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    Critic's Picks

    - ACME Schmacme, presented by and at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Through July 25. (213)

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    Unfinished Silvercup Adds "Riverside' to TV Schedule

    "Riverside," ABC-TV's hour-long, second season replacement series for January, has begun production at Silvercup Studios East, even before the facility's five new soundstages have been completed. "Riverside," set in a fictional New York City hospital, joins "Now and Again," the new primetime dramatic series produced by Paramount for ...

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    GOD'S GIFT: Acting is in F. Murray Abraham's bones, but he still takes it with a grain of salt.

    If any actor belies the myth of the overnight success, it must be F. Murray Abraham, who received a Best Actor Oscar for his searing performance as Salieri in 1984's Amadeus but soon returned to the grind of being a busy character actor onstage and in films and

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    Dublin Theatre Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary - Truly International Event Hosts 100 Shows in 2 Weeks

    Theatre-mad Dublin, Ireland, hosted 100 productions this fall: 18 in its main festival program and 82 fringe shows. In its 40th year, the Dublin Theatre Festival (Oct. 4-18) has become truly international, with everything from a stunning flamenco "Carmen" by the theatre company La Cuadra de Sevilla to the 13 ...

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    DGA Board Approves New Film-TV Pact

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-The Directors Guild of America board of directors has unanimously approved a new three-year film and TV contract that includes pay raises and gives directors more control in the critical areas of postproduction editing schedules and director's

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    CLUB TALENT

    Club talent notices are open to union and non-union performers as they do not fall under union

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    LETTERS

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    CORRECTIONS

    The photo caption accompanying a recent review of The Lark (Back Stage West, 7/1/99) misspelled the name of the actor Robert Macklin. Back Stage West regrets this

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    500 Due at NY Arts Day

    Arts advocates expect some 500 of their brethren to rally Tues., March 16, in Albany to seek increased arts funding from the New York State

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    Corrections

    In our year-end "Critics' Picks" (Dec. 18) we wrote, "Who were the absolutely funniest dancers of the year? Aaron Landsman and Christopher Bayes!...in "Wreckage.' " Our mistake: Dancer Todd Griffin deserved that exclamation point; Bayes directed the