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    For Lisa Gay Hamilton & Camryn Manheim, "Practice" Makes Perfect

    Lisa Gay Hamilton and Camryn Manheim have a lot in common. Not only are they both regulars on the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series "The Practice" (Saturday nights at 10 pm ET, currently in reruns, new episodes start Sept. 20), but they are also both Obie Award-winners with extensive New York ...

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    Caveat Actor: Protect Yourself From Stage Predators

    Each fall, Back Stage devotes column space to avoiding the pitfalls of predatory producers, unethical show businesses, and downright fraudulent practices that take advantage of unsuspecting performers.

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    NEA Awards $7.4M to NY

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced this week the recipients of nearly $60 million in grant money. $7.4 million of that money went to 212 New York State Arts

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    SAG, AFTRA Move Closer to Merger

    The proposed merger of SAG and AFTRA took another step forward Saturday when the Screen Actors Guild's national board of directors agreed to send a referendum on the merger to SAG's

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    Cohen Studio's Saturday Acting Class for Beginners

    The Susan Grace Cohen Studio is presenting a new Saturday morning acting class for beginners. The program will be taught by Valerie

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    TALENT BEAT

    Triple Axel Productions/Tricor Entertainment started shooting The Amati Girls, Oct. 23, starring Mark Harmon, Sean Young, and Jamey Sheridan. Wtr./dir. Anne De Salvo, cstg. Mary Jo Slater and Associates. The company's most recent production was Carlo's Wake, starring Martin Landau and Rita

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    ACTORS' TAXES - Miscellaneous Deductions

    Let's complete our discussion of Itemized Deductions this week by exploring the "miscellaneous deductions" category. When people itemize deductions, miscellaneous deductions is where they usually place the professional expenses they've incurred over the past year. It is here that an actor often places the expense associated with his ...

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    New Theatre for Older Colleagues

    A new troupe called the Colleagues Theatre Company is setting out to correct a curious state of affairs. That is: While Baby Boomers approach retirement, and the nation (and theatre audiences) grows collectively and progressively older, plays focusing on and employing senior members of the population nevertheless remain difficult to ...