Thursday, August 08, 2002

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Online Chat

        Alexei Kremnev and Marvel Gentry-Davis will discuss the once-in-a-lifetime Gala of International Ballet Stars. Log on to Cincinnati.Com Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. and join in.

Last Minute

        On view: Reflections, a photography show featuring Charles Emery Ross, John B. Chewning and Nelson Reinhart, is through Nov. 1 at University Hall Galleries, sixth floor of University Hall on Goodman Drive at the University of Cincinnati, East Campus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

— Marilyn Bauer


        Three Tenors: It could be your last chance to see the famous threesome live in concert, when Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti come to the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Prime patron seats are $500 (614-228-8600). Gala patron packages, at $1,250, will include premier seats and a post-concert gala reception (call 614-221-5533). Tickets ($50-$385) will go on sale to the public Sept. 23. Call the Schottenstein Box Office: (800) 462-8257 or Ticketmaster: 562-4949 and

        It's the Tenors' 30th concert together since they began the phenomenon in Rome's Baths of Caracalla in 1990. The concert benefits the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, which raised $700,000 in a similar gala starring Mr. Pavarotti in 1999.

— Janelle Gelfand

        On sale: Tickets have just gone on sale for ""Take a Seat at the Table,” 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 14. Area artists such as C.F. Payne, Lisa Molyneux, Kim Krause and Keith Benjamin will design whimsical chairs that will be auctioned off to benefit Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that promotes the development of diverse young leaders in our city. The event will be held at SSNova, 1749 Chase Ave., at Central Parkway and Brighton, and there's a musical component, performances by Ryan Adcock, Ali Edwards, Amber Rayburn and the Touchtones, to name a few. Tickets are $60 per person for those over 30 and $30 per person for 30 and under. For more information or to make a reservation, call 559-1300 or log on at

— Marilyn Bauer


        "Brothers' on DVD: HBO's World War II miniseries Band of Brothers will be released on DVD and videotape in November. The six-disc or tape set, due in stores Nov. 5, contains all 10 hours of the series, based on historian Stephen Ambrose's best-selling book of the same name. Band of Brothers follows the men of Easy Company, part of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia to the D-Day landing at Normandy through the end of the war. Also included: the documentary We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company, featuring interviews with surviving members of the company.

— Zap2it

        Food line: The television network HBO is producing comedies, dramas, movies ... and marinara sauce. HBO is branching out into food as an ancillary business to The Sopranos, the drama about a New Jersey mob family that begins its fourth season in September.

        Warner Books, an HBO corporate cousin, will publish The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco, a collection of southern Italian-style recipes. Bucco is the fictional owner of the Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant in the TV series.

        HBO is also planning a gourmet food line under Bucco's name, manufactured by The Halifax Group. The first products will go on sale this fall: marinara sauce, pasta, salad dressing and frozen pizza.

        — The Associated Press

Movies opening Friday

        • Blood Work
Never Again
        • Who Is Cletis Tout?

Coming Friday in Weekend

        More choices: Enquirer restaurant critic Polly Campbell's fresh take on seafood.


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