Thursday, February 07, 2002
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CSO: Former music director Jesus Lopez Cobos packs his baton and swoops in for an encore with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a program of works inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 7:30 p.m. today, Music Hall, $16.50-$46 includes complimentary buffet beginning at 6:15 p.m. 381-3300.
Opera: Mainstage Opera at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music features Bernard Stambler's dark and forbidding Pulitzer Prize-winning Crucible based on Arthur Miller's classic witch-hunt drama. 8 p.m. today, Patricia Corbett Theater, UC, through Sunday, $13-$23. 556-4183.
Neil Simon comedy: Northern Kentucky University's Theater Department opens two weeks of the edgy Broadway fave Rumors. 8 p.m. today, Corbett Theatre, NKU, Highland Heights, $5-$9. (859) 572-5464.
Sevendust: The popular power rockers join Gravity Kills and Flaw for an evening of raucous rock 'n' roll. 8 p.m. today, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.
TV picks: It's truly a Must See TV night for fans of NBC's Friends, Will & Grace, Just Shoot Me and ER (8-11 p.m., Channels 5, 22), which will disappear for two weeks because of the Winter Olympics, which start Friday.
Critic John Kiesewetter also says Biography profiles singer Gladys Knight (8 p.m. and midnight, A&E).
The Goods (What's in stores today)
Yummies: This for people looking to nibble only the finest. Served, of course, with only the finest tools. That would be a $25-jar of Cincinnati's own Clearbrook Farms Jam a large jar at that and an engraved flying pig spoon. Well, it is Cincinnati, after all. And it is being sold by Cincinnati's venerable Boris Litwin Jewelers, a fixture downtown since 1913. The store's at 725 Race St.
24 hours out: Pop-country artist Crystal Gayle and her hair turn up at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington. 8 p.m. Friday, 50 W. Main St., $45. (877) 274-3848.
48 hours out: BB Riverboats offers a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras cruise with fruity hurricanes on ice, hot cajun food on plates and Dixieland onstage. Boarding 6 p.m. Saturday,Covington Landing, $24.95-$38.95. (859) 261-8500.
72 hours 'til Sunday: The hot new gospel musical Looking for Mr. Do Right, with belting gospel stars Daniel Winans, Aaron Hall and Dave Hollister, rocks the Taft Theatre. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown, $24.50-$27.50. 562-4949.
Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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