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Faces to Watch in ’95 : We’re Counting on Them : NEW MEDIA

Some of them you know. Some you don’t. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We’re counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in ’94, and you would be right. But, based on “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask,” and “Dumb and Dumber,” Carrey’s ’95 should bear watching. Another pair of familiar faces--Jay Leno and David Letterman--appear on our list. Why? Haven’t we looked at these guys enough? Well, truth be told, how do you know what’s going to happen to them this year? Fame can be sooooo fleeting.

Charles Como

Comedy fans line up to check Charles Como’s work, alternative musicians trust him with their videos, and hard-rock bad boy Dave Mustaine regards Como as a friend. This all happens without Como rarely having to leave home. A programmer’s life is never boring.

The former stockbroker has spent the past year quietly developing the Underground Network, an electronic hodgepodge of work by recognized and unknown artists. Accessed through https://underground.net , the site offers film clips of comic stand-up by HBO’s Dana Gould, “Saturday Night Live’s” Julia Sweeney and “All American Girl” Margaret Cho, an on-line “town” devoted to heavy-metal band Megadeth, and music and videos by controversial bands that have been “banned” from mainstream computer services.

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“This is my idea of an artistic utopia,” said Como, 30. Some of his upcoming contracts involve creating Internet sites for Rock for Choice and bands such as L7 and Tool. He’ll also create a 3-D model of the Capitol Records building to be used to detail the company’s history and promote its artist roster.


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