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    NEWS WIRE : L.A. Weekly Gives Out

    In one of L.A. theatre's hippest yearly gatherings, the 19th Annual L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards strutted and fretted on the stage of the Tom Bradley Theatre at the Los Angeles Theatre Center this week. Hosted by the unhinged Fabulous Monsters and the game Linda Purl, the three-hour ...

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    Women's League to Salute Olim, Walker

    Dorothy Olim, an administrator-consultant and former operating officer of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM), will receive The League of Professional Theatre Women's ninth annual Lee Reynolds

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    Equity Pact for New England Area Theatres

    Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the New England Area Theatres (NEAT) have reached an agreement for a new three-year contract covering actors and stage managers working in Boston-area professional theatres.

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    "Aida' Under Renovation: Show's Artistic Evolution Overshadows Palace Theatre Refurbishing

    It's not just the Palace Theatre that's being refurbished for the March 23 opening of Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida." The show itself has been undergoing some not-so-fine retuning since it closed in Chicago in January, including during its current four weeks of previews. The $15-million ...

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    April Deadlines For NEA Grants

    If you're administering a not-for-profit arts organization, you've more than tax reports to file during April. The National Endowment for the Arts has four deadlines for grant applications for fiscal 1998

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    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: It's the Law!

    The following is the complete text of a new California law designed to combat typical Hollywood talent scams, which goes into effect January,

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    "ULTRA HIP"

    Ted Campbell (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Ultra Hip, a digital comedy about a young man with a trick hip and his attempts to survive a first date. Prod. Chris Aprk. Shoot starts Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    AFTRA Convention Endorses SAG MergerDemands Resolving Pension-Plan Problems; sets $1,000 Entry Fee

    The proposed merger of two major U.S. actors unions moved nearer fruition last weekend. The 56th convention of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) endorsed merger documents which would unite its 80,000 members with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

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    1998 Helen Hayes Awards Honor Theatre Excellence

    The annual Helen Hayes Awards, which honor excellence in theatre in Washington, D.C., were held Mon., May 4, at the Kennedy Center. The ceremony was hosted by veteran actress Pat

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