'Jazz' concludes Armstrong is king
        We know Louis Armstrong coaxed the blues right out of the horn. But how many people consider the smiling, gravel-voiced trumpet player the most important person in 20th-century music? That's the surprise in Ken Burns' Jazz, a toe-tapping 18 1/2-hour film starting Monday.
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Ruthven receives lifetime arts award
        The Cincinnati wildlife artists already has a score of honors, including being named a Great Living Cincinnatian. Now he's won a lifetime achievement in the arts award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Tristate tips scales
        Greater Cincinnatians are among the fattest in the nation, a fact fueling thousands of resolutions on New Year's Day today to diet — once again. We can help.

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One-man act opens new Playhouse series
        Gen X marks the spot for Playhouse in the Park. Hence nine winter weeks of the new Monday evening “alteractive” series, which carries the mission to lure new audiences to the Eden Park theater with out-of-the-mainstream performances. Cost is a friendly $8.

Shakespeare Festival close to hitting mark with 'Macbeth'
        It's a blood-and-guts Macbeth at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, and it points an accusing finger at the chaos of our world through the rise and fall of the ambitious Scottish warrior.

DEMALINE: 'Songs' hits right note
        The coming week was almost marked by a double opening of Jason Robert Brown's revue Songs for a New World. Middletown's Actor's Rep canceled its plans for a second stage production just before the new year, leaving IF Theatre Collective to give the show its local semi-professional debut.

Bass-baritone broke many barriers
        He has sung for five American presidents and many world leaders. He has performed 100 opera roles on every major stage, sung at the opening ceremonies of the Munich Olympic Games and recorded for 10 classical music labels.

CSO rises to occasion of Russian music program
        For its first concert of 2001, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra had a taste of the new generation of American conductors. If Michael Christie represents the future of music in this country, the future looks promising indeed.

DAUGHERTY: Beatles provide soundtrack for life
        You were 13 years old in 1964, the night the Beatles were on The Ed Sullivan Show. You were lying on the carpet in front of the black-and-white television set, elbows on the floor, propping up your head. You were enraptured.

Digging up roots
        The problem with genealogical research, Pat Van Skaik says, is hitting brick walls.

KENDRICK: Technology helps clue TV viewers
        I was a teen-ager spending the night with my only friend who shared my disability. That, in itself, is another column — the importance of peers with one's own disability — but this is a column about television.

Baby due soon for support group founder
        In the tumultuous months after the birth of her second son, there were times Rachael Bowling was sure she was dying. A diagnosis of postpartum depression, made five months after Grant's birth, was a lifesaver.

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