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Brooks special

Garth Brooks has agreed to do another concert extravaganza for television and home video, this one in front of a substantially larger crowd than for last year's NBC-TV special, This Is Garth Brooks. Planners for the Sept. 24 event at Texas Stadium in Dallas say that as many as 68,000 will attend the show.

Burt's bad week

Burt Reynolds' ads for Florida orange juice are not disastrous, but they're probably not good enough to ensure the actor's contract is renewed, citrus officials say. In signing Reynolds to a $500,000 contract, citrus officials had hoped to boost orange juice's image as an energy drink among baby boomers. But survey results indicate the ads have done little or nothing for television viewers.


Stone to do HBO film

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone will produce Randy Shilts' controversial best seller on gay life in the military, Conduct Unbecoming, for HBO, the cable network has announced. The deal marks the second time that Stone and Shilts have collaborated on a project. Stone is producing the film version of Shilts' The Mayor of Castro Street, about murdered gay rights activist Harvey Milk.


William Vickery was appointed executive director of the Fort Lauderdale-based Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Vickery, currently president of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, replaces John Graham, who resigned last year. The Byrds, featuring original drummer Michael Clark, will make a return visit to the Tierre Verde Resort on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 and go on sale Thursday. Pop superstar Michael Jackson has rescheduled a Tel Aviv concert in an apparent attempt to make his sponsor, Pepsi Cola, kosher again in the eyes of rabbis. The performance, initially planned for a Saturday night, will be moved back two days to Monday Sept. 20.