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    Miramax's Weinstein Blames Oscar Snub on Timing

    Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was quoted on Sunday as blaming the timing of the release of "Cold Mountain" for the film's failure to win an Oscar nomination in the best picture category.

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    Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts

    Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts issues. Each letter must include the writer's address and phone number, is subject to editing, and must be limited to 250 words. Write to Editor c/o Back Stage, 770 Broadway, 4th fl., NYC 10003 or e-mail seaker@backstage.com.

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    The Flu Season

    In "The Flu Season," playwright Will Eno is very playful -- playing with words, with play structure, with ideas.

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    The Mistake Presents Swelter

    What makes the sketch comedy from The Mistake team work so nicely is the sense that the performers keenly enjoy one another's company.

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    After the Fall

    Arthur Miller's 1964 drama "After the Fall" is a difficult epic, but as a major work by a giant American writer, it deserves to be seen.

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    Two SAG Members Sue

    Two SAG members filed an amended complaint Tuesday accusing two companies of unfair business practices, breach of contract and other actions for allegedly defrauding SAG members who sought work as extras in film, television and commercial productions.

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    Michael Moore Organizes Film Festival

    Director Michael Moore is bringing a film festival to this tourist town in his native Michigan that will feature free outdoor showings of classic movies on an inflatable screen.

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    Comedy of Course

    For Matt Komen, talent coordinator at the Hollywood Improv, comedy is all relative. We ask him whether or not one can learn to be funny.

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    Lawmakers Okay COBRA

    The state Assembly and Senate last week both approved the state COBRA subsidy bill, a high priority of New York's entertainment unions.

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    More Stars Slated for Celine's Vegas Colosseum

    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the state-of-the-art Las Vegas showroom built for Celine Dion, is getting some new, high-profile guests.