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    EQUITY GUEST ARTISTCDA SUMMER THEATRE

    The Coeur d' Alene Summer Theatre is accepting Equity and non-Equity submissions for its upcoming season. Season to include: Crazy for You, Cabaret, Grease, and Camelot. Dir. Roger Welch. Season runs June 9-Sept. 1. There is pay for non-Equity performers.

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    Matchmaking: APAP Confab Seeks To Link Venues and Managers

    Much of that matchmaking of performers and venues in the not-for-profit theatres takes place at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' (APAP) annual conference, which recently held its 41st meeting at the New York Hilton. The conference is the culmination of similar regional gatherings throughout the year and many phone ...

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    Face to Face:"Encores!" for Director John Rando

    Director John Rando is cautious. He admits that he was tapped--and it was an honor--to direct the first presentation of the 1998 City Center Encores! season. Still, he insists, he'd like to think of it as an "artistic" as opposed to a career stepping-stone. "Career-wise, who knows what leads ...

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    Models Guild Prez Asks Court to Sentence Managers

    Donna Eller, president of the Models Guild, is petitioning a Federal Court to stop delaying sentences for two managers who pled guilty over a year ago to 26 counts of fraud, stealing over $1 million from 15 models. One of the men also admitted to one count of statutory

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    NEA Grants For NY Down By 50 %

    The National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) fall and spring grant monies to New York's arts organizations have dropped nearly 50 percent between fiscal 1997 and FY98. Grants for not-for-profit theatre projects also have fallen, but by a lesser

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    Actors Ask, We Answer

    At the panel discussions that I moderated at Back Stage's Actorfest last November, I asked audience members to write down questions for the guest speakers. Unfortunately, many of those questions never got asked because of time constraints, but I did promise those attending that I would address them in ...