Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Get to it
A guide to help make your day
DJ Skribble: The host of MTV's Global Groove spins records at Electra nightclub beginning at 10 p.m. today, 1133 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. $5 cover. 621-1100.
Showboat opens: Showboat Majestic opens its season with Leonard Bernstein's On the Town, afun-filled romp about three sailors on shore leave in Manhattan, 8 p.m. today, Public Landing, downtown. $12-$14. 241-6550.
Merl Saunders: Jerry Garcia's old jamming buddy plays at 10 p.m. today-Thursday at BarrelHouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $15. 421-2337.
Dr. Stephen Covey: The author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People speaks 7:30 p.m. today, Regents Hall, Northern Kentucky University. $5-$20. 572-6514.
Another opening: Village Players opens Talley & Son, a Lanford Wilson drama about family relationships, 8 p.m. todayat Village Players' theater, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Through May 6. $8. 441-3170.
TV picks: Three, two, one . . . episodes remain for a couple of favorite Fox series: In the first of the last three Beverly Hills 90210 (8 p.m., Channels 19, 45), Donna (Tori Spelling) is getting serious with a guy, while Claudia (Lacey Chabert) thinks about sleeping with her boyfriend on the second-last Party of Five (9 p.m.).
TV Critic John Kiesewetter says the best show is The West Wing (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22), in the first of four episodes about the president (Martin Sheen) pushing campaign reform.
The Goods (What's in stores today)
Disk picks: This week, R&B diva Toni Braxton puts out Heat (LaFace/Arista; $18.98 CD, $11.98 cassette), her latest sultry set.
Rock survivor Neil Young gets back to his folk roots with Silver & Gold (Warner Bros.; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette), a live disc from last year's solo acoustic tour featuring background vocals by the Million-Dollar Duo, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Simple album, complex packaging, says the Enquirer's Larry Nager Silver & Gold is also available on DVD, VHS and in fancy, limited-edition CD form.
Cypress Hill delivers a double hit of new music on Skull & Bones (Columbia; $18.98 CDs, $11.98 cassettes) with the group's herb-laden hip hop filling the Skull disc and a move into rock beats on Bones.
B.B. King plays the blues and sings some timeless truths on Makin' Love is Good for You (MCA; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
You might be a redneck if you rush out to buy Jeff Foxworthy's latest comedy album, Big Funny (Dreamworks; $16.98 CD, $10.98 cassette).
24 hours out: Dr. David Driskell,distinguished authority on African-American Art who has overseen the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection, will speak 7:30 p.m. Thursday in CAM's lecture hall, Eden Park. $3. 721-2787.
48 hours out: Sugar Ray brings its act to TimberWolf Amphitheater at Kings Island 7 p.m. Friday. $14.99-$39.99. 562-4949.
72 hours 'til Saturday: Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series at Playhouse in the Park features Theatre IV Artreach's production of The Emperor and the Nightingale, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. $3-$4.50. 421-3888.
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