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CCM's 'Moveable Feast' returning
The College-Conservatory of Music revives its hit "Moveable Feast" benefit on Jan. 31 with mini-performances (20 minutes) and mini-noshing all over the University of Cincinnati complex.


Enquirer's Feb. 9 'Footlights' will be cabaret at Carol's
The Cincinnati Enquirer's next Footlights event will be the Shakin' the Winter Blues Away Cabaret and Show Tune Sing-along on Feb. 9 at Plush, upstairs at Carol's (825 Main St.)
Dance Notes: Year of bravos, anniversaries
Before we move on to pressing business facing the local dance community this year, here are a few bravos to shout.

PEOPLE
DAUGHERTY: 45 brings calls for wisdom
Forty-five is neither here nor there. When you're 45, you're too old to be young and too young for the hotel discount.


Roosters rule the roost at White house
Who: Dave and Sally White of Middletown display about 1,500 rooster-related items, including figurines, salt and pepper shakers, a cookie jar, dishes, needlepoint pieces, toys, candles and jigsaw puzzles.
Talkin' up the power of art
Not that he lies or anything, but most people just roll their eyes when Robert O'Neal promises: "I'm doing too much. I'm going to slow down really soon."
Life is good now for Bake-Off 'veteran'
A year ago, Cindy Schmuelling was ecstatic about competing for $1 million in the Pillsbury Bake-Off. But she was also understandably worried about undergoing cancer surgery later in the year.
KENDRICK: Specialized conferences can educate, energize
Whether you're a person with a disability, a caregiver, advocate or professional, there's nothing like the occasional energy and information gleaned from a single-focus conference.

TASTE
MARTIN: Are you a food snob or slob?
In truth, we all fall somewhere between the pretentious gourmand and low-brow feeder. But in case you're not sure where you (or your friends) stand, here are some sure signs.


Fast-food wars whittle burgers to just a buck
Where to eat this week for $1:
Serve it this week: Swiss chard
History: Noted vegetable book author Elizabeth Schneider writes in Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini (Morrow; $60) that, "after 25 years of futile probing,'' she can find no reason why chard is called "Swiss chard.''

SPECIAL
25 forces that will shape culture in 2003
As we look ahead to 2003, here are 25 of the most significant forces we believe will shape our community's life for the next 12 months and beyond:
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

Time to cast your Cammys vote
It's time for the "best of 2002": your list of Tristate musicians who made the best sounds.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era next October.

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