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    FACE TO FACE: Alfred Uhry - After the "Ballyhoo"‹Comes the "Parade"

    Playwright Alfred Uhry suggests there's an irreconcilable gap between being Southern and being Jewish. "If you're a Southerner you're a Southerner for the rest of your life, whether or not you're living in the South anymore. In fact, southern Jews define themselves as Southern first, American ...

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    Elton Revisits Revised "Aida' Composer Lauds Show 10 Days After Hissy-Fit Walkout

    Elton John returned to the Palace Theatre last Thursday to re-preview his new Broadway musical "Aida" and declared the production, which is scheduled to open March 23, "an 11 on a scale of one to 10." This was only 10 days after the composer, who collaborated on "Aida" with lyricist ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Panel Set to Fight Ageism

    One of the more insidious aspects of discrimination is the way it frequently makes victims feel, or come to feel, that it's inevitable. People who face increasingly common incidents of ageism may feel embarrassed and, even worse, helpless. But they don't have

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    "TWO DOORS DOWN"

    Kevin Obsatz (dir.) is accepting submissions for Two Doors Down, a sync-sound digital film for USC about everyone being a stranger. Prod. Erik Aadahl. Seven-day shoot starts Mar. 12. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Two Eliot Feld Dancers Are "On the Town"

    "New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!" There are the Nedicks sign, the subway platform, the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island. The saws are buzzing, the hammers thumping; a lamp post that was red when I arrived is black when I leave; the stage crew, undaunted by the 90-degree ...

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    A CAPPELLA CHORUS

    Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus is seeking singers, all voice ranges, lower voices especially needed for Pasadena-based women's a capella chorus. For information call (818) 500-1063.

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    "DONNIE & LUKA"

    Mehrad Brooks (dir.) will hold auditions for Donnie & Luka, a non-sync-sound 16mm film for USC about two lifelong friends turned hitmen struggling emotionally with their latest assignment. 10-day shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Carnegie Study: Drama Tops For Learning

    A decade-long nationwide study of youth organizations espouses drama programs' power to instill strong values for language and

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    This Is Our Youth

    Though it's rare to find a truly original story anymore, David Gordon Green has attempted to do just that with his debut feature, George Washington—a film that, refreshingly, has nothing to do with presidential matters. Instead, the title of the picture refers to an impoverished, introverted 13-year-old African ...