Wednesday, March 01, 2000
GET TO IT
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Barnum and Bailey: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ... The Greatest Show on Earth has its first show 7:30 p.m. today at Firstar Center. Continues through Sunday. $13.50-$19.50. 562-4949.
Reggae: Freddie McGregor plays 10 p.m. today 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley (moved from Annie's, which is closed due to flooding). With guests Glen Washington and Benjy Myaz. $15. 562-4949.
Kentucky author: Winter Author Series continues at the Mercantile Library with Bobbie Ann Mason , best known for her books In Country and Clear Springs: A Memoir, 6:30 p.m. today, 414 Walnut St., downtown. Reservation required. $10-$12. 621-0717.
Roger Klug: The local singer/songwriter influenced by '60s rock plays 9 p.m. today at BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. No cover. 421-2337.
Great Sarasota Circus: One day only, this intimate, interactive circus with clowns, performing canines, a boxing kangaroo, baboons, a trampoline act and more, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. today at Mitchell National Guard Armory, 4100 Reading Road, Norwood. $5.25-$8. Tickets available at gate one hour before show. (941) 951-0505
TV picks: Drew Carey Show fans are in for another treat the third annual What's Wrong With This Episode with Drew's new boss (Mark Curry) wanting to buy the Buzz Beer Company (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2).
And TV Critic John Kiesewetter reminds viewers that sweeps end today, and public TV's pledge drives begin with a special Antiques Roadshow (8 p.m., Channel 48).
WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
Disc picks: The record industry celebrates leap year with a batch of major releases. Enquirer pop music writer Larry Nager picks the Smashing Pumpkins' Machina: The Machines of God(Virgin; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette) as the week's biggest rock release, marking the return of Jimmy Chamberlin on drums.
Oasis' Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Epic; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette) is the new batch of Beatlesque psychedelia from the brothers Gallagher.
And speaking of returns, Steely Dan is back with its first new studio disc in 20 years, Two Against Nature, (Warner Bros.; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
Not to be outdone, AC/DC's Stiff Upper Lip (Elektra; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette) is that Aussie band's first studio album in four years.
Ohio's biggest rap act, Cleveland's multiplatinum Bone Thugs N Harmony, deliver the week's biggest hip-hop release, BTNHResurrection (Epic; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
24 hours out: Multiinstrumental blues artist Kenny Neal plays Lucille's, 3715 Winston Ave., Covington. $15. 431-8086.
48 hours out: Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune speaks 6 p.m. Friday, Room 100, Miami University Art Building, Oxford. Sponsored by Miami University Department of Architecture and Interior Design. Free and open to public. (513) 529-7210.
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