Friday, March 24, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        • Stomp: The wildly entertaining percussion show is at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall, 8 p.m. today, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $20-$40. 241-7469.

        • Garth Fagan: The exotic African-American dance company is at Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. $25-$38. 241-7469.

        • Film maker: The Society for Photographic Education's 37th annual conference at the Omni Netherland Plaza hotel will include a screening of Drylongso, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film by Cauleen Smith, 8 p.m. today in the Hall of Mirrors. Ms. Smith will introduce and discuss the film. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, educator Jerry Uelsmann will speak about his career as a photographer. $10 per event; $5 students. • Robbie Fulks: The performer known for a mix of melodic pop, R&B and country plays at 9 p.m. today at Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Opening act is Chicago-based roots rock band Trigger Gospel. $10-$12. 779-9462.

        • Double Feature: At Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, back-to-back performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream and An Evening with Charles Dickens starts at 8 p.m. today, 719 Race St., downtown. Repeats Saturday-Sunday. $10. 381-2273.

        • CSO Chamber Players: Program of works by Rochberg, Reineke and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. today, Memorial Hall, Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine. $15-$20. 381-3300.

        • Oldies: Hot Wax plays at Jim and Jack's on the River tonightand Saturday night, 3456 River Road, Riverside. 251-0121.

        • TV picks: Producers of MTV's The Real World and Lou Pearlman, the man behind 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, join forces conducting a nationwide talent search for a new singing group, to be documented in ABC's new Making the Band series premiering today (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2). Story, E11.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter will be watching a replay of the Reds-Blue Jays game from Sarasota tonight. You can catch the Reds live (1 p.m., Fox Sports) or on tape (7 p.m.).

        • TV bonus: All nine episodes of Chris Carter's Harsh Realm, canceled by Fox after two broadcasts in October, will air weekly on FX cable starting 9 p.m. today. • Web site of the day: An annual computer hacker convention — no kidding — will be in Las Vegas in July. Hundreds of nerds show up in the swelter. It's called Def Con, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, and its Web site is

        • Original work: For the first time, the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series at Playhouse in the Park presents a play commissioned by the Playhouse for young audiences. A heartwarming parable about sacrifice, Boyd and Oskar, formerly titled The Happy Prince, will be performed 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Ages 6 and up. Tickets: $4.50; $3 for children. 421-3888.

        • 24 hours out: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Lollipop Concert “Symphonic Toons,” designed for children ages 3-10, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Music Hall, Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine. Preconcert “Meet a Musician” at 9:30 a.m. $4.50-$9. 381-3300.

        • 48 hours out: Alexis Piano Trio plays 2 p.m. Sunday, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown. $15. 961-0622.

        • 72 hours 'til Monday: “History of the First Ladies” program with Don Deming, 7 p.m., West Fork Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights. 369-4472.

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