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F4 TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1992 R LOS ANGELES TIMES, MORNING REPORT Arts and entertainment reports from TJie Times, national and international news services and the nation 's press. TELEVISION TagS for Tot: Got a name for Murphy Brown's baby? Woman's Day magazine will take suggestions via phone 900-89-MUR-PHY through June 15. Each call costs $1.50, and proceeds will go to the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The charities were selected by series star Candice Bergen and "Murphy's" executive producer and creator Diane English. The baby, a boy, is scheduled to arrive May 18 ; Bergen on the "Murphy Brown" season finale. ';ACE-ed Ollt: The National Academy of Cable Programming has "changed the name of its annual awards for original cable programming from ACE to CableACE. The switch ends confusion 'between the cable award and the American Cinema Editors, which Z pi years has used the ACE acronym. The film editors had filed a ''suit in Los Angeles Superior Court last year seeking an injunction Jarring the cable academy from using ACE. u :; HOW-deO, Minnie: Country music star Barbara Mandrell will ! host a tribute to homespun humorist Minnie Pearl on May 6 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The event, "Hats Off to Minnie Pearl," will be taped for airing on the Nashville Network in October. Pearl is recuperating from a stroke that has not allowed ;'. her to perform in recent months. I STAGE '. NO 'Camping': "Camping With Henry and Tom" has been ;1 bumped from the Pasadena Playhouse season for the second year ' in a row, with "extraordinary casting demands" cited as the reason by artistic director Paul Lazarus. It will be replaced by "Closer ;1 Than Ever," the Richard Maltby Jr.David Shire revue, to be staged by Maltby, May 24-June 28, with a quartet including Gary Beach, Meg Bussert, Jason Workman and original New York cast member Sally Mayes. Another "Closer Than Ever" production played at International City Theatre in Long Beach earlier this '. year. :! music Ludwig'S Favorite 88s: Beethoven's favorite piano, said to be the world's most valuable musical instrument, will return to England next week to be used in a series of charity concerts. The English-made piano, given to the composer in 1818 by Thomas Broadwood, son of the founder of the firm that made it, has been insured for $8.8 million for the six weeks it will be away from the National Museum of Hungary. The meticulously restored piano, described by a contemporary Viennese arts journal as "possibly the most perfect grand pianoforte ever construct- ed," will be played in concerts in London and Bath before being returned to Budapest. After Beethoven's death, the piano was I bought for Liszt, who bequeathed it to the Budapest museum. No Strings Attached: Speaking of treasured instruments, a , Japanese company is offering free use of a Stradivarius violin to I the winner of a musical competition to be held in Tokyo in October. ; 'Forval Corp., a Tokyo company that sells and services electronic equipment, says the idea is to give gifted artists a chance to use the 2-coveted instrument for two years to help their talents flower. The ;Zompany declined to say how much it paid for its 1697 Stradivarius, "bought from Norbert Brainin, first violinist of the Amadeus ftuartet. About 600 violins and a few violas and cellos made by Antonio Stradivari, an Italian who lived from 1644 to 1737, still ;dst today. 'MOVIES JllSt a Little Change: Walt Disney Picture's Oscar-winning ; animated feature "Beauty and the Beast" has become the studio's highest grossing movie in first-run release. Disney distribution I president Richard Cook said Monday the film has grossed $130.8 ; million since its November release, surpassing the $130.7 million grossed by 1989's live action film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." -ALEENE MacMINN r Beethoven Gorbachev : LIZ SMITH i Flying In for Forbes Fete NEW YORK-On May 1 1 at New York's Radio City Music Hall, Forbes magazine will celebrate its 75th anniversary. This I NYC happening is shaping up as quite an event. Guests of honor will be former U.S. President Ronald Keagan and former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. A one-hour documentary, "Happily Ever After? The 20th Century Struggle for Democracy," will be shown. This is narrated by Walter Cronkite, Charlton Heston and Barbara Walters. One question: Is the fabled Music Hall big enough to accommodate the traditional Forbes hot-air