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    China Cracks Down on 'Vulgar' Entertainment

    China asked all producers to check their inventory for risque material with threats of fines and other punishment.

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    Pew Doles Out Artist Grants, Exchanges

    Playwright exchanges between theatres in the Twin Cities and Philadelphia will occur for a third time thanks to renewed grant support by the Pew Charitable

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    Berkeley Rep Opens New Space

    The buzz on the Bay Area rialto these days is about the opening of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's long-awaited, $20 million second space. The new, larger proscenium theatre is called the Roda Theatre in honor of Ask Jeeves Foundation supporters Roger Strauch and Dan Miller of the Roda Group; Ask ...

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    National Board Names 'No Country' Top Film

    The Coen brothers' searing take on crime and carnage is the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' pick for best film.

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    The Night of the Black Cat

    "The Night of the Black Cat," presented by and at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. (Also Mon. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.) Feb. 17-Mar. 26. $18.50-22.50. (310) 392-7327.

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    Back Stage West is proud to announce the

    Back Stage West is proud to announce the recipients of our 2005 Garland Awards, voted on by the critics of BSW. Each recipient was named on at least three critic's "best of the year 2004" lists, based upon shows each critic saw on a Southland stage in 2004.

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    The Ballad of Baxter Street

    Interracial marriage, lesbianism, family violence, and a thriving theatrical scene -- of course, we are speaking of New York in 1855.

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    Ray Romano Looking at Deal with HBO for Series

    Ray Romano is back on the clock with "24" creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

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    Pilot Programs Lift Bay Area Playwrights

    "Playwriting is a lonely art, until tons of people get involved all of a sudden and you lose control," says Amy Mueller, artistic director of San Francisco's Playwrights Foundation.

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    Review: Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage

    The great thing about literary short stories transported verbatim to the stage is you know from the get-go the material will likely be terrific.