Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Get to it!



By Jason Nebel
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Going out

Les Miserables: The Schuster Center opens a two-week run of the blockbuster, 8 p.m. today, Second and Main streets, Dayton. $20.50-$63. (888) 228-3630.

Big band: The Dee Felice Swing Band under the direction of Bill Gemmer performs 7 p.m. today at Dee Felice's, Sixth and Main streets, Covington. (859) 261-2365.

Lemony Snicket: Barnes & Noble Newport and Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore host parties to celebrate the new Lemony Snicket title, The Slippery Slope, 6 p.m. today (Newport on the Levee and 3054 Madison Road, Oakley). (859) 581-2000 or 731-2665.

Bluegrass: The Kenton County Regulators perform a low-key mix of old-time and contemporary bluegrass, 9 p.m.-midnight today at Kaldi's Coffee-house, 1204 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 241-3070.

New on CD

Today's a Super Tuesday, as the pre-Christmas rollout includes some of the biggest names in rock, pop and hip-hop.

• Dave Matthews is the top act with a solo studio album, Some Devil (RCA; $18.98).

• In rap, the return of old-school fusion hip-hop duo Outkast is big news with Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (LaFace; $21.98). It's a two-disc set with each member - Andre and Big Boi - taking a disc.

• Outkast has serious competition from a newcomer anointed by Eminem and 50 Cent - Obie Trice - who drops his much-anticipated debut, Cheers (Interscope; $18.98).

• In the rap/rock realm, Limp Bizkit is back with Results May Vary (Interscope; $18.98).

• Upcoming Tall Stacks headliner Emmylou Harris unveils, Stumble Into Grace (Nonesuch; $18.98).

Larry Nager

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Miami University hosts banjo/bluegrass master Bela Fleck and pianist/bassist Edgar Meyer, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hall Auditorium, Oxford. $9-$23. (513) 529-3200.

Also 24 hours out: Magus Productions presents Tracy Grammer, 8 p.m. at Jack Quinn's Emerald Ballroom, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 779-9462.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife welcomes botanist Dr. Michael Maunder for a presentation about "Islands of the Living Dead: The Race to Save Island Plant Diversity." 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Otto M. Budig Theater, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. $3. 281-4700.

Also 48 hours out: Tickets go on sale Thursday for Stomp, Nov. 11-16 at Procter & Gamble Hall. $20-$45 at the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati office (Mercantile Center, Fourth and Walnut streets, downtown) or at Ticketmaster outlets (562-4949; www.ticketmaster.com) .

72 hours until Friday: Crime fiction legend James Lee Burke is at Books & Co. in Kettering for his only regional stop to introduce his latest Dave Robicheaux novel, Last Car to Elysian Fields, 7-8:30 p.m., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.

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E-mail: jnebel@enquirer.com or fax: 768-8330




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