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    Comic First Aid: Pros Recall Their First Shows- and Advise On Improving Yours

    Your first time doing stand-up might have been on a dare from your buddies; it might have been something you planned, wrote, and trained for; or it might still just be in the fantasy stages-but it's an unforgettable moment every comic learns from. For our first Comedy Spotlight of ...

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    ON LOCATION With "Picture This"

    On a small rise in Central Park-just above Stuart Little's sailboat lake and the bronze statue of Alice in Wonderland-a photographer is shooting a bucolic "hippie" wedding. But since this is "the indie city," the barefoot bride, the long-haired groom, and all the hippy-dippy wedding guests are actually 35 ...

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    Face to Face : Director Garry Hynes' Irish "Connection" With "Mr. Peters"

    The Irish-born director Garry Hynes is short in stature and tough in manner. Her soft-spoken voice notwithstanding, she refuses to address certain questions, especially those that deal with interpretation--such as, "How are we to understand Arthur Miller's new play, 'Mr. Peters' Connection'?" She "hates discussing meanings," finds conversations of ...

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    Union Vet Jordan Derwin Dies at 68

    Jordan Derwin, actor, union activist, and former Screen Actors Guild/New York board member recently honored for his more than 20 years of service to the guild, died January 10, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, at age 68. The New York native had been struggling with cancer for the ...

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    Our Sixth Annual Bargain-Hunters Issue So Many Bargains, So Little Time

    You can find anything in New York, from Korean food to Danish-modern end tables. But for a price. And probably for a much higher price than you would pay back home (assuming back home has Korean food and Danish modern). Of course, New York's high-priced gamut runs to the ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTORAlan Arkin

    All the DifferenceAlan Arkin is a man who refuses to compromise, whether it's in his career choices or in his daily performance choices as an actor. Trained in the theatre, Arkin was in the original company of Chicago's improvisational revue, Second City, an experience which led to his ...

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    DANCE DIARY : Book Reviews - Bird on Graham and Tune on Tune

    Nineteen ninety-seven brought a windfall of dance books. We have yet to catch up with these, so we'll be offering reviews through