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    ACTORS' TAXES: Same Time, This Year - Since the Y2K bug failed to wipe out the IRS computer system, it's once again time for taxes.

    Wow, we made it! And, of course, as predicted, the Earth opened up, continents were swamped with giant tidal waves, Jupiter collided with Mars, Los Angeles slid into the Pacific Ocean, and the Dow-Jones plummeted to pre-1900 numbers. Unfortunately-and the saddest news of all is-the Internal Revenue Service withstood all ...

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    Congress Raises NEA Budget to $122.5M

    It's a far cry from the $87 billion Congress approved for Iraq and Afghanistan, but the federal lawmakers have seen fit to raise funding for the NEA to $122.5 million.

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    Tools of the Trade With a wide variety of classes available on digital filmmaking, aspiring filmmakers can learn everything from the basics to the details.

    Everyone has his or her own story to tell, and actors have a lot of them, notes Patrick DiRenna, co-owner of Digital Film Academy. "Actors are surprising resources of good stories," he says. "They've got life stories, acting stories, experiences they've been through. Actors who are finding that ...

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    'Just Shoot Me' Star Gets New TV Pilot

    After seven seasons as the fast-living fashion maven Nina Van Horn on "Just Shoot Me," Wendie Malick is finally getting a chance to show off her maternal side.

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    BTI Awards

    Rosemary Harris will host the annual presentation of The Broadway Theater Institute's Awards for Excellence in Theater on Mon., May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Club New York, 252 West 43rd St.,

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    The Big Ever After

    "The Big Ever After," presented by Playwrights 6 and the Ark Theatre Company at the Ark Theatre, 1647 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m. (Feb. 25 and Mar. 4 only), Sat. 8 p.m. (Feb. 19 only.), Sun. 2 p.m. Feb ...

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    Marlon Brando, 80, Dies

    Whether Marlon Brando was America's greatest living actor before his death, on Thurs., July 1 at 80, remains a subject perhaps best left to historians. But there is no question the country has lost an actor of towering talent, explosive style, and extraordinary range.

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    Ford's Theatre Hires Tetreault

    Ford's Theatre has hired Paul Tetreault, the managing director of the Alley Theatre in Houston, as producing director to take over artistic and managerial operations.

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    Pursuing the Dream

    As John Adrian Riley can attest, it's never too late to chase your dream. "Since I was in high school, I wanted to be an actor, but I got married and had a family," says the 63-year-old actor from Dayton, Ohio. "Then along the time I was 40, my ...

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    DCA Cut 17% for 2004

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's preliminary FY2004 budget calls for $102.5 million for the city Department of Cultural Affairs.