Thursday, March 11, 2004

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A chilly 'Winter'-lude: Cincinnati Boychoir presents the world premiere of "Antarctica," a suite by Nashville composer Carlton Young, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Anne Episcopal Church, West Chester Township. Text for the new work has words by explorer Ernest Shackleton. The "Winter Interlude" concert includes Boychoir favorites and a silent auction. Tickets: $8; $5 seniors and students ages 6 to 18. 396-7664.

Janelle Gelfand


Catacoustic gets anthologized: The Glendale-based Catacoustic Consort, led by Annalisa Pappano, has another project with the recording label, Naxos. The group has been asked to record three pieces for a new edition of the Norton Anthology of Music - a bible for music schools.

Next month, Catacoustic will record its first album, of Italian laments, as part of winning first prize in a contest sponsored by Naxos and Early Music America.

Janelle Gelfand

Fine Arts Funding: Twenty-five small arts organizations recently received project support grants from the Fine Arts Fund.

Recipients and grant amounts are: Ability Today, Inc., $500; Betts House Research Center, $1,000; Cappies of Greater Cincinnati, $2,000; the Catacoustic Consort, Inc., $1,500; the Children's Theatre of Mason, $1,000; Cincinnati Art Club, $2,000;

Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, $5,000; Cincinnati Sharod Utsav, $2,000; Contact Center, Inc., $2,000; Falcon Productions, $1,500; Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre, $1,000; Learning Through Art, Inc., $5,000; Middletown Fine Arts Center, $1,500; Musica Sacra, $500;

New Stage Collective, $500; Nritya Arapana School of Indian Classical Dance, $500; Peaslee Neighborhood Center, $4,000; Performance Gallery, $1,000; Queen City Chorus, $500; The Showbiz Players, $2,000; St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, $1,500;

Starling Project Foundation, $5,000; Suzuki Cooperative of Cincinnati Public Schools, $1,000; Women's Theatre Initiative, $1,500; YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, $2,500.

Jackie Demaline

Movies Opening Friday

• Agent Cody Banks 2:

• Destination London

• Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

• Secret Window

• Spartan

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