Monday, January 15, 2001

Get to It

A guide to help make your day

Going out

               Rally and program: It gets bigger every year, this Martin Luther King Memorial March and Program. This year's edition begins at 11:15 a.m. today on Fountain Square with ecumenical prayers and remarks. That's followed by a spirited walk (sometimes it turns musical, so tune up) to Music Hall for more music and inspiration. 661-4272.

        African Culture Fest: Last call for this popular annual gathering that includes dance performances, African goods market, cultural presentations, live music, exotic food court, kids' activities and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m. today, Union Terminal. 287-7000.

Staying In

        VH1 will stir up lots of debate about the 100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll at 10 p.m. this week. VH1 starts with the bottom of the list (Nos. 80-100) featuring ABC by the Jackson 5, Tommy by the Who and Graceland by Paul Simon. The Beatles have the most (five) including the No. 1 album, Revolver.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Ken Burns' Jazz returns with a tribute to Louis Armstrong's revolutionary style in the years 1929-35 (9 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

Hot Tickets

        Steve Earle & the Dukes breeze on in to Bogart's Feb. 16. His sister, Stacey Earle, will open the 8:30 p.m. show, Tickets are $17.50 advance, $19 day of show, now on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone (562-4949) and online (

Web site of the day

        The Public Library unveils a new, improved and completely reorganized Web site today. Linking from the home page, browsers can now pop in on In the Spotlight, highlighting material in the collection, including new CDs, videos and DVDs; Shooting Stars, a selection of children's books, and Business NewsBank, which focuses on company and business information. There's even a homework help section for kids. Go to and start linking

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Anita Shreve, author of the best-selling Oprah Book Club pick The Pilot's Wife, is up the road a way signing her latest book Fortune's Rock, now in paperback. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

        48 hours out: The people behind the Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series' swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel share ideas, tips and secrets in a free public workshop. Scheduled to speak and answer questions are fight captain Robb McKindles, who won't run you through but might tell how it's done, and leading man and SCPA grad Ron Bohmer.5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aronoff Center. Reservation required. 241-2345, Ext. 228.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Whole lotta stringing going on here, when one of today's foremost string quartets pops in for a visit. The Kronos Quartet tunes up and lets fly for the Hall Auditorium Performing Arts Series at Miami University, Oxford. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. (513) 529-3200.

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