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    NYSCA Announces Restructuring and a New Five-Year Plan

    The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has announced a proposed long range plan aimed at restructuring the organization's goals and priorities. The decision to re-organize the grant-giving council's objectives, as well as adopting strategies to achieve them, was brought about by recent changes.

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    Manager Maulings, Back

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    Cabaret's Intimacy Tips Fundraising Scale

    Cabaret star Steve Ross and actress Frances Sternhagen recently drew 200 people to a fundraiser to restore a Westchester church. The performers' dedication epitomizes cabaret's nature and its unique value as a fundraising

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    Madison, Wisc. Lands $50M for New Arts District

    The city of Madison, Wisconsin has been promised $50 million for the construction of a new arts district in its downtown area. Its benefactor is the Overture Foundation, a philanthropic group whose chairman happens to have a history of cultural involvement with the

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    Manage This: Agents and managers are debating their evolving business like never before. What's in it for actors?

    Being able to say "talk to my manager" no doubt has its allure for many performers who see a personal manager on one's payroll (imagine having a payroll) as a sign of a career on the move. To others, a personal manager evokes images of self-indulgent nonsense on the ...

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    AFTRA Votes Shelby Scott 4th Term

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Shelby Scott has been re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term as national president of the American Federation of Television & Radio

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    "Elephant Man' 20th Anni.

    To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tony-Award winning play "The Elephant Man," Kevin Jay Productions in association with The Theatre St. Clement's will revive the show for a limited run. From Sept. 2 to 25, a new generation of theatregoers and old fans will have the chance to ...

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    ATW Design Award Winners

    The American Theatre Wing has honored its 1998 winners of the Design Awards, selected for Outstanding Artistry in 41 productions over the 1997-98 New York theatre season. There were 53 nominations. Unlike the Tonys, these annual awards‹in existence for 34 years‹recognize designers from Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway as ...