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    Modern Melismas and More

    In contemporary styles such as pop, R&B, and jazz, vocal improvisation is a vital component of an exciting performance. But many well-trained singers can freeze up when asked to improvise.

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    Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    "It seems to me that Equity only benefits major Broadway performers, and I'm sick of it. Any suggestions?"

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    Size Matters: The Agency Game, Part 2

    Last week we looked at the four blockbuster agencies that control this business and what they can (and can't) do for you. Now it's time to take the Hollywood elevator down a floor.

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    Finding a Good Preparer

    I lost money because my preparer didn't know how to make the best use of deductions on my tax return. The returns weren't wrong; they just weren't as right as they could have been.

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    Do You Create Characters With Certain Actors in Mind?

    TV writers for hit shows discuss how they write their characters and whether they have other actors in mind when they create them.

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    Need an Acting Job? Start a Theater Company

    Why open a theater company? Simple: So you can work. Starting a theater company can be an alternative to struggling as an aspiring actor.

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    Dyonna Harrison... Got the Part!

    Role: Maverick in 'Happy Fliers School of Aeronautical Knowledge,' a short nonunion film

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    Coast Conundrum, Waiting Worries

    I'm an actress on the East Coast and I was offered a sweet sublet deal in New York.  I also got a call from a management company in L.A. Do I go to New York and pound the pavement there or go to L.A. with this manager?

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    Size Matters

    I've been a Hollywood agent for more than 10 years. During that time, I've worked with the big boys and a few boutique agencies. I've learned that signing with the right kind of agency is crucial if you want to succeed as an actor.

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    Making the Old

    It is typically now, at the beginning of January, when we are marking the start of a new year, that we become fixated on throwing out the old and embracing the new.