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    Arts Prepped for War

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last weekend that the city would be gearing up even tighter security with President Bush's push toward war with Iraq this week.

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    ACT-Seattle Close to Funding Target

    Two months after bleak financial straits nearly forced its closure, A Contemporary Theatre of Seattle announced it has now raised half of the $1.5 million it needs to keep operating and to mount a 2003 season.

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A.-area plays as you want from the list of 25 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    Paisner Named President of Int'l TV Academy

    Veteran global television executive Bruce Paisner has been elected president of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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    NBC Makes Dramatic Statement for Fall TV Schedule

    NBC on Monday unveiled a drama-heavy fall 2004 schedule that includes the launch of new programs on four nights next season plus the return of reality matchmaking vehicle "Average Joe."

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    Relaxation Technique John Cleese, still one of the funniest men alive, has learned to enjoy taking it easy.

    For an actor who has made a career largely out of playing uptight English gentlemen, John Cleese presents himself as surprisingly laid-back. Ensconced in a plush chair, his 6-foot-5 frame stretched onto an ottoman, Cleese is the picture of comfort. It suddenly makes sense that this is the man who ...

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    Noted Actors Support Bard for NEA

    The NEA is going to school on the nation's entertainment unions, forming a "Players' Guild" to support its new Shakespeare in American Communities initiative.

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    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27,

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A. plays as you want from the list of 22 member companies for only $7 per ticket. You can use the pass for any listed performance, but reservations are always recommended. This is a savings ...

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    OBITUARIES

    Elia Kazan (1909-2003)

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    Equity, Disney Still Talking

    Actors' Equity Association and the Walt Disney Company, which in August began negotiating a new Disney World Eastern agreement in Orlando, will soon resume talks following the cleanup from a very heavy hurricane season.