Thursday, April 3, 2003

The Early Word


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Bonhoeffer biography: A documentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the influential German theologian who died in a World War II concentration camp for his anti-Nazi actions, will be shown tonight and Friday as a fund-raiser for the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. Tonight's screening takes place in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road; Friday's showing will be in the auditorium at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5771 Delhi Road Tickets are $15, or $10 for students, at IJPC, 215 E. 14th St., 579-8547.

Margaret A. McGurk

Countdown

Rickles here: A cornerstone of the Dean Martin era, Don Rickles normally can be found working the showrooms of Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City. But as he approaches his 77th birthday, he has decided to bring his ad-lib insults, James Cagney impressions and stories from more than 40 years in show business to America's heartland. See him live 8 p.m. Friday at the Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. Good seats are still available. $35.50-$51.50. 562-4949.

Jason Nebel

Movie premiere: Tickets are on sale for the premiere screening of the locally produced comic mystery Three Barbecues, directed by Rob Gray who co-wrote the script with Jay T. Metz. The show is set for 8:30 p.m. May 10 at the Madison Theater in Covington. Tickets are $9, including an after-film party with cast, crew and music by Bukra and the Chants, available online at www.threebarbecues.com.

Margaret A. McGurk

Concerts on sale

Saturday: Tickets for the June 20 "An Evening with Chicago" at Riverbend go on sale at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, phone (513) 562-4949 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cost is $43, $33 and $18.

FYI

Public radio news: WNKU-FM (89.7) and WMUB-FM (88.5) will break away from programming - but not war coverage - for their annual spring fund drives this week. "Breaking news will take priority over fund-raising and if the situation becomes especially dire, we will then make a decision on whether or not to continue the drive," says Grady Kirkpatrick, WNKU-FM program director. His station wants to raise $100,000 today through Tuesday. Oxford's WMUB-FM also wants to raise the same amount Thursday through next Wednesday, says John Hingsbergen, program director.

John Kiesewetter

Movies opening Friday

Bend It Like Beckham

Dysfunktional Family

A Man Apart

Phone Booth

Til Human Voices Wake Us

What A Girl Wants

Coming Friday in Weekend

Best sports bars: As the road to the NCAA Championship Game continues, how many TVs - and what kind - will Tristate sports bars be fielding to keep fans screaming?




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