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    New Plays Explore Variety of Black Life

    Four world premieres of plays that provide a broad view of life among American blacks are being offered.

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    SOUTHLAND STAGES

    Having just finished her June run in the comedy Christmas on Mars at The Old Globe in San Diego, Colette Kilroy says she had planned "to play with my kids the rest of the summer." But then Douglas Steinberg's script for Nighthawks, being produced at the Kirk Douglas Theatre ...

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    the advent of high-tech recording, commercial

    the advent of high-tech recording, commercial producers would gather actors, singers, announcers, and musicians in a crowded studio and make broadcast magic. With the exploding popularity of television in the 1950s, the field expanded rapidly. Animation voiceover—commercial voiceover's wild-and-wacky country cousin—emerged in the late 1920s with the ...

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    'Good Vibrations,' Closing Sunday

    "Good Vibrations," the Beach Boys musical, will close Sunday after a disappointing three-month Broadway run.

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    Sci-fi Director Takes Wheel of 'Spy Hunter'

    Sci-fi filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson has signed on to direct and relaunch Universal Pictures' action project, which is based on Midway Games' popular 1980s arcade game.

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    SKiNNY

    Playwrights know how important it is to get their work heard. Here are some opportunities to get your play on its feet, and for actors to polish their cold-reading skills.

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    Aside from a role in a frequently aired national

    Aside from a role in a frequently aired national TV commercial, for which you can earn a handsome sum in residuals, the highest-paying work a dancer can get today is probably as a backup performer on a concert tour by a famous pop singer or group. A common route to ...

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    How to Be a Publicist's Dream

    While greeting audience members after a performance of Of Mice and Men, San Francisco actor Karl Erickson demonstrated his talent for fostering good public relations.

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    hohreh Aghdashloo exudes an effortless warmth and

    hohreh Aghdashloo exudes an effortless warmth and generosity of spirit that makes her a natural choice to play St. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, in Catherine Hardwicke's new film The Nativity Story. "I guess I have a biblical face," the beautiful actor says with a laugh. "It ...

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    African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly

    African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase. Thirteenth annual celebration of African-American filmmakers: galas, panels, and a showcase of more than 50 short films. California Science Center, 700 State Dr., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 3. $10 per screening; $50 opening or closing night ...