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June 19, 1998

Television

OK, now that the American Film Institute has announced its 100 Greatest Movies, there's another important list to compile: The 100 Greatest Bugs Bunny Cartoons! Check out what's up, doc, on the Cartoon Network's 48-hour marathon.

"June Bugs," 9 p.m., Cartoon Network (selected cable systems).

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Pop Music

Who needs VH1 when you've got "Ally McBeal"? Vonda Shepard will be doing songs from her hit soundtrack for the TV series tonight.

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, (213) 461-3673. 7:30 p.m.

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Jazz

Virtually in his own class among swing tenors of his generation, Scott Hamilton teams up with pianist Gerry Wiggins and drummer Jake Hanna for three nights of vintage standards.

Catalina Bar & Grill, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (213) 466-2210. 8:30 p.m. (Also Saturday-Sunday.)

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Music

Gilbert & Sullivan sail again when Michael Canales conducts the Pasadena Lyric Opera's "The Pirates of Penzance."

John Marshall Auditorium, 990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, (888) OPERA-4-U. 8 p.m. (Also Sunday and June 28 at 4 p.m.; June 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.)

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Film

Among the movies recalled by "The Truman Show" is "Being There," the 1979 film starring Peter Sellers as a childlike man whose entire impression of the world outside his townhouse has come from television.

New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., (213) 938-4038. 9:25 p.m. (Also Saturday at 5 and 9:25 p.m.; playing with "Shampoo.")

More openings, F27

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