Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Get To It

By Jim Knippenberg, jknippenberg@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Going out — Big Band: Tenor saxophonist Gordon Briskerbrings his 13-piece big band and jazzy vocalist Judy James to BarrelHouse Brewing Company for an night of recreational jamming. 9 p.m. today, 22 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, $5. 421-2337.

        Opera Raps: Cincinnati Opera welcomes Sister Helen Prejeanto the high Cs, where she'll share the personal journey that inspired her best seller Dead Man Walking, also the inspiration for an opera to be staged this summer at Music Hall. Lecture 7 p.m. today,St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore St., downtown, free. 744-3511.

        Senior show: Sit back and let yourself be wowed when graduating seniors in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Drama Department present a selection of material they will use for auditions once they hit the Great White Way. 6 p.m. today, Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, free. 556-4183.

        At Bogart's: Rap metal act Local H headlines a rowdy evening of music with power rockers Chevelle and Burning Brides.8 p.m. today, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $12.50. 562-4949.

        Staying in

        TV picks: PBS' The Shape of Life looks at the origins of animal life in a new six-hour, three-week documentary (9 p.m. today, Channels 48, 54, 16) from National Geographic Television and Film.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says former Lebanon resident Woody Harrelson narrates Reel Radicals: The Sixties' Revolution in Film (10 p.m., American Movie Classics).

        The Goods

        Video picks

        Critic's Picks: Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis and Cate Blanchett get wacky in Bandits, out on video and DVD today, notes Enquirer film critic Margaret A. McGurk. For collectors, new DVD special editions arrive with all sorts of bonus material for Kevin Smith's hilarious Chasing Amy and Bryan Singer's twisty thriller The Usual Suspects.

        Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: The Teen Scene program at the Cincinnati Art Museum gets ever more artsy with a guided tour of the contemporary galleries and dancer Judith Mikita interpreting the art with movement. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, free with regular admission. 721-2787.

        48 hours out: Internationally renowned anthropologist Tim White speaks about his human origins research in Ethiopia. 7 p.m. Thursday, 100 Laws Hall, Miami University, Oxford, free. (513) 529-7592.

        72 hours 'til Friday: Be the first to experience Tomb Raider: the Ride, when Paramount's Kings Island cuts the ribbon on its newest attraction. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., $24.99-$41.99. 754-5700.

       Contact Jim Knippenberg by phone: 768-8513; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jknippenberg@enquirer.com.


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