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The Week Ahead on the Web

October 26, 2000

Today

* Rock--Noon: Hugely popular in Europe, the Scottish band Travis is finally making inroads in this country. This streaming video presentation was taped at a House of Blues performance this month. http://www.hob.com/live/events

* Movies--5 p.m.: Producer Dean Devlin chats about the expensive Revolutionary War movie "The Patriot," just released on video and DVD. He might also take questions on his wildly successful "Independence Day." http://events.yahoo.com

Friday

* Oldies--Noon: The optimistically named Average White Band, which had its big hits in the mid-1970s, is still playing concerts and even put out a live album last year. The House of Blues must believe the band still has lots of fans--it's putting this on the Web as a pay-per-view event ($7.99) if you watch it on a high-speed line. On a 56K or slower modem, it's free. http://www.hob.com/live/events

* Rock--8 p.m.: U2, one of the biggest bands of the last 20 years, gives a live studio performance to promote its new CD, "All That You Can't Leave Behind." Other bands on the bill are Outkast and At the Drive-In. http://www.farmclub.com/live.

Saturday

* Seance--5 p.m.: Someone named Attila Juhasz is organizing an online seance to try to contact Vlad the Impaler, the person who was supposedly the inspiration for Dracula. And who says the Web is a time waster? http://www.horrormovies.com

* Rock--5:30 p.m.: Moby is an artist who comes out of the techno genre, but that seems much too simple a label for this ingenious, complex and highly respected performer. You can hear his live concert from Philadelphia at http://music.yahoo.com.

Sunday

* Country--Noon: Clay Davidson worked as a singer on demo records in Nashville when he got his big break and a record contract. A performance by the singer-songwriter this summer in Los Angeles will be shown at http://www.hob.com/live/events.

Monday

* Classical music--2:30 a.m.: Insomniacs who love Aaron Copland are in for a treat. BBC radio is kicking off a series of broadcasts honoring Copland with a 3 1/2-hour program of music that influenced the great American composer, plus a few early works by the honoree. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

* TV--4 p.m.: Chris Masterson, the oldest brother on the irreverent comedy "Malcolm in the Middle," takes questions about his role on the show. http://www.fox.com, then click on "Fox Chats" on the right side of the screen.

* Sports--4 p.m.: Just before the Monday night football game, Fred Edelstein will be taking questions about what's going on inside the NFL. America Online subscribers sign in at keywords: "AOL Live."

Tuesday

* Movies--3 p.m.: Jonathan Lipnicki, that cute kid from "Jerry Maguire" and "Stuart Little," is starring in the new Halloween film "The Little Vampire." He will be taking questions at http://chat.msn.com/msnlive/features/jlipnicki.asp .

* Books--4 p.m.: Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, joined the Simpson book bandwagon this month with her tome "My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy." She chats and takes questions at http://www.bn.com. Click on "Chats & Events."

Wednesday

* Economics--4 p.m.: Greg Valliere, chief strategist for the Charles Schwab research group in Washington, chats about economic issues that could affect the outcome of the presidential race. http://forum.schwab.com

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--Compiled by David Colker

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