Tuesday, February 15, 2000

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A guide to help make your day

       

GOING OUT
        • Deep sea adventure: “Live ... from National Geographic” lecture series begins with deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard discussing his exploration of the Black Sea to unlock ancient secrets and his vision of a new era of archaeology, 7:30 p.m. today, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $11.25-$23.75. 241-7469.

        • Performance poet: Riverbank Poetry project welcomes Ray McNiece , 7 p.m. today, Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 863-8873.

        • Peter Keane: The Austin-based acoustic performer/songwriter begins his first of three area club appearances this week, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Allyn's Cafe, 3538 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum. 871-5779.

        • Taste of Soul: Dinner and concert event featuring Central State University Choir and Edith Washington, dean of students emerita, Wilberforce University, 6 p.m. today, Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton. (513) 785-3149.

STAYING IN
        • TV picks: The History Channel offers a rare treat, World War II In Color, the start of a three-night miniseries of previously unseen color film from World War II (9 p.m. through Thursday). The evening kicks off with a Save Our History documentary (8 p.m. today) about efforts to build a World War II memorial on the mall in Washington D.C.

        • And TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the 15th Precinct says goodbye to Detective James Martinez on NYPD Blue (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2), because actor Nicholas Turturro is making a fall WB sitcom.

WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
        • Video picks: Albert Brooks junkies will be happy to get their hands on the video of his most recent comedy, The Muse, says Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk, who also notes today's DVD release of Julie Dash's influential 1992 film Daughters of the Dust

BRAND SPANKIN' NEW
        • Potted heat: Arbonia's Floratherm, featured in Wired magazine's February issue, is a space heater that looks like a spikey plant. Available in 60-plus colors, it's 75 inches tall with an 1,800-watt radiator. Use indoors or out. $1,320. www.arbonia.ch

PLANNING AHEAD
        • 24 hours out: The Kennedysgive their interpretations of American/British pop music in an 8 p.m. concert at the Southgate House Wednesday, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $10-$12. 779-9462.

        • 48 hours out: The Taming of the Shrew, a Wild-West inspired production of Shakespeare's comedy by Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival opens 8 p.m. Thursday at the CSF theater, 717 Vine St., downtown. $10-$18. 381-2273.

        • 72 hours 'til Friday: The long-awaited A Renaissance Treasure: The Flagg Collection of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture exhibit opens at Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $2-$4. 231-0343.

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