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AT THE MOVIES, The Concorde: Airport ’79, with Robert Wagner and George Kennedy, gives the film series (it started with 1970’s Airport) a supersonic push, with ads asking ”Can the Concorde evade attack?” A year later, the disaster genre can’t evade an attack by the Zuckers’ spoof Airplane! IN MUSIC, disco diva Donna Summer is hot stuff, with ”Bad Girls” strutting atop the singles chart. The next year, she trades in her sexed-up sound for born-again Christianity. IN BOOKSTORES, Cruel Shoes, a humor book by Steve Martin, is a best-seller. The actor’s latest work, Pure Drivel, will be published by Hyperion this fall. AND IN THE REAL WORLD, 17 people drown in the English Channel and Irish Sea after gale winds strike the Fastnet, a notoriously challenging nautical race, making it one of the worst catastrophes in boating history.

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