Friday, April 19, 2002

Get to it

A guide to help make your day

Going out

        Manhattan Transfer: The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra jazzes it up with the Grammy winning vocal ensemble plus jazz artists Antonio Hart, Vince DiMartino and Jim Pugh. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, $16.50-$46. 381-3300.

        Modern dance: African-American dance company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence uses all kinds of punchy choreography and colorful costumes to tell stories about racism, AIDS and more. 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, Aronoff Center, $18-$22. 241-7469. (Story in Weekend, Page 12).

        Art opening: Artists Sally Schrohenloher and Holly Schapker put down their brushes for a while at an opening reception for their new Fruit and Flowers exhibit.5-8 p.m. today, Closson's, Fourth and Race streets, downtown. 762-5510.

        Ass Ponys: The rootsy alternative act is back in town for a night of music with the up-and-coming indie-pop band Promenade. 8:30 p.m. today, 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, $7. 731-8000.

        Summer fun: The Oakley Drive-In, 5033 Madison Road, reopens for the season today with The Scorpion King and The Fast and the Furious. $6.25, kids 5-11 $2.50. 271-4600.

Staying in

        TV picks: Could U.S. tobacco companies be involved with international cigarette smugglers? That's the indication from Now with Bill Moyers (9 p.m. Channel 48; 10 p.m. Channel 54) after a six-month investigation into illegal international cigarette trading and money laundering.

        • TV Critic John Kiesewetter also says Elton John goes One on One with David Frost (9-11 p.m., A&E).

Hot tickets: What's on sale today

        Wayne Brady: Tickets for Wayne Brady and Friends hit the box office at 10 a.m. today. Mr. Brady, known for outrageous improvisations on Whose Line Is It Anyway, is at the Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets, at 8 p.m. May 17. Tickets are $37.50 and $42.50 at the Taft box office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 562-4949 or online at and

Planning Ahead

        24 hours out: While closed for renovations, the Taft Museum of Art brings its “Families Create” program to the Weston Art Gallery for a close-up look at Anthony Luensman's imaginative sound installation Irato. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aronoff Center, $8 per child. 241-0343, Ext. 24.(Story in Weekend, Page 20)

        48 hours out: The Burlington Antique Show sets sail on its 2002 season with the year's opening market. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday,Boone County Fairgrounds, Ky. 338, five miles west of Florence, $3. 922-5265.

        A week away: Punk band Concrete Blonde, reunited for the new album Group Therapy and supporting tour, hits Bogart's, 8:30 p.m. next Friday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $20. 562-4949.

— Jim Knippenberg

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



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