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NEWS Night Out Madonna plans to give her first live British television performance in 15 years next month on a show wrapped around a lottery drawing. She is to perform her latest single, ''Frozen,'' at the Feb. 21 drawing, for which she is reported to have waived her appearance fee. The show takes place in conjunction with twice-weekly drawings in Britain for prizes that can exceed $33 million. The lottery show has an average audience of about 10 million, and singers who appeared in the past all saw their records rise on the pop charts. Madonna, the most prominent American star to appear on the show, has had seven No. 1 singles in Britain and sold more than 100 million albums. Accolade Ray Charles, the smooth soul singer, and Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso and composer, were named winners of the Polar Prize yesterday. The honor is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In ceremonies in Stockholm on May 12, each is to receive the equivalent of $123,000 from King Carl Gustav XVI. The prize, established by Stikkan Anderson, former manager of the pop group Abba, has been awarded since 1992.
Previous recipients include Elton John, Mstislav Rostropovich, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Witold Lutoslawski. Play It Again For the hundreds who could not be accommodated when the hits of the Benny Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall concert were recreated by Stan Rubin and his orchestra in a 60th-anniversary tribute last week at the Red Blazer, the performance will be repeated at the restaurant-jazz club, 32 West 37th Street in Manhattan, tomorrow night and again in weeks to come. Information: (212) 262-3112. Just for Kicks Art and sport will have their day as the World Cup soccer tournament unfolds this year in the Paris suburb of St.-Denis. A festival of music, theater and dance will take place there from June 11 to July 12, when the championship is decided at a new stadium. It will present such stars as Barbara Hendricks, Mstislav Rostropvich, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Robert Wilson, who will begin the event with two works: ''Saints and Sinners'' is a rock operetta with a Gertrude Stein text, while ''Wings on Rock'' is a fairy tale inspired in part by Saint-Exupery's ''Little Prince.''
A series of classical concerts will be staged in the St.-Denis Basilica. A troupe of actors is to perform works from the literature and music of the 32 nations taking part. Judgment Day Brigitte Bardot, the French film star turned animal rights campaigner, was convicted of racism yesterday after making anti-Muslim remarks linked to the Islamic ritual of slaughtering sheep. A Paris court imposed a $3,250 fine for racial slurs and inciting racial hatred. In April 1997, Ms. Bardot, now 63, described Islamists as ''manic throat-cutters,'' comparing the ritual slaughter of sheep to the slayings of civilians in Algeria. The court convicted her for blaming ''the Muslim community in general'' for the slayings in Algeria and inciting racial hatred by warning that similar crimes would soon spread to France. Last October another court sentenced Ms. Bardot to a fine for the same offense. LAWRENCE VAN GELDER INSIDE Settling the Scores A new biography shines light on Mahler. Books of The Times, page 9. Once More, Adieu Gary Shandling calls it quits. TV Notes, page 9. Correction: January 27, 1998, Tuesday A brief report on Wednesday in the Footlights column of the Arts section about a festival next summer in the Paris suburb of St.-Denis misidentified a Robert Wilson rock operetta that is to be presented. It is ''Saints and Singing,'' not ''Saints and Sinners.''
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