Thursday, September 25, 2003

The Early Word

Jump on your weekend


Fine art, crafts: The Fitton Center's ninth annual Feed the Body, Feed the Soul exhibition has a new element this year: a fine craft category. That's in addition to the fine art entries. Artists were asked to create something in response to "gifts of the earth." Donated artworks will be auctioned to benefit the Shared Harvest Food Bank. The Hamilton exhibition runs Monday-Nov. 1. More information: (513) 863-8873.

Street festival: Stop by Telford Avenue in Clifton 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and check out the pavement. Chalk reproductions of 15 famous artworks are part of the second annual StreetScapes festival. Forty local artists plus nationally recognized street painters grouped in teams of two will reproduce masterworks from the Renaissance through today. There's live entertainment and an open draw space for kids under 12 to make a mural. 588-8584.

Marilyn Bauer

Piano series opens: Join the Xavier University Piano Series for the opening concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Gallagher Student Center Theatre with Kemal Gekic, one of the most original pianists on the touring circuit. He brings a high-octane program, including music by Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Liszt. $17 and $19; 745-3161.

Janelle Gelfand


Soloist change: Pianist Claude Frank, scheduled to open the Cincinnati Chamber Music season this weekend, has canceled because he has had open heart surgery. Cincinnati pianist Michael Chertock will step in to perform the planned concerto, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, and the rest of the program will remain unchanged. The concerts are 3 p.m. Sunday in UC's Corbett Auditorium, and 7:30 p.m. Monday in Greaves Concert Hall at NKU. 723-1182 or

Janelle Gelfand

Wild proposal: Who wants to marry a Wildman? That's the question at WEBN-FM (102.7), which has launched a year-long search to find a wife for "Sports Commando" Dennis "Wildman" Walker. Women interested in getting to know the rock station's 20-year sports anchor should send a "proposal" and current photo to WEBN-FM, 1111 St. Gregory St., Cincinnati, 45202. Walker, who has a 12-year-old son, Pete, from a previous relationship, says he's "dead serious. This is no hype." If all goes as planned, says a station spokesman, Walker will wed at Riverfest next Sept. 5 immediately before the Toyota/WEBN-FM fireworks. Information:

Jump tribute: TV Land will pay tribute to the late Gordon Jump with a WKRP in Cincinnati marathon at midnight Friday and Saturday. Four episodes will air each night, starting with the famous Thanksgiving "turkey drop" late Friday. The suburban Dayton native, and former WDTN (Channel 2) employee, died at age 71 Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at his home near Los Angeles.

John Kiesewetter

Movies opening Friday

The Battle of Shaker Heights

The Cuckoo


Lost In Translation


The Magdalene Sisters

The Rundown

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