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ABC will air the six-hour miniseries “Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III” during the last week of sweeps, Feb. 27, 28 and March 2.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are soliciting voice professionals for auditions to become the public address announcer for the National Basketball Association team’s home games.

Candidates passing live tryouts at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood will be invited to work a game. Send a voice demo tape to Lakers PA, Post Office Box 10, Inglewood, CA 90306.

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A street corner in Trenton, N.J., the hometown of Ernie Kovacs, will be dedicated to the late comic Friday, marking what would have been his 75th birthday. A duplicate of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame bronze bust of Kovacs will be unveiled and put on permanent display outside the state’s public TV station, the New Jersey Network.

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Marie Osmond will star in a national touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” which gets under way Feb. 1 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. This tour will be directed by James Hammerstein, son of Oscar Hammerstein II. Laurence Guittard will star opposite Osmond in the role of Captain Von Trapp.

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