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    Calif. Blocks Named After Kirk Douglas

    Actor Kirk Douglas will never be forgotten in this desert city, where he lived for more than 40 years.

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    Macbeth

    "Macbeth," presented by Poor Players at Adams Avenue Studio of the Performing Arts, 2804 Adams Ave., San Diego. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov.14. $12-$15. (619) 584-3593.

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    Parsons, Murray, Cariou, Hines Among Hall of Fame Inductees

    Based on the recommendations of the American Theatre Critics Association as well as others, eight new inductees in the Theatre Hall of Fame have been chosen.

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    Dirty Tricks

    In the overstuffed bedroom that fills the Public Theater's stage a woman is having a nightmare while black-and-white TV images play over her body.

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    CBS to Hold Open Casting Call for 'Elvis'

    CBS is holding an open casting call for someone to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming television miniseries, "Elvis," about the late King of Rock 'n' Roll.

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    Alma

    "Alma," presented by and at the Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, L.A. Thu.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. Sept. 30-Dec. 5. $125 (including beverages and dinner). (323) 252-7112.

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    Oteri, Abrams Join Forces for ABC Comedy

    "Saturday Night Live" alumna Cheri Oteri has teamed with multihyphenate J.J. Abrams to develop a comedy project for ABC and Touchstone Television.

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    NoCal Notes: SAN FRANCISCO - Bodies Eclectic; SACRAMENTO - Family Way

    SAN FRANCISCO—How to praise California Shakespeare Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's comedy classic The Importance of Being Earnest without slobbering? For starters, there was wonderfully frozen-faced, quintessentially earnest Anthony Fusco as Jack Worthing. In a nod to Wilde's famed homosexuality, director Jonathan Moscone emphasized Jack's ...

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    De Niro Defends Mafia Roles

    Robert De Niro dismissed accusations that his Mafia roles have smeared the image of Italian-Americans, arguing that he plays realistic characters.

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    General Operating Grants Available To Small and Midsize Theatres

    The Lucille Lortel Foundation will offer unrestricted general operating support to small and midsize not-for-profit theatre companies, in grants that range from $2,500 to $25,000. The deadline for filing applications is Mon., Oct. 25. The foundation has already distributed over $1,500,000 in such grants over the ...