Sunday, January 5, 2003

2003 dates to keep in mind

Shaping culture in 2003

March 1: Dayton's Schuster Center for the Performing Arts opens

March 21: The Lion King opens at the Aronoff Center.

March 28: Great American Ballpark opens with an exhibition game against Cleveland. (Season opens March 31.)

March 31: Public art display Bats Incredible! begins

May 17: The Cincinnati Wing opens at Cincinnati Art Museum

May 31: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art opens

July: Dayton's Inventing Flight celebration

Aug. 16: Baseball as America opens at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Fall: The renovated Taft Museum of Art reopens

Sept. 25-27: MidPoint Music Festival

Oct. 15-19: Tall Stacks Music, Arts and Heritage Festival

Dec. 20: St. Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes opens at Museum Center.

25 forces that will shape culture in 2003
1. The big economic squeeze
2. Clear Channel's dominance
3. Suburbanites: Will they roam?
4. The plea for racial healing
5. The media's message
6. A whole new ball game
7. Edgy art center opening
8. Tall Stacks rolls back
9. Will tourists go home happy?
10. How Fine Arts Fund carries clout
11. You can't fight City Hall
12. Laura Long: Downtown force
13. The CSO's growing empire
14. Rosenthals' big impact
15. Northern Kentucky development
16. Museum Center's main man
17. Lobbyist Weiland
18. UC at crossroads
19. The Nederlanders make a comeback
20. MidPoint: Rebuild the city on rock 'n' roll
21. The Schuster Center alternative
22. Another public art project goes to bat
23. The brain drain
24. Local film community gains focus
25. Dancing around visa problems
The wild card of 2003: War
2003 dates to keep in mind

DEMALINE: The arts
KENDRICK: Alive & Well
Get to it!