Sunday, May 21, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        Maifest: The Covington German fest winds up noon-9 p.m. today with more German dance groups — Pete Wagner Band and Ricky Nye and the Red Hots — onstage. Sixth Street in MainStrasse Village. 357-6246.

        May Festival: Choral music continues 7 p.m. today at Cathedral Basilica with May Festival Chorus, May Festival Youth Chorus and members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 115 Madison Ave., Covington. $10.50-$50. 381-3300.

        Clermont Home Show: The Five Star home show features country estate homes at new Legendary Trails development on Locust Corner Road in Pierce Township. Open 1-9 p.m. today with viewings through June 4. $5, free under age 12. 791-0331.

        Wyoming Art Show: More than 120 artists compete for juried prizes and sell their work, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today on Worthington Avenue in Wyoming's historic district. Event also includes live music and food court. 522-3079.

        Stan Kenton Tribute: The jazz and big band master is featured in a free concert by University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music jazz groups, 7 p.m. today in UC's Corbett Auditorium. 556-4183.

        TV picks: TV Critic John Kiesewetter issues a VCR alert for this final sweeps Sunday, so you'll have some tapes to watch instead of summer reruns. The best bets: The Simpsons airs a VH1 Behind the Music-type biography (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45); CBS airs The Linda McCartney Story (9-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7); The X-Files ends the season with a cliff-hanger (9 p.m., Channels 19, 45) and Bobbie (Dylan McDermott) gets married on The Practice (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        Web site of the day: Peruse virtually the entire collection of Britain's venerable National Portrait Gallery — including thousands of paintings, sculptures and other items not on public display — at

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        24 hours out: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers signing and discussing his latest novel The Return, a thriller about space exploration, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        48 hours out: New Life Live national radio hosts Stephen Arterburn, John Townsend and Henry Cloud (heard on Christian radio WAKW-FM, 93.3) who will speak to area singles 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vineyard Community Church, 11340 Century Circle East, Springdale. Free. 671-0422.

        72 hours 'til Wednesday: Showboat Majestic opens Neil Simon'sclassic The Odd Couple, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Public Landing, downtown. $12-$14. 241-6550.

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