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44 Attractions on Amphitheatre Schedule

March 26, 1993|DENNIS HUNT | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Billy Ray Cyrus, Julio Iglesias, Kenny Loggins and Dennis Miller are among the 44 attractions for the 1993 season of Universal Amphitheatre, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The lineup includes the previously announced return of "Jesus Christ Superstar," which was the initial attraction when the amphitheater opened in 1973. The opening week, May 25-30, is already sold out, but tickets for a second week, June 1-6, go on sale Sunday, along with tickets for the other announced concerts.

The lineup, announced Thursday, includes acts in virtually every pop style except rap. Larry Vallon, executive vice president of MCA Concerts, said rap acts will likely be added as the season progresses, along with other acts.

Cyrus, whose "Achy Breaky Heart" was one of country's biggest singles, returns to Universal on Oct. 15. Iglesias is scheduled Nov. 24 and 26. Loggins is due Aug. 14-15, while Miller will be joined by Rita Rudner on July 23.

Other acts scheduled for multiple-night appearances include Patti LaBelle, May 14-15; Ana Gabriel, June 26-27; Juan Gabriel, Oct.1-3; Vincente Fernandez and Alejandro Fernandez, Nov. 20-21, and Barry Manilow, Dec. 27-30, Jan. 1.

For one week beginning Sunday, subscriptions of at least eight acts may be ordered, by phone or mail.

Phone and mail orders for individual shows will also be accepted for one week starting Sunday. After that, tickets will only be available through Ticketmaster for the shows about six to eight weeks before the performances.

Other shows include: the Grand Slam Jam '93, featuring John Kay & Steppenwolf and Poco, May 20; the Temptations and the Four Tops, June 17; Dwight Yoakam, June 18; Willie Nelson, June 25; the Smothers Brothers and Glen Campbell, July 10; Little Richard, July 17; Arlo Guthrie, July 21; and the Def Comedy Jam, July 31.

Foreigner is due Sept. 9, Howie Mandel, Sept. 11; Vince Gill, Sept. 17; a Salsa Festival featuring Celia Cruz, Oct. 16; Midnight Oil, Oct. 19; Grover Washington Jr., Nov. 7; Tom Jones, Nov. 18; Spyro Gyra, Nov. 19, and Ricky Van Shelton, Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw, Nov. 30.

Date are to be announced for Robert Plant, Jackson Browne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Carole King.

Information: (818) 980-9421.

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