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    Network Newsies OK AFTRA Pact

    Broadcast journalists employed by the ABC, CBS, and NBC networks have ratified the recently negotiated American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' network staff newspersons agreement, which covers work performed on television and radio by network news correspondents and anchors at the three networks.

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    FTC finalizes 2nd H'wood report

    The Federal Trade Commission is attempting to wrap up work on its second full report on the entertainment industry's marketing practices next week, according to government and industry sources.

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    Holiday Schedule

    Due to the holidays, there will be no issue of Back Stage for December 28th.

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    Big River

    "Big River," presented by and at Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Oct. 27-Dec. 16. $18-25. (818) 762-2773 (Voice); (818) 762-2782 (TDD).

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    Richard 3

    The La MaMa Annex is a large, bare, somber space, fit for large actions and large passions. Here Andrei Serban staged his great trilogy of Greek tragedies in the early 1970s, and here he has directed his third-year graduate acting students from Columbia University's School of the Arts in ...

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    Obituaries

    Ruth Goetz, 93, Co-Wrote 'The Heiress'Ruth Goetz, a playwright, best known for "The Heiress," a play she co-wrote with her husband, Augustus Goetz, died Fri., Oct. 12, at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. She was 93.

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    The Women

    Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 "The Women" is definitely a period piece. This all-female social comedy is populated with backstabbing Park Avenue bitches and gold-digging floozies. The author unashamedly states a woman's greatest goal is a happy home life with a loving husband. Despite its political incorrectness, the new ...

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    California Shakespeare Festival Holds Gala

    Founded in 1973, the California Shakespeare Festival presents four plays each summer at the Bruns Amphitheater in the East Bay hills between Berkeley and Orinda, CA.

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    Ovation Nominations Announced

    Judging from the nominations for the 2001 Ovation Awards, announced Oct. 8 by the Theatre League Alliance of Southern California (Theatre LA), popular tastes in California aren't all that different from those in New York. The two productions that topped the nomination list were the 1998 Tony Award winner ...

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    Spanish-Language Shows Go Union

    Spanish-language actors, community leaders, and representatives of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists were out in full force on Oct. 11 for a press conference and celebration of two groundbreaking contracts that cover Spanish-language television performers in Los Angeles. Last month AFTRA voice actors on the Spanish-language version ...