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THE WEEKEND ONE TO WATCH METAL HEAD: Friday the 13th Death Metal Fest features dozens of local and national heavy metal bands. Tonight at I-ROCK, 1630 Harper in Detroit. Call 881-ROCK. "SPUNK," a play by Zora Neale Hurston, can be seen in preview performances this weekend at the Attic Theatre. For times, see The List! on Page 9D.

KURT COBAiN: A month after Seattle rock star's death, MTV looks back, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Interviews, concert footage and an unplugged performance are included. ION CHANEY can be seen in "Phantom of the Opera" with piano accompaniment by Rick Sowarsh, 8 p.m. Saturday at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.

Call 286-2222 anytime. JAZZ-BALLET: The Detroit-Windsor Dance Company presents "Detroit's Dancing On Broadway." 8 p.m. Saturday at the Music Hall. Call 963-2366 or Ticketmaster. STUDENT SHOW: The blown glass piece by Theresa Pierzchala, left, is included in the show that opens at 6 tonight.

Tickets $25 at the door. i INSIDE: Section II TO Movie Guide, Page 2 The Pages 8-9 Call Entertainment: 222-6828 "When a Man Loves a Woman" it can lead to psychobabble. See Page 3D. Friday, May 13, 1994 Jfclroit 4frcc Pre A I if --v I din. TTV TTV TTV if It's finally here.

We've waited, we've wondered and we've spent a lot of money. Now Barbra Streisand is finally coming to town. She takes the stage at the Palace Sunday and Tuesday and Thursday and the impending shows are simply making us farklempt. So talk amongst yourselves about people, people who I ii il LOVE BARBRA: Bill Clinton, who beat Vegas in getting Barbra on stage (though she decided against the real estate deal he pitched her). HATE BARBRA: Republicans, whose idea of star power is Arnold Schwarzenegger and he can't sing.

LOVE BARBRA: Karl Maiden, since Barbra popularized the large proboscis. HATE BARBRA: Plastic surgeons, since Barbra popularized the large proboscis. LOVE BARBRA; Charities, who have a chance to raise money by selling Barbra tickets. HATE BARBRA: Charities, who have to pay for the fund-raising tickets. LOVE BARBRA: Marvin Hamlisch, who gets a high-profile gig and doesn't even have to play the theme from "The Sting." HATE BARBRA: Wedding musicians, who are stuck playing "Evergreen" almost as much as they have to plod through "Proud Mary." LOVE BARBRA: Ryan O'Neal, for "What's Up Doc?" HATE BARBRA: Ryan O'Neal, for "The Main Event." LOVE BARBRA: Jon Peters, whose friendship with Barbra propelled him from cutting hair to cutting deals in Hollywood.

HATE BARBRA: Jon Peters, because she broke up with him. LOVE BARBRA: Andre Agassi, tennis pro and paramour whose fling with Barbra See Streisand, Page iod Not one to hang on to the past, Streisand went back to composer Stephen Sondheim to pen some apropos new lyrics for "I'm Still Here" from "As for the nose It's like Cyrano's Never fear Shell disappear In a year." The title, of course, becomes her triumphant reply. JOHN KASCHT Special to the Free Press For an interview with Barbra Streisand's musical director, Marvin Hamlisch, and other notes and information about the tour, see Page 10D. i a i Spilce Lee moves in a softer direction 'I those who are new to Windsor, we otter a selected list of Sure, the Windsor Casino opens Tuesday, but there's plenty more to do across the river than gamble. Hopefully, you already know where to go in Detroit.

But for eating spots, nightspots and other spots to spend your time and money when you're not doing the gambling thing. Canadians ready for overflow of fun by Anderson Jones Free Press Staff Writer fl eet the Carmichaels. Lit They're a nuclear family sharing a huge brownstone schoolteacher mom Carolyn If I re Woolarrj)' unemployed musician dad If II Woody (Delroy Lindo), four hard-headed boys and 10-year-old Troy (Zelda Harris), mama's girl and our heroine. "Crooklyn" is their bittersweet Carol teegardin Free Press Staff Writer rmmtrmm WinHenr'e Koro I urn vniiiwnu 1 1 uiuuui kj Km. ij, II restaurants, coffeehouses I and other spots suddenly are revamping menus, Crooklyn 3 hours, stan and decor to Rated PC-13; 3 some increased and an outside patio is in the works to accommodate casino traffic.

Open 11 a.m.-l a.m. Monday-Saturday. Customers are in their late 20s to 40s. Second Cup, 302 Ouellette, 1-519-253-2355. If you're alcohol-free, this caffeine haven Canadian chain geeks you up with great espressos and cappuccinos from $1.75 on up.

It also features live folk music starting at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The business crowd descends during the week. On early weekend evenings the high school and college sets See Windsor, Page 7D story. Brooklyn 1970-something sets the nostalgic feel of Spike Lee's seventh and tenderest film.

The time frame dictates the tone. It's a less complicated era children like Troy shimmy in their bedrooms to "Soul Train" instead of gangsta rap, carry "Charlie's Angels" lunch boxes to school instead of 9 mm Glocks, and play hop I adult situations, mild profanity. 4: Outstanding 3: Worthy effort 2: So-so 1: A bomb 2 accommodate the casino overflow. This walk-to-everything scene will provide the ultimate downtown romp. So here's a selective list of the coolest and most casual places in the core area of the Rose City.

Cesars Bar Grill, 300 Ouel-lette, 1-519-256-0035. Sit at a back table In this glassed-in corner spot and splurge on a large Caesar salad with huge croutons Then walk around and meet someone interesting. You'll look great in the mirrors because of the pink-tinted, Florida-style decor. Staff has been scotch and jump rope in place of Game Boy and Sega. And because Lee's previous films have been so fervently about something that they smothered much of the very humanity "Crooklyn" celebrates, the relaxed gait is strikingly apparent.

"Iff' CRAIG FUJIIDetrort Free Press Enjoying a toast at Cesars Bar Grill in downtown Windsor are Ed and Karen Glasser, left, Bassem Geha, Tina Naidovich and Robert Samia. For more on Windsor's delights, see Page 7D. See CROOKLYN, Page 5D .4.

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