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    Equity, AFTRA, Others React to Minority Concerns

    The NAACP's and Latino community's vocal concerns about minority performers' plight in film and TV has spread to reactions from sources as diverse as the nation's performers' unions and U.S. minority business

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    Musicians, Toe Dance in Tune: Local 802 Members, NYC Ballet Agree on Three-Year Pact

    Musicians and management for the New York City Ballet greeted their third week of a standoff with a finalized 3-year contract agreement on Tuesday. The orchestra returned to play for "The Nutcracker"-which had been forced to use recorded music-on Tuesday

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    Bistro Bits : Pushing the Envelope

    CLASSIFYING NATALIE GAMSU AS A "VOCALIST" doesn't begin to tell the story. Yes, she's a splendid singer, with a majestic voice that bespeaks wisdom and passion. But, what an actress--no, what an artist! Her show last year, "Karizmatik," incorporated theatrical elements; her new show at Eighty Eight's ...

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    OPEN MIKES AND SHOWCASES

    A survey of clubs, theatres, and other venues that are "open" to unsolicited comedy acts in varying degrees. Most allow performers to sign up on the night of performance; some require submissions and/or auditions, often well in advance of performance.

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    OREGON THEATER 2001 SEASONS

    Jim Giancarlo (prod.) will hold auditions for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Guys on Ice, runs Mar. 14-June 11; Eat-TV, runs May 23-Sept. 3; Gunmetal Blues, runs Aug. 15-Nov. 5; 'Tis the Season, runs Oct. 17-Dec. 31) and Rogue Music Theatre (Kiss Me Kate, runs May 29-July 29; Godspell in Concert ...

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    Economic Study - Film, Cable Rise Foreseen For the Next Five Years

    (BPI) Despite projections for dampened U.S. economic growth amid the global slowdown, solid growth in entertainment, radio, television, and cable spending is forecast to propel communications industry revenue during the next five years, according to a major study released last

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    Broadway Scores Biggest Holiday Box Office Ever

    Buoyed by record-breaking box office receipts during the Christmas holiday week, the Broadway theatre industry is on course to enjoy its single highest-grossing season

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    Jackie's Legacy: Proponents of Coogan Law revisions aim at extending protection of children performers to all cases and all states.

    Jackie Coogan's last days on the television screen showed audiences a supporting actor nurturing his craft; a stocky, balding man with semi-sad eyes and excellent timing. But in his first films in the 1920s, Coogan was a child star-discovered by Charlie Chaplin-who captured audiences' hearts with his beautiful profile ...

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    "MULTICAMERA"

    John Kilker (dir.) is accepting submissions for Multicamera, a digibeta film for USC. Prod. Ose Oyamendan. Shoot starts Feb. 20. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Gillian Lynne: "Cats," Choreography, and The "World" Ahead

    A loud voice rang out from the audience gathered in the Winter Garden Theatre the night of June 19, the celebratory evening honoring the 6138th performance of "Cats"--when the musical became Broadway's longest-running production ever. Just prior to the show-stopping "Jellicoe Ball," a punishing ballet that keeps the ...