A less elaborate 'Butterfly'
        When the curtain goes up on Cincinnati Opera's Madame Butterfly Thursday, the production will be far different than the 1996 production.
What inspires opera directors, designers

Underground Railroad drama on track
        Slowly but surely Greater Cincinnati is getting closer to having its first outdoor drama.

Baklava brouhaha
        Although the Panegyri Greek Festival doesn't start until until Friday, there is already a minor controversy simmering — make that baking. It's all about chocolate baklava.

Weekend entertainment guide
        Check out our movie reviews and theater times, dining reviews and nightlife, things to do and tips for Father's Day.

Tempo Headlines for  Sunday, June 17, 2001

        The other day I was watching that show The View which, so far as I could tell, was pretty much devoted to the idea of male annihilation. Four women were talking about some guy who left his wife after 25 years, to play golf.

Playwright poises pen for movie scripts
        Kathryn Schultz Miller has been winning arts grants for 15 years to support her career writing for the stage.

Catching up
        Living in their own home was supposed to be a dream come true for Lee and Diana Wright, who met as residents of Find-a-Way Apartments, a facility for the disabled in Oakley.

What's the attraction?
        Barbara Fogus had a problem. A memo board she had affixed to her refrigerator had left a mark. So she bought a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a chocolate chip cookie to cover it.

Barbecue, goetta get own fests this weekend

        Barbecue is natural for a festival. I would love to have a wide variety of Tristate barbecue joints in one place to play that favorite barbecue game: “Which ribs kick the other ribs' butt?”

Taking the meat out of Cincinnati chili

        For a girl who was introduced to Cincinnati chili in utero, and who doesn't hesitate at a large five-way, this was no small obstacle to her new dietary resolve.

KENDRICK: Alive and well

        Imagine that you are a person with a severe disability whose complicated medical needs are inexorably linked to Medicaid coverage. Then imagine that you finally have the opportunity to go to work.

Composer brings passion to music
        “I like music that is alive and jumps off the page and out of the instrument as if something big is at stake,” composer Augusta Read Thomas says.

Concert review
        When the weather is perfect and the program is all-Beethoven, it can be idyllic at Riverbend. Well, almost.

DEMALINE: The arts
        The hopes of midsized and smaller arts groups took some heavy hits earlier this year.

MCGURK: Esquire mishandled film cut
        Gary Goldman said he was sorry, give him that much.

GELFAND: Classical music
        The Xavier University Piano and Guitar Series will observe its 25th anniversary season next year with an impressive roster of international talent.

Theater review
        It would be too simple to call Track & Field a play within a play. This adventurous new work by Kevin Barry receiving its world premiere by the Know Theatre Tribe is really a play within a play within a rehearsal of a play within a play. Got that?

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