TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2003
And the Emmys should go to ...
HBO (again). The premium cable channel could be the big winner at the 55th Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards today.
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Tall Stacks cruise tickets almost gone
If you've waited until now to get cruise tickets, you may find yourself landlocked out of the nation's largest riverboat festival.
Guide to Tall Stacks

Enter our Survivor contest
Follow the TV show - featuring the Cincinnati area's own Lillian Morris - and predict which tribe and player will win each challenge.

Best of Bats Incredible!
It was one time the class didn't mind getting the homework piled on. In fact, says student Aaron Day, 17, "it was definitely the highlight of my year."
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Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
DEMALINE: 'Lady' brings actor back home
He's a busker, a man from Selsey, a royal footman, a vendor and Alfred P. Doolittle's sidekick Harry, all of which keeps Howard Kaye plenty busy on stage in Playhouse in the Park's My Fair Lady.


20/20 celebrates by the numbers
Starting Tuesday, 20/20 II will spend 20 days and nights showcasing 58 events by 45 organizations in 18 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods.
Troupe remembers 'Hometown Heroes'
The last time playwright Ed Graczyk was in Cincinnati, it was six years ago, on closing night of Hometown Heroes at Playhouse in the Park. He's back this weekend for Hometown Heroes at Mariemont Players.
Columbus gives 'Green Gables' the green light
Green Gables, their adaptation of children's classic Anne of Green Gables, opens the Columbus Children's Theatre season on Wednesday.
On stage at the Black Box
The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art is presenting music, drama and other arts events in its Black Box Theatre, as part of its Performance Affiliates program.
Comic book films here for good
Jeff Ayers gets them all the time: movie executives, casually strolling the aisles of Forbidden Planet, a comic-book superstore in New York City.

CLASSICAL MUSIC


GELFAND: New opera captures slave's plight
Cincinnati Opera staff had a sneak preview last month of Margaret Garner, the opera by Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, that the company is co-commissioning.
Tall Stacks too noisy for classical show
Why didn't the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which is booking rock acts for Tall Stacks, book any music for classical tastes?
Jarvi, CSO heading for the major league
If the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra continues to play with as much precision as it has the first two weeks of the season, it will become serious competition for the top orchestras in the country.

CONCERT REVIEW
N'Dour has 'em dancing in the aisles
The Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall is probably the finest room for music in the city. But it does have one shortcoming, and the Saturday-night concert by African-music superstar Youssou N'Dour exposed it: there just isn't enough floor space for dancing.

TASTE
Top chefs' cooking benefits kids
Where to find who's who in Greater Cincinnati's culinary world:


Serve it this week: Bruschetta
Bruschetta dishes offer a chance to be creative and daring, with little risk of ending up with an inedible mess.
Don't let blackout darken your dinner plans
From New York to Detroit, Toronto to Toledo, millions of dollars' worth of produce, dairy and frozen food was spoiled within hours when the power went out in August.

ALIVE & WELL
KENDRICK: Handicapped parking spaces open up debate
One of the best things about writing a column is the mail - and my recent column on handicapped parking generated plenty of it.

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SPECIAL
Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns Oct. 15-17.

Holiday crafts fairs & bazaars
It's almost time for holiday fairs and bazaars. The Enquirer will run a free listing of non-profit events Oct. 4 in Tempo. If you would like your event listed, fill out our e-mail form.

Jewel of art, architecture repolished
The Taft Museum of Art is at the height of a $19 million makeover which will double the size of the museum, clean up centuries of grime and fix a few decorating disasters.
How the house changed

Fall festival guide
It's time to celebrate apples, pumpkins, all things German and much, much more. Here's out list through November.

Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
Nowhere in the country is the roller coaster craze bigger than in the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
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Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
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