TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2004
The mob scene
Maybe Tony Soprano shouldn't have left therapy so soon. When we last heard from the star of HBO drama The Sopranos, he was calling a hotel home after wife Carmela kicked him to the curb. In season five of the hit series, things are about to get worse.
The characters | • Mob speak | • A penne for your thoughts

Superb acting keeps a pale 'Blue' script afloat
Kenny Leon and his acting ensemble float the arty sitcom (or is that comic soaper?) Blue about as high as it can possibly go at Playhouse in the Park - but they're let down by playwright Charles Randolph-Wright, whose abilities don't match his vision.

It's all 'amazing' to violist
Kaila Potts never expected to win the most important contest of her life. Organization encourages minority talent

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NKU slates new musical for summer
A brand new musical will be part of the summer mix for Northern Kentucky University's Summer Dinner Theatre - now the only campus-based summer theater series in the region.
Costco begins selling 'fine art' on Web site
Local galleries get their dander up when collectors purchase directly from artists or find alternative venues such as coffeehouses, hospitals or florists from which to buy. Well, their headaches are about to increase tenfold, as Costco has gone into the art business.
Black theater fest still thinking big
The theme is "topola" - to share so that all are included - for this year's edition of the biannual Midwest Regional Black Theatre Festival, a big title for a largely local effort with public performances scheduled April 3-10 by Cincinnati Black Theatre Company.
CCM ices Hot Summer Nights
It's official. There will be no Hot Summer Nights on campus at University of Cincinnati this summer although, says College-Conservatory of Music Dean Doug Lowry, "I remain very enthusiastic about 2005."
Fine Arts Fund Profile: Cincinnati Art Museum
Timothy Rub, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, says that if the museum lost the financial help of the Fine Arts Fund, it would have to wipe out its entire exhibition schedule.
Japan 'Godzilla' movies to hibernate
TOKYO - Five decades after Godzilla first rose from the ocean, this monstrous movie star is about to take a break from show business.
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Bashes and Benefits
The Grand Ballroom of downtown's Millennium Hotel was the site for the 20th anniversary celebration for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater Cincinnati.
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SUNDAY COLUMNISTS
Knippenberg: Mixed media
Channel 5 co-anchor Anne Marie Tiernon is headed home to Indiana. She'll leave the station in late spring, then take over anchoring daytime newscasts at WTHR-TV, Indianapolis' NBC affiliate.
Demaline: Art notes
SUNDAY TASTE
Grilled cheese refit for new era
The grilled cheese dream: Toasted golden squares oozing creamy orange cheddar ... molten goodness, dispensing comfort in its golden goo ... heaven to a third-grader in the school lunch line ... bliss to any customer at the lunch counter.
Helpings
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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.

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