Thursday, August 17, 2000
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A guide to help make your day
Bela Fleck: One of a kind jazz-funk with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones beginning 8 p.m. today on Annie's outdoor pavilion, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum. Music with Rays Music Exchange follows the show. $20-$25. 562-4949.
Big sale: The perennial World's Longest Outdoor Sale, part of sale along U.S. 127 from Northern Kentucky to Alabama, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Concentrated on Sixth Street Promenade in MainStrasse Village, Covington. Anyone is free to set up sale items or shop. Through Sunday. 491-0458.
Oldies: A capella doo-wop with American Graffiti and Street Corner Symphony in a free concert, 7-9 p.m. today at Sharon Woods Cardinal Crest Area. 521-7275.
Summer dance: Free outdoor dance on the pavilion at Ault Park, 6-10 p.m. today with music by Leroy Ellington. Park is at end of Observatory Avenue in Mount Lookout. 631-2911.
Danny Graves: Shoppers at Kenwood Towne Centre's new store TV Toons & Tunes are invited to meet and have photos taken with the Reds pitcher 6-8 p.m. today. 745-9100.
TV picks: HBO looks at the 1971 fight of the century by two undefeated fighters, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, in Ali-Frazier I: One Nation ... Divisible (10 p.m., HBO).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the Democratic National Convention concludes with Al Gore's national address at about 10 p.m. (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Fox News).
Pay-per-listen: Superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in a live audio netcast 8:15 p.m. today from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. To hear the concert live, go to oen.com, at a price of $2 per log-on. The concert will be the first-ever pay-per-listen netcast for a classical music event.
WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
Paper dressing: Manco Inc. of Avon, Ohio, has a line of new Duck-brand tools kids will want for school. All feature one-hand operation and roller technology. They are: Dry-Lighter (highlighter that's dry and erasable), $2.49; Correct-It correction tape, $3.49; Easy-Stick adhesive, $2.59, and OneTouch disappearing tape, $2.99. Available at department, discount and office-supply stores. (800) 321-0253.
24 hours out: Reds begin a three-day series against Pittsburgh at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.
48 hours out: Reggae great Buju Banton plays 10 p.m. Saturday at Annie's, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum. $18. 562-4949.
72 hours 'til Sunday: Experience tomato recipes, contests, more at the Tomato and Fantastic Sunflower Festival presented by the Civic Garden Center, noon-4 p.m., 2715 Reading Road, Avondale. 221-0981.
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