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    self-starter

    On a recent Tuesday afternoon, walking the cavernous halls of Off-Broadway's Dodger Stages complex in New York, Ken Davenport looks around and says, "It's going to be lonely here in a few weeks." The final traces of the now-closed The Great American Trailer Park Musical are being carted ...

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    Unions Urge FCC Openness

    Unions representing half a million media workers, including Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), joined Tuesday with U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) and other Congress members in calling for full public hearings as the Federal Communications Commission ...

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    A Funny Thing Happened...Before the Audition

    It is funny that whenever there is an important audition or a director wants to book me for a specific date, the time almost always conflicts with previous arrangements. Recently, I was scheduled to be out of New York. As I was leaving, an independent film director called and requested ...

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    Helen Hayes Awards Celebrate 20 Years

    The concert hall at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was filled Mon., May 10 when the 20th annual Helen Hayes Awards commenced, with 26 awards and recognitions being handed out by evening's end.

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    Location Location

    Dear Jack: I recently used a friend's house to shoot a zero-budget independent movie. I did not have the people living there sign a location release because I didn't think that it would be an issue. I know now that that was a huge mistake.

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    Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures Announces Open Casting Call

    Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures Announced an open casting call for experienced football players to appear in theLongest Yard

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    Drysdale, Brennan Shine at Aspen

    Rebecca Drysdale, Kevin Brennan, Flight of the Conchords, and the Defiant Thomas Brothers were among the performers who won awards at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

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    Once on This Island

    "Once on This Island," presented by International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Feb. 18-Mar. 13. $35-45. (562) 436-4610.

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    Route 66

    "Route 66," presented by Saddleback Civic Light Opera at the Cabaret Theatre at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo. Wed.-Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3:30 p.m. June 12-Aug. 8. $24-30. (949) 582-4656.

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    Study: Arts Jobs in All Congressional Districts

    Nearly 3 million people—representing 2.2% of all jobs in the United States—work in the arts, according to a new survey by Americans for the Arts, released to coincide with Arts Advocacy Day on March 15 in Washington, D.C. The report states that arts companies, organizations, and ...