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This Week on the Web

February 08, 2001

Pick of the Week:

Monday--Noon: One of the great all-time blues performers, Taj Mahal, played "EZ Rider," "Corrina" and "Mailbox Blues" among other songs at this concert taped in Florida last year. Taj Mahal, whose real name is Henry Sainte Claire Fredericks, once described the blues as "a very sensual, down-into-the-body music." Enjoy, but at a price if you view the concert in broadband. The pay-per-view cost is $7.99. Dial-up modems get in for free.


Gambling--11 a.m.: Legendary poker player Amarillo Slim, 72, chats about the game, gives tips on spotting bluffs and offers wisdom such as "It's not the hand I hold, it's the people that I play with."

Golf--Noon: Coverage of the Buick Invitational PGA tournament at the Torrey Pines course in La Jolla. The prize: a trophy and $630,000.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday February 15, 2001 Home Edition Tech Times Part T Page 3 Financial Desk 1 inches; 16 words Type of Material: Correction
Wrong gender--A listing in the Feb. 8 Week Ahead on the Web referred to banjo player Bela Fleck as a woman. He's a man.

Star Trek--4 p.m.: Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie--two names well known to fans of the TV show and its offshoots--have together created an audio book entitled "Star Trek: Spock vs. Q: The Sequel." The book revolves around a debate between their two characters. They chat about the project at Click on "Chats and Events."

Rock--10:30 p.m.: Four guys from the University College of London got together to form Coldplay, a band fueled by acoustic guitars and emotional lyrics. They have one CD out and are just becoming known in the former colonies.


Rap--Noon: The House of Blues site has gotten a bit of mileage out of a Wu-Tang Clan concert--taped last August in the club on the Sunset Strip--that has been Webcast at least a couple of times. This time the site will make you pay $7.99 to view it on a broadband hookup. Dial-up connections are free.

Venezuelan Music--3 p.m.: The Orinoco River in South America runs for 1,700 miles almost exclusively through Venezuela. A group of musicians and singers from the plains of the Orinoco perform music of the region, live from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


Pop--6 p.m.: Call it ambient pop, dream pop or whatever, the group Hooverphonic is one of those mostly European groups that produce a sound layered with soft rhythms, voices and electronic sounds that seem to all add up to background music--not that that's necessarily a bad thing.


Country--Noon: Lee Ann Womack, who is up for the best female country vocal performance award at the Grammys this month, sings songs from her latest album, "I Hope You Dance," and others.

Guitar--3 p.m.: Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas plays a live concert from Washington, D.C.


Blues--Noon: See Pick of the Week.

Decorating--5 p.m.: Alexandra Stoddard, author of the book "The Decoration of Houses," chats about putting romance in home decorating. Stoddard also is a host on the Home and Garden Television cable channel.


Cooking--1 p.m.: To get you in the mood, or help plan for Valentine's Day, chef Michael Romano of the Union Square Cafe in New York chats about making a romantic meal.

Triple Harp--3 p.m. Robin Huw Bowen, a master of this Welsh instrument, in concert.

Pop--4 p.m.: The British trio BBmak, which had a hit with the single "Back Here" last year, counts among its primary influences the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Billy Joel. Band members chat about their careers. AOL subscribers can access by going to keywords "AOL live."

Banjo--6 p.m.: The music made by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is definitely not stuck in the "Deliverance" rut. Her Grammy nominations this year are for best pop instrumental performance and best contemporary jazz album.


Pop--10 a.m.: Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman, who hails from Austin, Texas, plays a studio concert.

Basketball--5 p.m.: If you're still at work when this Laker game starts, you can catch audio coverage of the matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers online.


--Compiled by DAVID COLKER

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