Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        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.

Staying In

        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.

Planning Ahead

        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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