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 2
Santa finds no time for dinner
BenGal lives in 'Dog Eat Dog' world
`Great Houses' book easier to find

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 2
Theater organ in need of home
Nuxie in the book as `Oddity'
Celebrity Waiters serve a 16th big lunch for charity
Salyers' furs have fabulous following

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 2
Cheetah brings star into town Oct 31
Boomer selling costumes for cause Oct 29
Brawny Bengal nominee revealed Oct 24
Brawny Bengal is a mystery Oct 22
Guitar maker gives Ian Anderson a finely-tuned gift Oct 17
Her talents might find TV 'Home' Oct 1

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 2
Chef Jean-Robert earns a medal Sept 26
Sisterhood has 50 years of ya-ya's Sept 24
Group hopes to make unity city's goal Sept 12
Qualls to marry next year Sept 5
Coney Island book stirs memories Sept 3

A U G U S T   2 0 0 2
Don't believe cola rumor
City shows affinity for shark jumping

J U N E   2 0 0 2
'Figaro' wedding comes to life
Fund-raiser a tribute to 'George's dad'
Food channel feasts on Cincinnati
Comedian thinks city deserves its own song
You're invited to dine on diversity

M A Y  2 0 0 2
Boycott boycotters come out to Taste
Initial Skyline customer first again May 02

A P R I L   2 0 0 2
Pair of parties celebrate the city Apr 30
Opera seeking special 'supers' Apr 25
Phoenix fired up for party Thursday Apr 23
He's got this thing for fossils Apr 18
May 10 next date to help downtown Apr 16
Producer Steiner part of Pulitzer Apr 11
UC grad student's poetry pays off Apr 4
Runner enters a Sahara-thon Apr 2

M A R C H   2 0 0 2
Taft's old canoe and Brewster, too Mar 26
Japan flips for walker Mar 21
Web site offers up Cincinnati happenings Mar 14
Springer inspires British composer Mar 12
Barry almost skipped lecture Mar 7

F E B R U A R Y   2 0 0 2
Writer's success steeped in mystery Feb 19
How to chase winter whines Feb 14
Imagemaker adds more ethnicity Feb 12
Batesville designer creates NY memorial Feb 5

J A N U A R Y   2 0 0 2
Album pays tribute to OTR Jan 29
Book invites you to tour Indian Hill Jan 24
Olympic cauldron has Cincinnati ties Jan 22
Elder gets help from 'Phantom' creator Jan 17
Riddle answers abound Jan 15
Playhouse actors get standing donations Jan 10
Christmas riddler visits again Jan 8
Restaurants party without reservation Jan 3
Boat show adds 'Survivor' element Jan 1

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