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    NYSCA Grants $8.8M, FY2001 Totals $48.4M

    The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded $8.8 million in grants to 659 not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations statewide during its fourth and final round of funding for fiscal year 2001.

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    John Bury, 75, Designer

    John Bury, 75, Designer

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    Program for College-Bound Drama Students

    Program for College-Bound Drama Students

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    Crisply Played

    Actor Bette Bourne concedes it's hard not to see the late writer-performer Quentin Crisp—whose presentation of self was his art—as a fictional character.

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    lionel, "perfect crime"

    "Perfect Crime," an Off-Broadway "C" contract ($592 per week) is seeking an immediate replacement for the role of Lionel McAuley. Actor must be a quick study able to learn and able to perform lines verbatim. Rehearsals begin ASAP and actor must be free to perform on Thanksgiving. Send pix & resumes ...

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    bucks co. & pocono Playhouse

    2/26 from 10AM-2PM and 2-6PM & 2/27 from 10AM-1PM and 2-6PM at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54 St., 11th fl., NYC.

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    Two Local Filmmakers Agree: Make Your Mistakes on Student/ Short Films

    After "Pi," his black and white no-budget debut film (actual cost: $60,000), won myriad awards—including the coveted Best Director Award at Sundance—Brooklyn-born Darren Aronofsky decided to beat the dreaded sophomore slump. He revived his own dream of adapting Hubert ("Last Exit to Brooklyn") Selby's "Requiem for ...

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    Everybody Wants to Write a Musical

    On one of December's seemingly inexhaustible supply of bitterly cold evenings, an overflow crowd of people wedged into a small, overheated basement room at the Blue Heron Arts Center on East 24th St., straining capacity at more than double the expected attendance. These eager folks were lured into the ...

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    "Chorus line," walnut st. thr.

    2/13 at 10AM and 2PM at 890 Broadway Studios, 6th fl., NYC.

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    Policeman Shot Actor in Back

    A policeman who killed an actor—a Screen Actors Guild member—who was holding a realistic fake gun at a Halloween party shot the man in the back of the head and in the back, an autopsy report showed.