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: LIFE : Silence is golden when you live with a snorer 'Section D Page 1 1 INSIDE Reviewing The Temptations and the Four Tops' concert t Page 2 TELEVISION 'Biography' focuses on John Belushi's legacy Best Bets Back Page t At right Buddy Morrow leaderofthe Tommy Dorsey Orchestra directs the group at Porretta's Banquet Hall in Chicago The swing orchestra is one ofonlya few dance bands still traveling the country Below Vince Lardear warms up his saxophone in a backstage dressing room prior to a concert in Chambersville Pa By LESLIE DREYFOUS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tomm Some hours south oflast f-N night's gig dark moves urc seamlessly into day shadowy cornfields and de- rolls serted fast-foodjoints roll slowly by Up and down Art the aisle are bodies all in a jumble shoes off neckties off heads listing left then right in restless sleep Look back and smile This is the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra a fragment ofanother era named fora crack trombonist now dead some 40 years They are 17 men spanning ages 24 to 75 crisscrossing the country in one-night stands They've earned what sleep they can get Seventy-two days on the road A dozen or so more to go before a break The life is tough but the payback is real They make great music together It is music from another time A time when leaving meant going to war and loving meant forever YolliNeverKnowMarieCome 011)0110 0 94111pa i10-)0A) § 10Q1 0D o:SCO 10(41WO ogite Without a song the day would never end Without a song the road would never bend When things go wrong a man aMitgota friend Without a song —lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu 1929 Associated Press -DOrSeY Ry With Me his a brassy sound a uniquely American estra sound It's the sound of energy a beat that drives 11 over people together that Tica makes people fall in love over and over again The men playing this half-century-old repertoire are from all kinds of places with all kinds of backgrounds and individual styles They've got music degrees and they don't They've got divorces behind them and marriages yet to make Above all they have their leader If it weren't for Buddy Morrow a patrician 75- year-old whose trombone playing will break your heart they might not have this life at all There were those Buddy among them who thought he wouldn't last six months ghost-leading for Tommy Dorsey a swing legend who choked to death in 1956 at the age of 51 Buddy had his own way his own style Nearly four decades later Buddy has last-!More on SWING on Page 2 - TONIGHT 'The Abyss' starring Ed Harris 7 KDAFChannel 33 THEATER Vintage vantage Revivals dominate at 48th Tony Awards By CLIFFORD A RIDLEY KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Stephen Sondheim's Passion won the award for best new musical at last night's 48th annual Tony Awards ceremonies in New York but the most prizes went to a 49-year-old musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein Carousel honored as best revival of a musical won five awards Passion won four the same number as JB Priestley's 49-year-old thriller An InspectorCalls named best revival of a play Angels in America: Perestroika Tony Kushner's conclusion to the two-part epic he began in last year's Tony winner Angels in America: Millennium Approaches was named best new play Telecast from the stage of the Gershwin Theatre in New York the awards honored achievements in the 1993-94 Broadway season Carousel won prizes for director Nicholas Hytner supporting actress Audra Ann McDonald set designer Bob Crowley and choreographer Sir Kenneth Macmillan who died during London rehearsals for the show in I 992 Both best-revival winners Carousel and An Inspector Calls were British imports An InspectorCalls a combination whodunit and morality play stunningly reimagined by director Stephen Daldry as a classical tragedy with expressionist overtones was named best revival ofa play and also won awards for direction (Daldry) lighting design (Rick Fisher) and best supporting actress in a play (Jane Adams) Passion was honored for its Sondheim score its book by James Lapine and its overpowering starring performance by Donna Murphy as a I 9th-century widow whose clinging love for a handsome Italian army officer has dire consequences for them both Its principal rival the Walt