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MORNING REPORT

Arts And Entertainment Reports From The Times, News Services And The Nations's Press

January 23, 1999|JUDITH MICHAELSON

New York-based cabaret singer Bobby Short will celebrate his 75th birthday year with Los Angeles concerts Feb. 16-21 at the Catalina Bar & Grill. He'll be accompanied by an eight-piece band instead of his usual trio. . . . The National Assn. of Broadcasters has chosen the late Wolfman Jack as the 1999 radio inductee into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. His widow, Lou Lamb Smith, will accept the award on April 20 during ceremonies in Las Vegas. . . . Tom Schnabel, longtime KCRW-FM (89.9) music programmer and host of the weekend show "Cafe L.A.," signs copies of his book, "Rhythm Planet: The Great World of Music Makers," at Borders Books in Pasadena tonight at 8. . . . Academy Award-winning composer Bill Conti ("The Right Stuff") will return to the Oscar podium as musical director for the 71st Academy Awards on March 21. This will be his 14th time leading the Oscar band. . . . Charlie Sheen, wanting to be taken seriously and perhaps change his bad-boy image, has put out the word that he is now Charles Sheen.

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