Tuesday, April 27, 1999
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Derby days: Horse racing has come a long way since its days at the old Latonia Race Track. Trace its history at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington with A Celebration of the Tradition of Horse Racing in Northern Kentucky. Also, a tribute to top jockey Steve Cauthen of Walton. Through May 23. $3, $2 seniors and children. 491-4003.
Classical freebie: Brown bag it, then kick back with a taste of piano music by Howard Helvey and Richard Steinbach. Music Live with Lunch starts 12:10 p.m. today, Christ Church Cathedral, downtown. Forgot your lunch? Buy one for $3.50. 621-1817.
Critic's picks: Donna Abandando (former cast member Gail O'Grady) returns to NYPD Blue as 15th Precinct officers investigate the death of a former cop (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2). And if you want to see The Patty Duke Show reunion movie, TV critic John Kiesewetter says you must tune in Dayton's Channel 7 at 9 p.m., or wait until Channel 12's delayed telecast at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Head's up: Want to start brewing your own beer? Two groups can help: the Bloatarian Brewing League: www.hbd.org and Cincinnati Malt Infusers Club: home.fuse.net/cincinnatimaltinfusers/. Saturday, National Homebrewers Day, Tristate home brewers will be demonstrating the craft at noon on Fountain Square.
What's in stores today
Critic's picks: Who could foresee that Iran would produce some of the freshest, most human and emotionally gripping films of the '90s? The best example of the phenomenon, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk, is A Taste of Cherry, winner of the top prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Also new: Elizabeth and Stepmom.
Brand spanking new
Hitting newsstands: Rolling Stone salutes late rocker Kurt Cobain on the cover of the magazine's issue on essential recordings of the '90s. The issue's out today. In 1994, he shot himself in the head in the Seattle house he shared with rocker-wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean. Coincidentally, Ms. Love brings her band Hole to the Taft Theatre 8 p.m. Friday. $27 and $22. 562-4949.
A day away: BarrelHouse Brewing Co., Over-the-Rhine, has the psychedelic blues of Janis Joplin's old band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Special guests: Nathan Whitt and Chief's Tale. $10. 421-2337.
48 hours out: The CSO jazzes it up with George Duke in the United States' premiere of his Muir Woods Suite, 7:30 p.m. Thursday (again 11 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday) at Music Hall. $11.50-$45; $8 students. 381-3300.
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