Originally created 01/01/02

Xtreme calendar



WEDNESDAY:

Public schools in Columbia, Aiken and Burke counties resume classes.

New on video and DVD: The Fast and the Furious, with Vin Diesel (Pitch Black) in a macho tale of drag racing, and The Glass House, a paranoid thriller about an orphaned Leelee Sobieski (Joy Ride) with sinister foster parents.

Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., 34, and Taye Diggs (The Best Man, How Stella Got Her Groove Back), 31, share a birthday.

THURSDAY:

Richmond, Edgefield and McDuffie county schools open for the new year.

Who has the best college football team in the nation? The Miami Hurricanes will face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Rose Bowl, airing at 8 p.m. on WJBF-TV (Channel 6). For bowl game coverage, nisit our online bowl section.

FRIDAY:

The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will appear at 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St. Tickets are $18.50-$22.50. Call 828-7700 or buy tickets online at ticketmaster.com.

My Fair Lady will be performed as part of the Broadway at the Bell series at 8 p.m in the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Call 724-2400 for information.

Movie openings include Impostor, with Gary Sinise (The Green Mile, Apollo 13) as an ordinary guy who wakes up to find himself on the most-wanted list in a high-tech future. The movie is based on a science fiction story by Philip K. Dick, whose stories have also been the basis for the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall. For movie listing and times, visit our online movie section.

SATURDAY:

Phinizy Swamp will present Swamp Saturday, offering free volunteer-led tours of the park, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Call 828-2109 for information.

SUNDAY:

Brian McKnight will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

THE TOP RING

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, with Elijah Wood, topped the movie box office charts over the holidays. Teen board member Chelsey Willis checks out the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's sweeping fantasy epic, the first in a trilogy.

HEADS OR TAILS?

Nickelback's album Silver Side Up is working its way to the top of the charts. Teen board member Tyler Moore looks into just what makes the band so great, with a review of the album.