New on video and DVD: Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon as a New York fashion designer trying to escape her rural Alabama past; Formula 51, with Samuel L. Jackson as a master chemist who finds himself in a big mess when he tries to make a quick buck with his new drug; and Igby Goes Down, about a boy (Kieran Culkin) trying to cope with his unusual upbringing while struggling to grow up.
New CDs in stores today include the soundtrack to the sure-to-be blockbuster Daredevil with Ben Affleck; and 10 a re-release of the L.L. Cool J album with a bonus track -- the hit All I Have, feat. J. Lo.
Register now to audition for the Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's annual talent showcase. You can pick up an application at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. Finalists will perform on April 27 and winners earn scholarships. For more information, call 724-3576.
New in theaters today: Shanghai Knights, with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson as adventurers in 19th century London; How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, a romantic comedy with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey; and Deliver Us From Eva, starring Gabrielle Union as a straight-talking sister who meddles in the relationships of her brothers.
The Columbia band Burns Out Bright performs with The Januaries and Last Call at 9 p.m. at the Capri, 302 Eighth St. Tickets for the all-ages show are $5.
Live music will continue at 9 tonight at the Capri. Tonight's performers include Monroe Brown, Diesect and another special guest. Tickets are $5.
It's not the real thing, but it's close. The Dave Matthews Cover Band will perform with Gunnison at 9 p.m. at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
An Empty Bowl Buffet Luncheon, to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans. Eat your choice of soup in a custom clay bowl made by school children, bread and dessert for $15. The $35 family ticket includes two bowls and buffet. For more information, call Wayne Waldrop at 736-1199, Ext. 217.
COMING NEXT WEEK: LENNON LIVE: Xtreme will take you behind the scenes when the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stops at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School.