Monday, November 20, 2000

Get to It

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               Prince: Right. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Formerly known as something that looked like a mangled stop sign. He's Prince again and back in town and soon to turn things all purple on his “Hit and Run” tour. 8 p.m. today, Music Hall, $40-$65. 562-4949.

        Play reading: Theatre of the Mind digs around the gray matter with a work by politically-charged African playwright and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. Death and the King's Horseman gets a reading 7 p.m. today, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. $5. 421-3555.

        Dandy Warhols: It's a trip, so to speak, from the LSD-drenched '60s smack into the year 2000 when the raucous pop quartet from Portland unleashes its psychedelically infused punk. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $10-$12. 562-4949.

        Cincinnati Moments: Meet Enquirer columnist Cliff Radel and news editor Sue Lancaster as they develop writer's cramp signing the new edition of Cincinnati Moments. The lush picture book has a century full of photos from Enquirer archives, including 36 pages on the Big Red Machine. 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble Tri-County, 895 E. Kemper Road, Springdale. 671-3822.

               TV picks: The Dixie Chicks take their act to NBC for Dixie Chicks: On the Fly (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22), while Ray (Ray Romano) learns that his in-laws (Robert Culp, Katherine Helmond) aren't much different from his parents at an Everybody Loves Raymond Thanksgiving dinner (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7).

        • Critic John Kiesewetter issues a VCR alert to Frank Sinatra fans, when Turner Classic Movies airs 29 of his films every night this week starting with From Here to Eternity (8 p.m.) and Kings Go Forth (10 p.m.).

               Feed my flock:
Something to cuddle up with? How about the My Button-Eyed Spiritual Flock Collectors Series? Each plush lamb is part of the “Circle of Positive Tendencies for Optimal Health and Wellness,” a non-denominational message of spiritual healing. Lambs represent concepts such as love, faith, forgiveness, tolerance, overcoming loss, laughter and playfulness. $19.95 and $24.98. Available at

               24 hours out:
Author Rhoda Huffey shows up at Joseph-Beth to sign and discuss The Hallelujah Side, her coming-of-age story set in 1950s Iowa, which surely had to be the fun center of the universe. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

        48 hours out: Award-winning jazz singer Mark Murphy sets up shop for a three-night stand. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greenwich, 2444 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. $15. 221-1151.

        72 hours 'til Thursday: Thanksgiving, the day it traditionally begins to look a lot like Christmas. Krohn Conservatory fires one of the first shots with its Cincinnati Holiday display: A mountain of poinsettias, miniature trains and replicas of Cincinnati buildings. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 421-5707.

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