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    Weiss Leads Arts & Business Council

    The nonprofit arts advocacy group Americans for the Arts has named Will Maitland Weiss the new executive director of the Arts & Business Council of New York.

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    Shrinks

    "Shrinks," presented by Kevan Jenson for Visualize This in association with Hudson Theatricals at the Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov. 20. $15-20. (323) 960-1055.

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    Hessinger's Firing Reveals Continuing SAG Disunity

    During the heat of this year's campaign for the Screen Actors Guild national presidency, candidate Alan Rosenberg was quoted as saying he'd consider firing Greg Hessinger, SAG's national executive director and chief executive officer. After the quote was printed in Back Stage, Rosenberg denied having said it ...

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    NBC plans live debate episode on 'West Wing'

    Hoping to boost interest in a celebrated television series that has slipped in the ratings, NBC will air a rare live episode of "The West Wing" featuring a debate between the show's two nominees for president. Former "NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits, who plays Democratic candidate Matt Santos, will ...

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    Bush Is Bad

    The only problem with the wildly funny, merrily performed concoction at the Triad is that its run ends.

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    'Burials,' 'Indian' on AFI Stage

    Tommy Lee Jones' "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" and Roger Donaldson's "The World's Fastest Indian" have been selected for the two centerpiece galas at AFI Fest 2005. "Burials" will screen Nov. 7 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, with "Indian" following Nov. 8 at the ArcLight Cinerama ...

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A.-area plays as you want from the list of 25 member companies for only $7 per ticket. You can use the pass for any listed performance, but reservations are always recommended. This is a ...

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    One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

    If you haven't seen the first three films of the "Star Wars" series several times each, then Charles Ross' "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" might not make much sense.

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    San Diego's Globe Receives $10 Million

    hand to answer casting questions; Back Stage West also promoted its improved online casting service, which is scheduled to launch Oct. 27. Though the majority of attendees worked in casting, CDs discussed actor-related casting issues.

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    Weekly Planner for Sept. 29-Oct. 6

    Back Stage lists events around New York that are of interest to the performing arts community. The following events are scheduled for the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 6.