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    Equity Extends Biz Pact

    Actors' Equity Association's National Business Theatre Contract, which expired at the end of August 1999, has been extended to August 31, 2000 with a 3.5% across the board salary

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    NASAA: Arts Agencies Reap Record Year

    During a time when the funding pot seems to be drying up, state governments this past year awarded their arts agencies their highest total dollar amount in

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    ACTORS' DIALOGUE: Jon Cryer & Ben Daniels

    Controversy and compelling theatre frequently go hand in hand. Case in point: the Odyssey Theatre's holdover production of writer/director David Beaird's 900 Oneonta, which in its U.S. premiere continues to draw large and responsive audiences, following a critical reception that was largely rapturous but scarcely unanimous ...

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    Take Hart

    John Hart, the noted New York headshot photographer whose course at NYU's School of Continuing Education, "Taking Pictures of People," was sold out last spring, will be offering the same course again this fall. Hart is the author of 50 Portrait Lighting Techniques and Professional Headshots. His NYU course ...

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    FACE TO FACE: Norman Barrett - The Ringmaster's Big Apple Budgies

    Imagine a bird with a comic sensibility. Indeed, all eight of Norman Barrett's small birds‹parakeets, or budgies to be precise‹collectively demonstrate a keen sense of humor. Each displays a distinct personality‹" 'tude" is a more accurate term‹and their timing is peerless. Sometimes they perform tricks with ...

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    Exiting York Reflects on AFTRA's Success

    "We now have a vision of our future thanks to him," said Shelby Scott, national president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). "How to deal with the new century. You know how much the industry has changed. He felt AFTRA had to change to meet the ...

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    Karen Kondazian's The Actor's Way - Work Ethic

    "ER" casting director John Levey works to create an authentic audition environment.

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    Song Series

    Arts and Artists at St. Paul's continues its 1997-98 season of "Songbook Series," where composers and lyricists present their new musical theatre

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    Laughing Matters : Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming!

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE MAIL that was sent for the Comedy Spotlight issue on alternative comedy. I hope to see many of you at our Back Stage comedy panel on June 8. (Check out the ad on this page and make reservations.) My favorite piece of mail arrived ...