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March 29, 1996

Collins leaving Genesis after 25 years in band

It's an exodus from Genesis for drummer and vocalist Phil Collins, after 25 years with the band.

Mr. Collins, 45 announced yesterday that he will do music for movies, "some jazz projects and of course my solo career."

That means Genesis will be looking for a new memeber for the first time since Peter Gabriel's departure in 1975.

Russia will exhibit hidden masterpieces

Russia showed off a drawing by Vincent van Gogh yesterday when the Hermitage Museum announced a new exhibition of art seized from Nazi Germany.

Van Gogh's "Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries" and pieces by 19th-century artists Paul Signac and Honore Daumier were brought out of half a century of obscurity and shown at a news conference in Russia's second city to publicize the exhibition, which will open Dec. 3.

The van Gogh, Signac's "Boats in a Harbor" and Daumier's "Gare Saint-Lazare" will be among 89 drawings, including works by Francisco Goya, Paul Cezanne and Eugene Delacroix, that will make up the show.

Mandrell's broken toe is no showstopper

For singer Barbara Mandrell, the show goes on -- broken toe and all.

She fractured a toe on her right foot Sunday when she tripped over the family's Labrador retriever.

Despite the injury, Ms. Mandrell is rehearsing this week for a tour that begins April 5 in Las Vegas.

Shapiro book labels Bailey a 'loose cannon'

Robert Shapiro portrays former O.J. Simpson defense team colleague F. Lee Bailey as a backstabbing "loose cannon" in his new book, "The Search for Justice." Mr. Shapiro reportedly was paid $1.5 million by Warner Books for the 363-page tome.

In excerpts published Mr. Shapiro said he never believed Mr. Simpson "was being victimized by a racist police organization because he was black."

But the jury's decision was correct, he said.

"This was a case of solid reasonable doubt," Mr. Shapiro said. "Based on the evidence presented to this jury, 'not guilty' was the only verdict that could have been returned."

Today's Birthdays

Former U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy is 80. Actress Eileen Heckart is 77. Sen. Larry Pressler, R-S.D., is 54. British Prime Minister John Major is 53. Comedian Eric Idle is 53. Singer Bobby Kimball is 49. Actor Bud Cort is 45. Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas is 40. Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 20.

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