. . . Costa Mesa's Performing Arts Center--capacity 3,000--is claiming in ads for its upcoming Pavarotti concert: "This is the first time that West Coast audiences will enjoy this legendary voice in an intimate concert hall." Pavarotti has sung in UCLA's Royce Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ambassador Auditorium and Pasadena Civic--except for the Pavilion, all more intimate than the Orange County hall. Plus some San Francisco dates.
. . . And ads are also boasting that the trendy Mark Morris Dance Co. will make its "Los Angeles debut!" at UCLA Oct. 22. Funny, but we saw 'em at Cal State Long Beach just last year.
. . . Did anyone else notice the continuity goof on last week's "Kate and Allie"? Jane Curtin (Allie) had her watch stolen in one scene but was wearing it in the next--and it disappeared again in the subsequent shot.
. . . The Hollywood Reporter's Martin Grove managed to write an entire column on the difficulties of marketing and reaching a mainstream audience with Merchant Ivory's "Maurice" without once mentioning why--the film deals with homosexual love.