Originally created 03/18/03

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New on video and DVD: 8 Mile, starring Eminem as, surprise, a white rapper trying to gain respect on the streets of Detroit; Abandon, with Katie Holmes as a college senior haunted by the disappearance of her boyfriend; and The Grey Zone, the true story of a Hungarian Jew chosen by Josef Mengele to be the head pathologist at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in World War II.

Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is 33.


It is the last day to register early for the Langley Pond Jet Fest, a personal watercraft competition that will feature racing, stand-up and sit-down events and a poker run for families. The competition will be noon to 5 p.m. April 5 at Langley Pond in Aiken. If you register by Wednesday, it will only cost $15. If you wait, it will be $20. For more information, call (803) 642-7558.

Drummer Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World is 27.


New movies in theaters today include Dreamcatcher, based on the novel by Stephen King and starring Morgan Freeman and Thomas Jane; A View From the Top, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as a wannabe flight attendant; and Cuba Gooding Jr. and Horatio Sanz as two down-on-their-luck men tricked into taking a love cruise in Boat Trip.


The annual Garden City Music Festival, featuring performances by The Kevn Kinney Band, Stewart and Winfield, The Big Mighty and People Who Must, will be from noon to 11 p.m. today at Augusta Common, between Reynolds and Broad streets. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at Nacho Mamas and Metro Coffee House on Broad Street, and The Greater Augusta Arts Council, 1301 Greene St. For more information, call 826-4702 or log on to www.AugustaArts.com.

Bon Jovi and the Goo Goo Dolls will make a tour stop in Charlotte, N.C., at the Charlotte Coliseum.

The Augusta/Aiken Rowing Regatta will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Langley Pond Park in Aiken. The event is free for spectators. For more information, call the Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, (803) 642-7559.


What's the best picture of 2002? Find out who'll take home the Oscar at the Academy Awards, airing at 8:30 p.m. on WJBF-TV (Channel 6). An Oscar countdown airs at 8 p.m.

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