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    Community Show in Fring Festival

    When the curtain goes up, metaphorically speaking, on the Lower East Side's "Community Show," Aug. 13, at 6:00 pm, the first New York International Fringe Festival will be launched, and the 11-day event (Aug. 13-24) set in motion. The esthetic: a cross-breed of pop-cult and cutting

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    VOICE MATTERS: The Voice-Over Explosion - A Maverick View of Throat Strain

    Looks like Julie Andrews, notwithstanding her momentary Tony Awards broadcast, hasn't been able to sing her reputed five-octave range since nodules were removed from her throat 19 months ago. Nineteen months is a long time to wait for recovery from what is considered routine surgery (which normally needs 6-8 ...

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    "Queen" Pens, Grove Street Agree in Court

    "Queen of Hearts," the Princess Diana musical which had moved from the stage to the courtroom early this week, finally opened Wednesday at the Grove Street Playhouse billed as a showcase production‹the result of a court

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    ACTORS WE LOVE - Derek Jacobi: Valorous Vanya

    Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is one of the toughest roles in the classic repertoire. Like many of the characters created by the playwright, Vanya is defeated by life. He has intellectual aspirations, but is stuck managing a Russian farm due to family obligations. His frustrations and anger focus on his ...

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    Actors We Love: Edward Norton - Twisted Boy Scout

    "What are those things people say about Boy Scouts? Honesty, truthfulness, duty-Edward is all those things," Edward Albee has said of Edward Norton, having directed him on the New York stage, and paradoxically, it is these qualities that explain how this "boy scout" has given some of the most convincing ...

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    Local Arts Agencies' Budgets Are Rising

    America's 4,000 local arts agencies (LAAs) are experiencing budget increases and expanded involvement in community