Wednesday, April 28, 1999


A guide to help make your day

Going out
        • Reason to eat: Paul Sturkey, owner of Sturkey's in Wyoming, honors the late great chef Patrick Clark through Saturday by featuring dishes from Cooking with Patrick Clark (Ten Speed; $35). Mr. Clark, who worked at restaurants in New York and Washington, and served as a role model for African-American chefs, died at 42 last year while waiting for a heart transplant.


Staying in
        • Critic's picks: It's a honky-tonk night when the Century of Country talks to Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Randy Travis about country music pioneers Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell (8 p.m., The Nashville Network). TV Critic John Kiesewetter also suggests you catch Drew Carey smitten by Shirley Jones when he enrolls in night school in a Drew Carey Show repeat (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2). • You're invited: One more birthday, and Jay Leno falls out of TV's coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC's top-rated late-night host celebrates his 49th birthday today with guests Jon Voight, Melissa Joan Hart and the Black Crowes (11:35 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

What's in stores today
        • On disc: Walking Off the Buzz(V2/Push; $17.98 CD, $10.98 cassette) is local favorite Blessid Union of Souls' long-awaited third CD. A different sort of local band, the Cincinnati Pops, deliver On Broadway (Telarc; $17.98 CD). Rap favorites Naughty By Nature get up to date with Nineteen Naughty Nine (Arista; $17.98 CD, $10.98 cassette). Irish pop band the Cranberries deliver their first album in three years with Bury the Hatchet (Island; $17.98 CD, $10.98 cassette). A limited edition includes bonus CD of rare live tracks.

Brand spanking new
        • For your lips only: Three Custom Color Specialists will reproduce an old favorite or duplicate any lipstick hue that's inspired you. Base color on a crayon or swatch of fabric if you like, then choose a texture (matte, semi-matte, creamy, sheer, semi-sheer or gloss). Minimum order: two tubes of lipstick or pots of gloss, $50. Information: (888) 262-7714; The company will begin custom-blending blush in June.

Planning ahead
        • A day away: Yet another Walnut Hills High grad-gone-good returns to the school for its popular lecture series. This time, Leo Rabkin, Class of 1936, painter, sculptor and world-renowned American folk art collector, shares his story, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $15. 569-5582.

        • 72 hours 'til Saturday: Hey kids, create a special gift for mom at the Summerfair Kids' Crafts Preview, 1-3 p.m. at Northgate Mall. Make spider pencil toppers and animal head bands. 385-5600.

        • One month out: Writer Wally Lamb of Oprah Book Club fame is booked for a 7 p.m. gig May 28 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood. He'll read from, and sign, his new novel This Much Is True. Expect a crowd.

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