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September 04, 1993|Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

'Trial' Watch: Courtroom Television Network (Court TV) will televise "The Trial of the Century: United States v. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg," Monday from 6 to 9 a.m. The event, which was staged last month by the American Bar Assn. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Rosenbergs' execution, features expert testimony, including analysis of the crime using both evidence from the original 1951 espionage trial and new evidence released from the former Soviet Union and FBI files.

*News for Kids: Spanish-language KVEA-TV Channel 52 is joining the morning news and entertainment market with "Teleradio 52," a live program scheduled to air from 6-7 a.m. weekdays, starting Tuesday. The show will be aimed at children as well as adults, with kids expected to help co-host the program at least once a week. "Teleradio 52" aims to provide a platform for community groups and leaders to present issues and topics pertaining to L.A.'s Latino population. . . . In other children's programming, TBS Superstation's "Real News for Kids, " featuring news reported by and for young people, moves to Saturday mornings Sept. 11.

*Winners List: "Hamlet," a production of HBO's "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales," won Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding individual achievement in animation for production designers Peter Kotor and Natalia Demidova and animators Sergei Glagolev and Demitri Norosyolov. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Friday also announced Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding individual achievement in special visual effects to teams of artists on ABC's "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and the syndicated shows "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Babylon 5."

MOVIES

Top Dogs: Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton will provide the voices for Rocks and Daphne, two dogs in the new film "Look Who's Talking Now." The film, set for release Nov. 5, stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, who reprise their roles from "Look Who's Talking" and "Look Who's Talking Too."

*'Fugitive' Flub: Onlookers shouted "cut!" when actor Harrison Ford touted the wrong film during a publicity stunt in London's West End on Friday. Ford was at the Warner Cinema in Leicester Square to bury a time capsule as a promotion for the Sept. 24 British premiere of "The Fugitive." Instead, the actor started lauding "Witness," the 1985 movie in which he played a police investigator caught up with an Amish family in Pennsylvania. Back on track, Ford was putting objects from "The Fugitive" inside the capsule when he held up a set of handcuffs and asked, "Do I have a volunteer?"

MUSIC

Winning Big: The Toronto-based Canadian Opera won the $75,000 Hamada award Friday at the Edinburgh International Festival. Judges making the award, billed as the world's largest festival prize, combined the music and drama prizes at the three-week festival, citing the excellence of Robert Lepage's production of Bela Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" and Arnold Schoenberg's "Erwartung." Canadian Opera conductor Richard Bradshaw said the award from the Hamada Festival Foundation, established by millionaire Japanese businessman Zenya Hamada, would be used for future productions.

QUICK TAKES:

Members of vocal group Manhattan Transfer and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Michael Greene will each accept honorary doctorate of music degrees from Berklee College of Music Tuesday. . . . Motown Records founder and entertainment pioneer Berry Gordy will be honored in Los Angeles Sept. 11 with the Black Business Assn.'s annual Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding African-American entrepreneurs. . . . The Symphony for United Nations will perform Marvin Hamlisch's "Anatomy of Peace," along with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, at Carnegie Hall Sept. 29 in a benefit to raise funds for acute medical care for children refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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