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    Crazy is Just a State of Mind

    Note to readers: Secret Agent Man is not available this week. He is on a medical retreat in Northern California. We received the following information from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Newbauer.

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    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

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    Singing With Mr. Darcy

    A tall, good-looking lad—he wouldn't have been playing Mr. Darcy if he weren't—Doug Carpenter more than once refers to singing as his passion.

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    How to Film a Video Audition

    You're not expected to shoot a professional-quality video, but do make sure it's good enough that you can be seen and heard clearly throughout before you send it.

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    How Has Technology Changed Your Acting Career?

    "Acting and technology have been inexorably linked since the beginning of the technological age." - Kevin McCorkle

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    When Life Hands You Lemons...Sing Through It

    Today, for the first time, my voice malfunctioned in an audition. Contrary to what I would have expected, the sky didn't come crashing down.

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    Tamala Baldwin...Got the Part

    A combination of "owning" her skills and type and a supportive audition environment helped Tamala Baldwin get cast as one of the Dynamites, as well as the Pearl/Motormouth Maybelle understudy.

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    An Open Letter to Workshop Companies

    I'm sure you're busy searching for the stars of tomorrow, but if you have a moment, I'd like to point out a few shortcomings in the way you run your businesses.

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    Managing Your Man

    Although I'm an actress at heart, I've decided to put aside my own career to embark on a new journey—becoming my husband's manager.

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    Talent Never Ages

    Sometimes, I can't believe it. I'm performing with an Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner, with a woman whose career shines alongside those of many of Hollywood's brightest stars.