Friday, June 16, 2000


A guide to help make your day

        African-American art: The Taft Museum of Art opens its summer show, The Great Migration: The Evolution of African American Art, 1790-1945 today. The exhibit showcases the museum's Robert S. Duncanson murals and paintings by 18th- to 20th-century painters. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 316 Pike St., downtown. 241-0343.

        Bloomsday 2000: Event celebrating James Joyce at Jack Quinn's Irish Pub with dinner, drinks and staged readings, 7-9 p.m. today, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. 491-6699.

        Jazz: Phil Willis with Rusty Burge and Ed Felson playing 8-10 p.m. today at Borders Books and Music Tri-County, 11711 Princeton Pike, Springdale. 671-5852.

        Cabaret: Barbara Brady and Jim Hart give a performance entitled “All Over the Map,” featuring “standard (and not so standard)” 20th-century songs, 8 and 10 p.m. today, Carol's on Main, 825 Main St., downtown. $8. 381-6857.

        • TV picks: Here's a VCR alert for Alfred Hitchcock fans, as American Movie Classics airs 32 of his thrillers during its eighth annual film preservation weekend starting with The Birds (8 p.m.) and Marnie (10:15). A restored Rear Window airs at 8 p.m. Sunday.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says TV rocks with the Band on Classic Albums (8 p.m., Channel 14); the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jackson 5 and Temptations on Rock & Roll Forever: Ed Sullivan's Greatest Hits (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7); and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: An In the Spotlight Special (10 p.m., Channel 54).

        Family fun: Mount Washington's summer celebration, Toast to the Tower begins today on the grounds of McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave. The festival features a variety of family entertainment, food, beverages, music, games and rides. 5:30-11:30 p.m. today, 1-11:30 p.m. Saturday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

        Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for:

        • Creed, rock's hottest band of the moment, at Riverbend 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Three Doors Down and American Pearl open. $35 pavilion, $25 lawn, at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone (562-4949) and online (

        • An evening of classic soul with Gladys Knight and Jeffrey Osbourne 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Aronoff Center's P&G Hall. $59.50, $47.50 and $39.50, at the Aronoff Center box office and Ticketmaster outlets, by phone (241-7469) and online (


        24 hours out: Juneteenth Festival, celebrating slavery's end in America, noon-9 p.m. Saturday at Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. 631-7289.

        48 hours out: A gospel extravaganza at the WCIN Father's Day Concert featuring male choruses from many area congregations, 5-9 p.m. Sunday Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $14. 241-7469.

        72 hours 'til Monday: Don Henley plays 8 p.m. at Riverbend Music Center. $56-$82. 562-4949.

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