WORTH NOTING ON TV

* THURSDAY

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 8-11 p.m., EDT): Roseanne Arnold will be the host, the Rolling Stones will perform, and lots of other attractions will mark the 11th annual telecast of this high-octane event. Airing live from Radio City Music Hall - in a return to New York for the first time in eight years - the program includes the Stones' first appearance on the awards show and their first live TV gig in support of their new album, ''Voodoo Lounge.'' The band kicked off its Voodoo Lounge World Tour last month and will hit most major cities in the United States.

Joining the Stones are other top performers like Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, and Green Day. Among major categories, the nominees for ''Best Video of the Year'' are ''Everybody Hurts'' (R.E.M.), ''Cryin' '' (Aerosmith), ''Sabotage'' (Beastie Boys), and ''Heart-Shaped Box'' (Nirvana).

* FRIDAY

Cleveland Plays the Proms

(PBS, 9-10 p.m.): They're called ''prommers'' and each summer they queue up for hours for a chance to buy a ticket and stand - yes, stand - to hear concerts in the Arena area of London's Royal Albert Hall. Dressed informally, holding bag lunches and perhaps printed scores, they are known for their loyalty and often their discriminating taste in music. In its coverage of the Cleveland Orchestra's performance at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1992, this special offers views of the Arena and the rest of the sp lendid Victorian hall.

The concert has been created from BBC-TV footage taken when the Cleveland Orchestra played the proms two years ago, an appearance broadcast throughout Britain. The orchestra first appeared at the proms in 1975 under Lorin Maazel. Since 1990 they have appeared regularly there under Christoph von Dohnanyi, who in this show conducts them in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor and Ravel's ''La Valse.''

Please check local listings for these programs.

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