By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Bach & Beyond: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra series for small orchestra has guest pianist Ursula Oppens in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 and the contemporary Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues by composer Frederick Rzewski. 7:30 p.m. today, Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, $30. 381-3300.
Acoustic lunch: Bring your lunch to Piatt Park and nibble away during a free concert by adult-contemporary favorites Bromwell-Diehl Band. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Garfield Place and Vine Street, downtown. 352-4080.
Critic's pick: Early in the story Eddie is perplexed. Witnesses place a luxury car borrowed by a soccer superstar at a crime scene. Is he covering up something? Things eventually make sense in this well-made hour. Keen Eddie, 9 p.m., Fox.
Last week we saw 10 comedians selected as finalists. This week, they begin sharing a Hollywood Hills home while continuing to compete. So far, the results have been worth plenty laughs. Last Comic Standing, 9 p.m., Channel 5.
New on Video
Critic's Pick: Some of the best acting of 2002 is on display in The Hours, with Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk.
Also out today on home video is Adam Sandler in Paul Thomas Anderson's extremely unconventional romantic comedy, Punch-Drunk Love.
Critic's pick: Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke are back as Sherlock and Watson in Volumes 1-3 of Granada Television's The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Cult favorite Dark Shadows arrives on shelves today with Volume 6 (episodes 413-453) of the blood-sucking soap opera from the 1960s.
New in e-games
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick: Evil Dead fans and gamers alike will rejoice in the movie franchise's latest incarnation for the Xbox and Playstation 2 consoles. Players take control of Ash, the S-Mart cashier turned chainsaw-for-an-arm hero of Dearborn. Ash is voiced by actor Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead movies as he battles the zombie horde to advance through the game's levels. With a sticker price of only $20, it's a good deal. To quote Ash, "Groovy." (THQ; Xbox, PS2; $19.99; M for Mature).
24 hours out: Gospel sensation Nicole C. Mullen (above) is at the Aronoff Center for a live CD/DVD recording session. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Procter & Gamble Hall. $10-$20. 241-7469.
48 hours out: The kickoff for the monthly Latin Film Festival series includes a cocktail hour, comedian Alex Reymundo and a screening of El Matador, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Madison Theater, 728 Madison Ave., Covington, $10.
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