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EDITOR: SARA PEARCE, 369-1011 the Cincinnati enquirer FRIDAY, APRIL1 2, 1991 SECTION C MP Television C8 Comics C14 Puzzles C15 Jim Knippenberg Tipofff ," f X J O Frolic in the woods As long as spring has sprung, might as well get outdoors and enjoy it with a frolic to officially declare an end to this year's dose of cabin fever. Try the parks . . . Winton Woods has a spring hike where guests sniff out early bursts of spring plants. It's at 1 p.m. Sunday; meet at Kingfisher Trail. Mitchell Memorial Forest has one, too; Birds 'n' Buds looks for early flowers and early migrating birds, who in turn are looking for your windshield for early spring deposits. It's at 10 a.m. Saturday; meet at the stone shelter. Take a camera for a stroll Sunday when Roy Mast leads hikers on a Camera Walk through Miami Whitewater Forest. Mast will point out spring sights worth shooting on the 2:30 p.m. hike. Meet at Timberlakes Station. Sharon Woods, meanwhile, has a session on Nature Babies, where a park naturalist tells what to do with baby animals found in the yard, such as lost rabbits and birds who tumble from nests. What you do with birds, naturalists say, is hold them for a sec over your neighbor's windshield, yell boo, then, after you've scared the, uh, stuffing out of them, return them to the nest. It's at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Visitor's Center. V Belt of wine Know what calls for a drink? Cincinnati's first International Wine Festival. The event fills two days this weekend with a jug of wine, a loaf of bread and a partridge in a pear tree. Or something like that. Wine Fest, benefiting WGUC, is a batch of different events at the Omni Netherland. Including: Wine tasting 6:30-9 tonight with more than 200 wines none of them served in brown paper bags from 79 wineries; it's $30 a head. They'll also take bids on rare and unusual wines 6:30-8:30 tonight for a silent auction. Saturday you learn to cook with it rather than drink it at 10 seminars taught by local chefs. Sessions run 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; it's $15 per class. More taste treats 1-3 p.m. Saturday; this one's only $20 but they still won't serve MD in a sack. There's a live auction of rare and unusual wines 3-5 p.m. Saturday with guest auctioneers who will mispronounce the names, like we always do on Action Auction; it's $5 for a bidding paddle. The finale is a series of winemaker dinners at the Omni, Cincinnatian, Phoenix, Westin, Hyatt, Gourmet Room and Maisonette. They're $100 a pop on account of this is not a beer-and-brats deal. Call 556-4444. Teeny-weeny art Something itsy-bitsy this way comes . . . Students and faculty of the Art Academy of Cincinnati are strutting their stuff in the fifth annual Minumental Exhibition. They mean it when they say minumental: Everything is 2 inches or less. Traditionally, the show has been drawings, prints, collages, photos, sculptures, jewelry and anything else that can be rendered in 2 inches. And if you think we're going to make a joke about that, you're crazy. See it 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through April 28 in the Eden Park building. It's free and most items are for sale. Meanwhile, Sunday is Open House with demonstrations, presentations and assorted show-and-tells 2-5 p.m. And don't forget the annual print sale running during the Open House. It's a chance to buy works by tomorrow's important artists at starving student prices. Tipoff appears Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. mside! LEGENDARY SINGER EXPLORES RHYTHYMS I a mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm J OF I IFF jjr 1.; - ' f ' j Cliff .1 ': ) j Radel j 7 j Pop ( ' I music : ' s 7 Paul Simon knows that life's most precious commodity is time. He never wastes it. He keeps it ... in the exotic time signatures guiding his "Born At The Right Time" tour, which concludes its American run Sunday at the University of Cincinnati's Shoemaker Center. Simon's career-spanning program includes timeless North American pop, South African township jive and drumming from the jungles of the Amazon. From his Simon & Garfunkel hits to the Brazilian percussion of his latest album, The Rhythm Of The Saints, Simon's music deals with the rhvthms of life. His material in concert and on record, as well as his words in conversation, show him to be a man secure with his talents, yet still artistically hungry after all these years. At 49, he says, he's still a kid looking ahead to "the next album and going in a new direction," while "still trying to get to