Sunday, March 23, 2003

Get to it!

A guide to help make your day

Going out

Karamazov Brothers: The renowned acro-juggle-slapstick act joins Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for the show they're taking to Carnegie Hall in April, 7 p.m. today, Music Hall. $17-$47. 381-3300.

Doug Berky: The acclaimed children's performer brings his unique brand of mime, mask and movement theater to the Carnegie Kids' Connections series, 1 p.m. today, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. $3-$5. (859) 491-2030.

Johnny Bench: The Baseball Hall of Famer talks about his career with the Cincinnati Reds, and answers questions from the audience at a Jewish Community Center fund-raising event, 2 p.m. today, Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. $10-$25. 761-7500.

Synth star: Instrumental master Yanni brings his "Ethnicity" tour to U.S. Bank Arena, 7:30 p.m. today. $41.50-$59.50. 562-4949.


Top picks: (subject to pre-emption for coverage of the Iraq situation) include:

• Basketball, noon to about 7 p.m. Channels, 12, 7 (Details in Sports, Section B). The second round of the NCAA Tournament continues. Early tonight we'll know next week's Sweet 16.

Making of Fear Factor (7 p.m.) and Fear Factor (7:30-9 p.m.), Channels 5, 22. First there's an inside look at this oft-nasty show. Then the Las Vegas episode that follows is a rerun.

Masterpiece Theatre: The Ponder Heart, (9 p.m., Channels 48, 16). Here's a rerun of an "American Collection" film. Like others in that category, it's skillfully acted and directed. This is a Eudora Welty tale of a Mississippi heir (Peter MacNicol) who is generous with his money. He meets a backwoods teen (Angela Bettis) who becomes the centerpiece of a marriage and a murder trial. There's a quiet - and sometimes elusive - charm here.

Six Feet Under, Claire (Lauren Ambrose) realizes she may have real talent. Meanwhile, Ruth lets loose at a party. This week's episode-opening death scene, incidentally, has a gentle sweetness. (9 p.m., HBO)

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati's Theater of the Mind series concludes with a reading of Swordsong by David Richmond and Drew Fracher, 7 p.m. Monday, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $5. 421-3555.

48 hours out: The college-rock favorite Guster is at Bogart's, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $17.50. 562-4949.

72 hours till Wednesday: There's a 70th anniversary celebration at Krohn Conservatory with cake, a new "memory wall" exhibit and notables such as Mayor Charlie Luken and Director of Parks Willie F. Carden Jr., 11:30 a.m., Eden Park. 352-4080.


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Strong women may nab Oscars
Ballet begins with Balanchine jewel
Cincinnati Ballet's new season comes together
International ballet gala goes on the road
DEMALINE: The arts
Human rights experts view 'Just Man'

'Lion King's roar produces delight
'Midsummer' frolics but sells its soul short

Fans catch memories
Thermal hair straightening trend still warm
Lack of snow doesn't slow skiers
Get to it!

Cozy up to mac 'n' cheese
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Inland crab cakes surprisingly good