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    A.R.T./NY Announces Mellon Grants

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which in the aftermath of Sept. 11 created a special $50 million fund to "assist New York cultural and performing arts organizations" directly affected by the attack, has announced a new round of grants going to 39 not-for-profit theatres totaling $1,157,500.

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    Action on Media Ownership

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is supporting a Seattle-based coalition calling for a host of changes to our nation's commercial and public radio landscape, including support for ownership limits, artists' rights, community media access, content diversity, and local accountability.

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    Elton John Unveils 'Billy Elliot' Songs

    Elton John showed off his latest project, a musical based on the film "Billy Elliot," in a recent performance of four of 17 songs he has written for the production.

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    Signing Off

    Unless you've been hibernating under a rock in Bulgaria for the last year, you may have heard something about the hit sitcom Friends ending its 10-year run this year. Of course, the recent final episode was accompanied by enough fanfare and hoopla to put Christmas Day to shame. With ...

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    Obies, Tonys: Move Over

    Conventional wisdom says New York theatre doesn't need more awards.

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    Light Raise the Roof

    New York Theatre Workshop hits this theatrical trifecta with its latest effort, "Light Raise the Roof."

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    Musical Titans Give Papers to NY Public Library

    Between them, they created some of the most successful, storied musicals in theatre history—from "Fiorello!," "She Loves Me," and "Fiddler on the Roof" to "Cabaret," "Chicago," and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Taken together, the assorted scribblings, scrawlings, and notes of composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and ...

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    Berlin to Combine Soccer and Film in New Contest

    Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival's Berlinale Talent Campus said on Tuesday it is hoping to fuse two of the most universal languages -- film and soccer -- in a new film competition.

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    Little

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    Rants and Raves

    For many years, I was a registered nurse, mainly working in ERs and clinics for people with AIDS. About 10 years ago I finally had the courage to pursue the deepest yearnings of my heart, and I began taking acting classes.