Saturday, January 31, 2004

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Going out

High fliers: The top daredevils from the noisy world of freestyle motocross barge into town for two nights of high-flying stunts. Jake Windham, Matt Buyten, Dustin Miller and Darin Connetat are among the top riders competing for prizes. 8 p.m. today and Sunday, U.S. Bank Arena, downtown, $18, $12 children ages 2-12, gold circle seats, $30. (Adult admission is $2 more day of show). 421-4111 or

Signing: Longtime Cincinnati favorite and Grammy nominated Reggie Calloway, late of the techno-funk Midnight Star (three gold albums, one platinum and one double platinum), launches his latest CD, Walking Between Raindrops, with an in-store promotion and autograph session, 1-3 p.m. today, Everybody's Records, 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge. 531-3332 or

Onstage: Reggie Willis stars as a South African teacher - this was in the days of strict segregation - who tries to persuade a student that violence is not the answer in My Children! My Africa! The play is a combination political parable and part personal tragedy. 8 p.m. today, continues Thursday-Saturday through Feb. 14, Know Theatre Tribe, Gabriel's Corner, Sycamore at Liberty, Over-the-Rhine, $12, $10 students and seniors. 300-5669.

Hot Tickets

On sale today: Tickets for Rod Stewart's 44-city "From Maggie May To The Great American Songbook" tour (it stops at U.S. Bank Arena April 21) go on sale at 10 a.m. today. They're $80.25, $70.25 and $46.75 at U.S. Bank Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, or at 562-4949 and online at

Also today at 10 a.m., same locations:

• Tantric, Feb. 29, Bogart's, $12

• The Sounds, March 1, Bogart's, $10

• Edwin McCain, March 18, Bogart's, $13

• Three Days Grace, March 20, Bogart's, $12.

• Morbid Angel, April 22, Bogart's $20.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops launch into a night at the Tony Awards with a ton of tunes from Loesser and Loewe. Pops favorites Kathleen Brett, Richard Troxell and Daniel Narducci will do tunes from Camelot, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady and others, with the May Festival Chorus thrown in for fun. 7 p.m. Sunday, (repeats Feb. 8), 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $17.50-$48.50. 381-3300.

Also 24 hours out: The agenda is everything you ever wanted to know about groundhogs, including how to whistle like a woodchuck and recognize signs of the elusive groundhog, when the Nature Center does its annual Groundhog Day Program. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Nature Center, Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, $9, $6 members, $3 children. 722-1038.

48 hours out: The Cincinnati World Cinema Independent Film Festival continues rolling out the best of the independent circuit. Come Monday, you get a lineup of local and regional films (titles TBA); on Tuesday, it's a set of action shorts including Love Bites and Sky Above, Heaven Below. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, $8, $6 students; advance tickets at and register for Cincinnati World Cinema. (859) 781-8151.

Jim Knippenberg


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