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Tenors Live--On Radio: Those who don’t want to wait for Sunday’s television broadcast of Saturday’s superstar concert “Encore! The Three Tenors” can hear the performance live on National Public Radio stations, including KUSC-FM (91.5), Santa Monica’s KCRW-FM (89.9) and San Bernardino’s KVCR-FM (91.9), from 8 to 10 p.m. The Dodger Stadium show features Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, with Zubin Mehta conducting the L.A. Philharmonic. Meanwhile, Sunday’s televised broadcast, which airs on KCET-TV Channel 28 at 4 and 7 p.m., will be co-hosted by renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. . . . In other classical radio fare, KUSC-FM (91.5) will offer weekly 15-minute “Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Previews With Maestro Mauceri,” featuring John Mauceri, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, offering excerpts of upcoming Bowl events. The programs air Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and repeat Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Today’s program previews both Sunday’s “Aladdin’s Lamp--An Arabian Night at the Hollywood Bowl” and the July 20 show, “A Cabaret With Ute Lemper.”


Stone Not Crying for Argentina: Director Oliver Stone, who recently dropped plans to make a film about former Panamanian leader Manual Noriega because of rising costs, now has also reportedly decided not to film the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Evita.” The movie, which was to have starred Michelle Pfeiffer as Eva Peron, Antonio Banderas as Che and Raul Julia as Juan Peron, had seen its projected budget climb toward $60 million, sources said. The film was to have been a joint venture between Cinergi and Disney’s Hollywood Pictures. Stone’s script called for elaborate settings and thousands of extras, sources added. The director recently visited Argentina to scout locations, but his request to film in historic government buildings was rejected by Argentine officials.

* Douglas Jumps Ship: Michael Douglas has pulled out of Carolco Pictures’ big-budget pirate film “Cutthroat Island,” citing his current production schedule for Warner Bros.’ “Disclosure” and his reluctance to film both back to back. Sources at Carolco Pictures said Tuesday that director Renny Harlin would find a new male lead as soon as possible and that filming would begin, as scheduled, in September. The studio is counting on the film, which co-stars Harlin’s wife, Geena Davis, for an early summer ’95 release, so filming could not be delayed to accommodate Douglas’ request for a break between films.



Celebrating Women: Reporter Mary Alice Williams will host “Picture What Women Do,” a 90-minute special on cable’s Lifetime Television that follows five women through a “typical” day and concludes with a live panel discussion about women’s roles, telecast from Washington’s National Museum of Women in the Arts. The Sept. 13 special, part of Lifetime’s yearlong awareness campaign to acknowledge women’s everyday responsibilities, coincides with the opening of the museum’s photography exhibition “Picture What Women Do.” The project is supported by several “partner organizations,” including the Child Care Action Campaign, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, 9to5--the National Assn. of Working Women and the YWCA of the U.S.A.

* Over the Limit?: British and American comedy writers, including Diane English (“Murphy Brown”), Betsy Borns (“Roseanne”), Marc Flanagan (“Grace Under Fire”) and Stephen Nathan (“Laverne & Shirley”), will discuss “Does Comedy Go Too Far?” during a public presentation at 8:30 tonight at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, the discussion will be preceded by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the raunchy British comedy series “Absolutely Fabulous,” which airs on cable’s Comedy Central.


Playhouse Gets Reprieve: The Pasadena City Council approved a $200,000 loan to the financially troubled Pasadena Playhouse on Monday night on a 6-0 vote, allowing the theater to stay in business until subscription renewals begin to arrive later this month. Calling the loan an “investment,” Councilman Rick Cole said rejection of the proposal would deny Playhouse principals “the opportunity to return to the success they have enjoyed and shared with our community in the past.” However, Councilman Bill Crowfoot voiced concerns about the theater owners’ track record and the chances for repayment. “I don’t like the idea of theater of this kind so heavily reliant on the public dollar,” he said.


The Band, Blind Melon, Primus, Salt N’ Pepa, Traffic and Youssou N’Dour have been added to the lineup for next month’s Woodstock ’94. . . . Writer-director Spike Lee (“Malcolm X,” “Crooklyn”) will executive produce “Hoop Dreams,” a dramatic adaptation of the feature-length basketball documentary, for cable’s TNT. . . . Actress Robin Riker will replace Diane Venora next season in the role of Ed Asner’s daughter in ABC’s comedy “Thunder Alley.” Riker previously starred in Showtime’s cable series “Brothers.”