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    MTV Announces Movie Award Nominations

    Hobbits and elves rule this year's MTV Movie Awards, with "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" receiving a leading six nominations.

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    Blue Surge

    Rebecca Gilman's "Blue Surge," her fourth play to be presented in New York in the last two years, may just be her best to date

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    The Exonerated

    "The Exonerated," presented by and at the Actors' Gang, 6209 Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 19-June 16. $20-25 (Thursdays are pay what you can). (323) 465-0566 ext. 15.

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    Foote's 'Children' Honored

    Horton Foote's "The Carpetbag-ger's Children" has been selected by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) to receive the 2002 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award. The presentation took place on Sat., April 6, in a ceremony at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Pamela Brown Auditorium during ...

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    'Frasier' Star Ordered to Pay $2 Million

    Kelsey Grammer and his production company, Grammnet Inc., must pay more than $2 million in unpaid commissions to a former talent agency, a federal appeals court ruled.

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    Topdog/Underdog

    Decidedly missing in "Topdog/Underdog" at the Ambassador Theatre are overhead titles or earphones with simultaneous translation. This is too bad, because on reading the text, one can indeed understand why Suzan-Lori Parks' drama has won the Pulitzer Prize. It is a fierce take on some present-day African-American males and ...

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    Spielberg target of bogus report

    Steven Spielberg was hit Monday by a false report circulating on the Internet claiming that he is planning a DreamWorks feature film sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

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    Romeo + Juliet

    A seductive, dirty-dancing Juliet garbed in a decollete leather bodice? A kickboxing, crotch-grabbing (female) Tybalt? Purists might not recognize the Bard's classic tale of tragic love in Theatreworks/USA's edgy, violent production. This is Shakespeare 101 for the MTV generation, complete with a pulsing rock score and quick ...

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    2002 Bistros Blossom

    In a jam-packed March 4 celebration at the legendary Supper Club, the rising, shining stars of the cabaret universe came together in a celebration: the 17th Annual Back Stage Bistro Awards. A total of 28 artists in 24 categories received Bistros this year, the diversity of their talent clearly reflecting ...

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