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    BISTRO BITS: Good News

    Steve Ross is enjoying an eight week run at the FireBird Caf , and that's not just good news, that's great news (through April 3, Tues.-Thurs., 9 pm; Fri.-Sat., 9 and 11 pm). If you've been following my commentary on Ross over the past several years ...

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    BISTRO BITS

    Your Own CD: Money Is

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    LAUGHING MATTERS: Battling "Bringer" Burnout

    In recent months, I've received mail about Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker's "Center Stage" column from Nov. 6, in which she gave common-sense advice about club scams and asked me to comment on "bringer" shows. I want to thank you for trying to keep me up ...

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    Unions Blast "Racist" Ad From RSA

    The actors strike against the ad industry turned ugly Thursday as union leaders and their supporters expressed outrage and horror at a "blatantly racist and sexist" ad taken out by directors Tony and Ridley Scott's commercial production company, RSA USA. The Scott brothers issued a sincere apology last Thursday ...

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    Homeless, HIV+ Star in Housing Works Musical

    In conjunction with World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the Theatre Project at Housing Works will present "Every Beat Face Ain't Beautiful," a new musical written and performed by "homeless and formerly homeless men, women, and queens living with

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    New SAG Staffers Bring Hope, Concern

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    Theatres That Nurture Playwrights

    The following is a list of theatre groups that produce/workshop new playwrights. If your group was not included in this list, and you wish to be listed next time, please contact us at Back Stage, 1515 Broadway, 14th fl., New York, NY 10036, Attn: Listings Editor or fax info ...

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    Vocal Ease: Taking Care of Your Voice

    Use a muscle too often or in the wrong way, and that muscle will start to give you trouble. Dancers get cramps. Pianists develop hand problems. Actors--if they're not careful--damage their

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    SAG Resumes Agents Talks

    The Screen Actors Guild and the Association of Talent Agents have resumed talks for a new set of regulations governing talent agents—but time is fast running out on the chance for a new deal.