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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING 2000: Comedy - It's All in the

    You can't teach someone to be funny, right? So why spend the time or money trying? As many comedy coaches agree, everyone is funny-it's just a matter of knowing how to use it. As the famous story of Lunt and Fontanne relates: Lunt says, "When I ask for ...

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    On Location With: ABC-TV's "Soul Man"

    As everyone knows, most TV series set in New York, from "Seinfeld" and "N.Y.P.D. Blue" to "Friends," film only exteriors here and actually shoot in Los Angeles. However, ABC's "Soul Man," starring Dan Aykroyd as Reverend Mike Weber, bucks the prevailing trend in reverse. As tape ...

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    AFTRA Forum, Black History Fete

    The New York Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has scheduled a Members' Forum at 6 pm on March 2, in the 7th floor Board Room at 260 Madison

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    Laughing Matters- And the Winner Is

    THE BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARDS were presented as this column went to press. Since Donna Coe, my colleague on "Laughing Matters," and I were so pleased to be asked for our input on the comedy awards this year, I wanted to introduce you to the

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland is among the oldest and largest professional regional theatre companies in the U.S. and last year it averaged 91% of audience capacity. The end of the 1995-96 season (Oct. 28) was highlighted by a superlative staging of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia ...

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    DANCE DIARY - Value for Families by Jannetti Dancers

    Andrew Jannetti & Dancers recently offered a family matinee at St. Mark's Church, in the East Village, that brought out numerous young couples with their children. Some of the young ones appeared to be mere tots, barely out of their cradles. What was so remarkable was that the program--comprised of ...

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    NYC Pro-Arts Incumbents Strong In State Races

    Manhattan's Theatre District's pro-arts incumbents for the state Senate and Assembly appear to be in strong positions for

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    Columbia Conference

    Bill T. Jones, Margo Jefferson, Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart, and David Henry Hwang will take part in a Columbia University Theatre Conference, "Thinking and Doing: Performance and Text," at Columbia's Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, May 2-4. Panels will include "Revisiting the Greeks," "Justice, Race, Performance," and ...