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September 07, 2000

7pm Pop Music

John Fogerty is from California and lived in Nashville, but his Creedence Clearwater Revival songs captured the spirit of the bayou country as well as any rock music has. That makes him a fitting headliner for a New Orleans-themed concert that also features Dr. John and Irma Thomas.

* John Fogerty, Dr. John and Irma Thomas, L.A. Tennis Center, UCLA. 7 p.m. $30.59 to $78. (213) 365-6300.

7pm

Pop Music

Jorge Ben Jor has been one of Brazil's most varied and provocative musicians since his debut in the early '60s. He shares the bill at the Bowl's Brazilian celebration with the samba reggae of Daniela Mercury.

* Jorge Ben Jor, with Daniela Mercury, Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. $5 to $85. (323) 850-2000.

2pm

Movies

The great cowboy star turned media mogul Gene Autry investigates a bank robbery aboard a riverboat in "Ridin' on a Rainbow," the latest entry in the film series "Gene Autry: 20th Century Cowboy." Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee and, of course, Champion co-star. A discussion with former child star Johnny Crawford (of TV's "The Rifleman") follows the screening.

* "Ridin' on a Rainbow" (1941), part of "Gene Autry: 20th Century Cowboy" film series, Gene Autry museum's Wells Fargo Theater, 4700 Heritage Way, Griffith Park. 2 p.m. $4 to $5. (323) 667-2000.

3pm

Music

Arthur B. Rubinstein closes the seventh season of Symphony in the Glen concerts in Griffith Park with the third annual Grandparents Day. His program includes Mozart's Symphony No. 39, Jacques Ibert's Divertissement and Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri" Overture.

* Symphony in the Glen, Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, 3 p.m., with pre-concert children's activities at 2 p.m. Free. (213) 955-6976.

6:30pm

Cabaret

"Women I've Kissed for Money" isn't quite as risque as it sounds. Actor Stephen Collins, who plays the clean-cut dad on the WB's "Seventh Heaven," will perform this piece for the Visiting Artists Series at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Collins has been on TV and stage for more than 25 years, and the show shares his musings on kissing in the line of duty, followed by a question-and-answer session.

* "Women I've Kissed for Money," Papillon Fireside Lounge, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. 6:30 p.m. No reservations required. Seating limited. No admission charge, but two-drink minimum. (310) 458-6700.

7:30pm

Music

Placido Domingo sings two acts from Wagner operas with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra three times this week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The celebrated tenor, who is also conducting "Aida" with Los Angeles Opera this month, appears with colleagues from the Kirov Opera and other international houses, in concert versions of Act 1 of "Die Walkure" and Act 2 of "Parsifal."

* Tenor Placido Domingo sings with the Kirov Orchestra and conductor Valery Gergiev, plus several other singers, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 7:30 p.m. Repeat performances Wednesday and Sept. 15, also at 7:30 p.m. $28-$148. (213) 365-3500.

FREEBIE

* "Electronic Fictions From the Labyrinth: An Afternoon With John Rechy, Nina Menkes and Pat O'Neill," large-screen projections of CD-ROMs by each artist, hands-on demonstrations, and a CD pre-sale and signing by the artists. See Screening Room, Page XX. MOCA's Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 S. Grand Ave., downtown. 3 to 6 p.m. (213) 743-2524.

The musical-comedy-magic club show "Elvis Schoenberg and the Orchestra Surreal: Dismembering the Classics" goes legit stage at the David Henry Hwang Theater, Union Center for the Arts, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo. 7 p.m. Also Monday-Tuesday, 8 p.m. Reservations required. (323) 860-9816.

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