Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Get to it!

By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

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).

Planning ahead

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.

(859) 655-4807.


E-mail jknippenberg@enquirer.com; fax: 768-8330

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