know this guy called Paul Simon." "Time, time, time, see what's become of me. " "A Hazy Shade of Winter" What has become of Paul Simon? Time has changed his style, but not his tune. In the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, he was the one-man band playing guitar, singing and standing next to his boyhood pal and fellow poet, Art Garfunkel. In the 1990s, he stands atop world-beat music. His cround-breakinc 1986 album. Hrarphnri fnm on the rhythms of South Africa. The Rhythm Of The Saints is doing the same for South America. Yet for their composer, all of his works, early and recent, serve his never-ending quest for self-knowledge. To know himself, Simon looks ahead and back in time. In concert, he does The Rhythm Of The Saints from start to finish "it's what I just finished, it's what I'm most into," he says plus his Simon & Garfunkel hits. The vintage songs are reworked and updated to fit his 17-piece, multinational band with the thundering, six-piece percussion section.' (Please see SIMON, Page C-2) The Detroit NewsGlynis Sweeny Adventure Express adds twist to coaster thrills BY JIM KNIPPENBERG The Cincinnati Enquirer Kings Islands' new Adventure Express is a roller coaster bent on bucking the trend. For the past couple of years, it has been almost a law that each new roller coaster built be higher, faster and steeper than the last one. But not Adventure Express. The new coaster, which debuts Saturday when Kings Island opens for weekend previews, isn't as high, steep or as fast as KI's other coasters. Nor does it go upside down, backwards or sideways. Not that's it's a wimp. It's still a thrill ride, but instead of higher and faster, the $4-million Adventure Express is a trip of a different sort. Built on the theme of a runaway mine car, similar to Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain or Dollywood's Thunder Express, Adventure Express delivers thrills on a careening journey spiked by wicked angles, sharp turns and nasty surprises. Some of the surprises are in sudden drops and quick turns. Others are in the four tunnels, where special effects .1 I J. . tsJd iu .2jL1 l:ki.,l, , ,1 ,.,m.J The Cincinnati EnquirerMichael E. Keating Kings Island unveils the new Adventure Express Saturday. create forbidden ruins, erupting volcanoes, creepy mists, dank jungles and assorted booby traps. Located in the Oktoberfest section, Adventure Express is billed as a family coaster, partly because of the theme, partly because its top speed of 35 mph makes it less forbidding than, say, the 64.77 mph of the Beast. Still, because of the turns and dips, the coaster requires riders be at least 42 inches tall. Adventure Express isn't the only change at Kings Island this year. Visitors will also find the Ferris wheel missing; it was sold to Libertyland in Memphis. The Shoes ride is also gone; riders who must take a spin will have to go to Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. As always, there's a full lineup of new entertainment: Five new stage shows for visitors who need to sit a spell, plus the usual roving entertainers, shopping spots and food stands. Waterworks too. For the oh-so-hearty;. Waterworks will open Saturday with the rest of the park. The water is heated; the air whipping riders waiting to get on the slides, unfortunately, isn't. Kings Island is open weekends starting Saturday through May 24, when the park begins daily operations. Gates open at 9 a.m.; rides start at 10 a.m.; closing varies from 9 p.m. toll p.m. Admission is $21.95; seniors and children ages 3-6 pay $10.95. Trotters take to the court Sweet Lou is coming to town. No, not that Sweet Lou. This is Sweet Lou Dunbar, right, one of the stars of the Harlem Globetrotters. The Trotters perform their zany basketball antics at the Cincinnati Gardens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. C-7 Riders to star in cartoon The Riders In The Sky, those cut-up cowboys of the airwaves who tape their national radio show in Cincinnati, have been signed to star in a Saturday morning cartoon series for CBS-TV to debut next fall. C-8 fax r The Cincinnati Zoo's annual Floral Festival bursts into bloom Saturday with flowers, flowers and more flowers -- plus plant sales, entertainment and special shows. Running through May 1 2, the festival offers 200,000 daffodils, 30,000 tulips, 1 0,000 pansies and a forest of other blossoms. There's a daffodil show this weekend and a bonsai show May 1 1 -1 2. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $6 for adults, $3 for kids. ill if i iir- - r 1 1 1 i i

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