Thursday, October 12, 2000

The Early Word

Jump on your weekend

Last minute

        Comedy tonight: Surreal, deadpan comic Steven Wright brings his cerebral brand of standup (those seeking flatulence jokes are directed elsewhere) to the Taft Theatre, downtown. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $17.50 at the box office.

        Design show: There's an art to designing theme parks and entertainment centers, and Cincinnati's Jack Rouse Associates specializes in places where people play. They are showing their work in the exhibition Story-Based Design from Jack Rouse Associates, opening 5-7 p.m. today in the Lawson Reed Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. The show runs through Nov. 22.


        Chamber orchestra: Guest conductor James Sedares visits the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra for a concert highlighting orchestral soloists, 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hall. Mr. Sedares, the former music director of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra (1989-97), conducts works by Copland and Tchaikovsky. Concertmaster James Braid, cellist Benjamin Karp, oboist Chris Philpotts and bassoonist Hugh Michie will take center stage in Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major. Don't miss the preconcert lecture and Music Talk for kids, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $5-$20; 723-1182.

Mark your calendar

        Free lecture: Martin Gottfried, former critic for Women's Wear Daily, the New York Post and Saturday Review and author of many books including Broadway Musicals and More Broadway Musicals Since 1980,will bring his observations on American musical theater to Playhouse Perspectives on Oct. 29.

        The free lecture is at 6 p.m., in conjunction with the theater's production of Everything's Ducky.

Movie buzz

        E-mail newsletter: Working and aspiring film and video makers can sign up for the e-mail newsletter of the newly created Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association by contacting Jerry Stone at

        The group meets Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Habit's Cafe, 3036 Madison Road, Oakley. Newcomers are welcome.

Movies opening Friday

    • Best in Show
    • The Contender
Dr. T. and The Women
Human Resources
    • The Ladies Man
Lost Souls
    • Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish

Coming Friday in Weekend

        A wonderful season is in store for young audiences as the children's theater season begins this weekend with three productions.


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- The Early Word