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December 26, 2002

A veteran Little League coach thinks winning is the point, not fun and games. His new assistant, the dad of one of the team's less gifted players, insists that it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you have a good time playing. That's the setup for "Rounding Third," which writer Richard Dresser based on some of his own experiences coaching kids' baseball. With it, Dresser continues his batting streak at Laguna Playhouse, which has produced three of his comedies -- "Gun-Shy" and "Wonderful World" were the others -- in just over 2 1/2 years.

"Rounding Third," Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Previews Wednesday and Jan. 2 at 2 and 8 p.m., Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. Opens Jan. 4. Regular performances Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Ends Feb. 2. $27-$49. (949) 497-2787.

POP MUSIC

Jane's says happy 2003

Older and wiser, the members of Jane's Addiction might have a better handle on their demons than they did when the band arose from the L.A. underground with its amazing amalgam of mystery and hedonism, but the core unit of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, with new bassist Chris Chaney, still knows how to tap the old Dionysian well, as they've shown in their periodic reunions, making them a prime attraction on New Year's Eve.

Jane's Addiction, Tuesday at the Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 10 p.m. Sold out. (213) 380-5005.

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