Gallery owner one-woman show
        No installers — no bookkeepers, sales associates or even a receptionist. Linda Schwartz of the the Downtown Initiative for Visual Arts is a one-woman show, a dedicated gallerist with a self-described passion for contemporary art.

Networks load the summer with reality light
        So you don't like summer reruns, do you? The TV networks have heard you, though some of the new summer low-budget “reality” series may make you flip back to summer repeats of Friends, Frasier or C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.
List of summer TV shows

'Abracadabra' adds big, beasty cats
        Abracadabra returns in August, bigger and beastier. Last year's guest appearance by a Bengal tiger proved to be such a hit that this year's headliner will be Greg Frewin, who'll bring a near-menagerie to the Eden Park theater.

Get to it
        A guide to help you make your day.

DEMALINE: Best and worst of theater season
        While theaters are still playing the numbers game (some shows still running, others still to open) we'll look back at 2001-02 as a year that was stronger at the box office than it was artistically.

GELFAND: Risky season pays off for May Festival
        The Cincinnati May Festival took a risk with its ambitious and ground-breaking “Beethoven, Bernstein and Brotherhood” season, which ended last weekend. Despite an uneasy year in Over-the-Rhine, home of Music Hall, and despite a large amount of unfamiliar music — the audience came.

$1.6 million 'Artworks' wraps shooting today
        Jim Amatulli figured he was fully prepared to direct his first feature film after 30-odd years of creating commercials and industrial films. But once shooting began on Artworks, due to wrap up today, he was surprised to find himself in a state of total immersion.

Carnegie program immerses kids in Islamic culture
        The newly re-opened Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center presents “Everyone is an Artist” from 1-4 p.m. today.

Reggae show doesn't need Marley stamp
        Bob Marley's spirit and legacy loom exponentially larger today than that of the profile of the genre of music he helped to internationalize. The Saturday-night reggae package show at Bogart's illustrated that.

DAUGHERTY: Advice for Class of '02
        Nobody takes advice, least of all people who give it. People who give advice are officious, patronizing, self-righteous and unpleasant. When you ask them, “What makes you so smart?” they have no idea.

Park road named for fallen Viet hero
        Janet Hall Meadows still has no grave to visit, but she welcomes having a place where she can reflect on her brave brother's life.

Working for the homeless
        Claudette Ellison made a decision 21 years ago:

Collector has bear essentials - 1,640 of them
        Janet Burdsall, a medical secretary for the department of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, owns a honey of a bear collection.

KENDRICK: Accessible gifts to make life easier
        A personal data assistant that only requires the user to speak, the Voice Mate allows the user to store phone numbers, appointments, and personal reminders with your own voice.

Burger King debuts 'back-porch' products
        Backyard barbecue — hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on a charcoal grill — rules summer cuisine. Getting into the cookout spirit today is Burger King, as introduces its Back Porch Griller Burgers.

MARTIN: Cooking can be a pain in the back
        Careful with that casserole. Lifting it could throw your back out. The same is true of pulling a big turkey from the oven or heaving a bag of charcoal out of the trunk.

Serve it this week: Bibb lettuce
        Most credit War of 1812 veteran Maj. John Bibb with creating what we call Bibb lettuce around 1870 in his greenhouse in Frankfort, Ky. Now most Bibb lettuce is grown hydroponically. Relatively little is grown in Kentucky.

Summer camp guide
The Enquirer's annual guide to summer camps for kids is a where-to list for sports, arts, academics, nature and more. And it's only available online.

Cammys show honors city, musical heritage
        The best musicians in Cincinnati played for each other, honored each other, complimented each other and exchanged hugs at the sixth annual Cammy Awards Sunday at Jillian's.
List of Cammy winners

Women of the Year
        We celebrate the work of 10 women who have made Greater Cincinnati a better place.

O N   T H E   S A M E   P A G E
Cincinnati's assignment: Ernest J. Gaines
        Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying thinks we, that is, blacks and whites, have more in common than we have differences.
More about the author and his writing

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