Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Shadowbox: Shadowbox Cabaret at Newport on the Levee opens a raucous new show name of Play Ball. It's all full of sketch comedy, one-act plays and rock music built on a baseball theme. 7 p.m. today, continues Wednesdays-Saturdays through June 15, $10-$25. (859) 581-7625.

        Reggae: Dance hall favorite Sizzla brings his roots-reggae act to town at 10:30 p.m. today, Annie's, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum, $18-$20. 562-4949.

        Egypt lecture: Dr. Yvonne Markowitz of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, digs into a few tombs with “The Butterfly Bangles of Queen Hetepheres I,” explaining how they have become a means of dating Egyptian statuary and relief. 7 p.m. today, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, $7-$9. 721-2787.

        Poetry month: The Main Public Library's “Poetry in the Garden” series rolls out Julie Otten and Robert Fox, both reading their work. 7 p.m. today,800 Vine St., downtown. 369-6900.

Staying in

        TV picks: Ed's (Tom Cavanagh) relationship with Mike (Josh Randall) is tested when he agrees to represent his best friend in a sexual harassment suit on Ed (8 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

        • TV critic John Kiesewetter also says Sandra Bullock plays an executive producer on The George Lopez Show (8:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2).

The Goods: CD picks

        • Provisions, Fiction and Gear (Virgin; $11.98 CD only) is the major-label debut by Cincinnati band Moth.

        • Pop/rock/blues queen Bonnie Raitt finds the Silver Lining (Capitol; $18.98 CD, $12.98 cassette).

        • Rusted Root hosts a pagan rave-up on Welcome to My Party (Island; $18.98 CD only).

        • Jam-band organ trio Medeski, Martin & Wood get Uninvisible (Blue Note; $17.98 only).

        • Neil Young is back with his 9-11 song, “Let's Roll” on Are You Passionate? (Reprise; $18.98 CD only).

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival goes for giggles with four weekends of the Bard's classic comedy As You Like It. 8 p.m. Thursday, 719 Race St., downtown, $15-$20. 381-2273.

        48 hours out: Danu, the seven-piece Celtic act out of Northern Ireland, fiddles the night away. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $15-$18. 533-4822.

        72 hours 'til Saturday: Kids go gaga for Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets, doing an American-Indian song and dance routine name of Turtle Island Tales. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., college theater, Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, $3. 745-5705.

— Jim Knippenberg

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



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