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    What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Moving to New York?

    "As my grandmother used to say, 'The early bird gets the worm.' I never thought that would serve any purpose in my life, until I moved to New York."

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    Finding the Right Dance Class

    Daily dance classes are a fundamental part of the life of any serious dancer and even for working professionals. Here's what to consider when deciding on New York classes.

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    Sound Advice

    When it comes to building a voiceover career in New York, it's important to find what you do well and stick with it. Two veterans share how they found their niches and made their voices heard.

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    Art vs. Commerce, Critical of Critics

    "I've gotten my first bad review. It stung a little, but the pain has subsided now because I know that I am a good actress, and my director, my fellow actors, and the audience were happy."

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    The Real Oscars

    The Oscars are less than three weeks away, but we just can't wait that long.  Secret Agent Man presents the Sammy Awards.

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    Watch Your Withholding

    Like most actors, I didn't like seeing so much of my income taken out of my paychecks for taxes. But you can't very well let the government keep as little as possible and then expect a big refund.

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    Chase McGuire... Got the Part!

    Not many actors get to play the lead in their first film, and not many have the chance to discover the depths of emotion required to take on such a role. But that's what happened to Chase McGuire.

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    Yes, We Have No Piano

    "I'm very confused. I always thought paying for audition 'seminars' was a scam (and still sort of do). Should I consider it?"

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    What Actor Do You Regret Overlooking?

    "Perhaps the biggest mistake I ever made was turning down Danny DeVito. This was before 'Taxi,' and he was an unknown."

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    The Busy Smell of Success

    What defines a successful actor? Having roles offered without needing to audition? Being labeled "A-list" in the tabloids? Winning an industry award?