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POP/ROCK

Love Notes: A security guard carried a sobbing Courtney Love off the stage in Mountain View, Calif., after the leader of the rock band Hole twice jumped into the audience to attack fans. “Louder, you --!” she exhorted, apparently unhappy at the audience response on Friday’s closing night of the summer Lollapalooza tour of alternative bands. Before the fracas with fans, Hole led the audience in a “Happy Birthday” sing-along for Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Love and her late husband, Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, demanding “respect for Frances Bean Cobain, who’s 3 years old today.”

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Jammin’ in San Diego: Pearl Jam has again rescheduled its San Diego concerts, the popular rock band announced that it will perform Nov. 6-7 at the San Diego Sports Arena. The band originally was scheduled to perform June 26-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but those shows were canceled, then rescheduled for the same dates at the San Diego Sports Arena. The Sports Arena shows were canceled when Pearl Jam called off its summer tour.

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Garcia Mag: “A Tribute to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead,” a limited-edition magazine devoted to the late bandleader, will hit newsstands today. The 68-page, $5.99 color magazine contains photos and articles recapping the lives of Garcia and other Grateful Dead members. Only 100,000 magazines will be printed.

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In Tha Dogg Pound: Already under fire for its artists’ violent and sexually explicit lyrics, Time Warner asked to review new material by Tha Dogg Pound but was rebuffed by the rappers, a music industry source said Friday. Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine said last week he would not give in to the Time Warner request. “Asking to listen to our artists’ lyrics or music content prior to completion would be disruptive and counterproductive,” Iovine told the Wall Street Journal. “It would also go against everything Interscope has stood for since the day of its conception.” Tha Dogg Pound is the latest group of gangsta rappers in Dr. Dre’s stable of West Coast rappers.

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TELEVISION

ACEd It: The National Academy of Cable Programming has announced the finalists for its Golden CableACE Award, the industry’s highest honor recognizing excellence in cable TV. Among the nominees are A&E;'s “Biography” series, which offers portraits of important people; HBO’s “Happily Ever After: Tales for Every Child,” which retells fairy tales diverse points-of-view; the Learning Channel’s “KNOWTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch,” designed to help educators and parents learn about critical viewing; and Turner Broadcasting’s “The Native Americans: Behind the Legends, Beyond the Myths,” which included several movies and specials. Nominees for the other CableACE awards will be announced on Sept. 19. The awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 2 at the Wiltern Theater in L.A.

STAGE

A Different Direction: Long Beach Civic Light Opera, known for its critically acclaimed revivals of standard musicals, has departed from its usual fare by replacing its 1995-96 season opener, “Brigadoon,” with Dennis Deal’s savvy ‘50s sendup, “Nite Club Confidential.” The show opens Sept. 28 under the direction of LBCLO’s Producing Artistic Director, Luke Yankee.

ART

Photography Post: Deborah Irmas, a curator and writer who specializes in 20th-Century photography, has been named director of PaceWildensteinMacGill for Los Angeles. The New York-based photography gallery will operate as part of PaceWildenstein, which will open its West Coast branch on Sept. 29 in Beverly Hills. A graduate of USC and Boston University, Irmas has resided in Paris for the past four years. Now returning to her former home in Los Angeles and embarking on her first job in a commercial gallery, she says her new position is “an opportunity to show work that I believe in.” Chelsea Hadley, former administrator for the Strome Family Foundation in Los Angeles, has been appointed assistant director of PaceWildensteinMacGill.


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