Playing before the music
The scene on the lawn at Riverbend Music Center Monday night looks more like an American Eagle ad than a rock concert.
Concert review

Answering machine messages getting more personal
"What you say has energy," says Zambia Nkrumah, who uses her answering machine greeting as part of her therapy as she recovers from cancer.

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A guide to help make your day.
Books: Tristate best-sellers

Gloss smoothes lips, but it's no 'revolution'
We're sending our volunteer Fashion Panel members to the shelves from time to time to test whether advertised beauty products live up to their promises. Here's our first.

Partiers kick off opera season
Well, sure, they could have opened Cincinnati Opera's 83rd season without a gala, but it wouldn't be the same. After all, the Opera Guild has been tossing one for twentysomething years, and it's always a hit.

Two programs keep chef on the go
Growing up in Greenville, S.C., Tyler Florence spent Saturday afternoons with his father in front of the television set, switching back and forth between Super Friends cartoons and old episodes of Julia Child's The French Chef.
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Volunteers spin hard work into plays
If you have a flair for drama and a few spare hours - from two to 200 - community theater will make sure you will never again wonder what to do on a Friday night.
OCTAFEST good window into community theater
Area's acting troupes

You could call her Greek fest's cookie monster
Sophia Guethlein looks tired but relieved - relieved that her day of baking Greek cookies is over, and probably more than a little relieved that I've arrived too late to help her.

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Summer festival guide
It's almost summer - a time for sunburns, humidity - and a slew of festivals in the Tristate. Use this guide as a roadmap to fun for your summer weekends.

Summer Camp Guide
Find the summer experience that's perfect for your child with our annual guide to hundreds of camps in the Tristate area.

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
Join this year's community reading project.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era in October.