Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Get to it!



By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Boston: The pop anthem superpower with such hits as "More Than a Feeling" and "Amanda" is here to play classics as well as selections from the new Corporate America CD. 8 p.m. today, Riverbend Music Center, $22.25-$55.25. 562-4949.

Stunt show: Paramount's Kings Island uncorks a limited engagement Hollywood-style stunt show to celebrate the upcoming release of Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. today in the International Showplace adjacent to the Eiffel Tower, free with park admission. 754-5700.

On TV

Top pick: Bryant Gumbel returns to prime-time broadcast TV with Flashpoints USA (9 p.m., Channels 48, 16), co-hosting the premiere of PBS' quarterly public affairs show with The NewsHour's Gwen Ifill from Detroit's Metro Airport, as the show examines airline security changes since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

• Critic John Kiesewetter also says click here for a preview of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Bravo's newest twist on a makeover series.

New CDs

Critic's pick: July 4 passed without the annual Will Smith blockbuster film, but the No. 1 CD of the week looks to be the soundtrack to his new Bad Boys II (Bad Boy; $18.98), with music by R&B and hip-hop stars, including new songs from Jay-Z, 50 Cent and the late Notorious B.I.G.; as well as songs by Beyonce, Nelly, Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy with Lenny Kravitz and Justin Timberlake.

• Today's big country release is Brooks & Dunn's Red Dirt Road, (Arista; $18.98).

Pearl Jam's live package is the three-CD State College, Pa.: May 3, 2003 (Sony; $19.98).

New on DVD/Video

Critic's picks: Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in the high-spirited buddy comedy Shanghai Knights arrives on home video this week, while history buffs have been waiting for the three-hour epic Gods and Generals, starring Jeff Daniels.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Lollapalooza Music Festival at Riverbend Music Center serves up Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Jurassic 5, the Donnas and more. 2 p.m. Wednesday, I-275 and Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township, $52.25-$62.25. 562-4949.

48 hours out: Miami University Summer Theater opens a production of the sophisticated comedy The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney (Sylvia) about a suburban housewife who rearranges her living room furniture so one wall is bare. 8 p.m. Thursday, Studio 88, Center for Performing Arts, Oxford, $8-$12. (513) 529-3200.

72 hours 'til Friday: Cincinnati Museum Center offers its Free Fridays program with free admission to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children's Museum and Museum of Natural History and Science. 4-8 p.m., Union Terminal. 287-7000.

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




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