Thursday, September 11, 2003

The Early Word

Jump on your weekend


Night of Bluegrass: It's a Who's Who of bluegrass and newgrass at Parrish Auditorium Saturday on the Hamilton campus of Miami University. The Wayfaring Strangers, led by fiddler Matt Glaser, features banjo master Tony Trischka, multi-instrumentalist John McGann and singers Tracy Bonham, Ruth Ungar, and Aoife O'Donovan. Sharing the stage is Robin and Linda Williams & Their Fine Group, which includes Jim Watson, a charter member of the Red Clay Ramblers, and Jimmy Gaudreau (Country Gentleman, Spectrum). The music starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $20. (513) 529-3200.

Larry Nager

Film festival: Short works by local artists will be on display Saturday at the first Queen City Film and Video Festival, 1-5 p.m. at the Newsreel Theater at Cincinnati Museum Center in Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave. Among the offerings will be Goose World: An Ohio Fable, a look at the region's love affair with concrete geese, and at least two samples from the recent 48 Hour Film Project. Tickets are $5 in advance; through http://qcfilmfestival.tripod.

com, or $7 on the day of the show. The films are unrated, but some feature adults-only content. 531-4477.

Margaret A. McGurk

Season premiere: The Drama Workshop kicks off its 50th anniversary season with Morning's at Seven continuing through Sept. 20 at Westwood Town Hall. The family comedy is about four senior citizens and their husbands. "Between my mom (Ginny Chizer), Tom and Nancy Story, Burt McCollum, Tom Durkin and Bill Keeton we figure we have a few hundred years of combined theater experience on stage at one time!" says producer Cheri Misleh.

Friday's opening features a reception catered by Shanghai Mama's. Saturday, Drama Workshop celebrates the 90th birthday of community theater veteran Dottie Kornman with a post-performance party. Tickets $10, $5 students. 598-8303.

Jackie Demaline

On sale Saturday

Tickets for these events will go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster, (513) 562-4949 and

• WWE Smackdown, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, U.S. Bank Arena. $16.50-$41.50.

• Lyle Lovett, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Taft Theatre. $30-$46.

• Liz Phair, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Bogart's. $16.50-$18.


Prize winner: Early music group Catacoustic Consort, directed by Annalisa Pappano, has won the grand prize in a recording competition held by Early Music America and Naxos, a record label. As part of their prize, Catacoustic Consort will record a program, "Passion and Pain," featuring 17th century laments by Peri, Caccini and Monteverdi. The ensemble will also be featured this month on a nationally syndicated radio program, Harmonia, and in Early Music America magazine.

Janelle Gelfand

Movies Opening Friday

American Splendor

Cabin Fever

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Matchstick Men

No Good Deed

Nowhere in Africa

Step into Liquid

Owning Mahowny

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