Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan has become a record producer, and today his album will be an instant one-day hit. Lujan decided to get recording artists Loretta Lynn, John Denver, Lane Brody and the Navy Band to participate in the record titled "Salute to America." Then he arranged a commitment from more than 2,000 radio stations and the Armed Services network to play the one-hour album for the Fourth of July. The artists donating their talents gave only one-day broadcast rights.

Lujan's press spokesman, Steve Goldstein, a Nashville man who has never had dreams of being a recording company bigwig, is listed as the executive producer. He said the record, cut in the Interior Department's studios, cost only $6,000 and would be approved by any faction in the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to conservation advice from President Bush and Lujan, the album features Lynn singing "Hey Loretta" and "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Denver singing "Rocky Mountain High." Lujan likes the record business so much that future records promoting the Interior Department are already being planned, and Goldstein said one may even include blues guitarist Lee Atwater, a k a Republican National Committee chairman.

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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman John Frohnmayer, who succumbed to pressure and reluctantly vetoed four controversial performance grants, is denying rumors that he has written a letter of resignation. Caught in the ripsaw of Capitol Hill's politicizing of grants for the arts, Frohnmayer has been under pressure from conservatives to get tough with projects they consider obscene or unacceptable. Frohnmayer, who was back home in Portland, Ore., yesterday, denied the resignation reports through his spokesman ...

Those were several members of Paul McCartney's band glued to the television set at the Sign of the Whale yesterday afternoon. The musicians -- Robbie McIntosh, Paul Wix, Chris Whitten and Hamish Stuart -- were watching the World Cup soccer semifinals between Argentina and Italy and expressed concern that RFK Stadium didn't have a cable hookup for today's showdown between England and West Germany. The musicians were assured that a satellite dish was being set up at the stadium so they can watch with McCartney and his wife, Linda, as they prepare for tonight's concert ...

Fashion designer Calvin Klein was seriously injured when he was thrown off a horse yesterday on Long Island. He was flown from Southampton Hospital to New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center for treatment of head injuries and cracked ribs. It was not immediately clear how severe the injuries were, but Klein, 47, was conscious as he was taken from a helicopter and used a pillow to cover his right eye, which was black and blue and nearly swollen shut. Klein's spokesman, Paul Wilmott, said, "It appears everything will be fine. He had a CAT scan and there are also some cracked ribs. His personal doctor suggested he go to New York."

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most successful producer-composers around today, sent out a faxed press release announcing he is splitting from his wife of six years, singer Sarah Brightman. "It is clear to me that, with great sadness, I have to face the fact that my marriage to Sarah Brightman is at an end. My admiration for her as an artist remains undimmed," he said in the release. Brightman had been Webber's favorite leading lady. They met when she appeared in his "Cats," and she also starred in "The Phantom of the Opera." Then he added, "There has been speculation about my relationship with Miss Madeleine Gurdon and I wish to confirm that we have become close friends in recent months." There was no further identification of Gurdon ...

The irrepressible Pat Carroll, who has been playing an impressive Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, told a National Press Club luncheon that if Dustin Hoffman can play Tootsie, she can certainly play Falstaff. But, she quickly pointed out, she is not seeking more male roles, adding, "I will not shave my head" ...

Soviet-born comic Yakov Smirnoff, on his first visit to his homeland after 12 years here, joked with a Soviet audience about the fall of the Berlin Wall and his apprehension: "What if they were just remodeling?" ...