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    Mid-Coast CUES- Lyric Opera's Krainik to Retire

    Ardis Krainik, the brilliant general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago for 15 years, will retire next April 30 at the conclusion of Lyric Opera's 1997 fiscal year. Krainik, who underwent surgery last summer, cited reasons of health for her voluntary

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    PULL-QUOTES FOR ARTICLE BEGINNING ON PAGE 29

    PULL-QUOTES FOR ARTICLE BEGINNING ON PAGE 29

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    The Ancients Of Zimbabwe

    "The Ancients of Zimbabwe," presented by and at the Laurelgrove Theater, 12265 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 & 7 p.m. June 22-July 29. (818) 760-8368.

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    BISTRO BITS

    'Da Noise, 'da Talent, 'da

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    Classical Acting Awards Announced

    Actors' Equity honored three classical actors Thurs., Dec. 7, with the announcement of the annual St. Claire Bayfield Award for an outstanding performance in a Shakespeare play, and two Callaway Awards for excellence in a play written before 1920.

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    Artists Eye Stage Smoke

    Actors' Equity Association and the musicians of Local 802 are both currently working to assure members' safety when they're exposed to Broadway stages' smoke and fog. Each union is combining its efforts with the League of American Theatres and

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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    Many Theatres Change Curtains After Disasters

    The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers Sept. 11 have caused several postponements and cancellations of theatrical events throughout the area. All Broadway shows were dark until Thurs., Sept. 13, and several Off-Broadway shows in Greenwich Village, the East Village, Soho, and Tribeca were closed even longer, until Mayor ...

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    S. California gov't, entertainment facilities close

    Key government and office buildings in Los Angeles have been closed or evacuated, including City Hall and the Library Tower, which, at 1,700 feet, is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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