Sunday, August 19, 2001
Get to It
A guide to help make your day
Compiled by Jim Knippenberg
Dreamchaser Tour: Pop superstar Jessica Simpson belts out a few in an evening full of music with the female quintet Eden's Crushand Contemporary Christian boy band Plus One. 5 p.m. today, Paramount's Kings Island's TimberWolf Amphitheater, $29.99-$39.99 includes park admission. 562-4949.
All About Kids: This super-sized expo for kids of all ages meaning it's parent-friendly shows off big toys, computers, sporting activities, character appearances and more. Noon-6 p.m. today,Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, downtown, $7, $3 children. 684-0501.
Black Family Reunion: Last call for African-American fellowship and cultural celebrations with food booths, educational exhibits and gospel music by Anointed Sons of God and Allen & Allen. Noon-10 p.m. today, Sawyer Point, downtown. 742-9378.
Jazz: Local faves Ann Chamberlain and Eddie Morgan uncork some mighty smooth jazz for the Jazz at the Museum concert series. 2-5 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum's Great Hall, free. 721-2787.
TV picks: Placido Domingo stars in the Washington Opera production of Le Cid (9 p.m., Channels 48 and 54), the 1885 opera about an 11th century Spanish hero.
TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Channel 48 repeats the Bill Moyers Special: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1 p.m. today and next Sunday).
What's in stores today
Retro boom: Boom boxes go retro with Emerson's new CD Cruiser line. Chrome accents and a choice of six high-gloss colors give the things the yesterday look that's all over the fashion world today. Available in boom boxes ($84.95), personal CD player ($74.95) and CD/clock radio ($59.95). Available in most electronics departments, but call (800) 898-9020 if you can't find one. Or go to www.emersonradio.com.
24 hours out: The German speaking but not oom-pah singing Carinthia Male Chorus from Millstadt, Austria, unloads a freebie on Fountain Square with a little help from New Jerusalem Baptist Church Male Chorus and Kenny Smith's Peace and Serenity Ministries.Noon-1 p.m. Monday, free. 556-6017.
48 hours out: Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason's new one goes Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail. She'll pop in to sign and discuss it this week. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
72 hours 'til Wednesday: The UniverSoul Circus and its troupe of magicians, aerialists, limbo dancers and more begin a five-day stand at Swifton Commons. 7:30 p.m., Reading Road and Seymour Avenue, Roselawn, $10-$25. 562-4949.
Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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