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February 17, 1996|SHAUNA SNOW | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Bloodmobiles will be at all three Southland Hard Rock Cafes (the Beverly Center, Newport Beach and Universal CityWalk) from noon to 5 p.m. today as part of "Rock 'n' Roll Up Your Sleeve," a community event aimed at attracting first-time blood donors. First aid and emergency preparedness training will also be offered at all three locations. . . . Cable's VH1 has canceled "4 on the Floor," the round-table show hosted by former Rolling Stone reviews editor Anthony DeCurtis and featuring three other music journalists and a guest in weekly music-oriented discussions. DeCurtis will continue with the channel, developing other news and feature programming. The final episode will air in late March. . . . Majel Barrett, widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, lends a hand to a rival science-fiction franchise when she guest stars as a prophet with mystical powers on the syndicated series "Babylon 5." The episode airs Feb. 29 on the UPN network. . . . Boxer Tommy Morrison, who made headlines this week when he confirmed that he had tested positive for HIV, gives his first prime-time newsmagazine interview to Maria Shriver on Tuesday's "Dateline NBC." . . . Blues legend B.B. King will hold a discussion on America Online today at 5 p.m. The chat will be on the Computer Life rotunda (keyword: LIFE).

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