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Volume 24 No. 160


          The Marquee Group has agreed to acquire sports and
     music marketing company Alphabet City.  Alphabet City Sports
     Records, one of Alphabet City's two major divisions, has
     recorded compilation CDs and original in-arena music for pro
     sports franchises.  Alphabet City Industries provides
     consulting services for corporations.  Marquee Group
     President/CEO Bob Gutkowski said the deal "enhances and
     complements" Marquee's activities in the music entertainment
     field: "We have always believed in the power of both music
     and sporting events to offer powerful delivery mechanisms
     for corporate marketing and branding" (Marquee Group).