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    Ignoring Courts, Senators Censor NEA

    Despite a federal court ruling that prohibits tying "decency standards" to arts funding, U.S. senators are continuing to include censorship language in legislation affecting the National Endowment for the Arts

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    The Gray Nineties

    RADITIONALLY, MY FIRST "BISTRO BITS" column after Labor Day contains a fall cabaret preview. But, considering recent and upcoming events, I am compelled to address the changing face of New York nightlife. Between new clubs opening and old ones closing, the cabaret world seems to be in a state of ...

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM

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    Elusive Illumination: Whether acting or directing, John Turturro is drawn to exploring, not just explaining, complex characters.

    John Turturro is a difficult person to interview-not because he's not a nice guy, and not because he doesn't have a lot to say. It's just that you get a sense that he isn't sharing his whole story with you when he answers your questions. He ...

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    Helen Hayes Awards Come Out in Wash.

    Washington, DC theatre professionals announced their choices for the Helen Hayes Awards last Mon., May 8, at a gala at the Kennedy Center. Four awards were given to touring shows, which are called "non-resident" productions, but most of the honors went to homegrown

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    Actors Connection Marks 10th Anni.

    "We are thrilled to have reached this milestone," said Actors Connection Co-Director/Owner Bunny Levine, referring to the Jan. 23 10th anniversary of her company which, as the name suggests, "connects" both working and aspiring actors with agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals, through workshops and "as if" audition ...

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    F.O.B.

    San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre inaugurates its new venue and its fifth season with the revival of this early work of David Henry Hwang, set in the backroom of a Chinese restaurant in Torrance in 1978. Abetted by shadow puppetry devised by Andy Lowe and Kent Brisby, plus a ...

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    NYWA and City Council Voice Arts Support

    Two groups very familiar with agendas broke bread last week and discussed how to counter the New York City mayor's traditional attempt to slash the city's arts