Thursday, September 21, 2000

The Early Word

Jump on your weekend


Mark your calendar

        Phantom returns: Here's the really early word: About one year from today you'll have another chance to see Phantom of the Opera as it tours to Cincinnati for the third time.

        Broadway's favorite half-masked man will open the 2001-2002 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series season Sept. 19-Oct. 14, 2001 at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall.

        You'll have to mark your 2001 calendar to make reservations. Renewing Broadway Series subscribers will be able to buy tickets early in 2001. Individual tickets won't go on sale until May.

Jackie Demaline


        Coming Tuesday: Revelation, the new CD by 98`, will be in stores Tuesday. Record stores are taking reservations, and some plan to stay open past midnight.

        Meet Survivors: Want to meet a real Survivor? Two castaways from CBS' hit summer series, Kelly Wiglesworth and Joel Klug, will talk about their experience on a remote South China Sea island Sunday at Paramount's Kings Island.

        Ms. Wiglesworth, runner-up for the $1-million prize, and Mr. Klug, the sixth of 16 voted off the island, will answer audience questions at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday in the International Showplace amphitheater. They will sign autographs at 2 p.m. at the Emporium on International Street.

        There is no extra charge beyond park admission for the Survivor sessions.

John Kiesewetter

Must see/must do

        Monk in Newport: Friday, master guitarist Ric Hordinski leads his multifaceted band Monk through an evening of intelligent art-pop at York Street Cafe (738 York St., Newport; 261-9675). There's no opening act; Monk starts at 10 p.m. ($8).

Larry Nager

Movie buzz

        African film series ends: Angolan filmmaker Sarah Maldoror's wrenching 1972 drama Sambizanga, the final installment of the Cincinnati Film Society African Film series, screens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Newsreel Theatre of the Cincinnati Museum Center. Set during the 1961 revolt against Portuguese colonists, the film follows the efforts of a young woman to locate her kidnapped husband. 251-6060.
Media Salon meets tonight: Tonight is the third quarterly meeting of the Media Salon for film, video and multi-media artists to share their works in progress. The location is the Old St. George Library, 42 Calhoun St., Clifton. The time is 7 p.m. Bring tapes, cassettes, CDs or CD-ROMs for critiquing. 651-4171.

Margaret A. McGurk

Opening Friday

        • Almost Famous
Urban Legends: Final Cut
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