Friday, February 16, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Gordon Parks: Yeah, that Gordon Parks — the acclaimed artist, photographer, filmmaker and all-around American icon. Look him up at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where he'll discuss his multi-media retrospective exhibition Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks. The exhibit of more than 200 photos is open (5:30-9:30 p.m.) before and after the lecture. Tickets handed out at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m today, free, CAM, Eden Park. 721-2787.

        Motown: Sure you remember. They got sunshine on a cloudy day, thanks to “My Girl.” And not much help at home, 'cause “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” Right. It's The Temptations and the Legends of Motown concert, a nightful of warm and fuzzy soul music. 8 p.m. today, Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $25-$33. 562-4949.

        Haydn oratorio: Don't know how all these people are going to fit on stage when University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music student groups team up. Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir, chorale and soloists meet and tackle the gigantic Creation, built on Genesis and Psalms with words from Milton's Paradise Lost. First of two performances is 8 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium. $10. 556-4183.

Staying In

        TV picks: The Fugitive (Tim Daly) falls in lovewith a California motel owner (Stacy Edwards, Chicago Hope) in the first of a two-part episode (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Sarah Michelle Gellar and TV Guide columnist Mark Schwed guest star on WB's Grosse Point (9:30 p.m., Channel 64).

Web site of the day

        Bard goes Looks like Shakespeare went and launched himself into cyberspace. And took an armload of his work along for the ride. The bright red home page is startling — sort of like an 1850 New Orleans brothel — but it's worth it. Read the works, about the works, then search for a quote and find out if Hamlet was worried about getting fat or something else when he wished that this too, too solid flesh would melt.

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The history of slavery is set to music — a capella spirituals spiked with oral histories of former slaves — when Theatre IV swings low with Sweet Chariot. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. $4 adults, children free. Reservation required. 241-0343.

        48 hours out: World-class classical guitarist Paul Galbraith plucks out a few on the Xavier University Piano and Guitar Series. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. $12. 745-3161.

        A week away: Three days of authors, seminars and cultural events celebrate the African-American experience when the Mark L. Pastor Black Book Fair lands at the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center next Friday. 352-3750.

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