Tuesday, August 24, 1999


A guide to help make your day


        • Acoustic lunch: Hear Jayne Sachs and Friends today at Piatt Park, downtown. Free music is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 352-4080.

        • Funk and jazz: '70s group Tower of Power performs at Over-the-Rhine's Electra, 8 p.m. today. $16. 562-4949.

        • Broadway tunes: Tuesday night summer concert with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, 7 p.m. at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. 781-1700.

        • Bengals camp: Today at Georgetown College. Skills, 11 a.m.-noon, and practice, 3-5. p.m. 621-3550.

        • Lunch and tour: Dine and take a docent-guided tour of John Twachtman: An American Impressionist, noon today at the Cincinnati Art Museum. $20, $15 CAM members. 721-2787.

        • Star tributes: To Cher, Madonna and Elton John at Legends in Concert, 11:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., the Syndicate in Newport. $27.99 for lunch show, $49.99 dinner show. 491-8000.

        • Kentucky State Fair: Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. through Sunday at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville. $6, $2 seniors, children 12 and under. (502) 367-5002.

        • TV picks: Here's a reason to watch the 1999 Miss Teen USA — Miss Teen Ohio is Erika Moody, 16, of Loveland. MTV's Carson Daly hosts the pageant, which features appearances by 'N Sync and Britney Spears (9-11 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        And TV Critic John Kiesewetter says ABC's Sports Night (9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2) repeats an April show with Natalie (Sabrina Lloyd) refusing to break up with Jeremy (Joshua Malina).

        • Let's chat: Teen pop star Christina Aguilera chats with fans on American Online's Entertainment Asylum 7 p.m. today.

        • Web site of the day: Mysterynet.com is the grip-all site for mystery lovers. Link from www.mysterynet.com to go to some of the best-done mystery sites. Not quite sure how to define mystery? Then start at “The History of the Mystery” at www.mysterynet.com/history/, which traces the genre from Cicero to Ed McBain.

THE GOODS (What's in stores today)
        • Video pick: The Celebration won a special jury prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for its unblinking, darkly comic look at a family confronting old demons during a reunion. Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk notes this Danish import is the most prominent example available of a strictly naturalistic, anti-celebrity filmmaking philosophy called Dogma 95.

        • A day away: The Robert Cray Band, featuring the Memphis Horns, and Paul Thorn play Bogart's in Corryville, 8 p.m. Wednesday. $18.50, $20. 562-4949.

        • 48 hours out: Ages 3-6 can have a Teddy Bear Picnic, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Bee Tree Book Store in Cheviot. $4. Reservations: 661-3433.

        • 72 hours 'til Friday: Jazz in the Park features the Michael Wade Quartet and Bucket Boyz, 6 p.m., Piatt Park, downtown. 352-4080.

        • Wait for the weekend: Wine and food tasting, 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Wine Merchant in Hyde Park, will benefit Cincinnati's Nutrition Council. $35. Reservations: 621-3262.

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