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BEST BETS / THURSDAY 11/2

November 02, 2000

8 and 9:30 p.m.

Jazz

Fresh off an appearance at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, veteran saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman is in town for a multi-night run--and he's got some impressive accompaniment in the way of trombonist Slide Hampton.

* David "Fathead" Newman with Slide Hampton, the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. Thursday through Sunday at 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, $22; Friday-Sunday, $25. (310) 271-9039.

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Music

Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an Aaron Copland program this weekend, noting what would have been the late composer's 100th birthday (Nov. 14, 1900). With veteran mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne singing some of the "Old American Songs," the program also offers a sampling of Copland's music for films, the revised Symphony Ode (1955) and the Suite from "Appalachian Spring."

* The L.A. Philharmonic plays Aaron Copland in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles at 8 p.m. $10 to $70. Also, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (323) 850-2000.

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Pop Music

Pop-folk chanteuse Victoria Williams not only delivers a batch of new original songs in her latest album, "Water to Drink," but also applies her idiosyncratic pipes to such standards as "Young at Heart" and "Until the Real Thing Comes Along." Her husband Mark Olson opens for her at the El Rey, and don't be surprised if their dog wanders on stage too.

* Victoria Williams, with Mark Olson, today at the El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. $22.50. (323) 936-4790.

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Movies

The Silent Movie Theatre and proprietor Charlie Lustman celebrate the one-year anniversary of the venue's grand reopening with one of the genre's staples, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times." Chaplin's last silent film, made in 1936, takes on the age of mechanization while slyly satirizing some of the day's social issues. Paulette Goddard co-stars.

* "Modern Times," Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. Tonight-Sunday, 8 p.m.; with Sunday matinees, 1 and 4 p.m. $6 to $8. (323) 655-2520.

FREEBIE: Martin Clayton of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle will lecture on "The Afterlife of Raphael, Or, What to Do When Your Master Dies" in conjunction with "Raphael and His Circle: Drawings From Windsor Castle," 7 p.m. at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood. (310) 440-7300.

* "Carved in Silence"--a 1988 documentary about Angel Island near San Francisco, the "Ellis Island of the West"--screens at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Wells Fargo Theater, 4700 Western Heritage Way, in Griffith Park. 7 p.m. (323) 667-2000.

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