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    Amazon.com Gives Indie Filmmakers New Marketplace

    Warner Bros. uninterested in distributing your latest project? Disney not returning your phone calls? Amazon.com, one of the world's largest online retailers, claims it has the solution to the dilemma faced by just about every budding film director or frustrated movie

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    BISTRO BITS: Blue Skies

    In her new show, "From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies"-at the Oak Room at The Algonquin, through July 17-jazz singer Susannah McCorkle presents an eclectic program that might just be her finest to date. Since emerging in the late '70s, McCorkle's star has been rising, and today she ...

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    SDCF Panel Takes on Property Rights

    Intellectual property rights: It's a thorny issue in the theatrical community, one that has drawn staggered battle lines involving producers, playwrights, directors and choreographers. So, on Thurs., Jan. 21, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) hosted a panel discussion on how these rights affect directors and choreographers. Designers ...

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    BISTRO BITS

    Your Own CD: Money Is

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    BISTRO BITS: Good News

    Steve Ross is enjoying an eight week run at the FireBird Caf , and that's not just good news, that's great news (through April 3, Tues.-Thurs., 9 pm; Fri.-Sat., 9 and 11 pm). If you've been following my commentary on Ross over the past several years ...

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    Actorfest Success; The "Les Miz" Controversy

    My two-week vacation abroad turned out to be a three-month leave of absence from this column. When I returned to the office in mid-September there were so many projects that I needed to attend to right away that I just put "CenterStage" on hold for awhile. (A habit that I ...

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    Start of Something Big: With his career on the cusp of Broadway glory, singer/songwriter Steven Lutvak makes an L.A. cabaret stop.

    When Rosemary Clooney first heard Steven Lutvak perform, she was entranced, pegging the award-winning singer/songwriter as "the new Sondheim." She immediately invited him to "come on-a my house" for an afternoon tea. New York's Back Stage added to the kudos by reporting that singers are "literally salivating as ...

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    Critic's Picks

    Accidental Death of an Anarchist, presented by New Crime Productions at the Evidence Room, 3542 Hayden Ave., Culver City. Through Dec. 20. (310)

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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)