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    Don't Be a $tarving Arti$t

    Once my clients begin generating substantial income, I have another job as well: advising them on how to protect their assets and avoid pitfalls that may deplete their wealth.

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    Cirque du Soleil Goes to the Movies

    Academy Award–nominated director Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”) on bringing Cirque du Soleil’s Vegas stage creations to big screens in his new 3D film “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.”

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    Puffing on Illusion

    Some people do yoga. I hang out in a little cigar shop on Melrose Avenue. I come here to center myself, to think, to contemplate the meaning of my existence, and existence in general.

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    CD Andrea Romano Gives Voice to Superheroes

    Andrea Romano's impressive list of voiceover casting and directing credits reads like the 1980s and '90s inductees of a hypothetical Saturday morning cartoon Hall of Fame.

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    EMC Plea, Pay Survey

    Being an Equity candidate, I'm used to waiting for an opening to audition. But as of late, I haven't seen any! It's almost as bad as being nonunion now!

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    1 Place for Italian-American Actors to Call Home

    Carlo Fiorletta, the president of the Guild of Italian-American Actors, believes in protecting regular people, and chats about what members can expect, his responsibilities, and why its important to have an ethnic union.

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    The Contemporary American Theater Festival Celebrates 25 Years of New Plays

    Associate producing director Peggy McKowen tells Backstage what the Shepherdstown, W.Va.-based festival looks for in its auditioning actors (it ain’t easy!).

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    Scout's Honor

    "Be prepared. You've heard it a million times, but it still slays me that actors think it's okay to walk in unprepared."

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    Salt in My Eyes

    "You remember John, don't you?" Of course I did. How could I forget the man my grandmother referred to as "salt of the earth," who had been my uncle's best friend for 40 years—and who was now a successful Hollywood producer.

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    Just Say No

    An actor knows he can count on one sure way to land the audition of a lifetime—simply make plans for a much-needed, much-anticipated, much-looked-forward-to-and-carefully-planned trip.