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    To Be (an Actor) or Not to Be

    There comes a point in every struggling actor's career when they question whether they are on the right path. Trust me. I pretty much ask myself that every day (so do my parents).

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    Nilla Watkins...Got the Part

    After two years in the legal trenches doing everything expected of her, Nilla Watkins had the nagging feeling that she was overlooking her true calling.

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    The Centennial Column

    Many of you would like to find out my true identity. You wonder how you can trust what I say when you don't know who I am. "Who" is but the form following the function of "what," and what I am is a man in a mask.

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    Gibney Dance Center Is Growing

    Choreographer Gina Gibney discusses expanding her studio into a creative hub for dance artists.

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    What Schools or Coaches Catch Your Attention?

    We've had good experiences with people who have studied in Los Angeles with Kate McGregor-Stewart, as well as at the American Film Institute and at the University of Southern California.

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    Artistically Inclined, College in Mind

    While I know artistry and commercialism don't have to be mutually exclusive in this business, it seems like you have to be good-looking, charming, and tremendously social to even be seen.

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    Broadway Takes Back the Tonys

    The 2011 ceremony marked the return of the Main Stem in a big way. Taking a page from "The Book of Mormon," the evening's biggest winner with nine awards, the ceremony didn't take itself too seriously.

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    Karen Volpe ... Got the Part

    "Every experience leads to the next experience and gives you the ability to move on. It's kind of cool to look back and see that," says actor Karen Volpe.

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    Forbidden White Lie

    A few weeks back, I offered a two-parter titled "Jerks Don't Work." Though not everyone agreed with all of my advice, I'm always glad to have sparked discussion.

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    What Has Teaching Taught You About Acting?

    I have learned from teaching that the more frenzied our lives become in this age of expanding technology, the more the actor needs a safe place to develop his craft.