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June 23, 2002

Movies

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Adam Sandler stars as a poetry-writing pizzeria operator who inherits $40 billion in "Mr. Deeds," an update of Frank Capra's 1936 comedy. Winona Ryder co-stars as the journalist angling for the real story. Opens Friday.

Also: The kid with the football-

shaped head hits the big screen in "Hey Arnold! The Movie." Arnold and his pals must save their neighborhood from a developer bent on building a mall. Opens Friday.

Theater

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Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe are slated to star in "The Credeaux Canvas," Keith Bunin's play about three young New Yorkers' get-rich-quick scheme and the subsequent unraveling of a web of secrets and lies. Presented by L.A. Theatre Works' "The Play's the Thing" live radio series, the show will be recorded live for future broadcast on KPCC-FM (89.3) and XM Satellite Radio. Opens Wednesday at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A.

Family

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Can you say "Handy, dandy notebook?" Favorite puppy Blue, star of Nickelodeon's top-rated preschool TV show, "Blue's Clues," will be in town with Steve (played by Roger Kraus), Tickety-Tock, Slippery Soap, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, and other pals. It's the newest "Blue's Clue's Live" stage extravaganza: "Blue's Birthday Party." Each child will receive a notebook and crayon to help find out what Blue wants for her birthday. Thursday through next Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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Music

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Organist SeEun Lim and oboist Marianne Pfau play the world premiere performance of James Hopkins' "Partita on Cranham" at the second event of the 22nd annual Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar, taking place this week in the beachside community. The festival opens today at St. Michael & All Angels Church with Baroque concertos conducted by festival founder Burton Karson, and closes next Sunday with masterworks by Bach and Vivaldi. In between, chamber concerts occupy Sherman Library & Gardens on Wednesday and Friday nights.

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Pop Music

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Since starting her first headlining tour in April, flamboyant singer and fashion plate Pink, above, has swung through the Southwest, the South, the Midwest and the Eastern seaboard. The tour, which should help push her debut album, "Missundaztood," past the 3-million mark in sales, has brought her back out West. She appears Friday at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre.

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Dance

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Madrid's Noche Flamenca company brings what the New York Times called "smoldering, do-or-die flamenco passion" to Founders Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center from Thursday through next Sunday. Artistic director Martin Santangelo and his wife and lead dancer, Soledad Barrio, founded the company nine years ago. Barrio recently won a Bessie Award in New York for her dancing there with the company.

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Jazz

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Scott Colley is one of the most in-demand sidemen in jazz. The Los Angeles-born upright bassist graduated from the California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, where he studied with Charlie Haden. He moved to New York, where his first major gig was with Carmen McRae. His fifth solo CD, "Initial Wisdom," features Ravi Coltrane on tenor sax, Adam Rodgers on guitar and Bill Stewart on drums--the same lineup with him at Culver City's Jazz Bakery this week starting Tuesday.

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Video

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Although it came under fire because of several historical inaccuracies,

"A Beautiful Mind" was the big winner this year at the Academy Awards, receiving the Oscars for best film, best director (Ron Howard), best supporting actress (Jennifer Connelly) and best adapted screenplay (Akiva Goldsman). Russell Crowe, below right, received an Oscar nomination and won the Golden Globe for his performance as John Nash, a schizophrenic and mathematics genius. Ed Harris and Paul Bettany co-star. It arrives Tuesday on VHS and DVD.

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