Monday, September 18, 2000


A guide to help make your day


               Ben Harper: Everything from traditional jazz to uptempo folk with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals 7:30 p.m. today at Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. Opening act is DJ Logic. $25-$28.50. 562-4949.

        Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: All mozart program with new music director Mischa Santora 7:30 p.m. today at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 11525 Snider Road, Symmes Township. $4-20. 723-1182.

        Play reading: Ensemble Theatre opens its “Windows on the World” play reading series with a reading of Playland by world-renowned South African playwright Athol Fugard at 7 p.m. today, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $5. 421-3555.

        Yoga workshop: Julie Lusk, author of Desktop Yoga and Nischala Devi, author of The Healing Path of Yoga, discuss their books and teach techniques, 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

               TV picks: PBS examines the impact of nonviolence in A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict narrated by Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley (9-10:30 p.m., Channels 48, 54, 16).

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter says MTV's First Listen features cuts from the new 98` CD, Revelation (10:30 p.m.).

        Radio highlight: Boston DJ Danny Meyers debuts with sidekick Zack Jackson as the new WKRQ-FM (101.9) morning team 5:30-10 a.m. today.

               Cold winter? The 2001 Old Farmer's Almanac is chock full of sage advice, fascinating facts, useful astronomical information and long-range weather forecasts. It's $4.99 wherever books and magazines are sold.(A bookstore edition with 48 extra pages is $5.95.) Or order at or (800) 729-9265, ext. 220.

               24 hours out: A jamming approach to hill country blues with the North Mississippi All Stars playing 9 p.m. Tuesday at Top Cats, 2820 Vine St., Corryville. $10. 562-4949.

        48 hours out: Showboat Majestic opens its season finale Bye Bye Birdie, 8 p.m. Wednesday on Public Landing, downtown. $12-$14. 241-6550.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Barrows Conservation Lecture Series presented by Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden continues with cheetah expert, Laurie Marker, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. $5-$8. (513) 559-7767.

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