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    OBITUARIES

    Patricia Bowman, Prima Ballerina at

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    Heady Feeling for Actor-Director Scott Elliott

    Life has a very heady feeling for actor-director Scott Elliott these days. Last season he was a struggling artistic director trying to keep alive The New Group, a small Off-Off-Broadway theatre company he founded in 1991.

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    Lynch-ing Armey: Arts Leader Berates Pols' NEA "Lies"

    The leader of a major arts advocacy group has accused Congressional conservatives, including the House majority leader, of "lies and innuendo" in their recent attacks on the National Endowment for the Arts

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    "IN VEIN"

    David Driscoll (prod.) is accepting submissions for In Vein, a 16mm film for UC San Diego. Dir. Tarik Polanski. Six-week shoot starts Mar. 28. Copy and credit provided. There is no pay.

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    STAGE & SCREEN: Latin Heat

    With the Latino Theatre Company's first film and the continued success of the Latino Theatre Initiative, one community's voice grows stronger in the chorus of L.A.

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    BISTRO BITS

    It's the Talk of The

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    'Cats' Travel Overtime?

    The arbitrator also found travel overtime-due to "Cats" touring cast members who experienced travel delays (other than bus)-beyond the producer's control and exceeding the hours allowed by contract rules. The tour experienced such delays by bus and

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    Women's History Month Spare: Womenkind Festival Moves to New Jersey

    In what is perhaps a sign of the times, Women's History Month this year will be sparser than before, at least in theatrical circles. AFTRA will postpone its solo event until May, and the March 15 SAG and AFTRA joint second annual women's committee event will be by ...

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    Rabe: Freebie by a Biggie at Lincoln Center

    Playwright David Rabe ("Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," "Streamers") will offer a highly personal telling of "The Myth of Gilgamesh," one of the oldest still-existing ancient tales. His version, "Gilgamesh the Prince," will be presented as part of the Reading Room Series at the New York Public Library for the Performing ...

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    Obies Honor Off-B'way: "Waste,' Eileen Heckart, "Jitney' Cast & Director Among Winners

    The best of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway were honored at the 45th annual Obie Awards, presented by the Village Voice at Webster Hall on Mon., May 15. The Obies have no nominees and set categories. Former Obie winners Claudia Shear and Mary Testa who was subbing for an ailing Patrick Stewart ...