Sunday, February 06, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • Four Freshmen: “Unforgettable,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Route 66” — expect to hear these songs and some new sounds as the “new breed” of this group plays 7 p.m. today, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium. $5-$10. (812) 537-4251.

        • Classical pianist: Janina Fialkowska plays the Xavier University Piano and Guitar series, 2:30 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum Theatre, Eden Park. $15-$17. 745-3161.

        • Venezuelan Quartet: Cuarteto America plays the Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series, 2:30 p.m. today, 316 Pike St., downtown. Program includes works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Astor Piazolla, Argentina's “King of Tango.” Free. 241-0343.

        • Vespers: Athenaeum Chorale performs 7:30 p.m. today, Chapel of St. Gregory at Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington. Free. 231-2223.

        • Parenting: Early Childhood Showcase, sponsored by the Alan R. Mack Parents' Center of Jewish Family Service, 12:30-4:30 p.m. today, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. $5. Information: Ellen Golub, 469-1188, Ext. 117.

        • TV picks: The first Sunday of February sweeps offers some great choices at 9 p.m. — Masterpiece Theatre's Madame Bovary (Channels 16, 48, 54); James Coburn in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Missing Pieces (Channels 12, 7); and the start of a two-part X-Files about Mulder's sister's abduction (Channels 19, 45).

        • And TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) attacks the school bully, not knowing the kid is only 7 years old, on Malcolm in the Middle (8:30 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        • Web site of the day:, the official home of the best-selling author of all time, launched last week. Check out online adaptation of Agatha Christie short stories, information on her life and an online store. It's

        Pokey products: If you've been wishing you and the kids had more Pokemon paraphernalia, you'll want to rush out and grab:

        • One of seven Pokemon collector kites, in stores this month, 99 cents-$12.

        • Between now and April, save up for the initial release of four Pokemon collector magnets (Pikachu, Meowth, Electrode and Koffing), each equipped with a chip that allows it to say its name. $5 each.

        • Pokemon collector marbles, each with the image of one of 150 characters, are being released now through April. Get a marble shooter with eight marbles for $14.99. Or a marble pouch (16 designs) for $7.99. In April and May, you can get marble cases ($7.99) and carrying cases ($24.99).

        Information: (212) 588-5100.

        • 24 hours out: Zac Kreuz Trio plays 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mondayat Blue Wisp Jazz Club, 19 Garfield Place, downtown. 721-9801.

        • 48 hours out: World-renowned medium George Anderson discusses and signs his latest work Lessons from the Light, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        6 days away: Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. May 28 Tina Turner and Lionel Richie concert at the Firstar Center go on sale Saturdayat Ticketmaster outlets, 562-4949 and Prices are $79.25, $55.25 and $35.25 plus service charges.

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