TEMPO STORIES FOR SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2004
Suited for national exposure
In 1995, when a motley crew of spring-green volunteers and a few old pros carted lights, cameras and costumes into a defunct Newport strip club, their aim was to make a silly, sex-crazed vampire movie that might sell a few copies on video.
Life after vampires

Brando's last tango highly animated
Marlon Brando started his screen career as a muscular leading man, and ended it as ... an elderly woman.

Fine feathers for empty nests
Home Style: All five homes at this year's Homefest are part of an industry trend toward lifestyle homes. These homes may have less square footage than upscale family homes, but even more luxury amenities.
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Summer festival guide
Eat well, make friends and celebrate traditions at churches, riverfronts and parks all season long.

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
On the fridge: Flower power
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Age limit raised for 'American Idol,' but phone rules stay
LOS ANGELES - The age limit for American Idol contenders has been raised, but not by much.
Channel 5 news rebuilds team
Channel 5 is about to announce a major newsroom overhaul, effective Aug. 9.
'Future Dictionary' snipes political leaders
NEW YORK - If you've never dropped the word "dubyavirus" into casual conversation, urged that an official be "ashcrofted" or commented upon "The Cheney Effect," then you haven't seen the future, at least the future according to McSweeney's.
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Ride with a Mission
More than 650 bicyclists turned out for this year's 150-mile, two-day tour to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter.
World Piano Competition
The Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati was the site for the World Piano Competition (WPC) that wrapped up last week. More than 150 musicians from around the globe competed for medals in this year's competition.
The Art of Storytelling
Closson's Weston Art Gallery in Hyde Park Square presented The Art of Storytelling, an exhibition and benefit for the Cincinnati Opera, featuring the works of famed illustrator Mary GrandPre, famous for painting the illustrations for the Harry Potter books.
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SUNDAY COLUMNISTS
Demaline: Actor dives into 'Anything Goes'
Heading for Ontario's Stratford Festival this summer? If your summer isn't complete without a weekend at North America's largest repertory festival, be sure to grab two on the aisle (if you can) to see Cincinnati native Michael Gruber playing the singing, dancing romantic lead in Cole Porter's Anything Goes.
SUNDAY TASTE
Champagne cocktails
If you think champagne is only for celebrations, then it's about time to revise your list of special occasions.
Summer champagne cocktails
Recipes make one cocktail. Ice optional.
Time is ripe for a peach primer
Peach season is here, having begun in South Carolina and Georgia the first week of June. Depending on the variety of peach grown, the season will continue through September.
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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.

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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