And now for a few public service announcements:
If you're a nominee for the 2008 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and you haven't claimed your tickets yet for the Nov. 23 shindig, you're just about out of time. Please contact Stacy immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-665-4700 ext. 100. Nominees are entitled to half-price tickets ($10 and no handling fee), but since we're expecting the event to sell out we need to know now if you're planning to join us at the Emery Theater.
If you're not a CEA nominee and want to support local music and celebrate Cincinnati's own King Records, check out the CEA micro site for details on performers, tickets ($20) and the King connections. The show opens with Bootsy Collins and friends doing a tribute to King's best-known artist, James Brown, and closes with a set from bluegrass legend and former King artist Ralph Stanley with his Clinch Mountain Boys. Other King artists and family members will help present the 19 awards that evening, as will Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officials. Also scheduled to perform are CEA nominees Eclipse, The Seedy Seeds and The Sundresses.
And there's always the famous CEA Afterparty, included with your ticket. This year's party is at the nearby Know Theatre complex and will again include the Fairmount Girls' Fashion Trashie Awards.