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    NEWS WIRE : SAG, Saban Make Up

    Saban Entertainment and the Screen Actors Guild have reached an agreement on a new contract covering live action children's shows. The deal, which will take effect July 1, will provide higher pay, full pension and health benefits, and residuals to performers who work on Saban's

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    Macbeth

    Frog & Peach Theatre Company continues its third season of presenting Free Shakespeare on the Upper West Side with "Macbeth." The production runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, beginning Thurs., Jan. 22. There are matinees on Sundays at 3pm. Admission is free, but reservations are required. The performances will be ...

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    Congressional Panel Ups AIDS Housing Funds

    A congressional appropriations subcommittee has provided $204 million for the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program (HOPWA) for fiscal year 1998--an increase of four percent over FY97. Though that increase may not seem especially large, it's been hailed by supporters of Praxis Housing Initiatives, a program whose very ...

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    International Theatre Stars Share Trade Secrets at ATW Panel

    When or where have you heard celebrity actors candidly discuss their own stage fright? How did a Broadway actor come to perform a naked cartwheel on stage? What are the differences between American and British audiences? These and other topics sparked a scintillating exchange amongst famous actors from four different ...

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    PROFILE: More Cause For Celebration

    Artistic director Richard Israel begins a new, more ambitious era at L.A.'s premier gay theatre

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    DANCE DIARY - Marathon: Dance Now '97

    The Downtown Arts Festival, which took place in Soho (Sept. 11-21), held dance marathons throughout the area, under the blanket title Dance Now '97. Dance events were held in Soho galleries, studios, and lofts. There were also forums, open rehearsals, and artist previews. We managed to catch part of one ...

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    DANCE DIARY

    Balanchine's Perennially Glowing

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    "MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH"

    Don Thacker (dir.) is accepting submissions for Motivational Growth, a digital short dark comedy. Prod. Hector Barron. Shoot starts Apr. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    OCTOBER

    At one point in Brook Stowe's shadowy, convoluted new work, a character frustratedly exclaims, "Man, this is some way-out shit!" Granted, the character is a strung-out junkie with a questionable grasp on reality. Nevertheless, his vehement observation is an astute one, as Stowe's often confusing script turns out ...