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Morning Report; ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT REPORTS FROM THE TIMES, NEWS SERVICES AND THE NATION'S PRESS.
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Snow, Shauna
Date: Jan 15, 2000
Start Page: 2
Section: Calendar; PART- F; Entertainment Desk
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Recovering From Bypass Surgery: Talk show host David Letterman, 52, underwent a hastily scheduled multiple bypass heart surgery on Friday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His surgeon termed the procedure "a complete success with no complications" and predicted a rapid recovery, saying that Letterman "has the heart muscle of a 20- year-old." Letterman, who has very high blood pressure and a family history of heart trouble, had entered the hospital for an angiogram-- a diagnostic test that his spokesman had called a "precaution" because of the host's risk factors for heart trouble. "He's doing fine," the spokesman said after the surgery. During his recovery, CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" will air reruns. The show posted its best ratings in six years on Wednesday with Hillary Rodham Clinton's appearance.

L.A. to Host Latin Grammys: The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences plans to announce Wednesday that it has chosen Los Angeles over Miami as the host city for the first Latin Grammy Awards, scheduled for a September broadcast on CBS. Although Miami is home to most Latin music labels and stars, the academy was discouraged by a Dade County ordinance that would effectively prohibit the Latin Grammys from taking place in Miami if musicians from Cuba were allowed to participate. The ordinance--which is being challenged in court for conflicting with U.S. policy regarding free cultural exchange between the United States and Cuba--would bar participation of such top artists as Ibrahim Ferrer and Los Van Van.

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