Thursday, October 10, 2002

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Local short films: The Queen City Film Festival, a fledgling effort to showcase short works by local film and video artists, will present several pieces at 7 p.m. today at the 20th Century, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, in cooperation with the Cincinnati International Film Festival. Titles include The Elevator Man by Duffy Hudson, Homefree by Greg Newberry, Skin Condition by Bryan Amburgy and Lost Souls by Chuck Swanson. $5. 379-6462.

Margaret A. McGurk


Local film premiere: Covington's Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave.,will be the site of another local film premiere. On Oct. 18 Eric Chatterjee will unveil his feature Grimm Reality. Short films and music by Eightiesenough. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; only those 18 or older with valid ID will be admitted. (859) 655-4803.$5

Margaret A. McGurk


Bookings: Tickets for John Mayer's 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 concert at Millett Hall in Oxford go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shriver Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets or phone 562-4949, and and www. Reserved seats are $30.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra led by composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill will brings its holiday show to the Aronoff Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50 and go on sale Oct. 18 via Ticketmaster. A special Internet presale begins at 10 a.m. Friday. Log onto, or

Ann Hicks

Marketing grants: The good news: Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival and Enjoy the Arts/START are recipients of $17,000 and $15,000 grants, respectively, from the National Arts Marketing Program.

The bad news: The expectation was that the reward, from American Express, would be higher — $25,000 — for organizations that had participated all year in training and delivered the best marketing plans.

“There were funding issues,” says Gary Steurer, president and CEO of the national Arts & Business Council. “The funding pool stayed the same but the number of participants expanded.”

Cincinnati Shakespeare will focus on developing African-American and Gen-X audiences. Enjoy the Arts will target senior citizen grandparents and boomer parents to buy memberships for school-age family members.

Contemporary Arts Center and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra each received a $1,500 grant.

Jackie Demaline

Movie openings

Brown Sugar
Knockaround Guys
Rules of Attraction
The Transporter
Tuck Everlasting
White Oleander

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees

Coming Friday in Weekend

Double bill: A guide to children's theater and a look at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum.

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