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    Talkin' Jazz With Ben Vereen

    A master interpreter of Fosse's style of Broadway jazz dance, Ben Vereen is also an accomplished singer and celebrated dramatic actor, perhaps best known for his performance as Chicken George in television's "Roots."

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    Give Me Your Height, Not Your Cooties

    I don't want anything smacking us in the face or taking away from your performance. You don't want to have something on your T-shirt while you're reading, because that's going to be distracting.

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    Leonard Zimmerman

    On Jan. 11, Leonard Zimmerman went on an unusual audition. It all happened fast: He saw a casting notice for 24DP Commercials at BackStage.com, immediately submitted his headshot and résumé.

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    Should Clients Produce Their Own Work?

    "In Hollywood, a talent can be waiting forever to get a callback. Everyone and anyone, including the gas station attendant, is in the biz. The competition is fierce." -- Daniel 'Big D' Mahan

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    All Alone

    Solo theater is not standup comedy. Solo theater is acting. You take the emotional journey—as every character in the play.

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    Forget the Unions, Make a Film

    I want to share ideas about movies in an economy that has failed us all. The unions may find my ideas controversial; but with a weak economy, something has to give.

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and acoaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    From Class to Art

    Acting students, if they're lucky, find classes that are satisfying, challenging, and fully worth the time and money. But once in a while, they wind up in a class that rises above and beyond mere satisfaction.

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    The A Word

    This week, I'd like to share with you some valuable tips that have come out of those drunken rants. They just might make all the difference at your next big audition.

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    Dyeing to Work, Vultures With Vouchers

    Because of how I look, I am constantly being called in for roles that fit the blonde stereotype. But once I actually audition, most casting directors are surprised to see that my acting does not fit my appearance.