Arnold: 'I'll be back' to film T-3

Los Angeles � Arnold Schwarzenegger says he's mostly recovered from a motorcycle crash in December and ready for his next action role, "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines."

Schwarzenegger broke six ribs and was hospitalized for four days after the crash. One broken rib pierced his lungs, which filled with fluid, he told The Associated Press last week.

The accident happened Dec. 9 when a car stopped in front of him and he was unable to change lanes to avoid the vehicle, the 54-year-old Schwarzenegger said.

Schwarzenegger begins filming "Terminator 3" in April.

Proposed memorial heavens-high

New York � The ideal memorial for the former World Trade Center site should be the tallest spire in the world, according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

In an op-ed piece published in Friday's Daily News, Kennedy called for "a spire rooted at Ground Zero and flowering in the heavens ... the best memorial to the nearly 3,000 souls who lost their lives there."

The spire would not have any office space, but its footprint would be less than a block, leaving room for other, more modest, commercial towers to be built, Kennedy said.

Broadway to use Joel's tunes

New York � The Billy Joel-Twyla Tharp musical is coming to Broadway.

Last fall, Joel told The Associated Press that Tharp was working on a play based on his music.

"Twyla Tharp had taken a lot of the music from the pop and rock 'n' roll recordings that I've done, and the classical stuff that I've done, and choreographed it, and made a story," Joel said.

Now, Tharp's vision will become reality with "Movin' Out." The musical will follow six friends through 1967 to 1987. It will feature 26 songs and instrumental compositions by Joel, according to a statement released Friday.

"Movin' Out" will premiere at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway at the end of September.

Moog inventor, Apple honored

Santa Monica, Calif. � Moog Synthesizer inventor Robert Moog and Apple Computer Inc. are getting technical Grammy Awards recognizing contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.

Winners of the technical awards, chosen by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' producers and engineers wing, will be presented Feb. 26 at a ceremony a day before the 44th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.

Moog's development of analog electronic instruments made his name synonymous with the synthesizer and ultimately led to the electronic music revolution of the 1980s and '90s. His creation, the Moog Synthesizer, was introduced in 1965.

Apple Computer is considered a leading architect in bringing computer technology into the studio and revolutionizing music is creatively imagined, the academy said.


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