Thursday, September 19, 2002

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        DIY fest: Have a no-budget movie, or part thereof you'd like to show? As long as you didn't spend more than $100 making it, the Lowest Budget Filmfest wants you at the Fisherman's Club in Trenton on Friday starting “around 5:30 p.m.”

        Titles already in the lineup include Violence Is My Business by the Rock Savage Film Group; The Guy What Stayed Around Too Long, part of a film from Spooky Beercap; Plan 56: Wrath of the Bungalovian “semi-surreal horror/sci-fi” by the 9Volt Collective; and the documentary DIY or DIE!: How to Survive as an Independent Artist by Michael Dean. Find directions, details, contacts and more online.

        Local film screening: Cincinnati filmmaker Terry Lukemire will test-screen his feature film Limelight — the story of a cross-country karaoke adventure — on Saturday at the Madison Theater, 728 Madison Ave., Covington. Admission is $5.

        The evening includes hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 8 p.m. After the screening local bands Similar Nature and Kailip will entertain. (859) 655-4803.

Margaret A. McGurk

FYI

        Arts awards: Oct. 10 is the deadline for nominations for the 2003 Ohio Governor's Awards for the Arts, given to adminstrators, educators, patrons, businesses, individual artists and community development organizations that bolster public participation in the arts. Nomination forms are available from the Ohio Arts Council, 727 E. Main St., Columbus 43205-1769, online at www.oac.state.oh.us, or by toll-free phone, (888) 243-8622.

Margaret A. McGurk

        Nominees: The Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions and the Police are among the first-time nominees on the 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot.

        Swedish hit-makers ABBA, disco pioneers Chic and the German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are also eligible for the Hall of Fame.

        The Sex Pistols return to the ballot after not being voted in last year, meaning the hall could give its first nod to the British punk rock generation after two American acts, the Ramones and Talking Heads, were inducted this year.

        Longtime nominees Black Sabbath, whose lead singer, Ozzy Osbourne, reached a new level of television fame this year, are back on the ballot.

        Other nominees include Australian rockers AC/DC, rhythm 'n' blues veterans the Dells, Detroit revolutionary rockers MC5, the Righteous Brothers, the Patti Smith Group, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steve Winwood.

        Artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after at least 25 years have passed since their first record was released.

        The nominees likely will be announced in December.

The Associated Press

Movies opening Friday

        Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
       The Banger Sisters
       The Four Feathers
       Trapped

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