Perennials fill gaps with colors that last
        Gardeners plant perennials for many reasons: We like their outline, texture and color. But it is for their flowers that we love them, and here we run into trouble. Most perennials bloom for only a few weeks each season.

Readers Rule: Songs that stick in your head
        Almost everyone has at least one. It's the song they hear even when there's no music playing. That's what we asked readers to tell us theirs in the first installment of our Readers Rule invitational.

KIESEWETTER: Sportscaster a must-see in sitcom
        Nobody was surprised when Kevin Frazier went network from WXIX-TV. But doing a network sitcom? In NBC's “Must-See TV” lineup? This was really his dream?

Playhouse's 'Nixon' heads to London
        London's prestigious West End is the next stop for Playhouse in the Park's production of Nixon's Nixon, a show that first opened in the Shelterhouse in September 1997 and has found continued stage life ever since.

Weekend entertainment guide
        Our restaurant critic, a native Hoosier, returns to Indiana to find the best dining spots in the state.
Tempo Headlines for  Sunday, July 08, 2001

DEMALINE: Non-Equity 'Music Man' could hit the wrong notes
        Hmmmm. Are we due for a little trouble right here in River City? Hours after Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series announced The Music Man as part of its season, the buzz was that it would be a non-Equity production. That was confirmed last month by Variety.

'Mattress' doesn't pass CCM inspection
        Would someone please tell me why musical revivals need high concepts? If a show needs so much rethinking, why not just do a different show that already works?

MARTIN: So long, chili champ
        Like no one else could, Kirby Dunaway changed my story before I wrote it. I was supposed to write about Mr. Dunaway, the Amelia man who won seven of the last 10 Gold Star ChiliFest cook-offs, the guy who was set to defend his title Saturday at the 2001 ChiliFest. That won't happen.

World-class beers lie within our own borders
        Welcome to American Beer Month. July is reserved by the beer industry to show our appreciation for the top quality brews offered by our homegrown breweries.

Logan helps indigent men find better lives
        Dave Logan knows it probably won't happen, but he still looks forward to a day when his services won't be needed.

PAL Scholarship honors persistence, leadership
        They say that behind every successful man is a good woman. So who's behind a successful woman? If you're Procter & Gamble executive Kay Napier, you have two good women behind you. Now she wants to pay them back.

Teaching in Kenya a learning experience
        He spent 10 weeks last year teaching in a poor African village. His Kenyan students impressed him with their eagerness to learn. Now 19-year-old Adam Gerhardstein says he's ready to study, too.

Xavier student still has all his marbles

        Who: Samuel Davis VIII, 20, of Hartwell, a student at Xavier University (majoring in business administration and minoring in computer science), who loves marbles.

Earle, Carpenter low-key songsmiths
        Early in her set at Riverbend, Mary Chapin Carpenter told the crowd what a big fan she is of Steve Earle and how happy she was to have him as the opener on her summer tour.

Get to It
        A guide to help make your day.

Spend evening with jazz, horses
        When you feel mildewed by the muggy midsummer, dive into the cool and crisp sounds of Grammy-winner Diane Schuur at Learning Through Art Inc.'s Crown Jewels of Jazz cabaret, or sit back and marvel at equestrian razzle-dazzle at the $75,000 Carl H. Lindner Family American Jumping Classic.

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Summer theater guide
The schedule has an old-fashioned feeling with lots of older musicals and comedies.

S P E C I A L   S E C T I O N
Summer camp guide provides hundreds of listings for kids' fun and instruction.

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