Andrzej Panufnik


Sir Andrzej Panufnik, 77, composer and conductor whose 10 symphonies and other concert works often reflected the spirit and problems of his native Poland, died Oct. 27 in Twickenham, a London suburb…

The Fright Before Christmas


Some studio executives are having a recurring Christmas nightmare: Not a creature is stirring in movie theaters – not even a mouse. The gnawing question is whether audiences will return to theaters…

Diskeries Reach For Stars


After nearly an entire year of flat sales, music retailers are hoping for a very merry Christmas season. Many industryites say a blizzard of boxed sets and superstar releases between now and December…

Missing Persons Corner


NAME: David McClintick DESCRIPTION: Author of “Indecent Exposure” LAST SEEN: Chronicling Columbia boardroom power struggle When Hollywood insider books are published, they usually try to compare…

Fran Stevens


Fran Stevens, 72, actress and singer who appeared on Broadway and Off Broadway, died Nov. 2 in Bronx, N.Y., of cancer. Stevens’ Broadway roles included Mrs. Klein in David Merrick’s “How Now, Dow…

Billy Wright


Billy Wright, 73, rhythm & blues singer whose flamboyant performing style and wild costumes influenced later performers including Little Richard, died Oct. 28 in Atlanta of a pulmonary embolism…

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