SHORT TAKES : Festival Sues for Sinbad Adkins

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

Officials of the Great Lumberton Music Festival in Michigan are going to court to make Sinbad Adkins, one of the stars of “A Different World,” appear as scheduled.

The festival’s promoters say Sinbad signed up to appear at the June 30 show but then backed out when singer Dionne Warwick asked him to be on her HBO cable network special. The suit also names Warwick and Triad Artists, the agency that represents both her and Sinbad. Country music legend Johnny Cash twice left the Lumbertown festival without its headliner by backing out after being announced as the top act, festival officials said.