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    Serious Resolve

    If you make one promise to yourself in the new year, make it to be a serious actor. Far too many people apply the title of actor to themselves with no good reason to do so. The desire to practice medicine does not make you a doctor, just like the ...

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    Lila Wallace Offers Grants

    The application deadline for Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Arts Partners Program planning grants is March 7; intent-to-apply cards are due on Feb. 7. The Arts Partners Program is designed to help presenters develop well-informed, committed adult audiences for the performing arts by supporting collaborations between presenting organizations, artists, and community ...

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    Shakespeare Troupe in DC Residency

    WASHINGTON Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company will send a troupe to the Kennedy Center in 2003 for the first of five annual residencies--each with 32 performances in four weeks.

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    Rocky Mountain High

    Getting an invitation to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival is to comedians what getting an acceptance letter to Harvard University is to prospective college students. Exposure at this HBO-sponsored event gives a performer respect and, hopefully, increased clout in the business—if not a TV network deal ...

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    The Cradle Will Rock

    "The Cradle Will Rock," presented by and at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Sat. 8 p.m. June 30-July 28; Sat. 4 p.m. Aug. 4-Sept. 8; Sun. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16-Sept. 30. $11-20. (310) 455-3723.

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    A Soldier Girl Play

    "A Soldier Girl Play," presented by and at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hollywood. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Mar. 9-Apr. 28. $12. (818) 761-0704.

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    Chenille Stems and Coco Midrib

    "Chenille Stems and Coco Midrib," presented by Actor Game Productions at the Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Aug. 3-Sept. 2. (818) 506-8430.

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    The Colonel's Wife

    "The Colonel's Wife" succeeds in transporting the audience from a small black box theatre into the turbulent mind of a character experiencing many emotions and transcending more than one culture.

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    Bloom to Act in Film on Sarajevo Siege

    Orlando Bloom is stepping aside from the big productions that made him a star to work in a film about life in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege.

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    "Jesus Christ,' It Was Smoky!

    Holy smoke-or, at least, the smoke surrounding Jesus of Nazareth-has filled the Ford Center for the Performing Arts since "Jesus Christ, Superstar" held its first preview there Thurs., March 23. Although Actors' Equity Association claims there is no problem with the revival's use of the smoke, it has been ...