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    Senate May Delay NEA Funding

    The Senate may delay considering the appropriations bill which includes National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding until after Labor Day, Mon., Sept.

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    Digital Actors to Materialize Soon, Says Price Waterhouse Study

    Film actors could be regularly sharing lines with "digital talent" within the next five years, according to a new, major study of entertainment and

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR - A Life's Work

    No one could rightly accuse Fyvush Finkel of lacking perseverance. Hired into New York's Yiddish Theatre as a preteen, Finkel performed there for the next 33 years. Off-Broadway followed, where he portrayed the shopkeeper in Little Shop of Horrors for the production's entire five year run. After that ...

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    Bistro Bits- Summer Sounds

    HE DIVERSITY FOUND IN MANHATTAN'S CAB-aret this summer is mind-boggling. Often a slow period in the clubs, the season has scored particularly well for many performers this year. The success of shows during the long hot months has helped revive the public's image of cabaret. Proof lies with ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Parlor Rooms and Pastiche

    While cabaret existed long before themes or structured shows came into being, many successful "essays" have been adopted by performers with great success. I recently spotted two shows that are perfect examples of how to make memories work in a show without being boring or drowning in self-absorption. Both had ...

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    Equity's Holiday - "98 Basket Project

    Since 1986, Equity's project committee has been delivering holiday baskets filled with clothing, books, CDs, candy, toiletries, and other sundries to local hospitals and AIDS organizations, to be distributed among people living with AIDS. Corporations and individuals have donated all the

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    Karen Ziemba Dances Onto Kander & Ebb's "Steel Pier"

    Outgoing and gregarious, Karen Ziemba sweeps through the Edison building, stopping briefly to embrace several members of the Shubert production team passing by. But, then, why shouldn't she be in a good

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    AFTRA Covers Same-Sex Duos, Birth Control Pills

    (BPI) Trustees of the AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds have made sweeping changes to the benefit plans that will provide health care coverage for same-sex domestic partners, cover the cost of birth control pills, and create significant increases in the size of retirees' pension

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    Theatre Board Members Sued by Former A.D.

    The drawn-out death throes of the defunct Circle In The Square have just gotten messier. The source of the renowned nonprofit theatre's new troubles is its former artistic director, Josephine Abady, who has filed a $2.65 million lawsuit against two of the company's board members, Ted Sayres ...