Thursday, July 8, 2004

The early word

Jump on your weekend


Words in 'Motion': The Perpetual Motion Roadshow, which sends 'zine writers and indie artists on tour, drops in on Sunday. The event will feature performances by spoken word artist Geoffrey H. Goodwin, poet Liisa Ladouceur and Gavin J. Grant, publisher of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. A movie shot in Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson will be shown between acts.

PMR No.14 is 9 p.m. Sunday at the Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport,; (859-431-2201). Free; 18-and-older.

C.E. Hanifin

Reality stars converge: Meet some of your favorite reality TV stars and help raise money for diabetes research and education at events tonight through Saturday. The $15 main event, featuring challenges with about 20 stars of reality shows, auctions, tournaments, raffles and karaoke, begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Strikes & Spares Bowling Lanes, 8032 Blue Ash Road, Deer Park. Stars of Average Joe, Survivor, The Mole, The Amazing Race, Big Brother and Starting Over are scheduled to appear, including Cincinnatians Hannah Buchanan (Starting Over) and Kate Pahls (The Mole). Information and schedule of events:

Lauren Bishop


Piano prodigies: The 2004 World Piano Competition has announced Young Artist Division Winners for pianists aged 5 to 17. Grand prize winners are Eugene Rabinovich, 11, of Solon, Ohio; James Sun, 9, of Columbus, Ind.; Alina Bercu, 14, of Romania; Piotr Rozanski, 15, of Poland; Alice Chen, 17, of Studio City, Calif.; and Jing Xuan Zhang, 10, of Carmel, Ind.

The only Cincinnati contestant to win an award was David Mou, 17, who won third prize in the Level 11 concerto division. The winners will be invited to play in a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.

The Artist Division competition, for ages 18 to 30, continues through Sunday at the Aronoff Center. The finalists will perform with an orchestra conducted by Neal Gittleman, music director of the Dayton Philharmonic, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

For tickets to the quarterfinals and semifinals at 10 a.m. today and Friday, call 621-2787. Gala reservations: 421-5342.

Janelle Gelfand

Local prince: Filmmaker Scott Wegener (The Golem) invites volunteer actors to audition for his next project, Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Kingsgate Conference Hotel, 151 Goodman St., Corryville.

Parts are available for men, women and children of any race. The cast and crew will be unpaid so proceeds can be donated to the American Cancer Society, Wegener said. Information: E-mail:

Margaret A. McGurk


The Clearing


Power paddle: Whether you cruise across the water in a canoe or a kayak, Weekend has the lowdown on prizes, races and fun paddles taking place during Paddlefest.

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