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    The 401(k) Way to a Better Day

    Everyone knows saving for retirement is important. But often in the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day responsibilities, this important task is overlooked.

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    Manchester's Master Class

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester offers her expertise to five young performers in her YoungArts' In the Studio master class.

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    Qualities for Casting Comedies

    "I love when an actor focuses on the action and truth of the scene instead of trying to be funny." --Daniel Talbott, New York; founding artistic director, Rising Phoenix Rep

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    You Can't Think and Act

    The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, "You can't think and hit a baseball at the same time." Those words of wisdom hold true for a lot of other things too, including improvising on stage.

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    App-solutely Fabulous

    A few months ago, the Pantages Theatre quietly launched its newest "toy," an iPhone app that provides current information about what's playing at the theater, what's coming, how to attend, and more.

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    Actor Sexuality: A Career Impediment?

    Homosexuals can be the biggest homophobes in our industry.  Several weeks ago I received a disturbing note from a reader.

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    Edward Miskie

    Edward Miskie thinks everything is part of the process and will lead to something beneficial—if not an acting job, maybe a contact, a recommendation, a bit of advice—and he's patient.

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    Four Tips to Make the Most of Your Photo Shoot

    As Hamlet says, "The readiness is all." One of the best ways to be sure you get all the shots you need is to be superprepared.

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    Quotes on Trial

    If you want to succeed in this business, you should listen to those who have come before you. I'm talking about successful actors who are now in a position to offer valuable advice.