No fade in Frampton's future
        When Peter Frampton moved here in June, it may have seemed that the '70s rock superstar was ready to retire, play the occasional oldies show and enjoy middle age with his Cincinnati-born wife, Tina Elfers, and their daughter Mia. But the newest member of the Tristate music community has been too busy even to unpack.
50 years of Peter Frampton

Cammy tickets go on sale Monday
        Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday for the 2001 Cammy Awards, set for March 11.

Tempo Headlines for  Sunday, February 04, 2001

A spirit of cooking
        Those who question Procter & Gamble's wisdom in opening Culinary Sol, a stylish, state-of-the art retail boutique and cooking school combo in Norwood's Rookwood Commons, have little reason to doubt the spirit and skills of the woman creating the classes and training the teachers.

Not your mother's opera
        Naomi Barban is not cruel. She wants you to know that. But come Monday morning, she'll send four young singers out on what is likely to become the most grueling tour of their operatic lives: Two shows a day, five days a week, four long months.

DAUGHERTY: Aw shucks, they can't away our Chucks!
        Last week, Converse filed for Chapter 11. It announced it would no longer make sneakers, at least not in this half of the world. It turned its brand name and licensing over to a California company. The sneakers with the star would be made in Asia, like everything else.

DEMALINE: Turning theater from hobby to career
        Last Sunday's column was all good news, reporting attendance at local professional theater topping 600,000 in 2000. There's more good news this week, as area artistic directors talk about the forecast for the theater scene in 2001. But the best word to describe the atmosphere for theater here is unstable.

Book explores Cleveland Orchestra's triumphs, turbulence
        During the George Szell years of the Cleveland Orchestra (1946-70), seats “were virtually impossible to obtain,” writes Donald Rosenberg, music critic of The Plain Dealer. “Patrons began to cling to their tickets, keeping subscriptions in the family by handing them down in their wills.”

'Dark Paradise' silly but done well
        Playhouse in the Park throws its entire arsenal at Dark Paradise: The Legend of the Five Pointed Star — and this year's Rosenthal New Play Prize winner is a sight to behold as it travels back to 1878 and a strange border town where cowboy heroes (including Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday) are pitted against a mess of vampires.

Energetic 'Hamlet' fitting finale for Apking
        There's a terrific reason to see Hamlet at Stage First. It's Jay Apking in the title role giving a thoughtful, urgent, physical and ultimately captivating performance as the passionately angry and doomed prince.

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