Friday, November 16, 2001
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Lonestar: Country Music Association 2001 Vocal Group of the Year Lonestar twangs out a tune or two along with Nashville up-and-comers Jamie O'Neal and Blake Shelton. 7:30 p.m. today,Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Roselawn, $28.50. 562-4949.
Rhythm in Shoes: The toe-tapping Dayton-based company hits town with Nova Town, a blues-jazz-tap extravaganza. 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Aronoff Center's, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, $18-$22. 241-7469.
Classical: The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra gets as theatrical as all get-out when it does an all-Haydn program, presenting it as if it were a 1795 benefit concert. In period dress, no less. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, $13-$18. (859) 431-6216.
Art opening: The Weston Art Gallery unveils two long-awaited exhibits, a new installation by Joel Otterson and a new group show of abstract paintings, Surface-Active. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. today, Aronoff Center. 977-4165.
TV picks: George Clooney and his Ocean's Eleven co-stars Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Don Cheadle chat with Barbara Walters on ABC's Barbara Walters Special (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says ABC repeats the 1973 classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2).
The Goods: What's in stores today
Well, this is a deal: A good-looking hunk of jewelry and a good cause too. Referring here to Wristband Aid, a charitable outfit that sells sterling silver wristbands that are engraved with names of Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims. Big sellers in Hollywood the entire casts of West Wing and Everybody Loves Raymond wear them they're now available nationwide. Go to www.wristbandaid.com or call (213) 892-6788. They're $35 a pop, with proceeds split among nine New York relief charities.
24 hours out: The five-piece Irish-American band Knot Fibb'nbrings Celtic classics to the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 8 p.m. Saturday, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, $5-$12. 863-8873.
48 hours out: UC's College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Chorale crowd the altar for Monteverdi's massive Vespers of 1610. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Eighth and Plum streets, downtown, $5-$10. 556-4183.
A week away: The holidays officially begin downtown as Mayor Charlie Luken flips the switch at Light Up the Square, 6:30 p.m. next Friday, Fountain Square. 421-4440.
Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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