Wednesday, March 01, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • 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).

        • 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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