Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Reds: Final game in Cubs series, 7:05 p.m. today at Cinergy Field. $5-$21. 421-7337.

        New play: Ensemble Theatre returns to the jazz life with Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, the new play by Warren Leight, author of Side Man (1999 Tony Award for Best Play), 8 p.m. today, ETC Theater, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $20-$25. 421-3555.

        James McBride: The best-selling author of The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother speaks 7 p.m. today in Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University. Free. (859) 572-6368.

        Book signing: Ronda Rich signs and discusses What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), 1 p.m. Wednesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        Kiss: The legendary rockers bring their rock theatrics to Dayton's Nutter Center with guests Ted Nugent and Skid Row beginning 7 p.m. today. $35-$45. (937) 228-2323.

Staying In

        TV picks: ABC's Hopkins 24/7 takes viewers into Johns Hopkins' therapy sessions for anorexic young women and into a clinic where a deaf child hears for the first time (10 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says The West Wing repeats the May assassination cliffhanger (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22), which will be resolved in a two-part season premiere starting Oct. 4, after the Olympics.

The Goods (What's in stores today)

        Disk picks: The big rock release of the week is Barenaked Ladies' Maroon (Reprise; $17.98 CD, $12.98 cassette) with production by Don Was. Sept. 28, BNL plays Firstar Center.

        • Half-Hispanic teen queen Christina Aguilera (her father's Ecuadoran) releases her Spanish language disc Mi Reflejo (RCA Latin; $16.98 CD, $10.98 cassette).

        • Americana matriarch Emmylou Harris (performing Oct. 8 at WorldJam) releases Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch; $17.98 CD; $11.98 cassette), her first studio album since her Grammy-winning Wrecking Ball.

        • Boyz II Men are back in harmony with the ballad-heavy Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya (Universal; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette).

        • Actor/rapper LL Cool J has The Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T) (Def Jam/Def Soul; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette).

        • The week's top locally connected disc, says Enquirer music critic Larry Nager, is Greg Dulli's Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers (Columbia; $17.98 CD only).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Big band and swing concert with Pam Noah and Her Orchestra 8 p.m. Thursday at Clermont College, Batavia. $3-$5. 724-2969.

        48 hours out: Hometown favorite Over the Rhine plays 8 p.m Friday at Coney Island's Moonlite Gardens in a concert that will feature some songs from its new album Films for Radio. $10-$12. 562-4949.

        72 hours 'til Saturday: Scottish rock band Travis plays 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $15.50-$17. 562-4949.

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