Sunday, January 07, 2001

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               Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: World-famous man with a horn David Jolley joins this gang of top-notch musicians for a batch of Bartok, Strauss and Haydn in the jewel-box Memorial Hall. New kid on the local block Mischa Santora conducts. 3 p.m. today, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $4-$20. 723-1182.

        Car show: Last call for heaven on earth for car lovers: Cavalcade of Customs packs up its four-barrels and heads out in a few hours. Custom models, NASCAR drivers and demonstrations fill the day. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today, Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, $3-$9.50. (859) 331-6573.

        Pokemon Live: Another last call, this time for the high-tech, high-flying musical adventure starring Ash, Pikachu and their Pokemon pals in a dizzying array of special effects and glittery costumes. 1 p.m. Today, Firstar Center. $12.50-$26. 562-4949.

        Jazz: New York jazz pianist Benny Green — he's played with such hot names as Ray Brownand Diana Krall — headlines an addendum to the Xavier University Piano and Guitar Series. Rodney Green on drums and Brandon Owens on bass fill out the trio. 2:30 p.m. today,Cincinnati Art Museum theater, $25. 745-3161.

               Staying In

        TV picks: Hi, Bob! Biography profiles comedian Bob Newhart with a delightful two-hour film containing outtakes from his CBS sitcom and clips of him performing his 1960s telephone routines (8 p.m., A&E).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the awards year starts with Kevin James hosting CBS' People's Choice Awards (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

               Web site of the day

        Learn it here: Save yourself all sorts of embarrassment here. Check your car's oil? Tie your shoes? Go crazy every year trying to keep your Christmas tree straight, standing and even lit? What a dummy. This site explains how to master life's basic skills, and no one needs to know you had to check. Check it out at

               Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: You don't have to be Martha Stewart to learn the fine art of “Designing With Silk Flowers.” Let the staff of the White Oak Garden Center show you in a free program. 7 p.m. Monday, Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Rd. 369-4472.

        48 hours out: On a classical note, Amernet String Quartet, the newly appointed Patricia A. Corbett Quartet in Residence, works its magic on the likes of Mozart, Ravel and Canadian composer Heather Ann Schmidt. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $20. 241-7469.

        96 hours 'til Thursday: Underwater photographer David Doubilet glubs and bubbles with a behind-the-scenes look at photographing the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. It's the first installment of the Live . . . from National Geographic lecture series, 7:30 p.m., Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $11.25-$23.75. 241-7469.

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