J I M   K N I P P E N B E R G   •   T E M P O

Features columnist Jim Knippenberg has a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's in education, both from the University of Cincinnati. He interned at The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1969 and '70, then joined the staff in 1971, covering general news. Since then, he has been a music writer, entertainment writer, entertainment editor, assistant Enquirer Magazine editor, assistant features editor and, since 1982, Tempo columnist. His current column reports on people on the town and in the news.

His column philosophy: I go to stuff parties, benefits, restaurant openings, cast parties on opening night, hot new nightspots. All the time, just trying to keep up with who's doing what around town. Then, I report back to readers who wanted to get to that glitzy party but had baby-sitter problems or the sniffles or too bad a day at work.

"Ideally, this yields columns full of names of interesting people doing interesting things."

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com, phone (513) 768-8513, fax: (513) 768-8330, mail: Jim Knippenberg, Tempo, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Restaurant is open to open minds Dec 20
The Ribs King gets 'em one last time Dec 18
Allyn's expands family, too Dec 13

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Styler 'fountain' finds a new home Nov 29
Celebrity waiters earn quips Nov 15
LBourbon bid makes a mark Nov 13
Local lads Backstreet in spotlight Nov 8
NYC gets good look at Naked Cowboy Nov 6
French chefs cook up memories Nov 1

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 1
Winters draws fans, cartoons Oct 25
Singer draws heavenly crowds Oct 23
Popular Gig pig to lose its pen Oct 16
Kids' book connects St. Francis with Frisco Oct 9
Bengals offense has a tip for defense Oct 4
Burt Bacharach keeps a date Oct 2

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Jarvi earns bravos from social scene Sep 25
Dr. Heimlich humored by namesake hospital Sep 6
'Popera' about OTR singing right along Sep 3

A U G U S T   2 0 0 1
Backstreet Boys stay comfy on the road Aug. 30
Celebrity sightings on upswing Aug. 28
Home version of 'Mole' game could pop up Aug. 21
Cape Cod arts center has local ring Aug. 14
What's going on besides tennis? Aug. 9
2 bands fare well in 'Wars' Aug. 7
Alaska ride is for AIDS research Aug. 2

J U L Y   2 0 0 1
Seminary calls in 62nd year Jul. 31
Cincinnati writer joins elite, but horrific, company Jul. 26
De Cavel's last night is a feast of a party Jul. 24
Krohn awaits big bloom Jul. 19
Celeberity eye on view Jul. 17
Bobs chat up sales for DVD Jul. 12
Camargo book will recount hunt club Jul. 10
NY Times chooses Seton grad Jul. 05

J U N E   2 0 0 1
Carmen Electra currently very busy Jun. 28
Over-the-Rhine partiers have something to prove Jun. 21
Li'l Todd a big hit at Rock Hall Jun. 19
Big names line up to help arts center Jun. 5

M A Y   2 0 0 1
Tristater searches for giant sloth May 31
Something's fishy about birthday invitation May 28
Clueless to play on VH1 May 17
Cheese sculptor takes up chocolate May 15
Painter Stobart adds to Cincinnati series May 10
Opera has no reason to fear no-shows May 8
Over-the-Rhine parties indicate good times ahead May 3
Backbeat a hit with Beatles producer May 1

A P R I L   2 0 0 1
'Mole' star gets sandbagged in Iowa Apr. 26
Frampton picks up the pace on charity Apr. 24
Gifu, Japan, honors former Mayor Qualls Apr. 19
Opera is looking for a few good clergymen Apr. 17
Cincinnati lands Miss Ohio pageant Apr. 12
Build sand castles for pay? 'Way cool' Apr. 10
It's a Peeps show for a good cause Apr. 5
Ann-Margret, cast still on the town Apr. 3

M A R C H   2 0 0 1
Brunch bunch cooks up success Mar. 29
Ann-Margret samples best of Cincinnati Mar. 27
Everyone seemed to miss filming of 'Summer Catch' Mar. 22
Crowleys hit streets in honor of St. Pat Mar. 15
Stobart's artwork has people clamoring Mar. 13
Chamber boss has Speedo retirement Mar. 6

F E B R U A R Y   2 0 0 1
Naked Cowboy gets plenty of coverage Feb. 20
Imagemakers lure top talent Feb. 15
Something fun about February Feb. 8
Operation Smile saves many faces Feb. 6
Gourmet gang of 50 gushes over grub Feb. 1

J A N U A R Y   2 0 0 1
Ohioan reigns in Tampa's parade Jan. 30
Unicyclist pedals for cancer patient Jan. 25
Area musicians had hand in inaugural Jan. 23
Ooh, baby! Council loves Frampton's way Jan. 18
Ex-cafe owner's book due out in the fall Jan. 16
Puzzling riddle lured readers Jan. 11
She carves out a career in cheese Jan. 9

2001  • 2000  • 1999  • 1998  • 1997  • 1996