Friday, September 21, 2001

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        CSO: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra gets up early, rubs the sleep from its eyes and charges into its second program with new music director Paavo Jarvi, this one a morning full of Sibelius, Schumann and Haydn. 11 a.m. today, Music Hall, repeats 8 p.m. Saturday. $12-$51. 381-3300

        Ralph Stanley: The bluegrass legend does an encore visit after an opening by Cincinnati's favorite all-twang band, the Comet Bluegrass All Stars. 8 p.m. today, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. $15-$18. 779-9462.

        Performance art: The dramatists of Know Theatre Tribebreathe some theatrical life into works by Maya Angelou,Langston Hughes and Amira Baraka at the Weston Art Gallery, coinciding with the socially conscious exhibits hanging around there right now. 7 p.m. today,Aronoff Center, free. 871-1429.

        Film series: Catch a free showing of the way-quirky 1948 film Snake Pit on the Xavier University Film Series, complete with introduction and discussion led by Brother Jerome Pryor. 7:30 p.m. today, Kelley Auditorium, XU campus. 745-3811.

Staying in

        TV picks: In an unprecedented move, the major TV networks simulcast America: A Tribute to Heros (9-11 p.m., ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, WB, UPN, HBO), a two-hour commercial-free entertainment show to raise funds for those touched by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Stars include Bruce Springsteen, Robin Williams, Stevie Wonder, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Faith Hill, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Will Smith, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cruise and the Dixie Chicks.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says the Disney Channel debuts The Proud Family, its first animated series about an African-American family(7 p.m.).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Time for an early peek at Playhouse in the Park's Thompson Shelterhouse Theater season opener, God's Man in Texas. Previews begin 9 p.m. Saturday, Eden Park, $28. 421-3888.

        48 hours out: The Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnatigets decorous as all get-out when it begins its lecture series with a look at cabinetmaker John Seymour, given by furniture conservationist Robert D. Mussey, Jr.2 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park. 721-2787.

        A week away: Riverbend Music Center closes up shop for the season with its final concert of the year: The Guess Who with Joe Cocker, 7:30 p.m. next Friday, $19.50-$55. 562-4949.

— Jim Knippenberg

        Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail:



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