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    'Rachel Corrie': Irrational Fear or Rational Prudence?

    In this corner: a theatre that postpones a controversial play, fearing the play's facts aren't straight and that it might inflame political tensions. And in this corner: a growing group that believes, despite explanations to the contrary, that the postponement is due to censorship and cowardice. No hitting ...

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    Stubborn SAG Wants Merger

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) national board of directors has overwhelmingly recommitted itself to consolidation with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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    New Perspectives on Changing Theatre Spaces

    By now, most of the New York theatre community is aware that 750 Eighth Ave. (the home of McHale's Restaurant) will be torn down. The building also houses five theatres, including the New Perspectives Theatre Company, which I founded 15 years ago. At first we believed we could all ...

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    e're not going to say it's easy to be great on a

    e're not going to say it's easy to be great on a good show, but, well, having a good show certainly helps. Give it up for Stockard Channing, then, who was undeniably great on CBS's Out of Practice, a show that never quite jelled the way it ...

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    DGA, Producers Guild Announce Nominations

    The Clint Eastwood film "Million Dollar Baby" and the Martin Scorsese film "The Aviator" are each flying high now that the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America have announced their nominees for the best work in film during 2004.

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    Gaveston, Favourite of the King

    "Gaveston, Favourite of the King," presented by and at the Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 3 pm. Jan. 14-Feb. 20. $20-25. (323) 957-1884.

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    1 Shot up from 5-foot-7 to

    1 Shot up from 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9

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    irls are funny. In Debra Messing's case, they're

    irls are funny. In Debra Messing's case, they're hilarious. As the often-addled Grace Adler on NBC's Will & Grace, Messing proves that not only can a girl join the comedy boy's club but she can also be the president. For eight seasons Messing's work has shown ...

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    Yale Makes Graduate Music School Free

    In most of America's top conservatories, the world's most promising musicians are often deep in debt and giving music lessons just to cover the rent.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The memberships of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the unions' Commercials contract Sept. 27, nearly 96 percent giving the agreement a green light. Terms provide for a 6 percent pay raise across the board for work done ...