Disney Organization's Beauty and the Beast won only one award for its More on AWARDS on Page 2 The mood at KDAFChannel 33: gloomy but with the realization it could have been worse "If it had to happen I'm glad it happened at Fox because they take care of their people" said Lisa Gregorisch who was busy assembling what she called a "dream team" of reporters editors producers and photographers for a Channel 33 news division that would have "shaken up this news market like never before" What happened was a telephone call at dawn three weeks ago today which told Channel 33 executives that they were caught up in a multimarket mega-deal in which the Fox network which owns and operates Channel 33 would move its network affiliation to the stronger KDFWChannel 4 currently a CBS affiliate Consequently Channel 33 would be sold Consequently there would be no need for the news department Gregorisch was assembling with a premiere target date of 9 pm Aug I She had hired about 20 people with many more committed to come aboard including some on-air personalities whose names you would know Most of those people have gotten their jobs back Gregorisch said The rest Fox is trying to find a place for That includes Gregorisch whose contract is with Fox not Channel 33 She'll trouble-shoot at the news departments of Fox stations around the country for a while including at Fox's Salt Lake City station where she worked before her move to Channel 33 41 MoreonSMITHonPage3 1 I i 1 1 ky ' LIFE - 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'1 Silence is golden when you live with a snorer Aection D Page 1 c 0 -' '' ts i3 - 1 t ° 4 4$ 0 i i I r ''' :ri'r t : i - i t 8 AZP ( 111'' ''" INSIDE 1 011)011 1 4 0 i - - 1 1 Reviewing ' Id - vkylgoir il iy ii0)0) I "1 I 1 The Temptations and 1 - ' '1 thp Four Tops' concert i 1 t Page 2 1 J I ' ' rz: 4§1-1 gla i 1 "Oql 0 I i i ' TELEVISION tr' TONIGHT 4: co kfles 0 li i ‘-3 4t: iHk4 nici cItt) I 'The Abyss' starring Ed Harris 'Biography' focuses on 7 KDAFChannell 33 ' I John Belushi's lec gay geo s Li 0 0-40 Oel listilorcs - 4 Best Bets Back Page s I :' ! 1 - 4 itILISiC THEATER - ' ----- - i vintage --) 4- (:): 4 ' i -sk : 4! l''''''i'ZI ' 1 4 ' l'e l'''f' It Li if--:8NN vantage - 0 -- 0 i tj 4 Re vi vals dominate -t--! 4 at 48th Tony Awards - - -4 S ) - ' '-- - L---- - -- At fight Buddy Morrow ' iirt ie leaderofthe Tommy Dorsey :' ' Orchestra directs the group at By CLIFFORD A RIDLEY KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS c' ' ' -'1'4) Stephen Sondheim's Passion won the award for Porretta's Banquet Hall in 4 Chicago The swingorchestra 4 " - q 0 - Ao-c best new musical at last night's 48th annual Tony - 4 ' ---1 is one ofonlya fewdance - - Awards ceremonies in New York but the most prizes bands still traveling -- ---- :141Ermallo-----7 ? r 1 erstein m 1 Below Vince Lardear wanns ''''1 r r 1 r went to a 49-year-old musical by Rodgers and Ham- the country Carousel honored as best revival of a musical up his saxophone in a '' j won five awards Passion won four the same num- backstage dressing room prior 41'"‘ 1 ber as JB to a concert in 1 Priestley's 49-year-old thriller An Inspec- tor Calls named best revival of a play Chambersville Pa ---- 4 Associated Press Angels in America: Perestroika Tony Kushner's conclusion to the two-part epic he began in last year's Tony winner Angels in America: Millennium Ap- proaches was named best new play Without a song the day would never end Telecast from the stage of the Gershwin Theatre in New York the awards honored achievements in the Without a song the road would never bend I 993-94 Broadway season When things go wrong a man ain't gota friend Carousel won prizes for director Nicholas Hytner supporting actress Audra Ann McDonald set de- Without a song signer Bob Crowley and choreographer Sir Kenneth —lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Elisou 1929 Macmillan who died during London rehearsals for the show in I 992 Both best-revival winners Carou- sel and An Inspector Calls were British imports ' '' ' i ' ' - 1 - ' An Inspector Calls a combination whodunit and 4 -A - - 4 morality play stunningly reimagined by director Ste- ' - ' 3 ' '' ' 4 - - ( - ': - ' S - —'---------"1"' - ' - --7--- ' : : - phen Daldry as a classical tragedy with expressionist — - - 1 overtones was named best revival ofa play and also - t ' - - - ----'- - I won