to create it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will attempt to resolve a dispute through reasonable discussion, and you’ll be most effective. You could even be asked to mediate for another group trying to work things out. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Consider that the one who seems to prefer a passionate entanglement to a breezy bond is going to be more trouble than you have time for. CANCER (June 22-July 22): You’ll be choosing the right goal, one that is well defined and imminently doable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your leisure time is precious, and yet you’ll spend it giving back to your loved ones and/or community. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will be fascinated with the way things and people work. You’ll observe, ask questions and experiment to deepen your understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You command respect, gain authority and impress the opposition. This will happen slowly, over time. But you’re planting all the right seeds now. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Bluntness is part of your charm. The stronger people around you can appreciate your honesty. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll take great pleasure in watching someone grow up. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your luck will be uncanny. True, this mostly centers on small details, but it’s still quite heartening. You’ll find something you thought was lost for good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to make beautiful music with someone, and so you’ll do what it takes to harmonize. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You want answers, and you’ll persist until you get them. You’ll be as sly as a detective. Horoscope CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Art Garfunkel, 70 Sam Shepard, 68 Tatum O’Neal, 48 Ryan Adams, 37 Kevin Jonas, 24 > By HOLIDAY MATHIS 1. Gaga special airs on Thanksgiving ABC will air “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” on Nov. 24, the network announced Thursday. Lady Gaga will talk to Katie Couric and perform eight songs during the 90-minute special, which will take place at her former school in New York. 2. Spain gains 2 star citizens Ricky Martin and Benicio del Toro noware citizens of Spain. The Spanish government announced Friday that it has granted citizenship to the Puerto Rico-born entertainers. Both have U.S. citizenship, too. 3. Urban to undergo surgery Country singer Keith Urban , left, 44, plans to have throat surgery at the end of the month to remove a polyp from his vocal cords. He plans to honor short performance commitments up until the surgery, his rep says, and will reschedule all others. Fast takes NAMES+FACES x x LIFE in Detroit can be proud of right now, from the auto industry to the Detroit Lions, and we are going to have that Detroit attitude and celebrate it with the songs we grew up loving,” Thomas said. Hollywood’s poor performers Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors on Thursday and the news isn’t good for Drew Barrymore . The actress-producer-director, who performed all three of those roles in her 2009 film “Whip It” — filmed in metro Detroit — topped the list of 40 stars. She returned just 40 cents on every dollar she earned, Forbes said. Eddie Murphy , Will Ferrell , Reese Witherspoon and Denzel Washington rounded out the top five. Go to for the complete list. Shawty Redd cleared in death of Detroit man Producer-rapper Shawty Redd (given name: Demetrius Lee Stewart ) was cleared of murder charges Friday in Georgia, the Associated Press reports. Reddwas arrested on New Year’s Day 2010 and accused of shooting Damon A. Martin of Detroit. The judge in the case determined Redd acted in self-defense during an argument that took place at his home outside Atlanta. Redd has produced tracks for Snoop Dogg , Gucci Mane , Rick Ross and Young Jeezy . Briefly The Broadway-bound revival of “Funny Girl” has been delayed by financial problems, one of the show’s producers announced Thursday. Lauren Ambrose and Bobby Cannavale had been tapped to star in the $12-million show. ABC is picking up the Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing” for a full season, the network announced Thursday. The new drama “Once Upon a Time” and “Happy Endings,” a mid- season replacement last year, also got full-season commitments. Cory Smoot , lead guitarist for metal band GWAR, was found dead on the band’s tour bus Thursday. He was 34. The cause of death is not yet known. -- COMPILED BY ANGELA LOPEZ AND B.J. HAMMERSTEIN, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS Clarkston to star on Fieri show SCOTT BRINEGAR/Food Network Union Woodshop will be featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” On paper, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s program this week appeared to be a stylistically odd assemblage: A newly composed curtain-raiser by Osvaldo Golijov, Joaquin Rodrigo’s beloved “Concierto de Aranjuez” for guitar and Tchaikovsky’s turbulent Symphony No. 5. But hearing these works Friday morning revealed surprising formal and emotional links that created a whole greater than the sum of its parts. A Spanish tinge that emerged in licke- ty-split trumpet passages late in Golijov’s “Sidereus” flowered into the sun-drenched, Iberian soul of the Rodrigo concerto, whose mournful slow movement found a fascinating echo after intermission in the dark, funereal opening of Tchaikovsky’s portentous symphony. Golijov’s nine-minute piece takes its inspiration from Galileo; the title comes from an astronomy treatise whose title translates to “Starry Messenger.” The music is filled with spacious allusions to the heavens, from fluttering strings and flutes to a melody spread through the ensemble that soars for the sky. Still, Golijov — Argentine-born of Eastern European Jewish descent and usually one of our most rewarding composers — sounded on autopilot. The piece didn’t so much end as peter out. In her DSO debut, young guest conductor Joana Carneiro, the Portuguese-born music director of the Berkeley (Calif.) Symphony and a former University of Michigan student, led a rather loose performance. (She would make a stronger impression after intermission.) It’s always interesting to hear the complete Rodrigo concerto, since the heart- wrenching slow movement is so-well known through its many jazz adaptations, especially the incomparable version recorded by trumpeter Miles Davis with arranger Gil Evans on the masterpiece “Sketches of Spain.” But the jaunty rhythmic bounce of the first movement and tuneful neo-classicism of the finale create a very different mood. Guitar soloist Xuefei Yang, using light amplification, played with an alluring marriage of virtuosity and emotionalism, offering cleanly articulated ornamentation and running passages but also deeply felt flamenco expression. Geoffrey Johnson also created a lovely atmosphere in his English horn solo. As an encore Yang offered an unaccompanied reading of Francisco Tarrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” that was all moon- light melody and romance. Carneiro took firm command of the Tchaikovsky Fifth. Favoring broad, sweeping gestures, she filled the music with boldly surging phrases that pushed ahead impetuously and others that relaxed in taffy-pull suspense. There was lots of drama and surprise, even if there were also times in the opening and closing movements when the emoting turned a little wild, even crass, and the music-making sounded episodic. But Carneiro exhibited a refreshing go-for- broke quality in her ideas, and the DSO players responded with richly unified ensemble work and sterling solos by the wind principals. CONTACT MARK STRYKER: 313-222-6459 OR MSTRYKER@FREEPRESS.COM Detroit Symphony Orchestra out of four stars Friday morning Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit Spain, Russiain musical entente Detroit Symphony Orchestra Guest conductor Joana Carneiro made her DSO debut. By MARK STRYKER FREE PRESS MUSIC CRITIC Tchaikovskyfits in with Golijov, Rodrigo

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