To the top Natalie Cole's musical tribute to her late...

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March 11, 1992

To the top Natalie Cole's musical tribute to her late father, Nat "King" Cole, continues to rack up awards.

Her album "Unforgettable" won two honors at last night's sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards, a celebration of black-oriented music.

Miss Cole was this year's top Grammy winner and won American Music and NAACP Image awards. To those she added Soul Train trophies for best rhythm and blues-soul album of the year for a female artist and best jazz album.

Newcomers Color Me Badd picked up trophies for R&B song of the year and best single by a group, band or duo for their song "I Wanna Sex You Up."

Luther Vandross won R&B-soul album of the year for male artist with his "Power of Love."

Stop the violence:

Filmmaker Spike Lee says he cried when he heard that two students had been gunned down recently in a Brooklyn high school.

He went to Thomas Jefferson High School, where three teen-agers have been shot to death in recent months, to preach against violence.

"It's very important we all apply ourselves," he told about 1,200 students. "We're all too young to end up on a slab with a tag at the end of our toes at some morgue."

And baby makes 5:

Director Steven Spielberg and actress Kate Capshaw are parents again.

Ms. Capshaw gave birth yesterday to Sawyer Spielberg, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces, the couple's publicist said. Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Capshaw, who married last year, have a 21-month-old daughter and a 3-year-old adopted son.

Theme:

Henry Mancini, the composer, conductor and arranger, and James Galway, the flutist, are joining forces to record the official United States Open theme that is to be played on CBS television during the tennis matches in August.

How do you create a melody that conveys the sense of serving, volleying, lobbing? "You don't," Mr. Mancini said. "The music won't evoke tennis because that is not my thing; it will just be an opening and closing piece. When I composed it, I had Galway in mind. If I make it right for him and it has energy, it will be right."

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