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    NEA Provides $20.5M for FY2001

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in its first round of grants funding for fiscal 2001, has awarded 825 grants totaling $20.45 million. Of those grants, 213 worth nearly $5.9 million (compared to $5.6 million last year) went to arts groups in the State of New ...

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    female actress-singer, tour

    Seeking a female actress-singer for immediate employment to cover female roles in "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Trail of Tears" on a young audiences tour. Must have strong belt voice with good falsetto in upper register. "Trail of Tears" is a straight play. Actress must be able to join tour ...

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    Ambidextrous Acting: Moving Between Musicals and Plays

    "My life can be divided into B.D.B. and A.D.B.," says Kevin Chamberlin, currently starring in "Seussical" as Horton the Elephant. "That is, 'Before "Dirty Blonde" ' and 'After "Dirty Blonde." ' That's how much it changed my life."

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    Summertime and the Training is Easy

    For our annual spotlight on summer training programs in the theatrical arts, Back Stage and Back Stage West have combined their efforts in order to cast as wide a geographical net as possible across the great continent of North America. Twenty-nine far-flung writers cover, in varying degrees of depth, nearly ...

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    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poet

    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poetic and punishing Russell Crowe as the general who became a slave... well, you know the rest. But filling the stage of this revenge tragedy is a cast of players most notable for the personae each brought to the project ...

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    2001 Larson Awards Announced

    The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation recognized eight emerging music theatre authors and two producing organizations with awards and $50,000 in cash grants at a luncheon Thurs., Feb. 8. The foundation, formed to honor the memory of its namesake, the late "Rent" composer-lyricist, provides financial assistance and encouragement to ...

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    Print Work Is Taxable

    One day last season, we prepared the return of an actor and, after recording his W-2's, we asked if there was any other income. He replied he earned about $18,000 doing print work, but had been told, "It's not taxable." This actor is an extremely bright guy ...

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    epa, "stones in his pockets"

    11/10 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    soul train music awards

    2/11 from 2-6PM (2PM sharp, latest 3PM) at Times Circle Studios (Fazil's), 743 Eighth Ave., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    Private Contributions to Arts Boom During '99-'00Where Have All the Technicians Gone? College Production Departments Respond to a Crisis

    Arts and culture have seen almost a whopping 50% increase in charitable contributions over the past year, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 10th annual Philanthropy 400 survey. Indeed, private support to arts and culture was over a billion dollars, with 22 organizations receiving the lion's share.