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August 25, 2000|JAMES E. FOWLER

Before closing its doors forever Thursday, Exile Books and Music, 14925 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks, will have a weekend extravaganza featuring original music and spoken word tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Tonight's program, hosted by E.C. Archibeque, will include Susan Ahdoot, Hope Alvarado and Michelle Ben-Hur. Mark Humphreys will be Saturday's host; David Cooper, Tom Ianniello and others will play.

Sunday's show, to be hosted by Matthew Niblock, will include Lauren Adams, the Clear and Wendie Colter. $5 cover each night. 8 show time tonight and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. (818) 986-6409.

Author Robert S. Levinson will discuss and sign "The James Dean Affair" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-4677.

Rick Lupert and Brendan Constantine, directors of the Valley Contemporary Poets, will be the featured readers Saturday evening at Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Open readings start at 7:30. Ron Dvorkin hosts. (818) 380-1636.

Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank, will hold open mike poetry readings starting at 8 tonight. Author Riley St. James will discuss and sign "In the Shadows of the MoonGlade" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (818) 558-1383.

Robert Masello will discuss "A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break into Television Writing" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Victoria Collins will discuss "Invest" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (818) 728-6593.

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