Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Get to It
A guide to help make your day
Compiled by Jim Knippenberg
Jazz: A whole troupe of New York City jazz musicians, led by bassist Cecil McBee, sizzle up Greenwich Tavern with an evening of big band sounds. 9 p.m. today, 2442 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. $20. 221-1151.
Book signing: Paullina Simons, author of the mega-selling Tully, signs and discusses her new Bronze Horseman, a romance set in the very unromantic World War II-torn Russia. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
Oldies: And this for baby boomers looking to tap a toe or 10: The oldies cover band American Graffiti does its sha-boom bit in a free outdoor concert. 7 p.m. today, Greenhills Commons, Winton and Ingram roads. 825-8100.
Party in the Park: The popular after-work mixer, complete with live music, cold beer and a ton of people mixing 'n' mingling, has The Rusty Griswolds churning out rock 'n' roll. 5:30-10:30 p.m. today, Sawyer Point. 579-3191.
TV picks: That crazy Croc Hunter Steve Irwin introduces viewers to his favorite crocodiles on Big Croc Diaries (8 p.m., Animal Planet).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says school's out for the American High kids, who graduate in a one-hour finale (10 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16). It follows a repeat of the War & Pieces episode from last week (9:30 p.m.).
311: Headlining the summer's Warped Tour (July 17 at Kentucky Speedway), 311 delivers From Chaos (Volcano; $17.98 CD, $101.98 cassette).
Despite singer Scott Weiland's notorious substance-abuse problems, Stone Temple Pilots managed to make another CD, Shangri-La Dee Da (Atlantic; $18.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
R&B crooner Luther Vandross returns with his first album for Clive Davis' new label on Luther Vandross (J Records; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette).
D12 is rapper Eminem's back-up band, and the notorious Grammy winner helps out on the Detroit group's debut, Devil's Night (Interscope; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette).
Gorillaz is an alt-rock supergroup, with personnel culled from Blur, Cibo Matto and Deltron 303. The album is Gorillaz (Virgin; $17.98 CD only).
Teen pop diva Mandy Moore delivers her sophomore effort, Mandy Moore (Epic; $18.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
24 hours out: Best-selling romance author Dara Joy signs and discusses her new Ritual of Proof, a bold and daring spin on the bodice-ripper genre. 7 p.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble Tri-County, 895 E. Kemper Road, Springdale. 671-3822.
48 hours out: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley remember him from O Brother, Where Art Thou? heads an all-star lineup that includes Lee Elliott and Clearwater. 7 p.m. Friday,Hamilton Music Theatre, 509 Main St., Hamilton, $18-$20. 863-0200.
72 hours 'til Saturday: Sign up now and be first in line for the Historic Lebanon Garden Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, beginning at Lebanon Station, 198 S. Broadway, $5. (513) 932-3430.
Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330.
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