Saturday, April 01, 2000

Get to it

        GOING OUT

        • Hip-hop: Xavier University will be the scene of the hottest hip-hop show to play the area in a while, as Wyclef Jean of the Fugees performs at the Schmidt Fieldhouse. Kelis opens the 7:30 p.m. show. $10. 745-3534.

        • Bluegrass bands: It's an old-fashioned bluegrass Saturday night at Ripley High School. Dale Anne Bradley & Coon Creek (formerly the New Coon Creek Girls) of Berea, Ky., will headline, with Union Springs opening the 7:30 p.m. show. $10. (513) 684-4342).

        • More music: Tonight, your friendly neighborhood juke joint has Southern soul and blues onstage with Skeeter Brandon & Highway 61. Lucille's Blues Club, 3715 Winston Ave., Latonia, is bringing back the popular singer/Hammond organist and his band. An 8 p.m. Italian buffet is included in the $10 cover. Music starts at 9:30. 431-8086.

        • Far out art: A new show by members of the Semantics Art Gallery opens at 7 p.m. today at 1107 Harrison Ave., Brighton.

        • TV picks: So you think you're a wise guy, eh? OK, then, knuckleheads, don't miss the Three Stooges marathon starting 8 a.m. today on American Movie Classics. New-to-TV are two Stooges shorts, Family Album (9 p.m.) and Jerks of All Trades (9:30 p.m.).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says Trisha Yearwood sings your favorite songs Live by Request — no fooling! — at 9 p.m. today on A&E with guests Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kim Richey.

        • Web site of the day: is for women who are tired of digging through lingerie racks only to find their favorite bra is available in every size but theirs. The site brings together the best names in lingerie, including Bali, Honor, Olga, Wonderbra, Padded Attraction, Leery and Wacoal.


        • Spring forward: With Daylight Savings Time starting Sunday, we'll be spending more time outside. Howard Miller's Patio Time II clock ($60.95) is water-resistant, perfect for patio and pool area. Don't forget to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight.

        • Classic Kennedy: It's not the first time British punk-classical violinist Kennedy (he dropped first name Nigel, love) has crossed over. His latest CD is a group of 20 bonbons — from J.S. Bach to Joni Mitchell. It's all given the Kennedy treatment: electrifying. CD: $16.99; no cassette.

        HOT TIX

        • Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for the May 22 Riverbend concert by Kiss, a show the veteran hard-rock band promises is its farewell area appearance. Ted Nugent and Skid Row fill out the bill for the 7 p.m. show. $77.50 gold circle, $57.50 other pavilion and $37.50 lawn admission, at Ticketmaster outlets and by phone: 562-4949.


        • 24 hours out: Jewish Carpets: The Anton Felton Collection opens 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum. Mr. Felton will discuss “Jewish Carpets: A History and Guide.” 221-1875.

        • 48 hours out: Doors open at the Mt. Lookout Cinema Grill, 3187 Linwood Ave., at 12:30 p.m. for sports fans to watch the Reds' opening day game on a theater-size screen. At 9 p.m., the Grill will show the NCAA championship game, with door prizes and lobby games. Admission for both events is free. 321-3211.

        • 72 hours 'til Tuesday: See a variety of returning migrants and duck species with wildlife photographer Bill Leaman, 8:30 a.m.West Fork Dam of the Mill Creek, Winton Woods. Free. 521-7275,

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