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'World' Conqueror

Carmen Sandiego spin-offs -- She's tackled the computer and the small screen, now the sly spy takes on the music industry

You've played the computer game, you've watched the TV show, and now you can listen to the record. Where in the world will Carmen Sandiego appear next? We can only imagine:

THE LOUNGE ACT Carmen takes it on the road with a musical journey through the hits that put her on the map, including ''Do You Know the Way to San Jose?'' and ''I Left My Heart in San Francisco.''

THE WORKOUT TAPES In this seven-tape series, well-toned gumshoes cross continents, stopping in cities for clues to their next aerobic move.

THE MUSIC VIDEO Rockapella is joined by Bruce Springsteen for a rockin' ''Carmenita'' in this special tribute to New Jersey, with a bonus track about Nebraska.

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Andrew Lloyd Webber's Carmen stars Patti LuPone as the fedora-wearing boss lady who hightails it around the globe, taking over countries and forcing her subjects to recite the names of various mountain ranges. The alphabetically instructive showstopper: ''Don't Cry for Me, Argentina, Brazil, Curacao...''

Originally posted Mar 11, 1994 Published in issue #213 Mar 11, 1994 Order article reprints