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    AFTRA Wins NBC Promos Arbitration

    (BPI) The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists has won an arbitration against NBC that settles a long-running dispute over the way some of the network's promo announcers are

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    Public Urges Aesthetics, Access On 42nd Street

    Builders of the proposed $1.8 billion 42nd Street Development Project should concentrate on visual aesthetics and providing proper subway access for the thousands of workers and customers traveling through the area everyday. Speakers emphasized those two issues at a public hearing held Mon., May 6 on two major redevelopment

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    Jerome Foundation Assists 16 NYC Institutions

    The Jerome Foundation recently allotted grants to 16 New York City arts institutions. The grants range from $7,500 to $80,000, and will support projects in theatre, dance, cyber-arts, music, playwriting, poetry, visual arts, multi-media, and

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    Brian Bedford Defines "Courtly" In Roundabout's "London Assurance"

    Brian Bedford's Sir Harcourt Courtly is an arthritic old stiff who fancies himself a sexually dashing lad about town. Over-rouged and sporting a loathsome black wig, he is equally uproarious when wincing (he seems to smell a foul odor throughout); attempting to uncramp his abruptly locked thigh muscles; or ...

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    ObituariesPhil Leeds, 82, Stage/Screen Comic

    Phil Leeds, veteran funnyman of stage, screen, and television, who once told an interviewer, "I'm not pretty, but I'm warm and feisty," died Sun. Aug. 16 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 82.

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    DANCE DIARY - Glorious Dance in NYCB's "Coppelia"

    Balanchine always claimed that New York City Ballet's Coppƒlia, which he and Alexandra Danilova staged in 1974, was based on memories of the Marius Petipa production of their youth. He also claimed that "authenticity" was never in the exact sequence of steps but rather in the spirit and style ...

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    L.A. AFTRA Boss Ousted by Board

    Susan Boyd, president of the Los Angeles AFTRA local, has been ousted from her post by the local's board of

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    By any number of collaborations over the years, co

    By any number of collaborations over the years, connect the names of two performers or creators who have never worked together, and receive a Back Stage West T-shirt. Weekly winners are chosen by the creativity, cleverness, and brevity of their connections.

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    "Cats' Stamp Unveiled

    An unexpected-and yes, theatre-icon of the 1980s was honored on Wed., Jan 12, when the United States Postal Service unveiled a new commemorative postage stamp featuring the Broadway musical "Cats." The ceremony was held at the Winter Garden Theatre, where the smash musical is still playing. It's part of ...

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    ACTORS' TAXES: Same Time, This Year - Since the Y2K bug failed to wipe out the IRS computer system, it's once again time for taxes.

    Wow, we made it! And, of course, as predicted, the Earth opened up, continents were swamped with giant tidal waves, Jupiter collided with Mars, Los Angeles slid into the Pacific Ocean, and the Dow-Jones plummeted to pre-1900 numbers. Unfortunately-and the saddest news of all is-the Internal Revenue Service withstood all ...