Wednesday, November 17, 1999


A guide to help make your day

        • Coffee, tea and dine: Cincinnati Art Museum program will feature a film about Jim Dine exhibit and poetry reading by Nancy Bonnell-Kangas, 5-9 p.m. today. Dinner option. Prices vary. 639-2986.

        • The Roots: Rescheduled performance begins 8:30 p.m. today at Bogart's in Corryville. With Izwhat! $18.50-$20. 562-4949.

        • Bruce Springsteen: The superstar performs with the E Street Band 7:30 p.m. today, Schottenstein Center in Columbus. $37.50-$67.50. (317) 239-5151.

        • For kids: Story time, 11 a.m. today at Border's Books and Music, Eastgate. Free. 943-0068.

        • TV picks: Could geeky Drew Carey be king of the Internet? ABC and Warner Bros. expect the largest-ever Internet audience for video on the Web when the Drew Carey Show airs an episode (9 p.m., Channels 9, 2) that can be enhanced by Internet technology (through Let's hope it's funnier than his live episode last week.

        • Disc picks: It's a week of divas, rap superstars, parent-scaring rockers and the most independent woman in pop.

        • Celine Dion's heart goes on All the Way . . . A Decade of Song (Columbia/ $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette). It's a collection of 16 songs, including nine hits and seven “future hits.” The latter includes an electronic “duet” with Frank Sinatra on “All the Way.”

        • The Britney Spears of classical music, 13-year-old Welsh sensation Charlotte Church delivers her debut, Charlotte Church (Sony Classical; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).

        • Marilyn Manson, the Northern Ohioan who knows how to touch all the parental buttons, returns the tour souvenir, The Last Tour on Earth (Interscope; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).

        • Hoping to compete with Marilyn for those alienated teen allowances, modern metal band Korn has Issues (Columbia; $17.98 CD, $10.98 cassette).

        • The truly rebellious Ani DiFranco fights the rising price of music with her latest indie album, To the Teeth (Righteous Babe; $16.98 CD, $10.98 cassette), featuring the Artist and former James Brown saxman Maceo Parker.

        • Banjo innovator Bela Fleck takes a rare look back on Greatest Hits of the 20th Century (Warner Bros.; $16.98 CD, $9.98 cassette), including two unreleased tracks and a Dave Matthews cameo.

        • At the other end of the instrumental schmaltz scale is Kenny G.'s second seasonal disc, Faith, a Holiday Album (Arista; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).

        • In rap this week, it's a battle between pop crossover and hard-core, as superstar Will Smith comes out swinging with The Willennium (Columbia; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette), with a guest list including old-school rapper Slick Rick and new star Eve.

        Meanwhile, Dr. Dre counters with Chronic 2001 (Interscope; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette), fully loaded with shots by Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and the rest of the Pound.

        • 24 hours out: School for Creative and Performing Arts' production of Bye Bye Birdie opens 8 p.m. Thursday at SCPA Theatre, 1310 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Through Nov. 28. $8-$12. 632-5910.

        • 48 hours out: Mexican Contemporary Music Festival at CCM continues with a concert featuring harpsichordist Josephine Gaeffke, 8 p.m. Friday at Patricia Corbett Theater, UC. Free. 556-4183.

        • 72 hours 'til Saturday: Annual Model Railroad Show starts 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. Continues Sunday. $5, $10 per family. 662-7245.

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