Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Get to it
A guide to help make your day
Phish: The jam rockers bring their act to Riverbend at 7 p.m. today. $28.50. 562-4949.
Commentary: Political commentators George Will and George Stephanopolous will speak 7:30 p.m. today in Regents Hall at Northern Kentucky University. $5-$20. (859) 572-5486.
Theater: Showboat Majestic closes its season with Bye Bye Birdie,opening 8 p.m. today on Public Landing, downtown. $12-$14. Continuing through Oct. 8. 241-6550.
Get organized: Julie Morgenstern discusses and signs her book Time Management From the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life,7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.
Junior Brown: The guitar wizard and multiple Grammy nominee brings his mix of country, swing and rock to Bogarts beginning 8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $18.50-$20. 562-4949.
TV picks: If you're not watching the Summer Olympics, or Survivor, here are a couple of repeats worth catching: ABC's Behind the Scenes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from May (8 p.m., Channels 9, 2), and the Fox Family Channel replay of HBO's old Cher: Live in Concert from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (8-10 p.m.), directed by Cincinnati native Marty Callner.
TV Critic John Kiesewetter says PBS takes viewers to Niagra Falls for an hour (8 p.m., Channel 48).
The Goods (What's in stores today)
Disk picks: The week's biggest pop release finds Madonna back in the record stores this week with Music (Maverick; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette), her first CD in a couple of years.
Much cheaper than the $2,500 she charged for the best seats, Barbra Streisand's New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas has been turned into a two-CD set, Timeless Live From the MGM Grand (Columbia; $29.98 CD, $24.98 cassette).
Austin-based pop-rock band Fastball put a classic spin on The Harsh Light of Day (Hollywood; $17.98 CD, $11.98 cassette).
Just when it looked like every act that released more than one album has its own box set, the long-neglected band Little Feat gets a four-CD look back on Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years of Little Feat (Rhino; $59.97, CD only). Cincinnatian Craig Fuller sings on some of the better, post-reunion tracks, but the real prize here, says Enquirer music critic Larry Nager, is a batch of rare early recordings featuring the group's brilliant, self-destructive original frontman, the late Lowell George.
24 hours out: The Websters play Thursdays at Jillian's in Covington. 491-5388.
48 hours out: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company begins two days of shows 8:30 p.m. Fridayat Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, Aronoff Center for the Arts. $12-$20. 241-7469.
72 hours 'til Saturday: Previews begin for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse Theater season opener Shakespeare's R & J, the off-Broadway sensation about four young men at a repressive boy's prep school coming together for a dangerous and prohibited reading of the Bard's most widely read love story, 9 p.m. $26. 421-3888.
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