TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2004
Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival turns 10
Ten years ago, tiny Fahrenheit Theatre Company was born on $8,000 and a vision that melded classical texts and exuberant and messy young energy.

Decade worthy of note
Company revives its 'Roses'
The Bard does endure

Rick Sowash: Renaissance man, composer
Rick Sowash calls himself an "outsider composer." He's part American folk historian, part individualist composer Charles Ives and part Professor Harold Hill, the music huckster in The Music Man.

'Dad's daughter loves life in L.A.
Don't know for sure, but we're hearing that Heidi Mueller (daughter of Who Wants to Marry My Dad's Don Mueller) may be doing a little bit more as bad girl Kay Bennett on the soap Passions.

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The Cincinnati Flower Show: Turning 15 and still growing. Your guide to this year's flower show and a look back at last year's show, plus decorating tips and finds.


Summer camp guide
Cincinnati's 2004 summer camp lineup offers children of all ages everything from learning a foreign language, to taking a trip back in history to the pioneer days or to the future of space exploration.

Get to it
A guide to help make your day.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New show turns horrible singers into 'Superstars'
Talent counts for nothing in Superstar USA, a new WB series that gives bad singers a shot at fame but doesn't let on they're being mocked in the process.
SCPA's ballet students present 'Sleeping Beauty'
The Ballet Ensemble at the School for Creative and Performing Arts is presenting a full-length production of Sleeping Beauty.
Rare Venus event puts it between Earth, sun
The world was a very different place the last time a transit of Venus occurred on Dec. 6, 1882. This astronomical event is so rare, that no one alive has seen it.
Cates headlines theater benefit at 20th Century
Kristy Cates can't believe she's on Broadway, but there she is in great big hit Wicked, (watch for it at this year's Tony Awards) which tells the other side of The Wizard of Oz.
'Over the River' gets lost in Showboat production
You've gotta love that the title of Showboat Majestic's summer season opener begins with "Over the River..." and an overflowing river has bounced the family comedy inland, from the Public Landing to Covedale Center for the Arts, at least through today.
Clear Stage expands scope for new season
Clear Stage Cincinnati will more than double its production schedule and its budget for 2004-05 with a five-play season in the Aronoff's Fifth Third Bank Theater (unless otherwise noted):
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SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Cincinnati's Bashes and Benefits
The Cincinnati FunRaisers, single professionals dedicated to raising money for cancer research at Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), hosted Swing Into Spring.
Seen: Catching up

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SUNDAY TASTE
It's a wrap
Asians invented the lettuce wrap, but that doesn't mean they own it.
Proper washing, storing keeps leaves crisp
Wraps require crisp, firm lettuce, which is the result of proper cleaning and storing.
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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.

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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

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

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

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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