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    SAG-AFTRA Issues Spot Pact Ballots; Members See Increases for TV, Radio

    This week, actors began receiving their ballots on the proposed new union commercials contracts, which offer key improvements in every area of payments for television and radio

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    Stephen Robert Scott Forms Agency

    Scott Artist Management, a boutique-like talent agency specializing in actors, singers, and dancers for legit work, recently hung out its shingle at 351 Broadway (10013). Actors' Equity Association franchised the agency on Sept.

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    THE CRAFT: Moves Well - Your body is your instrument. How many notes can you play?

    Recently I saw the legendary Berliner Ensemble in its production of Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and I was struck by the European actors' consummate skills, particularly their movement skills. Of varying ages and physical types, they were all powerful, flexible, in total control, and deeply connected ...

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Depression Era - Why 1930s' revivals aren't revitalizing the Great White Way.

    The Mar. 14 New York Times reports the most controversial and popular attraction of the London theatre season is The Color of Justice, a searing docudrama about a true-life racially motivated killing and the subsequent mishandling of the investigation by the British authorities. As I was reading the article, I ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    Playwright Brian Friel has consistently displayed an incisive touch for dialogue and fully formed characters, both of which seemed glaringly absent from the current production of his 1994 work, Molly Sweeney (Jan. 6-Feb. 15), at Coral Gables' New Theatre. Whether it's the fault of the usually very competent trio ...

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    National Dance Week Bows April 21-30

    All you dance lovers, attention! National Dance Week whirls in April 21-30, with New York City offering an opening pirouette at noon, Mon., April 24th at Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza. Broadway and TV star Sandy Duncan will emcee the gathering, sponsored by Dancers Responding to Aids

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    CORRECTIONS

    In Paul Birchall's review of the Epiphany Theatre production An Evening of Shakespeare (Back Stage West/Drama-Logue, 11/26/98), actresses were misidentified due to confusion about the show's double-casting. Lady Anne was in fact played by April Barnett, whose performance Birchall called "touching and wholly convincing"; the ...

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    SAG's Net Assets $21 Million - Latest Report

    The Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) latest federal accounting report shows a union that broke even on income ($44 million) and expenses in the last fiscal year, and ended the period with net assets which grew from $18.6 million to $21.2

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    Three Revivals Top OCC Noms: "Amadeus,' "Kate,' and "Music Man' Lead the Parade

    The Outer Critics Circle favored revivals with "Amadeus," "Kiss Me, Kate," and "The Music Man" receiving the most nominations for its annual awards with eight each. The organization of critics for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway, announced nominations for its 50th annual awards on Mon., April ...

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    Can College Dance Departments Prepare Students for the Future?

    Bill Clinton has certainly been clear about his eagerness to " build a bridge to the 21st Century." His campaign rhetoric this election year revolved around gliding positively into the next century with education leading the way. Nonetheless, Clinton's emphasis on "bridge-building," though an enticing attention-grabber, has not clearly underlined ...