Thursday, August 17, 2000


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, at a price of $2 per log-on. The concert will be the first-ever pay-per-listen netcast for a classical music event.

               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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