awards for direction (Daldry) lighting design -- - - --- (Rick Fisher) and best supporting actress in a play - t- 4 (Jane Adams) -""")-- 1 - ( :1 ' J40( Passion was honored for its Sondheim score its - I - - ' '' - - - ' I book by lames Lapine and its overpowering starring 1C A It 't ' l ' --:- -C - ly -------- tp performance by Donna Murphy as a 19th-century I - widow whose clinging love for a handsome Italian army officer has dire consequences for them both Its ' - - -i ' '''' principal rival the Walt Disney Organization's ' ' - -- Beauty and the Beast won only one award fonts - - ' - - - - f' - ' - 2 ' More on AWARDS on Page 2 ) '' "Ir ' '' ' -441 ": - - Jo- ilow--:-- "0 - - t -4- -' ' '''' tZ ' - 'rr t i 8 1 i 47 8-''- - - vt' r8 t - r 0) 1 -- - t -iar- t il --8 0K 4 - ir ((: i -4 ' 4 rc ) - i - 11s - c) k - - ' ti--- N '‘- i 4 -1 - r - ' 14 7 c --'' (ili ti i ! 1 - ' t a - I Smith - - Steven Cole Smi s ) ' - anitimiatISEEMEME i 7- -- i - - -- -1: n ( Pac in 1 i 1 s o' 0 at KDAF ' ' fit e wgit The mood at KDAFChannel 33: gloomy but with the realization it could have been worse "If it had to happen I'm glad it happened at Fox because they take care of their people" said Lisa Gregorisch who was busy assembling what she called - By LESLIE DREYFOUS Fly With Me a "dream team" of reporters editors producers and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tommy Dorsey it is a brassy sound a photographers for a Channel 33 news division that - Some hours south oflast uniquely American would have "shaken up this news market like never night's gig dark moves Orchestra sound It's the sound of - before" - — seamlessly into day shad- enet gy a beat that drives What happened was a telephone call at dawn three - owy corrtfields and de- rolls all over people together that weeks ago today which told Channel 33 executives ' serted fast-foodjoints roll makes people fall in love that they were caught up in a multi market mega-deal slowly by Up and down America over and over again in which the Fox network which owns and operates the aisle are bodies all in a The men playing this Channel 33 would move its network affiliation to the ' '-'- - jumble shoes off neckties half-century-old rep- stronger KDFWChannel 4 currently a CBS affili- off heads listing left then right in restless ertoire are from all kinds ofplaces with all ate sleep kinds of backgrounds and individual styles Consequently Channel 33 would be sold Look back and smile This is the Tommy They've got music degrees and they don't Consequently there would be no need for the news Dorsey Orchestra a fragment ofanother era They've got divorces behind them and mar- department Gregorisch was assembling with a pre- named fora crack trombonist now dead some riages yet to make miere target date of 9 pm Aug I 'c- 40 years They are 17 men spanning ages 24 to Above all they have their leader If it She had hired about 20 people with many more -- — 75 crisscrossing the country in one-night weren't for Buddy Morrow a patrician 75- ' committed to come aboard including some on-air 1 r' - : - stands year-old whose trombone playing will break personalities whose names you would know Most of They've earned what sleep they can get your heart they might not have this life at all those people have gotten their jobs back Gregorisch Seventy-two days on the road A dozen or so There were those Buddy among them who ' said The rest Fox is trying to find a place for 1 more to go before a break The life is tough thought he wouldn't last six months ghost- That includes Gregorisch whose contract is with but the payback is real They make great leading for Tommy Dorsey a swing legend Fox not Channel 33 She'll trouble-shoot at the news - music together who choked to death in 1956 at the age of 51 departments of Fox stations around the country for a while including at Fox's Salt Lake City station It is music from another time A time when Buddy had his own way his own style leaving meant going to war and loving meant Nearly four decades later Buddy has last- where she worked before her move to Channel 33 v i forever Yo ill Never Know Marie Come MOM On SWING on Page 2 1- 41 More on SMITH on Page 3 4 n 1 I -- 11aviar ---AR41ammssmiaA-n --— -oadvF044corokAdo?01fitakedtif-)4--SOMIN-kAm10r t ‘ 4 w bi4 Aag4- )406-egiggao1410 0'1 --" — '- - ------- -

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