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    Different Deductions

    Like men, all deductions are not equal. Some deductions reduce your income dollar for dollar, while other deductions have limitations and consequently have less value. Still other deductions create credits that either reduce your tax or put extra money in your pocket. In the next few weeks, we'll weave ...

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    War Stories

    "I have to warn you, it's not just modeling," she said. Wow, I thought, stretching all five-foot-two of me. I look like a prospective model? Now this is new. "He wants you to sell things out of a cigar tray."

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    Cast Off

    In April, I tested for a series regular role on NBC's "100 Questions."  It was a small role with little interaction with the rest of the cast.

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    They Don't Call It 'Show Art'

    When it comes to the age - old dilemma of art versus commerce, young actors are likely to hear advice that falls anywhere between those two extremes. No wonder they're confused.

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    Take Me to the Pilot Season

    My head is a void as I gaze at the coming months listed sequentially: January, February, March, April...it's pilot season.

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    James Mcknight

    The nonunion feature filmBlake's Divine Comedytells the story of poet and artist William Blake, a self-doubting English teacher.

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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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    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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    Burning Desires

    After Tommy Gavin jerks awake from a claustrophobic, smoke-filled dream, the first words we hear in the pilot episode of FX's acclaimed firefighting drama,Rescue Me,would make the average network censor blush.