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    NLRB May Probe Equity Election

    Two candidates in a recent Actors' Equity Association national council campaign have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding a union election official who distributed a letter personally criticizing them and other candidates.

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    Smith, Jesurun Win "Genius" Grants

    Playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith, director and writer John Jesurun, and dancers Eiko and Koma Otake are among this year's 21 MacArthur

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    Gov. Davis Opens Runaway War Chest

    California Gov. Gray Davis joined the battle against runaway production on May 15, unveiling a proposed budget that includes the allocation of more than $50 million during the next three years "to stem the loss of jobs and production in the entertainment industry to other states and

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    Georges Shortens Key West Fest

    Hurricane Georges has played havoc with the Lower Keys. Ten days after it paid its ominous visit, several areas of Key West were still without electricity and those lucky enough to have power were suffering serious brown-outs. All this has created chaos with the scheduled (Oct. 8-18) Seventh Annual Key ...

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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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    NYC Council: Scrap DCA - Pols Suggest New Sports/Arts Corporation

    The New York City Council has proposed eliminating the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), a major direct funding source for the city's nonprofit arts programs, including theatre and dance. Instead, financing of both cultural programs and institutions would come via a new local development corporation called the New York ...

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    AGMA Pickets, Then Mends Fences With DTH Dancers

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) have emerged from a dramatic weekend, crowded with incident, clutching a new two-year

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    "Buffalo Bill's Defunct Who used to Ride a Watersm

    "Buffalo Bill's Defunct Who used to Ride a Watersmooth-Silver Stallion"

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    Correction

    In the Oct. 23 lead story "SAG Slate's Flyer Chided," we said that BPI Communications Inc.'s legal department contacted all eight candidates‹listed on a Screen Actors Guild/New York slate for the national board elections‹regarding the use of Back Stage's masthead on a campaign flyer ...