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    SARS Closes Hong Kong Film Forum

    The outbreak of atypical pneumonia, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which has left 685 people in Hong Kong infected and claimed 16 lives, has forced organizers of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2003 (HAF) to postpone the event indefinitely.

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    AFTRA/NY Rallies for Live Radio March 27

    The New York Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has planned a rally on Thurs., March 27, from 12:30 to 2 pm in Bryant Park (42nd Street and 6th Avenue) to protest a plan by Clear Channel Communications to take the hometown voices out ...

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    Patience

    "Patience," presented by the Spotlight Theatre Company at Ventura Court Theatre, 12417 Ventura Court, Studio City. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. Feb. 28-Apr. 5. $18. (818) 971-5033.

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    Measure For Measure

    "Measure for Measure," presented by and at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. In repertory, Feb. 28-May 10. (818) 240-0910.

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    Oscar's Crystal Ball?

    The SAG Actor Awards can sway Oscar voters. Who said actors have no power in this town?

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    Oscars Awarded Record Ad Rates

    In another sign of recovery in the advertising market, commercial time on ABC's March 23 telecast of the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards has sold for a record-high average rate.

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    NYPL Exhibits Original Cast Recordings

    For musical aficionados, "Original Cast Recordings," an upcoming exhibit at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, may be of special interest. The event runs from March 6-June 7 in the library at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center's Vincent Astor Gallery at ...

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    A Life in the Theatre

    David Mamet's 1977 play, "A Life in the Theatre," was a big contributor to the then-emerging playwright's reputation.

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    Neighborhood Guide

    For many newcomers intimidated by the big bad city the first question is, Do I really need to live in L.A.? Can't I just get a place in one of the many "bedroom" communities ringing the city and commute into town when I have an audition/job/meeting ...

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    Cookin' at the Cookery

    Although she's probably not the best choice physically to play the aged and diminutive jazz-blues singer, Alberta Hunter, there's no question about it: Ann Duquesnay is the catch of the day in "Cookin' at the Cookery."