Summer movie scene
        The 2001 crop of summer movies includes the usual complement of brawny, high-dollar events, such as Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes and The Mummy Returns, which kicks off the season on Friday.

Conlon brings life to forgotten opera
        Thanks to James Conlon, the music of Alexander Zemlinsky continues to win a wider audience. The latest in Mr. Conlon's EMI Classics series of Zemlinsky's music is the rarely heard opera Der Traumgorge (Gorge the Dreamer).

Reality check
        Here's an update on Survivor: The Australian Outback, which concludes Thursday with a two-hour special revealing the $1 million winner.

Tempo Headlines for  Sunday, April 29, 2001

DEMALINE: Ovation unveils Tolkein fantasy
        Blake Bowden has been on a quest, and after three years, his destination is finally within sight.

A giving spirit
        John Hermanies is struggling with 13 pounds of rambunctious dachshund and fighting embarrassment as he tries to explain why he's giving money away.

Concert review
        Of the repertoire that Jesus Lopez-Cobos has championed during his 15-year tenure as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner stands out among his most persuasive efforts.

CSO branches out in summer program
        This summer, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be dividing its summer season between concerts at Riverbend Music Center and a new chamber orchestra series in Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Fighting cancer with cuisine
        It seemed to Suzy DeYoung and her sister Michelle Vollman that too many people were getting cancer.

        The house painter came by the other day to give us an estimate on two-coating The Kramden.

KENDRICK: Alive and well
        No column of mine in recent months has elicited as much response from readers as the one on Attention Deficit Disorder, which appeared March 4.

May Findlay Market's honeymoon never be over
        Findlay Market merchants are enjoying a honeymoon. As hard as it is to believe, the historic food market in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine that suffered ugly fire damage and vandalism during the riots earlier this month is doing big business.

Prize possessions
        Who: Ron Headings, 41, of Union Township, a consumer researcher at Procter & Gamble and collector of parodies of the famous Grant Wood painting “American Gothic.”

Teach kids skills to avoid stupid stunts
        You can't legislate against stupidity.

Theater review
        Over the next six weeks, five companies from the League of Cincinnati Theatres will present works by celebrated American playwright Lanford Wilson. First up is the Know Theatre Tribe with Mr. Wilson's 1993 Redwood Curtain in production at Gabriel's Corner.

Wineries welcome diners and sippers
        So far, it looks like a good year for wine in the Tristate. The recent cold snap didn't damage the vines, at least not at Valley Vineyard in Morrow, says Gail Haines, a vineyard manager.

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