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    NY Musicians Pamphlet Radio City in Protest

    Musicians on both coasts are kicking up a fuss about taped music in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular tour, which features the

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    Emmy-winning casting director Marc Hirschfeld will join NBC as executive vp of casting, according to The Hollywood Reporter (4/29/99). As co-founder of Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting, he cast such series as Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun, The Larry Sanders Show, and Party of Five. Hirschfeld will oversee casting ...

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    Young Performers Seminar at Equity

    Actor's Equity is holding a free seminar for young members, Sat., Nov. 21, from 10 am to 2:45 pm, Young performers and their families will be educated about the business. Rebecca Luker, Star of Broadway's "Sound of Music," will speak at 11:30 am. Other events include ...

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    Production Photos: Bringing Good Coverage Into Focus

    Photographer-publicist Jonathan Slaff is setting up a pre-production shot of "Hide Mother in My Heart"--a new play to be mounted by Theater for the New City (TNC), Sept. 25-Oct. 12. To the uninitiated, it's an oddball event. Slaff is photographing actors who have not yet rehearsed. Indeed, they ...

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    Our Nov. 16 winner: We asked readers to connect Pr

    Our Nov. 16 winner: We asked readers to connect Primal Fear's Laura Linney to Fear's Mark Wahlberg and received... not a single response. What? Has there been some breakdown in the U.S. Postal Service? Surely this was not a hard one. Here's our link-up: Laura Linney ...

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    Wendy Phillips & Jean Shelton

    Like mother, like daughter. After many years in film, including Bugsy (as Warren Beatty's wife) and Midnight Run (as Robert De Niro's wife), and on TV (starring in Falcon Crest, Savannah, Promised Land, A Year in the Life, Homefront, and The Robert Guillaume Show), stage-trained Los Angeles actress ...

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    Arts Advocates Outline Actions For 105th Congress

    Americans for the Arts has provided position papers outlining important actions needed for promoting not-for-profit arts to the 105th Congress. The actions include pushing for increased and extended funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), supporting "enlightened tax policy" for nonprofits, and opposing censorship of advocacy