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    Pew Doles Out Artist Grants, Exchanges

    Playwright exchanges between theatres in the Twin Cities and Philadelphia will occur for a third time thanks to renewed grant support by the Pew Charitable

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    Actor's Income Falls Far Below U.S. Average

    Actors' Equity Association reported in December that its members' earnings hit an all-time high in 1998. Reports from last spring revealed that Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members who worked on films and TV shows had experienced dramatic earnings increases from 1993 to

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    "Buckley's Finest Hour" Arrives

    The New York premiere of "Lord Buckley's Finest Hour," a biographical play about the late humorist, will be performed at Robert's, 50th Street and 10th Avenue, on Sat., Dec. 21, at 8:30 pm, and Tues., Dec. 31, at 9:30 pm. Tom Calagna and the Jazz Orchestra ...

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    BREAKOUT TALENT: Todd Louiso Embracing Fortune

    When asked how he managed to land such a plum role in High Fidelity, the new Stephen Frears-directed film starring and produced by John Cusack, Todd Louiso shrugged, blushed, and gushed, "I don't know. I got so

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    Guilds Remember Blacklist Era

    Four major entertainment industry guilds are planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the blacklist era with a special event, "Hollywood Remembers The Blacklist." The commemoration will be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills On Oct.

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)

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    STAGE & SCREEN by Tom Provenzano

    Opportunity Knocks From Jiminy Cricket to Jack Benny, television to stage, Eddie Carroll lets any opening be his

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    Laughing Matters - New Shows Strike Comedy Gold

    THE GOLD RUSH BAR & GRILL, on 10th Avenue and 38th Street, has only been open for a few months, but already management has realized that in New York patrons expect to be served great entertainment with their grub. As well as offering barbecue and an Old West decor complete with ...

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    Durkin Drama - Agency gives up franchise after years of complaints.

    If a good agent is hard to find, the inverse would seem to be that an erring agent is hard to fine, prosecute, or reprimand. Debbie Durkin and her eponymous Durkin Artists Agency have weathered a storm of serious complaints since late 1995 that they were charging clients for the ...