TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2004
Anticipating the Oscars
With 11 nominations, The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King stands to dominate tonight's 76th Academy Awards ceremony.
Our critic: Who will win, who should win
Oh, Oscar, let us all just go to sleep

Suburban orchestra reaches out for audience
Meet the new, improved Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. They don't charge admission. The players are paid professionals. And now they're getting bigger.
Memorial Day starts Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony season

Get to it
A guide to help make your day.
Circle This
THEATER REVIEW
CCM's 'Mystery' pulls audience into playful, entertaining story
An unknown title doesn't get far in selling a musical when it's human nature to know what we like and like what we know.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Fine Arts Fund spotlight: Symphony Orchestra
What does the Fine Arts Fund mean to one of the country's best symphony orchestras? The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra received close to $3 million last year - about one tenth of its operating budget.
Amernet Quartet leaving NKU for Florida in May
Perhaps it was inevitable. The Amernet String Quartet has been wooed away from the Tristate.
'Blue' director juggles several projects
The quote of the week comes from Kenny Leon, who is juggling April's Broadway opening of A Raisin in the Sun (sure to be a headline grabber with headliner Sean "P. Diddy" Combs), upcoming plans for his own True Colors theatre company, preparation for the world premiere of the opera Margaret Garner in 2005 with this week's regional premiere of Blue at Playhouse in the Park.
Chasez mixes multiple influences into 'Schizophrenic' mishmash

Bogdanovich explores Natalie Wood's life, death
NEW YORK - Movie stars can gain eternal life from the films they leave behind.
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Greater Cincinnati Bashes and Benefits
M. Willis Interiors and the Annie Bolling Gallery in Oakley, in conjunction with the MBARE Co. of Zimbabwe and Eric and Jan-Michelle Lemon Kearney of the Cincinnati Herald, hosted a Celebration of African Art. The event benefited the Centre, a nonprofit organization in Zimbabwe that provides outreach programs to those living with HIV and AIDS.
Up next
SUNDAY COLUMNISTS
Demaline: 'Servers' get chance to strut in CCM's senior showcase
Talk about art reflecting life (but hopefully not): In Dame Edna: The Show That Cares a "lucky" audience member is invited to join the megastar on stage at every performance (Tuesday-March 14) to partake of linguine with arugula salad (from Pizzeria Uno just across Walnut Street from the Aronoff).
Kendricks: Fed censors threaten television captioning
I didn't have any deaf or hearing impaired friends when I was growing up, but I remember reading a book about Helen Keller with my friend Carla up in our favorite tree. The manual alphabet was on the last page, and we studied the shapes of those letters formed by fingers and tried talking with our hands for a while.
SUNDAY TASTE
Take comfort in cabbage
Don't let the mild days and occasional robin sightings fool you: Winter is not over yet. Although cabbages come early to farmers' market stalls, and coleslaw is a necessary adjunct to summer barbecues and cookouts, cabbage has always seemed a quintessential winter vegetable.
Helpings
YOU TELL US
Nominate your best fish sandwich
We're beginning our Lenten search for great fish sandwiches. Nominate your favorite and include your name and the name and location of the restaurant. E-mail: cmartin@enquirer.com. Deadline: March 3.

Include your camp in our guide
Fill out the online form to submit your camps for The Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.Com 2004 Summer Camp Guide.

Get real advice from a regular guy
Answers to your burning questions about relationships, getting ahead, life's little mysteries and the world in general - introducing "Dear Doug."

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SPECIAL
Special section: Legacy of the Popes
Saturday, Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes opens at Cincinnati Museum Center with 350 works from the Holy See.

Hahn S P E C I A L   R E P O R T:   E X T R E M E   C H O I C E S
Suffering children, desperate parents
Thousands of parents with severely ill children face decisions most of us cannot imagine, as cash-strapped states are slashing Medicaid and cutting off families who desperately need help. This series examines those extreme choices and the families who are making them.

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

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
Map & information about the coaster parks

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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