Tuesday, April 18, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        "Fame': Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series opens this musical focusing on the hopes and dreams of students at New York's High School For Performing Arts 8 p.m. today, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $35-$55. 241-7469.

        Ernest Gaines: The author of an Oprah's book club pick, A Lesson Before Dying about a Louisiana man unjustly sentenced to die, speaks 6:30 p.m today at the Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., downtown. $10-$12. Reservations: 621-0717.

        Reds: First of three games against San Francisco beginning 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        Earth Day: “One Earth, One People” Earth Celebration 2000 with eco-activities for all ages, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $4-$7. 791-0998.

        TV picks: PBS' Nova and Frontline join forces to look for the truth about global warning in “What's Up With the Weather?” (9-11 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        ăTV Critic John Kiesewetter says the first of the final four Party of Five episodes airs on Fox (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

        ăMove over, Divas: The Backstreet Boys, Sting, D'Angelo, Enrique Iglesias and Tom Jones perform a Men Strike Back concert on VH1 (9-11 p.m.).

        Web site of the day: Prestolink.com provides a quick and convenient method of locating the best information on the Web. However, it's not a search engine, but was designed to help Internet beginners and busy people locate information by providing quick links to select high quality Web sites. The Washington Post suggests clicking on www.prestolink.com.

        Video picks: Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk says this week's video release slate features two outstanding gender-bending performances — Philip Seymour Hoffman as a female impersonator in Flawless, and Hilary Swank in her Oscar-winning role in Boys Don't Cry.Also out this week, the family-friendly smash hit Stuart Little.

        24 hours out: “Poetry in the Garden” series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, atrium of Main Public Library with poets David Schloss and F. Keith Wahle, 800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6944.

        48 hours out: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble concert of works by modern composer Michael Colgrass, 8 p.m. Thursday, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati. Free. 556-4183.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Annual Easter lily display begins its 10-day run at Krohn Conservatory. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 421-7505.

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