Thursday, June 19, 2003

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Alexie Alert: The Business of Fancydancing, a film directed by author Sherman Alexie based on his own books, screens at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, at 7 p.m. today, with repeats at 1 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $4-$6; order by calling 721-ARTS. Find more upcoming films at

Alexie, who adapted his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven for the film Smoke Signals, will visit Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood Pavilion, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, at 7 p.m. Monday to sign copies of his new book Ten Little Indians.

Margaret A. McGurk


Oscar shorts: Last year's showings of Oscar-nominated short films proved so popular that screenings of the most recent crop are moving to bigger spaces.

On Saturday, the program will run at the University of Cincinnati Event Pavilion, followed by a discussion with local filmmakers Melissa Godoy and Alphonzo Wesson III.

On June 28, it will screen at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, with discussion leaders filmmaker Greg Newberry and NKU professor Ron Hoffman.

Both shows are at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $8, available online and at several area businesses. Visit Web site for details, or e-mail

Margaret A. McGurk

Pops on TV: Set your dials for 8 p.m. Wednesday when the Cincinnati Pops' newest show, Patriotic Broadway, airs nationwide on PBS (locally on WCET-TV Channel 48). Maestro Erich Kunzel celebrates our country with patriotic tunes from Broadway musicals and a special visit from opera star Denyce Graves. The 60-minute telecast, which includes tons of local talent, is produced by the CSO, with WCET-TV and Brandenburg Productions.

Janelle Gelfand


Conlon wins award: Conductor James Conlon, music director of the Cincinnati May Festival, has won the German Record Critics Award for excellence for his latest recording of works by Viktor Ullmann with the Gurzenich Orchestra-Cologne, released in March. The album was picked by 50 of Germany and Austria's top music critics. It is part of Conlon's ongoing project to publicize music by composers of the Holocaust.

Janelle Gelfand

Movies opening Friday

Alex & Emma

From Justin to Kelly

The Hulk


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