Sunday, August 17, 2003

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News and tips to start your business day

Going out

Baseball exhibit: Baseball as America is open at Cincinnati Museum Center. Organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, it's more than 500 objects exploring the history of baseball. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 9. $4.75-$6.75. 287-7000.

Magic: Playhouse in the Park's Abracadabra magic/illusion showcase conjures up superstar talents Kevin James, Aaron Radatz and Dale Salwak for the area's premier magic show. 2 and 7 p.m. today, Robert S. Marx Theatre, Eden Park, $36.50-$44.50 ($15-$20 age 5-12). 421-3888

Antiques: More than 300 dealers haul out their wares at the Burlington Antiques Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Boone County Fairgrounds, Ky. 338, five miles west of Florence Mall, $3. 922-5265.

Gospel: The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration closes today with a high-energy gospel concert by some of the country's top acts, including Anthony Burse and Testament, Chicago Mass Choir and Tonya Baker.

4 p.m. today, Sawyer Point, downtown, free. 742-9378.


Top pick: Ciaran Hinds (Road to Perdition) stars as The Mayor of Casterbridge, a drunken farmhand who sold his wife (Juliet Aubrey) and baby daughter to a sailor years before he becomes a respected civic leader in England (8-11 p.m., A&E).

• TV critic John Kiesewetter also says Elton John performs his greatest hits on Elton John at the Royal Opera House (8 p.m., Channel 48).

The goods

Ducks galore: Rubber duckies are ready for the annual Rubber Duck Regatta. Benefiting The FreeStore/FoodBank, the Regatta is the largest in the country with more than 80,000 ducks. They'll be dumped off the Purple People Bridge to "paddle" 100 yards to the finish line. First duck over wins a Toyota for its owner. Go to any Provident Bank, Skyline, Frisch's or Kroger and donate $5 to adopt a duck. The race is 3 p.m. Aug. 31 during Riverfest.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Speed metal act Anthrax is at Bogart's with power rockers Lacuna Coil and E-Town Concrete. 8 p.m. Monday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $17-$19. 562-4949.

72 hours out: The Cincinnati Arts Association throws a job fair for event staffing for the upcoming arts season, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aronoff Center lobby, Seventh and Walnut streets, downtown. Jobs include ticketing, bartenders, concessions, security, custodial and more. 721-3344.

Also 72 hours out: The popular Pete & Tom music comedy show, out of Key West, begins four days at Pirates Cove on the river. 8 p.m. Wednesday, above Four Seasons Restaurant, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum. Call for reservation. 871-1820.

Jim Knippenberg

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