TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2003
Bats Incredible
Go along on our tour or follow our guide and get out and see the public art project filling the streets with offbeat sculptures - all made from baseball bats.
'HaliBat' artist tells a true fish story
BatBrigade picks top Incredible! sculptures

25 forces shaping our culture
In January, the Enquirer entertainment staff identified 25 cultural forces that could have a major impact on our region. So much has happened during the first half of 2003 that an update is needed.
Museum opens with a bang
Economy still putting the squeeze on
Arts heart of plan to give city shot in the arm
City gets some good press, for a change
Downtown isn't the only show - Newport and Dayton make strides
Move is on to get people interested and involved

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

CINCINNATI OPERA
Despite economy, opera enjoyed successful year
Cincinnati Opera continued its tempting mix of brave new works and opera chestnuts in its 2003 Festival, which ended last month. The company's riskiest venture - a "triple bill" starring Catherine Malfitano - was generally well received by Cincinnatians.


Opera-goers voice opinions about Muni, selections, performers
Here's more feedback from Enquirer readers about the Cincinnati Opera 2003 festival season
'Harry Potter' illustrator also designed opera artwork
Her illustrations are known to millions of Harry Potter fans. Mary GrandPre, illustrator for the Harry Potter series, provided artwork for Cincinnati Opera's 2003 Summer Festival - including brochures, programs and posters - which ended last month.

CONCERT REVIEWS
Hip-hop meets Woodstock at Scribble Jam
"It's a modern-age Woodstock," said New York-based graffiti artist "Grind," as he painted a wall Saturday at Annie's.


311, O.A.R, show reggae lives in the Midwest
Straight from the Jamaican-music hotbeds of Omaha, Neb., and Columbus, Ohio, came Riverbend's Saturday lineup featuring 311 and O.A.R., each of whom had the crowd moving to its personalized take on reggae.
Connick can't hide his love for the mike
Harry Connick Jr. had honorable intentions, but there was no way the crowd would allow him to leave the stage without singing a song or two.

MORE ARTS COVERAGE
DEMALINE: 'Abracadabra!' director works his own magic
Kenwood native Steve Weikal returns to Cincinnati for the seventh year as magic director of Playhouse in the Park's annual fund-raiser Abracadabra!


Sam Phillips larger than important life he lived
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Master showman to the end, Sam Phillips knocked 'em dead at his funeral.
DanceSport lures 1,200 onto Westin's ballroom floor
Cincinnati will draw 1,200 entries Thursday through Saturday. That breaks down to about 500 to 600 competing each night (some couples enter in more than one style).
'Gay Hollywood' discovers many issues common to all
LOS ANGELES - Given television's gay boomlet, filmmaker Jeremy Simmons' concerns about his new documentary, The AMC Project: Gay Hollywood, appear misplaced.
Writer cherishes Christie editions
Jeffrey Marks is a mystery writer whose newest book, Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940's and 1950's (Delphi Books; $21.95) is due out in September.

TASTE
Media hooked on Kentucky's king of caviar
Now maybe now they'll take Lewis Shuckman and his caviar seriously.

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SPECIAL
Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
The Fourth of July weekend is the busiest time of the year for roller coasters. And nowhere in the country is busier than the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
Map & information about the coaster parks

Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Summer festival guide
It's summer - 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.