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updated 10/17/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/17/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 96
By plugging into cable's MTV, Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks and a horde of hot bands have turned video's boom into a rock 'n' roll bonanza

UP FRONT 34

Michael Bennett and a cast of hundreds kick up their heels as A Chorus Line dances into Broadway history as the longest-running play ever

Master packager Bill Adler's best-selling Who Killed the Robins Family? is his latest literary gambit

ARTS 49
As the Met celebrates its 100th anniversary, conductor James Levine ascends to the top of the opera world

COUPLES 58
Between his TV hits and her chic boutique, Aaron and Candy Spelling are the first family of Hollywood fluff

BODY 67
Alexander Technique instructor Judith Leibowitz demonstrates the importance of a well-aligned spine

IN HIS OWN WORDS 73
Safety expert John Galipault says the airlines' financial crisis can make flying more dangerous

JOCKS 83
American jockeys Steve Cauthen, Cash Asmussen and Darrell McHargue are riding high in Europe

ON THE JOB 88
For her new PBS series, Julia Child isn't just cooking; she's getting the groceries and throwing the party

HEIRS 107
At 22, Chad McQueen pursues the twin passions of father Steve McQueen's life—acting and racing

TOP 120
J. Paul Getty's music loving son Gordon is named the richest man in America

LOOKOUT 122
Although he takes his cue from Aesop's tortoise, investment manager John Rogers Jr.'s profits are multiplying at a rabbit's pace

SCREEN 125
With toupee atop and Kim Basinger in tow, Sean Connery, 53, is back in Bondage in Never Say Never Again

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

John Ritter plays a stand-up comedian in Sunset Limousine on CBS, and Eddie Murphy does it for real on HBO

Nicol Williamson is Macbeth on PBS

Richard Gere and Michael Caine make Beyond the Limit an effective thriller

In her first book, Gloria Steinem collects her thoughts of the last 25 years

With a little help from Nelson Riddle, Linda Ronstadt creates a subdued blast from the past on her LP What's New

TAKE ONE 33

STAR TRACKS 54

Jodie Foster's out to pasture in France

Pia Zadora sees double

Elton John swaps autographs with two meter maids whose names aren't Rita

Rocker Nina Hagen strolls with her baby, Cosma, 2

Liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy meets Mr. Right, Rev. Jerry Falwell

PEOPLE PUZZLE 114

CHATTER 128

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