Monday, August 18, 2003

Get to it!



By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Grandin Festival: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music vocal/instrumental chamber music festival serves up a recital of works by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Warlock and more. 7 p.m. today, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, UC, free. 556-4183.

Catholic reflections: Franciscan priest the Rev. Murray Bodo is here to sign and discuss his Poetry As Prayer: Saint Francis of Assisi, a book exploring the spirituality of the beloved saint with meditative reflections. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.

Anthrax: The speed metal favorites invade Bogart's with power rock faves Lacuna Coil and E-Town Concrete. 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $17-$19. 562-4949.

Rosenthal Center: The contempory art museum continues its free Monday evening admission, 5-9 p.m. today, Sixth and Walnut streets, downtown. The current exhibit, Somewhere Better Than This Place, includes provocative video art, dynamic sound installations and modern paintings. 345-8400.

On TV

Top pick: Far out! See why VH1 says I Love the '70s, a week-long series starting with "1970" and great clips of (but weak commentary on) Love Story, The Brady Bunch, The Mod Squad, the Jackson 5 and Neil Diamond (9 p.m.), followed by "1971" with Dirty Harry, Shaft, Three Dog Night and Malibu Barbie (10 p.m.).

• TV critic John Kiesewetter also says go Searching for Debra Winger with Rosanna Arquette, who interviews the reclusive Winger and other actresses about juggling family and career (8 p.m., Showtime). It's followed by Winger's 1982 film, An Officer and a Gentleman (9:45 p.m.).

Auditions

Get ready: An early warning: Cincinnati Black Theatre Company has auditions Saturday and wants you to come prepared. The company's looking for actors, singers, musicians and dancers - all ages, genders and ethnicities. Here's what you have to do first: Actors, prepare a two-minute monologue and be prepared to deliver come Saturday. Singers, prepare two songs, one up-tempo and slow, and be ready to belt it out. Auditions are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., and you really need to call for an appointment: 241-6060. Go to www.cincyblacktheatre.com or email dsherman@cincyblacktheatre.com.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Marc Broussard, son of legendary Louisiana guitarist Ted Broussard, brings his own blues-rock-soul sound to the 20th Century, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $10. 562-4949.

48 hours out: Best-selling romance-suspense novelist Karen Robards is at Books & Co. to sign and discuss her new thriller Beachcomber. 7 p.m. Wednesday, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

72 hours until Thursday: NYC slam poet Alix Olson brings her female empowerment material to the intimate cabaret space, Plush, upstairs from Carol's on Main, 9 p.m., 825 Main St., downtown, $8. 651-2667.

E-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com; fax: 768-8513




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