Thursday, July 10, 2003

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Going out

Spirit Song: The three-day Contemporary Christian music festival kicks off with performances from Newsboys, Relient K and Pillar. 7:30 p.m. today, TimberWolf Amphitheater, Paramount's Kings Island, $38.99 includes park admission (discounts for season pass holders). 562-4949.

Emilie Richards: The best-selling romance author is at Barnes & Noble Newport to sign her new The Parting Glass, a fevered sequel to Whiskey Island. 7 p.m. today, Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

Dinner theater: Northern Kentucky University Dinner Theater opens the song and dance filled murder mystery Something's Afoot, its second production of the summer. 8 p.m. today, Black Box Theater, NKU, Highland Heights. Dinner begins 90 minutes before show. $24; $12 show only. (859) 572-5464.

Reggae: Dancehall legend Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band are at Annie's with the Ark Band and Cincinnati's Kaan-Shuz. 9 p.m. today, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum, $17.50 at door. 321-0220.

Look-alike contest

Lara Croft wannabes: So then, you think you look like Lara Croft, she of Tomb Raider fame and namesake of a particularly nasty ride at Paramount's Kings Island? Do something about it: PKI is running a Lara Croft look-alike contest to celebrate Tuesday's opening of its new Tomb Raider Stunt Show. Contest winner gets two airline tickets to Los Angeles for the July 21 premier of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life at the Chinese Theater. Here's how: e-mail your photo (as Lara) to with name, address, e-mail address, daytime phone number and date of birth. Deadline is Friday, with finals Tuesday.


Top pick: Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny Chesney, Hootie & the Blowfish and Delbert McClinton perform a Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert taped by Fox June 28 at the Daytona International Speedway to benefit the Dale Earnhardt Foundation (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45).

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says PBS' Wide Angle takes viewers inside the Qatar headquarters of Al-Jazeera, the Arabic all-news network (9 p.m., Channel 48; 10 p.m., Channel 16).

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The folk-art filled Berea Craft Festival gets started in the small Kentucky town near Lexington. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, off I-75 Exit 76 or 77, $4-$5 admission. (800) 598-5263.

48 hours out: Miami Township's summer blowout festival Midsummer at the Meadows includes a "Taste of Miami Township," Kidz Fun Zone, performances by David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat & Tears and more. 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Miami Meadows Park, off Ohio 131, Clermont County. 248-3725.

72 hours till Sunday: The world-renowned San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble brings a program of music from the time of Jesus and Jerusalem's second temple to Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral, 3 p.m., Eighth and Plum streets, downtown, $10. 421-2222.

Jim Knippenberg

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