By Jim Knippenberg
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Carly Phillips: The best-selling author of The Bachelor is here to introduce The Heartbreaker, the final installment in her trilogy of contemporary romances. 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Bookseller, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood. 396-8960.
Gallery talk: The Weston Art Gallery has started its 2003-04 exhibition season and welcomes artists Cole Carothers and Ron Isaacs to chat about their "monumental/miniature" paintings and multimedia trompe l'oeil installations showing at the Aronoff Center exhibit space. 7 p.m. today, Seventh and Walnut streets, downtown, free. 977-4165.
Trunk show: Hunt Club Clothiers has reps from the fine men's line of H. Freeman showing off fall and winter lines with tailors offering custom suits, sport jackets, trousers and shirts at rack prices. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Thursday, Fountain Square Plaza, downtown. 721-2004.
New on CD
Critic's pick: Neo-soul sister Erykah Badu is back without the turban on Worldwide Underground (Motown; $13.98).
Old-school soul sister Aretha Franklin returns with So Damn Happy (Arista; $19.98).
Rapper DMX battles back with Grand Champ (Def Jam; $19.98).
The DVD reissue of Al Pacino's over-the-top Cuban gangster movie was the muse behind Music Inspired By the Movie Scarface (Def Jam; $14.98) featuring rappers Jay Z and Notorious B.I.G.
Redneck rapper Bubba Sparxxx packs pretty rhymes and a mouth to match on Deliverance (Interscope; $14.98).
Country rebel Shelby Lynne celebrates her Identity Crisis (Capitol; $18.98).
Blue Kentucky girl Patty Loveless is back with On Your Way Home (Epic; $18.98) featuring a bonus DVD.
New on DVD/video
Critic's picks: This week's biggest home-video event, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk, is the arrival of the nine-disc DVD boxed set, the Stanley Kubrick Collection including A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Also new is the long-delayed DVD editions of director John Sayles' terrific early films The Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980), a sweet ensemble piece, and The Brother From Another Planet (1984) with Joe Morton as a mute alien who lands in Harlem.
24 hours out: U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins speaks and takes questions from the audience starting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Performing Arts Center, Fairfield Senior High School, 8800 Holden Blvd., free. 894-6557, Ext. 103.
48 hours out: Contemporary Christian favorites FFH are at Landmark Baptist Church with Big Daddy Weave and Warren Barfield. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 1600 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale, $16.50-$18.50. (800) 965-9324.
72 hours till Friday: Design Consortium Gallery opens a dramatic one-man show of paintings by Russian artist Murat Kaboulov, 5-8:30 p.m., 2012 Madison Road, O'Bryonville. 321-1800.
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