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September 29, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

William Sharp, a 36-year-old baritone, took first prize Sunday in the Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition for Vocalists. Sharp, of Bergenfield, N.J., and two other finalists in the biennial competition gave hour-long recitals at Carnegie Hall on Saturday. His prize includes a recording contract, a guaranteed number of recitals and cash, worth $75,000 in all. Sharp, 1983 winner of the Geneva International Competition, has already recorded for the Vox-Turnabout and Nonesuch labels and performed with the New York Philharmonic and St. Louis Symphony orchestras.

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