Thursday, June 5, 2003

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Meet the actors: Two actors who appear in the independent feature Blue Car - shot primarily in Ohio - will be on hand for the 7:50 p.m. screening Friday, the first day of the film's local run at the Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Mike Ward of Cincinnati and Columbus-based David Carroll will speak briefly before the show and answer questions afterward about working with writer-director Karen Moncrieff and co-stars Agnes Bruckner and David Strathairn. $7.50. 281-8750.

Margaret A. McGurk

Closing Sunday: This is your last chance to see Merrill A. Roberts Jr.'s 130 photos on display at the Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., West End. Roberts, a Cincinnatian since 1976, has photographed for Jet and Ebony magazines and captured the images of such luminaries as Angela Davis, the Apollo 14 astronauts, Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. The show closes Sunday. 381-0645.

Marilyn Bauer


'Bible' plays Westwood: The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) has played all over town during the last year, but it's making its west-side debut with Falcon Players. The same folks who abridged Shakespeare and history send up the Old and New Testaments. Noah's ark is a running gag. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, continuing through June 14, Westwood Town Hall, Harrison at Montana. $12, $10 students and seniors. 481-9042.

Jackie Demaline

Man and machine: Unit 2 Art Collaborative - Lou Larson and Steve Zieverink - presents Kinetic Opposition, an exhibition exploring the relationship between man and technology using sound and sculpture. Gallery: 2823 Massachusetts Ave. Hours and information: 681-2966 or

Marilyn Bauer

Concert on sale

Saturday: Ticketmaster outlets, phone (513) 562-4949 and online at Three Doors Down with Our Lady Peace, Seether and Shinedown, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Riverbend. Tickets: $35.25, $31.25.


In memory: A memorial tribute will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Werner Recital Hall for Jeannine Philippe, former professor of voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, who died in January. A voice teacher for 46 years, she specialized in art song and musical theater. She retired from CCM in 1999. A reception will follow the one-hour tribute.

Janelle Gelfand

Ohio art: The Fitton Center, 101 S, Monument Ave., Hamilton, is showing State of the Arts: A Celebration of Ohio's Rich Artistic Heritage. It features work by Ohio artists 1788-2003 drawn from distinguished and private collections. Through July 30. 863-8873 or

Marilyn Bauer

Movies opening Friday

Blue Car

2 Fast 2 Furious

Pokemon Heroes

Coming Friday in Weekend

Three days of music: Country Stampede comes to the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta: 30 national acts on three stages.

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