Friday, August 31, 2001

Enjoy the outdoors at free concerts




        Whether it's oom-pah or orchestral, music lures Tristaters to parks this weekend.
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        Broadway comes to the burbs today when guest soloists and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra present a “Free Concerts in the Parks” program of show tunes at Miami-Whitewater Forest in Harrison. The music represents musicals as diverse as Cabaret and The Lion King.

        The concert takes place from 8-9:30 p.m. today.

        Information: 621-1919.
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        The Northern Kentucky Symphony mixes it up with Blessid Union of Souls Saturday in a concert that features new music and pop standards, including BUOS faves. “Heart & Souls” also premieres a work commissioned by the symphony from New York composer Randal Woolf as well as music from the upcoming film Crush. Blessid Union of Souls takes the stage with “Storybook Life” and a new single.

        “Heart & Souls” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Devou Park amphitheater in Covington. Free. Picnics are welcome; lawn chairs or blankets are advised.

        Information: (859) 431-6216.
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        Get your wings, thighs and drumsticks ready for the Chicken Dance! The Franz Klaber German Orchestra is tuning up for two days of Teutonic fun this weekend at the Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest. Besides the chance to squawk, polka and gorge on sauerkraut, the event offers family-oriented games and rides.

        Oktoberfest is 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty Home Park, 2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road (Ohio 128) near Hamilton. Admission is free.

        Information: 863-1605 or 863-6912.
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        What better activity for Labor Day than to see how things work? Take a free tour of the Caesar Creek dam control tower and learn from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers how the dam works and why it was installed. Each year, say corps officials, Caesar Creek Lake prevents millions of dollars of flood damage.

        The tours begin at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Caesar Creek State Park is five miles west of I-71 Exit 38, along Ohio 73. Call the park for tour details.

        Information: (513) 897-1050.

        Every Friday, Jenny Callison writes this column highlighting weekend festivals, drama productions and concerts in the Tristate. Have a suggestion for us? E-mail to Jenny Callison at jcallison@cinci.rr.com or fax to 755-4150.

       



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