Thursday, March 20, 2003

The Early Word

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Singing for peace: Good Friends and Company in Concert: Peace for Now; Peace for Generations to Come! 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University. Dave Hawkins, Ed Gutfreund, Bobby Fisher, Louise Anderson and more performing. $10, $5 students. 745-3567.

Chamber concert: Mischa Santora is back in town for a gig with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hall. Piano whiz Orion Weiss, who wowed the crowd last year, will tackle J.S. Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. Santora leads the world premiere of Dissolutions by Josef Kost and music by Dvorak and Kodaly. Get there 45 minutes early for "Tune-Up!" with the artists, and stay for the free reception afterward. Tickets: $6-$22; 723-1182 or

Janelle Gelfand

Concerts on sale

At at Ticketmaster outlets, phone (513) 562-4949 and online at

Saturday: 10 a.m. Peter Gabriel, 7:30 p.m. July 1 at Germain Amphitheater, formerly Polaris, in Columbus. $82 and $62 pavilion, $29.50 lawn.

Noon: Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, 5:30 p.m. June 25 at PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus. Tickets are $35.

April 12: 10 a.m. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Aug. 26 at Riverbend. $66 pavilion; $36 lawn.


Medal winner: Andrew Garland, opera student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has won the Oxnard Gold Medal in the American Traditions Vocal Competition, held March 3-8 in Savannah, Ga. Out of 200 applicants skinnied to 36 quarterfinalists, Garland won the top prize of $10,000.

On the Web: The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall will celebrate the building's 125th anniversary on May 7 (details to be announced). Go to for more about the historic hall and a link to the Enquirer's "Music Hall Moments" letters to the editor.

Janelle Gelfand

Resigned: Sharon Hardin Bennett has resigned as executive director of Arts Consortium after a year leading the West End community arts center.

Recently wed Bennett will continue at the consortium until mid-May, then will join her husband in Texas. Details of a search for a replacement will be announced.

Jackie Demaline

Movies opening Friday

Boat Trip


Piglet's Big Movie

View From the Top

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Lion King: The Lion King ventures into the Aronoff Center for a nine-week run. What makes this hit Broadway show so special?

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