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    Prerecorded Theater Music Plan Protested

    Following in the footsteps of their Broadway counterparts, Orange County musicians are protesting the move to prerecorded music as a means of cutting costs.

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    OBITUARy

    Edward Albert

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    NY Musical Theatre Festival Accepting Submissions

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), a three-week celebration highlighting the next generation of musicals and the vibrant community of writers and artists working in musical theatre today, will begin accepting submissions for its 2005 season on Jan. 10. This year's festival will run from Sept. 12 through ...

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    Guillermo del Toro has always had a knack for mixing the fantastical with the real world—and then challenging audiences to figure out which is more terrifying. In Cronos, his debut feature, he turned the vampire legend on its head by making it a parable about the fear of aging ...

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    interactive production

    Seeking all types for interactive comedy. Darla Productions, prod'r; Paul Franklin, dir. Rehearsals and performances in the near future in the NY metro area. Comedic and improvisation skills a must. Singing and dancing and other quirky/weird talents a plus. Send pix & resumes by Nov. 15 to Artists Agency ...

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    Vegas 'Trek' Attraction Could Revive Franchise

    The Borg is about to attempt to assimilate Las Vegas -- and if the invasion is a success, the alien collective may not only breathe new life into one of that city's tourist attractions but also could help to rescue the fading "Star Trek" franchise.

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    Grease

    "Grease," presented by Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 12-27. $37.50-52.50. (310) 372-4477.

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    House Approves NEA Funding

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an increase in Fiscal Year 2005 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), upping the ante to $131 million from President Bush's original proposal of $121 million, about $4 million over what he had proposed in FY2004.

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    NEA's Gioia Testifies Before Congress

    Dana Gioia used his recent testimony before a congressional subcommittee to make as clear-cut a case as possible for funding his agency.

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    An Evening With....

    You are invited to join BackStage.com and Back Stage West for a conversation with Zach Braff following a special screening ofGarden State.