By David Hiltbrand
May 15, 1995 12:00 PM

>TUBE: Eric Clapton devotes himself to the blues; James Garner glides back into Rockford mode; Maine? Evil? It must be Stephen King

SCREEN: Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman hit their mark in Crimson Tide; The Englishman Who Went up a Hill is sweet but slight; as for The Perez Family, a comedy-drama about Cubans: close but no cigar

SONG: Soulful Terence Trent D’Arby shakes his Vibrator; Morphine’s alternative rock is a definite Yes; Elvis Costello isn’t hidden under his covers

PAGES: Anne Tyler, Sue Miller and Kathie Lee Gifford tell Mother’s Day tales; C. David Heymann and Donald Spoto pace off with dueling Liz bios