Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Early Word: Jump on your weekend



Last minute

Opera 101: OK, we know you've always wanted to learn the Anvil Chorus from Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. Here's your chance. Cincinnati Opera chorus master Henri Venanzi leads "Opera 101," 7 p.m. today in Corbett Tower at Music Hall. The evening includes an overview of Cincinnati Opera's 2004 season, singing and free hors d'oeuvres. Tickets $15. Call 241-2742 or buy at the door.

Janelle Gelfand

Morning Glory: Once one of the Louisville music scene's best-kept secrets, My Morning Jacket's elegiac Southern rock sound has garnered raves from critics, fans and fashionistas. The group comes to town for a show with opening act M. Ward at 8 p.m. today at Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. Admission is $15. For more info, call 281-8400 or go to bogarts.com.

C.E. Hanifin

Extras! Extras!: Big-time show-biz beckons aspiring actors this weekend, when the Cameron Crowe feature film Elizabethtown holds auditions for extras of all ages from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at the Galt House Hotel, 140 N. Fourth Ave., Louisville.

Men, women and children are needed for the non-speaking, background parts. No experience is required, but applicants must bring a recent, non-returnable photo no larger than 4 by 6 inches. Filming on the drama starring Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) and Orlando Bloom (Troy) begins in Kentucky in July. The movie is expected to be released in 2005. For directions, call (502) 589-5200.

Margaret A. McGurk

Final Amernet Quartet Shows: It's your last chance this year to catch the prize-winning Amernet String Quartet, before they leave the area for a new residency in Miami, Fla. The Amernet Quartet kicks off the Norse Festival (a week-long festival of chamber music) at Northern Kentucky University on Saturday, with a concert of Mozart and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. in Greaves Concert Hall.

The quartet will be joined by violist Eric Shumsky and composer/cellist Jose Arias Luna, former principal cellist of the National Symphony of Mexico.

As part of the festival, the Amernet Quartet also performs 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church. The program includes Niels Gade's String Quartet, Op. 63, and music performed by student ensembles.

The Amernet's final concert is 4 p.m. June 20 at the Contemporary Arts Center, downtown.

For a full schedule, visit music.nku.edu/norsefestival, or call 859-572-6399.

Janelle Gelfand

MOVIES OPENING FRIDAY

The Chronicles of Riddick

Garfield

Love Me If You Dare

My Architect

The Saddest Music in the World

Saved

The Stepford Wives

Young Adam

COMING FRIDAY IN WEEKEND

Airport Days: Skydivers, acrobatic planes and vintage flying machines will fill the air at the annual Blue Ash Airport Days. Get a bird's eye view of the events in Weekend.




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