For the record

Deaf West Theatre: A Feb. 22 article about American Sign Language used in a production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo" reversed the descriptions for "coin" and a profanity. "Coin" is signed by touching the tip of the index finger to the thumb to create a circle and placing the palm of the other hand beneath it. Without the last step, the sign indicates a profanity.

Kate Pierson: The Feb. 22 Essential Tracks column said that B-52's vocalist Kate Pierson sang the line "Why don't you dance with me? I'm not no Limburger" from group's song "Dance This Mess Around." That line was sung on the recording by Pierson's bandmate Cindy Wilson.

Oscars history: A Feb. 22 article about memorable Oscars moments misstated the category for which John Wayne presented the award in 1979. He announced the winner for best picture, not director. Also, a photo caption misidentified William Holden's wife, Brenda Marshall, as Brenda Joyce.

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