balloons and fireworks? Gorbachev and his wife, Raisa, will leave Moscow on May Day aboard Forbes' Capitalist Tool, en route to Santa Barbara, where they I will appear at a Reagan Library dinner May 2. Then the one-time ; First Couple of all the Russias will spend two weeks "Capitalist Tooling" it across the U.S.A. :- Wow! That's what the audience was saying during Saturday's t performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire." And it wasn't all for ;-(he onstage thesping of Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin (though ;Zthe actors received a rousing standing ovation). No, it was the Z presence of the divine Alexis Smith blond, dressed to kill in j -black, as striking and soigne! as ever who had everybody aflutter. ZKven people who didn't recognize Alexis were nudging each other Tmd saying, "Who is that woman?" Z -' While in Los Angeles recently, I had so many adventures I've ; never been able to get them all into print. - Ran into that Hollywood PR maven, Pat Kingsley, at the Z beautifully redone Regent Beverly Wilshire. She expressed J disappointment at having cooperated with Mirabella magazine in an article about film flackery. She said the editors had omitted Z - what she feels was the most important part of her discussion on '-how the public relations biz for stars has changed. Ki' Said Kingsley, queen of all she surveys: "I wanted to say that 'he reason press agents now react differently is because we are (eacting to changes in the mainstream press, right up to and luhicluding the august New York Times. Press agents haven't J changed so much as we have been forced to, by tabloid and j- mainstream sensationalism. Sensation and scandal are now staples Tof almost the entire media. And we are trying to protect our clients J;from these methods." :: o I Tony Randall's wife, Florence, died on Saturday in her ; Manhattan home after a long illness. She and Tony were school sweethearts and had been married for 54 years. For many years, Florence was Bill Blass' favorite mannequin, as she enjoyed a 5 perfect body as well as a perfect marriage. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the National Actors Theatre, 1500 Weekend Box Office For a holiday weekend, action at the box office was unremarkable. Continuing films like "Basic Instinct" and "White Men Can't Jump" ruled the roost, while "Wayne's World" topped the $100-million mark. Among animated films, "FernGully" pulled OK numbers, while "Rock-a-Doodle" did a poor $1 million. "Brenda Starr," the comic strip-inspired movie with the all-but-forgolten Brooke Shields as a news reporter, may be the story of the fallen star. The film missed its deadline by years having started in 1986 on a $16-million budget. When it opened last week, it was buried on the back pages by the major newspapers. They'll be writing the obit on this one any minute. -DAVID J. FOX SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co. Weekend Gross Screens Weeks In Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Basic Instinct" $6.65 1,823 5 (TriStar) $70 $3,650 2. "White Men Can't Jump" $6.13 1.882 4 (Fox) $48.1 $3.262 3. "Beethoven" $5.9 1,929 3 (Universall $23.7 $3.080 4. "Sleepwalkers" $5 2 1.914 2 (Columbia) $18 1 $2.709 5. "The Babe" $5 1.566 1 (Universal) $5 $3.200 6. "Deep Cover" $3.5 901 1 (New Line) $4.3 $3.831 7. "City of Joy" $3 4 842 1 (TriStar) $3.4 $4.045 8. "FernGully" $3 3 1.663 2 (Fox) $8.4 $1.979 9. "Wayne's World" $3.14 1.565 9 (Paramount) $102.8 $2.008 10. "Thunderheart" $2 3 1.097 3 (TriStar) $12.7 $2,100 "Brenda Starr" $30,000 48 1 (Triumph) $30,000 $625 OPENINGS Oranae Countv ODeninas can be found in Afhat nnc fin CO STAGE Tr A T inniTrnp rrnirn im n, r--r uncni vvmicno otmco ti . tivici, Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave.. Hollywood, 213 660-TKTS). Staged readings of American Indian literature with Graham Greene. Stuart Grant and Jesse Borrego. directed by Darrell Larson. 8 p.m. "MEZZANINE" (Santa Monica Playhouse, liiii 4tn bt., Santa Monica, iiuj 394-9779, Ext. 1). Musical comedy exploring the powers that shape our lives, by Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie. 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Ends Aug. 26. JAZZ SHIRLEY HORN (Cinegnll, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 213 466-7000). "Here's to, Life Iverve) tmds the sensitive smger-pi-; ments with an orchestra. 9 p.m. ,Alsoi Wednesday-Saturday (Friday-Saturday at Q-1fl inH m-Qn n m CnHe Mai. o I 7 "A MASTERPIECE AND ATM0MPH! 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