Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

The Goods

        CD picks: Alan Jackson goes for a Drive (RCA; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette), a new disc that includes his big 9-11 single, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”

        • In other country news, Willie Nelson gets on The Great Divide (Lost Highway; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette), including guests Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, LeeAnn Womack and Carlos Santana's pal Rob Thomas.

        • The late local funk hero Roger Troutman is remembered on the two-CD compilation We Can Make You Dance: Zapp & Roger Anthology (Rhino/Warner Bros.; $31.98 CDs only).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Mariemont Players open three weeks of Neil Simon's heartwarming and raucous Lost in Yonkers. 8 p.m. Thursday, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, $12. 684-1236.

        48 hours out: The Krohn Conservatory kicks off its Pre-Spring Show called A Gardener's Sanctuary, all full of whimsical displays of a gardener's home, greenhouse and gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Eden Park. 352-4080.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Africa with a three-day African Culture Fest, including music, dancing, markets and more. noon-5 p.m. 287-7000.

— Jim Knippenberg

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


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