Tuesday, September 19, 2000
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Mary J. Blige: The queen of hip-hop soul plays 8 p.m. today at Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. $45-$60. 562-4949.
Hill country blues: The North Mississippi All Stars, who earned many fans at Pepsi Jammin' on Main in May, return for an engagement at Top Cats in Corryville beginning 9 p.m. today. $10. 562-4949.
Local plays: Cincinnati Playwrights' Initiative presents staged readings of three short dramas by local playwright Marion DiFalcobeginning 8 p.m. today in the Fifth Third Bank Theater at Aronoff Center for the Arts. $5. 621-2787.
Book signing: Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, co-authors of the best-seller Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made, introduce their latest novel Far From the Tree 7 p.m. today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
Improv-jazz: New York-based quartet Schleigho plays a be-bop and funk-influenced jazz beginning 10 p.m. today at Barrelhouse Brewing Co., 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. No cover. 421-2337.
Filmmakers alert: Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association (SOFA), a new support and networking group for film and video artists, will meet 8 p.m. today at Habit's Cafe, 3036 Madison Road, Oakley, for its inaugural session. 729-0222.
TV picks: Cincinnati's East End residents talk about their changing neighborhood in Keeping Community, East End Voices (10 p.m., Channel 48), a one-hour documentary by former East End resident Dorothy Weil and her TV Image production partner Jane Goetzman. They spent two years producing the film.
TV Critic John Kiesewetter says UPN's Teen Files: Surviving High School (8-10 p.m., Channel 25) talks to kids about peer pressure, alienation, academic stress and violence.
WHAT'S IN STORES TODAY
Video picks: Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk rates the emotional Iranian drama The Color of Paradise at the top of this week's new releases.
24 hours out: Phish plays 7 p.m. Wednesday at Riverbend Music Center. $28.50. 562-4949.
48 hours out: Nina Williams, an editor-at-large at Country Living magazine, discusses and signs her book, The Illustrated Cottage: A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired by Provence, 7 p.m. Thursday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
A week away: Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series opens its season with Fosse, the high-energy dance revue showcasing the work of legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, 8 p.m. at Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts. Runs through Oct. 8. $35-$62. 241-7469.
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